Clothing color choice is something I talk about all the time with my clients. With most people wanting outdoor sessions, nature is part of the background. In my previous posts on achieving aesthetically pleasing portraits, I have touched on color harmony. It is also helpful to know complementary colors. The above chart is a great […]

Spring and Fall are definitely the most popular times for outdoor senior portraits here in the northern Virginia, but don’t rule out a Winter session. One of the big benefits of a winter session is a totally different look than most of the outdoor sessions. While we all love fall foliage, no leaves…no problem! I […]

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 […]

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 […]

It’s always a bonus when we get a high school senior guy for senior portraits. Normally it goes something like “I’m doing this for my mom”! By the end of the sessions, the guys always admit to me that they had fun! Nakia came into the studio for Lacrosse pictures for the North Stafford Lacrosse […]