Nicole + Jack | Mommy and Me Session | The Meadows Frozen Custard | Colonial Williamsburg | Hampton Roads Lifestyle Photographer

I’m so excited to share this fun session of Nicole and Jack. Nicole reached out to me and said she wanted to a have a session with just her and her son, Jack. I asked her to talk about Jack before our session and I was told he was sweet and kind, loved ice cream and they love hanging out together. To make the session about their bond and the things they enjoy together, we began their session at The Meadows Frozen Custard in Williamsburg. Nicole shared how much Jack enjoys paying for the ice cream when they go out and those were the small but honest moments she wanted documented. I can’t tell you enough how much of an actual sweetheart Jack is and was during the entire session. They ate ice cream, laughed and snuggled on the front steps of the ice cream shop. When we got to our second location in Colonial Williamsburg, Jack noticed a park and really wanted to play so we let him lead the way. The great thing about a session that is a mix of documentary is that the children guide. This is so helpful in making it an enjoyable experience for them which will also make it stress-free for you. Let them run, let them play, i’m here to capture the honest love and personality of your family.

As the sun began to set, outfits were changed and we entered Colonial Williamsburg for the second half of the session. I loved meeting and getting to know Nicole and Jack. Their bond is strong and love is sweet. Capturing memories was so important to Nicole and that we did.

Sunset Anniversary Beach Session | Anne + Johnny | Virginia Beach Oceanfront | Virginia Beach Wedding Photographer

Know what I love more than seeing you on your wedding day? Getting the honor to see you time and time after the big day! I photographed Anne and Johnny’s wedding last year at the Cavalier Golf and Yacht Club, photographed their family last summer and this past week got to photograph them for their anniversary. EEEE!! It makes me SO SO SO happy to be a part of capturing Anne and Johnny’s milestones.

Before their wedding day, Anne told me presence meant more than portraits to her. On the wedding day instead of blocking off time for couples portraits, Anne and Johnny joined their friends and family for cocktail hour. This anniversary session was the perfect way to photograph them, together, married. Anne wore her wedding gown, made herself a bouquet and Johnny rocked some of his suit. This time they were joined by their newest family member, Carl.

The weather, evening and getting to hang out with this sweet couple was perfection. I’d love to see more anniversary sessions happening. What a sweet way to celebrate together!! Grab the champagne and let’s run on the beach!

Angela + Jason | Richmond Engagement Session | Richmond Canal Walk

These two are getting married this fall in Norfolk, Virginia and I am SO stoked. After meeting Angela, her and I began discovering that we are pretty much internet twins, soul sisters, you know the same person; same house slippers and all. So, yes, I was so excited to finally meet her and Jason in person. We started the session at the Richmond Canal Walk mural gallery and just adventured together until the sun set.

Shout out to the avocado tent for taking us to the next scene.

All smiles and giggles before we discovered a tragedy under Jason’s shoe.

Being around Angela and Jason, their friendship was undeniable. They loved to joke and their was a level of comfort that made it so easy to want to be their best friend. I wanted to make sure that I captured that in their engagement session

Orrey + Molly | Waverly Estate | Lunenburg Wedding Photographer | Virginia Documentary Wedding Photographer

This past weekend I went to Lunenburg to capture Molly and Orrey’s big day at the Waverly Estate. The weather was perfect and the venue was a dream! Waverly Estate is charming, colorful and the land is just absolutely perfect! When I entered the house, there was nothing but happiness, excitement and hip hop from the early 2000’s (WIN WIN) playing.

The ceremony took place under a tree (UMMM…DREAM COME TRUE), was short, oh, so, sweet and filled with many tears and laughter. The reception was ALIVE! The dance floor was NEVER empty and they served pizza for dinner. COME ON!!! DREAM COUPLE!!!!!

Thank you Molly & Orrey for being such amazing souls and having me document your day!

Vintage Bridal Session | C&N Mentoring Workshop| DC Wedding Photographer

Last week I drove up to DC to attend the C & N mentoring workshop led by Caitlin Taylor of Coral Dove Photography and Nicole Babcock of Nicole Babcock Photography. GUYSSSS! This was just the fun, creative and unique experience I was needing and craving as an artist. When we showed up to this field, it was raining and the ground was muddy. It didn’t stop our amazing mentors from teaching and it didn’t stop our group from having fun and doing our thing. This is one session of three. THIS IS JESICA AND MY, OH, MY, IS SHE STUNNING!

Intimate Wedding Session | C & N Mentoring Workshop | DC Inclusive Wedding Photographer

I attended the C & N mentoring workshop led by Caitlin Taylor of Coral Dove Photography and Nicole Babcock of Nicole Babcock Photography. GUYSSSS! This was just the fun, creative and unique experience I was needing and craving as an artist. This is session two of three.

Check out the STUNNING details, gown, rings and models put together by some incredible vendors!

Amazing Vendors:

Workshop: Coral Dove Photography and Nicole Babcock Photography

Styling : Katy Murray Photography

Cake (BEST DAMN CAKE EVER) : Kakes by Kakes

Florals : Flora and Mischief

Stationary : Becky J Invitations

Jewelery : Lel Jewlery

Dress: TLC Boutique

Hair and Make up: Valerie Hammer

Children's Session | Fort Monroe Beach | Hampton Roads Lifestyle Photographer

I always love photographing kids being kids! They go by their own rules, they act more freely and if they're into the environment, they really let go! The Pierre girls were everything and more. It was a bit of a chilly day but they went straight for the water and watching them gave me so much life. Hearing them laugh and almost get taken out by waves yet still have the biggest smile on their faces was refreshing and inspiring.

True story- when I lack inspiration or feel like I'm in a rut, I photograph my kids. Every time, I learn a new way that I want to capture raw connection. They fill me with inspiration, remind me to let go and most importantly be free!

Anna + Dalton | Engagement Session | Pleasure House Point | Virginia Beach Wedding Photographer

I met Anna, Dalton and their pup, Pyro at Pleasure House Point for their engagement session. The day couldn't have been any more perfect for several reasons: the light was just gorgeous, the weather was a perfect 78 degrees with a cool breeze, the water was warm, Anna and Dalton were as sweet as can be, they were down for an adventure and their pup was SOOO GOOD!! Pyro was AMAZING! Many times during our session he would sit by my foot while I photographed his parents. Just so incredibly warm and sweet. 

Anna and I chatted a ton before their session which was great because not only did I feel like I already knew her when I saw her in person but we were able to really put together a session that captured everything she wanted ~ ROMANCE + ADVENTURE.

Our session began in the most amazing golden light and ended with them doing what they love to do most: hangout, share some beers, hiking and camping!

Franz Family | In-Home Family Session | Seaford, Va.

While most of my sessions take place outdoors, I absolutely love those times I get in-home sessions, too! Especially when the summer temps reach 90+ degrees.  With that being said it was SO awesome to be welcomed into the Franz family's gorgeous home and get to know them. Our time from beginning to end flowed effortlessly as the children guided the session.  We first hung out in the living room where sweet little princess Liv showed me a book that she was really proud of... as well as her favorite dolls and toys. Then we made our way to her room for more toys, tiaras and dolls and wrapped up our time in baby Julian's nursery.  I enjoyed every minute with the Franz family.  They are so incredibly sweet and welcoming.  Along with natural light, love also radiated through their home.

Mr. + Mrs. Flavin | Country Villa Inn | Virginia Beach, Va. | Virginia Beach Wedding