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Planning for Vacation | Tips for Business Owners

I hear it all the time: “I can’t take time off from my business because I’ll lose money and it will suffer.” And while I can’t make any promises to you about finances or everything being perfect, I can tell you that not taking time off to be with your family, friends,...

Rebecca’s 30th Birthday Cake Smash | Fredericksburg VA

Happy birthday (a bit early!) to one of my all-time favorite people in the world, Rebecca! I feel so lucky that Rebecca asked me to be a part of her 30th birthday cake smash this year. It was so much fun to step out of my comfort zone and capture these fun, glamorous...

JMU Senior Portrait Session

  April 10, 2019 How is it possible that Ashley and Ian are graduating from JMU this spring? I feel like it was just yesterday I did Ashley's senior portraits for high school graduation! I traveled up to James Madison University this past weekend to capture their...

Tips for Lifestyle Sessions with VA Lifestyle Photographer

  February 6, 2019 So any families think that once the winter comes that we can’t get family portraits done because of the weather and the cold! And while it’s true we probably won’t be bundling up for portraits in the freezing temperatures, we can definitely still...

An Open Letter to a New Mom

  January 30, 2019Dear New Mom, Hi. It’s me. A new-ish first time mom to a little boy. Being a new mom is really hard. Which they tell you … they tell you in books, on blogs, in the hospital class. But if you’re anything like me, you figure it’s nothing you can’t...

Dear David, Happy First Birthday

  January 18, 2019 Dear David, How are you possibly a year old? I feel like it was just yesterday I was waking up at 4:30AM with contractions starting, full of fear and excitement. I remember them telling me they hadn't done a sonogram on a woman in active labor...

Downtown Alexandria Maternity Session

  January 16, 2019 I can't begin to express what Chris and Kristin mean to Ryan and me (and David) so I was thrilled when they asked me to capture their growing family this winter! These two are expecting their first baby boy in February. Spoiler alert.... he came...

Kirk Family Lifestyle Newborn Session

  January 9, 2019 It’s crazy how fast time really goes – when Jenna contacted me about photographing her new baby girl this fall, I said absolutely! And when I arrived? It blew my mind how tiny Sadie was – and it reminded me how small David had been! Does time really...

Fall Family Portraits at Government Island

  January 2, 2019Being a mom is really hard. But getting to go through and learn about motherhood with people you knew in college is something really special. Sara and Addy have a son, Jamey, about a month older than David – so I got to sneak a few peeks at what life...

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