Building the Crib

One of the things I was most looking forward to doing for our baby as new first time parents was picking out and building the crib.  It felt like such a “parent” thing to do and made me feel like I was doing something specific for our baby.  We bought our crib from Target and decided to get the one that will convert into a toddler and then full size bed when she’s older.  We felt oddly particular about which one to get and spent a fair amount of time comparing different styles before settling on the one we picked.  🙂  Read More »

Senior Best Friends Session – Libby Hill Park

Senior Best Friends Session – Libby Hill Park
Richmond – Virginia

Y’ALL!  This past weekend a dream came true in my life!  I got to meet (drumroll) THE BABYSITTERS CLUB!  All my 90s girls will know EXACTLY why this is so exciting!!  Though when I mentioned this to the girls I’m not sure they had heard of it… so, girls – go to the link and watch the movie trailer and you’ll understand.  🙂  So while these girls aren’t actually the babysitters club – they emulate everything fun about that childhood classic! Plus there are 7 of them!Read More »

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 »