They met because of perfect timing. And while the joy of new life and news of cancer came for her all at once, their faithfulness in the continued purpose of God's timing is one of the most inspiring stories I've heard and had the honor to capture.Read More
Ever wonder what a maternity session looks like in the dead of winter?
Welp, to start with, it looks like two adventures soon-to-be-parents and a willingness to get a little cold for the sake of a vision. Add an icy lake on a 9 degree evening at sunset + some gorgeous Virginia mountains, and you're right on track!Read More
Maternity photos used to be unheard of. Now they're trendy. And because of that, there's this huge misconception surrounding maternity sessions - what they're supposed to look like, how you're supposed to dress, ya da ya da ya.
We've been conditioned, slowly but surely, to believe that a maternity session is a right of passage when you get pregnant. We follow this cookie cutter model and curl our hair and buy a new dress and imagine the dreamy, backlit glow.Read More
It's always one of my greatest pleasures when the people dear to my life hire me to capture the milestones that are dear in theirs. Rachel and Jason came into my life through The Point Church when we started attending community group together over a year ago, so I was lucky enough to get to know them prior to parenthood and learn about their story and their hearts.
I watched the Lord's hand in their lives as they settled from a move into their new life in Charlottesville, started new jobs, bought their first home, and then discovered they had a baby on the way! They are both such selfless individuals and we always joke that even though Jason is quiet and reserved, he's the wisest man in our circle because when he does speak, it's either incredibly profound or incredibly witty. Or both! These two are such a sweet match and it's been a joy to walk through this journey with them and capture their next big adventure unfolding. Baby Noah is surrounded by love and support and we can't wait to watch him grow over the years!
Enjoy some favorites from Rachel and Jason's maternity and newborn sessions and experience some true happiness from these new parents today <3Read More
Lisa and Tim have only been married for a year, but have known each other for almost 10 and they are probably two of the most laid back people I've ever worked with. Their easy-going nature, mixed with a gorgeous summer evening and the breeze through an open field made for maternity session magic.Read More
These two typically like to keep it casual, but if for no other indicator than mom's shoe choice, there's a piece of them likes to class it up sometimes, too! Between football games, bbq's, and hikes with their loyal companion, Ajax, Bri and Kevin enjoy reading books and visiting the vineyards together.Read More
With a 1 year old boy and a girl on the way, along with preparing to move and start a new job, the season of right now is so unique for them. They cherish their quiet Saturdays, going on walks in their neighborhood, playing in the backyard, making smoothies, and especially reading books together in the nursery.
So that’s what we captured.
How cool will it be for their little girl to see her mom, right down in the sandpit with her older brother -- to get to peek into the home her parents first made their own and how life looked before she arrived?!Read More
After hanging up from our planning call several months ago, I thought to myself - "oh, they're going to be fun."
Alex's personality is so down to earth and her openness and excitement for our shoot was so energizing! Like most couples, Alex and Steve hadn't had photos together since their wedding, which left a sour taste in their mouth (that inside joke is for them ;-) ). I was anxious to give them an experience that suited their style, was comfortable and enjoyable, and created images that they could hold dear as the beginning of their next adventure.Read More
Thanks to a mild winter, this January maternity session was less shivers and more laughter and play as mom (Maribeth) and dad (Justin) excitedly await the birth of their daughter, Emilia. It's pretty clear to see that big sister, Liza, is going to be so enamored when the little one arrives as she was already anxious to touch, kiss, and hear baby move. Liza had us running over hills, swinging down lanes, and chasing across fields during the course of our shoot, but this mama hung in with a joyful spirit, embracing the moments before 3 become 4!Read More
When Danielle and Dan contacted me about doing a shoot to announce their long-awaited pregnancy to family and friends, I immediately became giddy. I swear, right there in my seat as I read her email. I was super excited to work with them for this joy filled occasion.
In our pre-planning phone call, she told me a little more about their story and how she and her husband, Dan, had been trying for 2 years to have a child. Over the holidays, they discovered the wonderful news that they were expecting! After so much anticipation, they knew family and friends would be thrilled and they wanted to announce it to them in a really fun way.Read More
Just before the holidays on a brisk and overcast evening, I met with this lovely couple to capture their season of waiting. We had planned to shoot a few weeks earlier but the session had to be postponed after Jennifer was hospitalized for monitoring. Thankfully, all was well and she looked and felt wonderful for our session, just a few weeks before her due date.Read More
Though my almost 6 month old baby is a very real part of my daily life now, I still sometimes look at her with amazement and can't believe she's ours. She has changed my world so completely and in the most unpredictable ways. This is a list of just a few of the little, behind-the-scenes things I've discovered in the short 6 months of motherhood to tag on to the job description:Read More