The Sharpie Covered Wall- New Year

I could trace my hand delicately across every surface in my childhood home and as I would walk through I could tell you a story about each surface. There is a sharpee-covered wall in the laundry room. Graffitied in my dad’s handwriting this wall in the laundry room is one of those surfaces that is dearest to me. It is made … Read More

Engagement Photography 2015

hampden-sydney college football stadium engagement portrait groom kissing bride on cheek

Engagement sessions during 2015 were exciting, fresh, and all over Virginia! I loved traveling and getting to know my couples that were either getting married in 2015 or are getting married in 2016. I photographed in some beautiful locations in the Hampton Roads area as well as traveled to Longwood University, Hamden-Sydney College and Virginia Tech to photograph engagement sessions! … Read More

Your Dirt is Beautiful

peaks of otter trail with butterflies

Funny story, I wrote this on my drive home from DC where I attended The Event! Don’t worry, I pulled off the highway & put my car in park. The Event was a full day of 10 speakers talking about wedding photography business topics & also just their hearts & what they beat for. On my drive home, my mind … Read More

Walk Through A Wedding: Part Two

walk through a wedding woman's club of portsmouth bride and groom candid portrait

I am currently in D.C. & am going to attend The Event by Justin & Mary today. I couldn’t think of a better way to blog the second part to my time learning from them at the Walk Through A Wedding workshop in November then when I am stepping out into the winter weather, finally, to learn from them again & … Read More

First Landing State Park Engagements: Allison & Joel

first landing state park engagement portrait candid

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

virginia beach oceanfront wedding day

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