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,…


Rick and Colleen’s Blacksburg VA Wedding

Rick and Colleen traveled all the way from California back to Blacksburg, Virginia to have their wedding in their hometown.  They held their ceremony at St. Mary’s Catholic Church and their reception at the German Club of Virginia Tech,…


Rachel and Kat | Floyd EcoVillage Wedding

You might remember Rachel and Kat from their Roanoke engagement session last June.  You know, the two beautiful girls who were total naturals in front of the camera and made my job extremely easy? They got married in October at the…


Best of 2015 | Weddings

I shot 10 weddings in 2015, and they were all beautiful. Here are some of the highlights.  This post is long, so I’ve got a “read more” link after the first photo.  Be sure to click to see them…


Family Fridays: Best of 2015, family portraits

It’s a cold, quiet night, and I’m bundled up here with a blanket and some cookies.  I’m happy.  Looking at all these happy faces from 2015 makes me smile.  I hope you enjoy them, too. Now presenting… 2015: highlights…

Family Fridays Personal

My Kids: Best of 2015

I am slowly (ever so slowly) preparing to gather images for a series of “Best of” posts for 2015.  But the truth is that while I love my wedding and family clients, what I really love looking through at the end…