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 […]

This amazing Senior opted for the full experience, including multiple locations! Carrington’s ‘goal’ was to make sure she included her brother, her precious golden retriever, soccer, and cap & gown photos as part of her senior portraits. It truly is an experience for seniors…their time to shine and feel special, and I love that I […]

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 […]

Bring a friend, or a sibling, or a pet! We will have twice as much fun 😉 Let’s talk about a few (and there are many) elements to achieve aesthetically pleasing portraits. Browse my previous posts for more tips! MOVEMENT naturally draws attention to photos, evokes emotion, and heartfelt impact. Some examples of capturing movement […]

Have camera, will travel~DESTINATION SENIOR PORTRAITS. I traveled from Virginia to Ocean Isle, Beach, NC for Kayleigh’s senior portrait session. I fell in love with this lovely, easygoing little beach town. The cool thing about hiring a photographer from out of the area is that your portraits will look a little different from the local […]

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 […]

With all the choices out there, I am always honored when clients choose me to photograph their loved ones.  Whether it is High School Senior Portraits, Family Portraits, precious babies and children, business headshots/corporate, or anything in between!  I especially love when my clients come back!  I had the opportunity to photograph Amaya’s sister a […]

The photo ops in downtown Fredericksburg are unlimited.  I took a look at Katie’s bright yellow converse, drop up and down a few streets, and BAM…there was the perfect door!  I could photograph Katie all day long, but honestly, we got so many amazing shots on this hot, humid day in such a short period […]

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 […]