Colors have a huge influence in photography. We’ve all heard of the psychology of colors, whether it is related to mood, emotions, marketing, art, etc. Virginia is full of spectacular colors, and fall foliage is a very popular time for senior and family portraits. As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, communication is key when selecting […]

As a professional photographer, it’s my job to show your true self through your portraits. It’s not necessary to be comfortable in front of the camera, and I won’t try to portray you in a different manner. I want your family to say “that’s who you are” when seeing the final product. Welcome back to […]

My previous blog post touched on location selection and some elements such as lighting, color harmony/wardrobe to achieve an aesthetically pleasing portrait. There are so many elements, so I will be tackling a few at a time. TEXTURE AND PATTERNS MAKE GREAT BACKGROUNDS AND FOREGROUNDS. Brick, cobblestone, tile, and wood to name a few. There […]

I had the privilege of photographing this beautiful family for a very special, meaningful event.  My client and her siblings all planned to photograph their immediate families as part of a gift to their mom for her 80th Birthday celebration, which was just held over labor day weekend in Colorado.  I was soooo excited for […]

This is the adorable, smart, funny High School Senior, Julia!   As with all of my clients, I touched base with Julia prior to her session to chat about wardrobe.  Julia did a great job with solids, textures, and color harmony.  The only reservation I had with Julia’s outfit choices was that it was a […]

Spencer was such a joy to photograph! As with all our seniors, we communicate and coordinate outfit ideas in advance to better plan our location backgrounds. Here are some tips I share with my clients: Choose at least some solids, as we want the focus to be on the face, and busy patterns can be […]

This was such a super cool senior session. I was actually in Addison, TX at The Texas School of Professional Photography for the week. A dear friend who once lived in our neighborhood, lives 45 minutes from Addison. It had been years since I’ve seen them. I got to hang out with this beautiful high […]

I had such a wonderful time photographing Ali’s senior portraits in Fredericksburg. Ali’s portraits came out beautiful, and I’m so happy that her mom picked up a bunch of gift prints on her way to visit family out of state. I LOVE that Ali’s family values the importance of printed portraits. I am also super […]

I’m so happy this wonderful family took the opportunity to squeeze in some family portraits while their son was home from the Air Force. Mom knew she had a very small window of opportunity, and made it a priority. We got so lucky with a very mild day in December. As you can see, mom […]