Peaks of Otter Engagement: Adam and Andi

I forget every year how cold it is in the mornings in October. Andi and Adam braved some real chilly temperatures to take these photos last Sunday at the Peaks of Otter. Of course, they got to snuggle quite a bit, and I’m sure that helped.

Andi and Adam, it was lovely to meet you in person, and I’m looking forward to your wedding next June!








families Video Slideshows

Maddie at Home

I haven’t been posting much because I’ve been shooting a LOT.  Weddings or portraits almost every weekend this summer, and in between, a lot of pictures of my own family on vacation.  It’s busy, but fulfilling. One of the…


Summer Family Mini Sessions

I’m pleased to announce that I’ll be doing another round of family mini sessions, this time in June.  Mini sessions are perfect for young families who want a set of classic but casual outdoor portraits but don’t want to…


Jennifer & Andy | Preview

Andy and Jennifer got married yesterday at Montfair Resort Farm in Crozet, VA.  It was lovely, and there is lots more to share.  She had the most glamorous, flowing, twirly dress I believe I’ve ever seen, and I loved…


Jen and Brian in black and white

Jen and Brian got married last September at Montfair Resort Farm and I’ve been working on their blog post tonight. But then I got distracted by these black and whites, which I think are pretty all in their own…

Bridal portraits

Alicia’s Santillane Bridal Portraits

Alicia was all sparkles, lace, and ruffles… such a beautiful bride! We shot these bridal portraits at Santillane in Fincastle, VA.  I always like to shoot bridals at a B&B or wedding venue because the grounds are pretty and there…


Tessa and Jacob’s Chateau Selah Wedding

You never know what connections you’ll make in life, or how friends and family will come through for you. About two years ago now, some local photographers and I decided to organize a spring workshop day.  It was just…

Wedding Tips

Feeding Your Photographer

I wrote this post out in September and decided to shelve it for a while.  I forgot all about it until a week or two ago, when an article advising couples not to feed the photographer or other wedding vendors who are…

Personal Weddings

My First Wedding

At times it’s difficult to believe, but I’ve been shooting weddings for 7 years now.  This will be my 8th season working professionally.  It’s something that I never imagined myself doing, but that has brought me a lot of artistic…

Wedding Tips

Missing the Music

“I sing because I’m happy. I sing because I’m free.” I’ve attended a lot of wedding ceremonies by now.  This summer will mark my 7th season as a wedding photographer, and while I’m not as busy as the full-timers,…