Hello there, and thanks so much for stopping by!

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I truly appreciate you taking the time to look at my work. Here’s a little bit about who I am, what I do and why I do it!


Living in a world of badly lit, blurry, low-resolution selfies, I’m here to give you beautiful, thoughtful and artistically composed photographs you will be proud to display in your home.

I am a wedding and portrait photographer. I mostly shoot “Lifestyle” photography in that it is candid, but with some direction and gentle posing. When shooting families or couples, I strive to capture natural connections, focusing on finding raw emotion and moments that happen when I set up a scene and then let you be yourself, play, laugh, smile, interact. It is easier, whether at your home or a nearby park,  when you feel relaxed and comfortable. And bonus: You end up with much better images (especially for the little ones!) 

When you walk by a photo of you or your family, remembering how much fun you had on your shoot, it reminds you of just how lucky you are and how beautiful life is.

Celebrate your beautiful life with me! I serve the VA, DC and MD area but would be thrilled to talk with you about booking me out of state.

I’m a photographer, artist, lover of animals and my family, mom to the best little boy, wannabee world traveler living in Chesterfield, Virginia. I have an passion for sunshine and nature. I find beauty in the simple things in life. Nothing feels more wonderful than capturing a moment for someone that will forever make them smile. Life is made of these moments and I want to capture them for to hold meaning for years to come, and always give you joy.

If you are interested in a Family, Maternity, Senior Portrait Photo Session or Wedding and Event Photography, please visit my Pricing Information or Send me an Email!

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Fun Facts:

  • The beautiful state of Virginia is my home. I have a BFA from VCU School of the Arts in Film and Animation. (I can also shoot a video, paint a picture or design a logo for you!)
  • That degree is actually used daily for my full-time creative job at a local news station. I’m Sr. Marketing Producer and Graphic Designer for the #1 news station in Central Virginia, where I produce marketing campaigns, commercials, print ads and photography.
  • In 2015 I won a Regional EMMY Award for a fun NBC12 Weather Promo I created with my team. Watch it here! Since then I’ve had a few more Emmy Nominations.
  • When I was a kid in Williamsburg, I was probably doing one of these things: Hanging out with my dog, cat and sister, drawing, reading, riding bikes or playing in the woods behind our house. Outdoor time with my sister was my favorite.
  • I also love to work on films! I and a group of very talented people have participated in the 48 Hour Film Project for years. In 2011 we won Best Film for Summer League and ended up screening at the Cannes Film Festival! Traveling to France with my BFF to experience this was one of the most amazing experiences. Want a good laugh? Watch Summer League here!
  • I’ve graduated from cat mom, to people mom after I had my first son in 2017. He is an absolute joy and has changed my perspective on so many things in life. One of them – which I already believed, but he has accentuated – is the importance of capturing those little moments of family love and laughter. They go by ridiculously quickly and having those photographs mean the world to me.


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