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Baby Catherine [Chesterfield Newborn Photographer]

I’m excited to share with you these adorable images from baby Catherine’s newborn session! We had a bright sunny Virginia day to work with, which worked wonderfully for window lighting inside of their home. We also grabbed a few bright … Continue reading


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Easy DIY Framed Earring Holder!

Here is a simple and easy DIY project if you are like me and need a place to hang your dangly, chandelier earrings out of the reach of animals or children. With only a few simple steps and materials, you can create this functional and cute earring holder in minutes! Continue reading


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NBC12 Snow Day Promos

Every once in a while I get to work on something different and super fun. This is a perfect example! We held a facebook casting call, asking fans of the NBC12 facebook page to message us a photo of their family to be featured in some commercials. It worked out great! These are not actors, although some of them really could be! Just normal viewers and wonderful, cooperative people. Continue reading


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An Elegant John Marshall Rehearsal Dinner [Richmond Event Photographer]

What a beautiful rehearsal dinner! Event photography is always fun to do, I like to be the fly on the wall and take a journalistic approach to documenting someone’s special event. These two lovebirds has a gorgeous, elegant rehearsal dinner … Continue reading


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Downtown Fall Senior Portraits [Richmond, VA Senior Portrait Photographer]

I love when I get the opportunity to shoot for myself, have some fun with it and also provide beautiful images to my friends and their families. This was a special session I set up to practice shooting High School … Continue reading


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Rockwood Park Maternity Session [Chesterfield, VA Photographer]

Today I’m sharing with you a super fun and sweet maternity session! Pam and I had been back and forth for a while about when to schedule this session because I had some traveling to do and the weather was … Continue reading


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Jen and Alan’s Holiday Mini Session [Chesterfield, VA Portrait Photographer]

I get excited around the Holidays for all of the obvious reasons, but also because although I am already super busy, it’s such a great opportunity for people to do mini sessions and get some great family photos without having … Continue reading


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Peacock Themed Beach Wedding [Sandbridge, VA Wedding Photographer]

Ahhh, a wedding on the beach. What a beautiful thing! Even though, to be honest, it was windy and freezing that day! :) But what a beautiful day it was! This wedding is extra special to me because the bride … Continue reading


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Rutledge Family in Forest Hill Park [Holiday Mini Session]

Tis the season for Holiday photos! These are some of my favorite sessions. First off, because it’s always nice to get into the spirit, and these are always quick and super fun sessions where we so easily get to play … Continue reading


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Weekend Preview [Richmond Virginia Wedding Photographer]

We all could use more practice posing our brides and grooms. A few of my wonderful friends offered to do just that on a gorgeous fall afternoon. Here is a preview of the session. Can’t wait to share the rest! Continue reading


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Nights Are Magical at The Virginia State Fair!

Fall is upon us and it is time for the Virginia State Fair! This year, I went by myself with my tripod and camera to capture some beautiful images of the fair rides at night. Come take a look! These images are also available for purchase as prints. Continue reading


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Baby Bump at the James River {Richmond, Virginia Maternity Photographer}

This is an extra special post because the baby and the mommy mean so much to me! I’d like to share with you my only sister’s maternity photo shoot. We went down to one of my favorite spots at the James River in Richmond for some gorgeous sunset shots. Continue reading



Ayden: Rockwood Park Portraits [Richmond Children's Photographer]

This mini portrait shoot is a perfect example of how you can come away with wonderful images from a quick 30 minute session. Especially when you have a great model to work with, and when it comes to kids who typically have short attention spans. Continue reading


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The Great Bull Run Comes to Virginia!

The Great Bull Run Comes to Virginia! The first ever in the US came right to our front door. I went down there just to see what kinds of photos I could get from this event. It was so much fun! And no one got gored, don’t worry. Check out the photos and video! Continue reading

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Sophia: Sunshine and Smiles! {Richmond Children’s Photographer}

I had a fun morning shooting some sunny portraits with Sophia as she ran around and had a blast in the grass! I got some adorable images out of this giggly little one. Continue reading


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Andy & Emilie: Beautiful Pocahontas State Park Wedding

I met Andy years ago through mutual friends, and when we met Emilie we just knew they were perfect together! One of the sweetest couples I’ve ever met, I was super excited when she asked if I would photograph their … Continue reading


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Washington DC – Pretty Cherry Blossoms

If you like flowers and Washington DC, this post is for you! This year I realized that even though I’m a little under two hours away, I’ve never actually seen the Washington DC Cherry Blossoms. So this year, me and … Continue reading


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James & Amanda: Downtown Engagement Session

James and Amanda are good friends of ours who currently live in Maryland. They don’t get down too Richmond too often, so we’d been trying for a while to find a date that I could take their engagement photos. We headed down to the Richmond Library to start the shoot. They were so cute playing around in the stacks! And the architecture on the front steps was a super bonus. Then we walked around the corner to an adorable little alleyway – I know that sounds like those two words don’t go together, but there really can be a certain charm to cute alleys in Richmond, especially with cobblestone! Continue reading


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Project Life 365: Week 9

February 24th – March 2 is Project Life 365 week 9! March already, wow! Hard to believe I am already 2 months done. The project may be getting easier in that it has become a part of my day like waking up and brushing my teeth, so remembering to do it has stopped being hard. Now the “what will I use today..?” is the hard part. But the fun part as well! Continue reading


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Project Life 365: Week 8

Week 8 of Project Life 365 is coming a bit late this time. It’s been such a busy few weeks where I’ve barely touched my home computer, and I can’t really even say why. Probably because we were wrapping up the end of February sweeps at work, short on help, but still managed to help with the win! Keep watching NBC12 all you local people! This collage is really a hodgepodge of sorts, I like when I get some variety in there, even though, yes there are two cats… Continue reading


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Project Life 365: Week 7

Week 7 of Project Life 365 is pretty delicious! There are many things that these daily images are revealing about myself, and as someone who really does not have sweets often, this week was an exception!! Next week I’ll have to throw some green stuff in there somewhere :) Continue reading


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Sarah & Sandy [Engagement]

I’m super excited I got the opportunity to do this shoot! Not only are these two people perfectly photogenic – which always makes my job so much easier! – but we managed to have snowfall on a Friday that lasted into Saturday!!! Anyone from Richmond, especially the last few years, knows how big of a deal that is. Continue reading


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A Photo A Day Project: Week 1

I’m very excited to have joined Project Life 365 this year! I’ve seen these photo a day projects floating around the internet and was very intrigued by the concept. So as 2012 came to an end I made a decision to commit to taking a photo every day and post it on various social media websites. Continue reading



Petrosino Holiday Family Session!

Here is one of the sweetest little families I know! Iva and Joe wanted me to come over and do a quick session for holiday cards and to update family photos. It was a bit of a repeat from last year, but this time Lucianna is out in the world! Continue reading


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Kirkpatrick Family Photos

There is no doubt that this is what you call an adorable family! I’ve known Heather and Eric for a while and they are always a joy to be around. Heather has a fun and silly personality and she’s such … Continue reading


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Baby Prout! [Maternity Photos]

I’m very excited about this post! Two of my very best friends are having their first baby and I just can’t wait to meet her! Jessica didn’t want to make a huge deal about photos, but finally gave into everyone … Continue reading


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Large Family Portraits!

One of my lovely co-workers came up to me and said she would love to gift some family portraits at her brother-in-law’s wedding. This was an opportunity to get some large group portraits. We got lucky with some gorgeous weather that afternoon! My only disappointment was that we had a pretty short time span and I really really, really wanted to do some more creative shots, I had so many good ideas! But I am happy I was able to snap some of the couple themselves. Aren’t they just too cute together?? Continue reading