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A beautiful, crisp fall day and two of the most amazing humans I have ever worked with. With touches of the season and the t.v. show F•R•I•E•N•D•S, this wedding has all of the things that make my heart swoon.

Beka + Dylan
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Vineyard Estates | Williamsburg, Virginia I love it when a bride or groom greet me at their engagement session with, “I am super awkward in front of the camera” and then morph into a Vogue or GQ cover model! For me, it’s a testament to my ability to teach, guide and encourage, and their ability […]

June 18, 2020

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Meet little Lincoln! He is just a tiny peanut but so very loved by his parents and sister. This session is the second installment of his first year, you can see the first installment, momma MaryLou’s maternity session, here. This sweet family comes to me all the way from North Carolina! I can not tell […]

May 11, 2020

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A Creative Project During Lockdown. A Toy Story Newborn Session Being that The Great COVID Lockdown of 2020 is preventing photographers from holding sessions, there has been a lot of “photo challenges” being posted in our groups here on facebook to keep us inspired, challenged & most of all, creating.⠀It’s hard to keep the juices […]

April 20, 2020

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Colonial Williamsburg Fall may be my favorite season but here in Williamsburg it doesn’t hold a candle to Spring! Did you know that Colonial Williamsburg has a showing of over 20,000 spring tulips?! These spectacular gardens are the perfect setting for this maternity session. This family is getting ready to welcome their second child, a […]

April 17, 2020

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The Campus of The College of William and Mary One day I received a call from Matthew about documenting his proposal to his girlfriend, Taylor. His excitement and nerves came through loud and clear but his plan for the love of his life was nothing short of fairytale status. With the help of his friends, […]

April 15, 2020

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Do you remember Erin from her Secret Garden Maternity Session? It’s time to introduce you to her baby girl, Emersyn. It is so exciting to watch my JBP Families grow! Big sister Harper is so gentle and loving with her new baby sister and both parents are in awe of the new addition to their […]

April 13, 2020

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They say that moments of awe will increase your life expectancy by years. If this is true, then our visit to the Washington DC cherry blossoms in 2019 added about a decade and a half to my life! I will admit, I am easy to please. I seek joy & embrace it wholly. But it […]

April 10, 2020

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Emily + Jeff Emily & Jeff are both kind and reserved but their wedding day was filled with so much joy that you could feel it with in the walls of their intimate home wedding in Governor’s Land! It was such an honor to be invited to document the blending of these two families into […]

April 8, 2020

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It is no big surprise that I love outdoor sessions with lots of glowy light, beautiful locations and stunning clients. When this gown arrived I knew exactly how I wanted to shoot it- in a secret garden type setting, and I knew that Erin was the perfect client for it! She is a natural beauty […]

April 6, 2020

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Last week I posted about how I was managing this while COVID thing. But what about kids? They may seem aloof, but they are hearing and processing all of the same information that we are! I’ve spent the last 18 days focusing on my kids emotions during this heath crisis and they have been thriving. […]

April 3, 2020

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I am just a simple girl that walks on the sunny side of the street who enjoys sweets, little details and a dash of sparkle. 

Fueled by equal parts caffeine and passion, I spend my days capturing the kinds of images that make you stop, smile and ask time to please slow down. Your story, your love, is beautiful and I can’t wait to capture it in images you will treasure for years to come.

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