documentary photography

Rieken Family | Lifestyle Family Sunrise Session | Richmond Family Photographer

Rieken Family | Lifestyle Family Sunrise Session | Richmond Family Photographer

It was a beautiful and quiet morning filled with lots of snuggles, flower picking, toe-dips into the water and shoulder rides. It was such an honor to be the one to give the Rieken family snapshots of sweet moments with their newer addition at the place they now call home.

Dorota + Dwight | Backyard Wedding | Richmond, Virginia | Richmond Wedding Photographer

Dorota + Dwight | Backyard Wedding | Richmond, Virginia | Richmond Wedding Photographer

Dorota & Dwight exchanged vows in front of their closest family and friends this past Friday at their Richmond home.

Casey | In-Home Birth | Black and White Documentary Photography | Suffolk, Virginia

Casey | In-Home Birth | Black and White Documentary Photography | Suffolk, Virginia

I’m pretty sure that every photographer has a photography bucket list. Something on my list was to document a birth. In-home, hospital, didn’t care. Documentary photography is something i’m passionate about and what better way to experience that than with a birth. Birth photography is something that was new to me. I didn't know truly what to expect I just knew that being on call meant, at any time, anywhere, I’d have to stop what i’m doing, grab my packed up camera bag and haul my ass over. When I received the text that it was time, my adrenaline started pumping, I quickly took an exit on the interstate and made a U-turn to head to Suffolk.

Shenandoah Valley Wedding | Raspberry Plain Manor | Leesburg Wedding Photographer | Northern Virginia Wedding

Shenandoah Valley Wedding | Raspberry Plain Manor | Leesburg Wedding Photographer | Northern Virginia Wedding

This past summer I had the amazing opportunity to associate photograph a wedding for Lia Everette Photography at the stunning Raspberry Plain Manor in Leesburg, Virginia. The whole entire day was beautiful, even with the rain. A first look took place in a secret garden gasp! Yes, a secret garden!!! It was AHH-mazing and the couple’s excitement and love for each other was swoon material! The rest of the day was filled with so much laughter, drinks, kick-ass dance moves and a huge sparkler exit.

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

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.

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

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

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.