Lisa Mims Photography Blog

Sometimes on wedding days everyone has to be flexible. Ryann and Andrew did a great job with this. We had planned an afternoon of outdoor portraits with a first look, but minutes after we stepped outside the skies opened up and poured for the majority of the day. So we quickly moved inside and found […]


November 19, 2018

A Fall King Family Vineyards Wedding with Ryann and Andrew

I’ve been photographing the Coffey family since 2014! It’s a wonderful experience to watch their children grow up. I’m so glad we were able to sneak in a mini session again this year. With good light and a happy family it doesn’t take much time to capture their love.  

Family Session

November 15, 2018

Fall Family Mini Session with the Coffey’s

When Bryce emailed me about doing her senior photos she came ready with location ideas! I loved that! She knew she wanted to have her session on the downtown mall in Charlottesville, and at Carter’s Mountain. It was a fun fall afternoon venturing around with this senior! I love Bryce’s confidence and sociable personality! Bryce […]

Senior Portrait Session

November 8, 2018

A Downtown Charlottesville and Carter’s Mountain Senior Session

Senior Photos

After pulling together Shannon and Dan’s wedding blog all I can say is WOW, that was a fun wedding! Even though this couple had a large bridal party, it was so easy to direct this group. We were able to get so many great bridal party shots. Moving locations between Saint Francis of Assisi and […]


November 7, 2018

Hermitage Hill Farm and Stables Wedding with Shannon and Dan

Hermitage Hill Stables Wedding

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

Fall Family Session

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

Charlottesville Family Mini

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

Staunton Senior Portrait

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