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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!  

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

Janna was one of the most laid back brides I have ever worked with! She just went with the flow all day, and was so joyful to be marrying Steven. On their wedding day it was raining at Wolf Trap Farm, but Janna’s dream was to have an outdoor ceremony. So we went ahead with […]


July 11, 2018

Wolf Trap Farm Gordonsville, VA Janna and Steven Married

Jen and Alex’s Keswick Vineyards wedding was joyful from start to finish! Jen and Alex’s reception was filled with so much excitement: a choreographed bride and groom dance, a family song, the shoe game, and then blind folded guessing games. I’m so happy for Jen and Alex because after living a few years on different […]


June 27, 2018

Keswick Vineyards Wedding Jen and Alex

What a sweet family session! Little did I know it was a baby #3 announcement session for my brother’s family. What a fun surprise! I can’t wait to meet another niece or nephew this coming November! I love taking on these summer family mini sessions. 

Family Session

June 1, 2018

Baby Announcement Family Session