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A wedding and portrait photographer based out of Fishersville, VA. Please grab a cup of coffee and enjoy taking a look around my most recent work on the blog!  

We were blessed with a beautiful evening for this family session. With toddlers and younger ages, I’ve learned that you have to work fast, because their attention span for photos doesn’t last very long. We were able to take all of these gorgeous images in 20 minutes. I love it when I get to work […]

Family Session

October 29, 2018

A Staunton Family Session with the Freed’s

Around this time last year I met up with Shannon and Dan to take their engagement photos at UVA and at the Monticello Trails in Charlottesville. It was a perfect evening for fall photos! Tomorrow this couple gets to tie the knot in Staunton, and I can’t wait to be there with them to document […]


October 26, 2018

Charlottesville Engagement Session with Shannon and Dan

This was the third year that I’ve been able to photograph the Rooney family. I have loved watching their three adorable kids get bigger each fall. This family is so full of joy, and personality. Since meeting Katie (mama Rooney) I have followed their family instagram account, and I love feeling connected to these cuties! […]

Family Session

October 25, 2018

Fall Family Mini Session with the Rooney’s

If this couple looks this good for their engagement session, I can hardly wait for their July wedding next year when they are all dressed up! Sarah and Drake met during their time at JMU, so it was only fitting that we took their engagement photos there. Wow, there are so many great locations for […]


October 24, 2018

JMU Engagement Session with Sarah and Drake

I’ve been so lucky to photograph some gorgeous seniors this Fall. I loved this session with Randall in downtown Staunton, and at the Red August Farm in Waynesboro. The fashion aspect of senior portraits is so fun! I enjoy seeing current fashion trends and personality through my clients outfits. It was great getting to know […]

Senior Portrait Session

October 22, 2018

Randall Senior Portraits in Historic Staunton, and The Red August Farm

This past weekend Peter and I took a road trip to Blacksburg, so that I could photography Allyssa and Dave’s engagement photos. It was wonderful to be back in Blacksburg after graduating from VT in 2010. Where does the time go?! I loved meeting Allyssa and Dave in downtown Blacksburg to start the session. We […]


October 18, 2018

Blacksburg Engagement Session with Allyssa and Dave

  I remember two and half years ago I lead off a newly designed website with a family newborn session. Today I’m doing the same thing. I love being invited into the homes of families with newborns. It’s such a precious and special time. I enjoyed everything about this newborn session in Charlottesville a few […]

Family Session, Newborn

October 11, 2018

Lifestyle Newborn Session Charlottesville, VA

What a joyful wedding from start to finish! Katie and Adam had the perfect church wedding on Saturday. Thankfully the rain held off for the important parts! This couple is so easy going and fun. Their tented outdoor reception at the brides parents house felt like a big reunion with everyone standing around chatting for […]


August 23, 2018

Katie and Adam Staunton Virginia Church Wedding

Brooke and Bradley have the sweetest love story! They met on a cruise ship while they were both on family vacations. They didn’t exchange contact information, but four months later Bradley found Brooke through looking for her online. Then the rest is history! The couple had the most heartfelt ceremony with their own vows, and […]


August 1, 2018

Scottland Farm Wedding Brooke and Bradley

Church weddings in the heat of June are amazing! It was a VERY warm day for Carla and Dylan’s wedding, so a nice cool church ceremony was certainly welcomed! Even though this couple opted not to have a first look they left plenty of time for bride and groom portraits. Everywhere you looked at Riverview […]


July 12, 2018

Riverview Manor, Hurt, VA, Wedding Carla and Dylan