First Landing State Park Engagements: Allison & Joel

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Allison & Joel’s engagement session was a mild winter evening at First Landing State Park where they spend most of their summers at, together. I love that we weren’t freezing & the golden light the beautiful day gave us, but I am ready for some cold winter weather. We broke records on Christmas day for the high temperature & high … Read More

Weddings: 2015 Year In Review

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2015 was a year that just kept getting better & better for me, Jessica Ryan! Both personally & professionally I felt at times like I was sky rocketing into opportunities & directions I had always aspired too. Yes it was a lot of work & a lot of learning along the way, especially with time management but it made me better because … Read More

Walk Through A Wedding: Part One

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A month ago I attended the two-day Walk Through a Wedding workshop that Justin & Mary put on for fellow wedding photographers. I have always admired their work & through their website, their blog & their brand, I felt like I already knew Justin & Mary before ever meeting them. Which makes them branding geniuses & heartfelt wedding photographers in my eyes. … Read More

Favorite Wedding Moments: 2015

“We take photographs as a return ticket to a moment that is otherwise gone.” From the mother’s look as she is helping her daughter into her wedding dress to the look on the groom’s face after their first kiss as husband & wife, there are small moments that happen during and in between that become my favorite through out a … Read More

What if you fly? – A Note To All Creatives

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“There is freedom waiting for you, on the breezes of the sky. And you ask, ‘What if I fall?’ Oh, but my darling, what if you fly?” – Erin Hanson. This is what I would say to everyone wondering if they will make it. If you are a taking a moment to pause in your life & reflect on the decisions, … Read More

Norfolk Engagement Session: Jessie & Chris

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Chris surprised Jessie by proposing to her when they were with all of her family one weekend not to long ago. Chris has always wanted to get their pictures professionally taken & finally they had a big reason to celebrate with a photography session! Once they were back in town from their family trip we got together to walk around … Read More