Stephanie + Nick | James Madison University Engagement Session

Stephanie and Nick Engagement-203Stephanie and Nick are such a sweet couple! They both graduated from JMU and it was so fun spending the afternoon with them on campus for their engagement session last weekend! It was a pleasure learning bits and pieces of their story and their plans for their wedding next year! Congratulations Stephanie and Nick! 

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Liz + Clarke | Engaged

A couple of weekends ago I met up with Liz and Clarke and we drove to Montpelier for their engagement session. Everything was perfect… the leaves, the weather, the light, the location, the COUPLE! Liz and Clarke are both graduates of James Madison University so the home where James and Dolley Madison lived is pretty special to them. The mansion and grounds were absolutely stunning! We had a great time that day and I am so excited for their wedding next year!

A Feature, Some Sneak Peeks, and What’s Coming!

What have I been up to lately? Well, I have been a very busy lady to say the least. The most exciting thing I’ve been up to is rebranding my business. I’ve spent the last year collecting little tidbits of design that I think represent myself as a photographer. It’s been incredibly fun, but I must admit… I am so impatient about it! I am on the edge of my seat just ready to show everyone my new website and logo! Ahhhh… but until then, I have some things to distract me. Like the fact that it’s my favorite season. Today, the leaves are the perfect color, I’ve had chili in the crock-pot all day, and tonight we are carving pumpkins! Good times. Good times.

My new site will be up soon, but in the meantime here’s what I’ve been up to.

A gorgeous Richmond wedding that I second shot with my pal Lauryn

A sweet fall engagement session at Montpelier

And little Mr. Chandler’s One Month Session was featured on The Wise Baby!

Angela + Travis | Engaged

This past weekend I met up with Angela and Travis at their alma mater, James Madison University for their engagement session. Although they didn’t meet in college, they both share memories of the beautiful campus so the quad was the perfect place for it! The weather was gorgeous and Angela and Travis were so sweet and fun to work with. I’m very much looking forward to their wedding next month!

Kalena + Peter | Engaged

Kalena and Peter are the type of clients that I fall in love with quickly. They are so in love and excited about their upcoming wedding! They were so amazing during our shoot that there were times where I felt like they didn’t even need me there. They were naturals! Peter is so sweet and Kalena… those eyes! Enjoy this beautiful couple!

Venn Workshops | The Southern Experience

I shared with you before that a couple of weeks ago I got to be a part of the amazingness that was Venn Workshop, hosted by Kellan Studios and Jodi Miller Photography. I had such a good time, and am now ready to unveil the images from the workshop. Kelly, Ryan, Jodi, and Kurt made an awesome team, and it helped that the location was insanely gorgeous! It was held at Pharsalia Plantation. This place is a wedding photographer’s dream! The property is stunning and the staff made the workshop so easy for us to enjoy by providing good ol’ southern hospitality (the snacks and constant supply of lemonade helped too).

The workshop covered all the areas of question and uncertainty that trying to run a photography business may bring. They covered vision, equipment, customer service, branding, and shooting, and more! It was such a helpful, valuable day for me as a photographer and I highly recommend it to any professional photographer, old or new. And if you happen to be able to take it from these amazing photographers, do so!

At the end of the day, the team set up two mock sessions for us to shoot. The first was a Bride and Groom session featuring Kristyn and John. They were amazing. Kristyn is stunning and John knows how to work a good smoulder! Then, we moved on to an Engagement session featuring Sara and Todd. They have so much fun together and they are quite the gorgeous couple. The final pictures are of our dinner and reception area. All of the food and details were put together by the Pharsalia staff and Lynn from Sunshowers and Rainshine who also styled the details for the entire day. Amazing work by everyone involved! Enjoy!

Weren’t they gorgeous? Now for the garden engagement shoot…


Our wonderful, amazing, delicious dinner… and all the details…


Venue and Food: Pharsalia Plantation

Styling and Details: Sunshowers and Rainshine

Bouquets and Florals: Petal Flower Company

Hair Accessories: One Little Dove

Cupcakes: Taste Selects

Hair Styling: Fusion

Makeup: Body Works