Maddie’s Senior Portraits

— Richmond, Virginia – Softball Senior Portraits —

I have to admit I’m a bit embarrassed it’s taken me this long to get these images onto my blog – especially because they are seriously BEAUTIFUL!  Maddie was one of my students in 7th grade and now is a senior, I seriously can’t believe it!  All my students that I taught are now in high school or college and it is kind of wild to see them all grown up.  Maddie may be taller and older but she is just as kind, smart and humble as she was back in Middle School.  She is incredibly talented too!  She has committed to play softball at George Mason next year!Read More »

Best of Seniors 2018

This week is “Best of” week and I’m kicking it off with the sector of my business that meant the most to me this past year.   I’ve always loved working with seniors but this year I had the privilege of working with three seniors who were past students of mine when they were 7th graders!  While I get to work with amazing families, newborns and people who become friends, getting to work with girls that were students of mine by far tops the charts. Read More »

Classic Summer Church Hill Senior Session

Malone | August 2018

When I taught Malone in 7th grade I have to admit she was one of my faves.  As a teacher you’re not supposed to have “favorites” but while you love all your kiddos for individual reasons, there are some that stick out through the years.  There are always ones that you hope come back to visit and catch you up on all their new adventures.  Any teacher will tell you that getting to catch up with old students is one of the best parts.  It makes up for all the late nights, weekends spent grading, and endless emails.  You grow to love your kids and seeing them as young adults who have grown so much but still have a lot of that 7th grader in them is such a joy!  Read More »

Sarah Senior Portrait Session

This session is one of my all time favorites because it is SUPER special to me!! Sarah was one of my students in the 7th grade and now she is a SENIOR!!!  Her mom is one of my friends from work and so this session was like a little reunion and is just what I needed.  Getting to catch up with them completely filled my bucket!

Getting to see my old students and catch up with them is by far my favorite part about being a teacher.  I love it!  Which is one of the reasons that moving to Baltimore was so hard for me because I knew I wouldn’t have little run ins with my kids anymore.  Getting to catch up with Sarah while also taking her senior portraits has now become the best part of being a photographer so far!  It was a combination of two things I love and it was so fun! Read More »

Trenton – Senior Portraits

I can’t believe that Trenton is a senior! I first met him 5 years ago (?) at Sterling’s family christmas party.  He is Sterling’s cousin and is one of the sweetest young men you’ll ever meet.  He is always one of the first to say hello to me and helps however he can.  He has a heart of gold and takes care of his mom and sisters in a way that will melt your heart.  He’s a good ole boy who loves everything country, specifically hunting, his truck and his dog.  He came out of the woods that morning right before these images and even cleaned his truck!

The whole time we walked around he kept offering suggestions and was willing to do just about anything – including picking up a log with a tractor and moving it across a field for me. 🙂  Needless to say Trenton is growing up to be a wonderful man who will do amazing things in his life!  Such a pleasure getting to take these and getting to have him as family.

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Had to get some with his mom Brandy, she’s the best!

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He has the sweetest girlfriend!!

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Beth’s Senior Portraits

I tell you what, I love senior portraits!  Every time I do another senior portrait session I fall more and more in love with this niche.  My session with Beth confirmed this.  When met up in Charlottesville at Board’s Head Inn I knew she would be amazing because she was willing to jump into anything.  Seriously.  I asked her to go into overgrown brush that turned out to be quite thorny and she jumped in like a champ!  The result?  Some really gorgeous light and beautiful images!  Read More »

Senior Session with Maggie

First let me start off by saying, scroll down for a second and then scroll back up.  Isn’t Maggie GORGEOUS!!?  I mean really!   It isn’t a surprise to me how beautiful she is but what was a surprise was how grown up she is!  You see, I’ve known Maggie for her whole life, literally.  Our Mom’s are old friends and so our families used to spend a lot of time together.  Birthday parties, Christmas parties and even Creative Memory parties were spent together.  Creative Memories ps is a scrapbooking company and back in the day, we were big into scrapbooking.  In any case, as we grew up a bit I would even babysit Maggie and watched her play outside as a little goof ball.  Seeing her now all poised and grown up was a little crazy but definitely cool as this girl is going places!Read More »

Sarah’s Senior Portraits

One of the first things Sarah said to me when we met up for her senior portraits was that she was not photogenic and that she did not have good luck with school pictures.  Then we started clicking and I realized, this not photogenic business was just a dirty lie!  Right off the bat, these pictures were gorgeous and her natural relaxed face is just perfect!  Read More »

Emily – Senior Portrait Session

I’m officially loving Senior Portraits!  They are fun, spirited and a good mix of what I love about engagements and Children Portraits.  In Engagement sessions you can direct and pose and the couples will follow your lead but will bring their own spark.  In Children Portraits I love the candidness and spirit they bring to the session.  Senior portraits is the perfect blend of both.  Emily’s portrait session turned out beautifully and I couldn’t have asked for a better day. Read More »

Taylor Senior Session

First let me just say that this family is AMAZING!  I took their holiday card images last fall and it was perfect!  Brandy (Taylor’s mom) always comes prepared with outfit changes, props, benches, chairs, you name it and it will be there!  This session was no different.  Taylor was beyond prepared, she had scouted out a place that had multiple backdrops and scenes to shoot in, we’re talking fields, vineyard, barn, river!  I got there and just kept thinking “this is going to be incredible” and sure enough it was!  They brought tons of outfits, chairs, flowers, glitter and more.  You may think that this sounds overwhelming but honestly it is so fun and helpful when clients come with ideas and props.

Beyond being prepared with props and location, Taylor was prepared to rock it and did she ever!  She had the model face going and was ready to try any pose I threw at her.  Her confidence is radiating through these images and I LOVE them!

As I drove to meet them the beautiful sun was starting to duck away and these huge thunderstorm clouds were gathering.  I kept hoping and praying that they would clear miraculously because it was pretty ominous.  As we pulled up to the field though the clouds parted, lite rain fell but this gorgeous light peered through the clouds.  It could not have been better!  We put on the rain boots, sprayed the bug & tick spray and went marching through the high grass and wild flowers.  Ps. I have always wondered how people take these gorgeous shots in fields without getting bit by bugs and ticks (I have a huge fear of ticks), the answer – rain boots and bug & tick spray (thank goodness for Brandy!)

Taylor was ready and willing to do it all, get in the river, lay in the river, sit in the high grass, you name it, she trusted me to try it!  I’m so glad she did because I can’t get enough of these images.  Taylor you are GORGEOUS!  These images are gorgeous and so much of it has to do with you and how prepared you were!  Thank you!! I absolutely loved working with you, you are going to rock senior year girl!  Enjoy!

This little dog and his friend scared me so bad as they slinked through the high grass!  They were so sweet though and hung out with us the whole time! 

Favorite!!

Model Status! 

When her adorable boyfriend showed up to surprise her!  And then let me sit on his shoulders to get a better angle… He’s the cutest! 

Yeah, you know your client is the best when they ask to get a shot laying in the water!! 

Taylor girl, I love ya! Thanks for a great day, I hope you love these as much as I do!