Hello there, and thank you so much for stopping by!

 

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!


While it is easier than ever to take your own photos, you deserve beautiful, thoughtful and artistically composed photographs you will be proud to display in your home. That’s where I come in!

I am a family, portrait and wedding photographer. My photography style is mostly “Lifestyle/Documentary” 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 let you be yourself, play, laugh, smile, interact. It is easier, whether at your home or a park, when you feel relaxed and comfortable. And big 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, cinematographer, designer, artist, lover of animals and my family, mom to the best little boy, wannabee world traveler living in Chesterfield, Virginia. I have a passion for sunshine, nature and plants. I find beauty in the simple things. Life is made of quick, tiny moments and I want to capture them for you to hold meaning for years to come, and always give you joy.

If you are interested in a Family, Maternity, Senior Portrait 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.
  • For 14 years I utilized that degree working for NBC12 and CW Richmond as Senior Marketing Producer, Graphic Designer, Artist and Photographer for the #1 news station in Central Virginia. I produced award winning marketing campaigns, commercials, print ads and photography.
  • I’ve had quite a few Regional Emmy Award Nominations over the years. So far I’ve won 2 for NBC12, which you can  Watch here and here! I’ve also won 3 National Promax Awards and various smaller awards. I had a pretty good run with an amazing team.
  • When I was growing up 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 love to work on small films! We’ve taken a break, but 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 was one of the most amazing experiences. Fun Bonus – we saw Brad Pitt (across a fence) and randomly chatted with Adrien Brody! and Want a good laugh? Watch Summer League here!
  • I’ve graduated from cat mom, to human 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.
  • If I had an unlimited budget, (aside from photography and video equipment of course!), I’d likely spend it on a huge screened in sun room filled with tons of greenery, mid-century modern furniture and fluffy colorful pillows.


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