Stuck on the Road of Life

August 15, 2014



A couple weeks ago this was me.


A three hour trip from Christiansburg to Richmond TOOK 5.5 HOURS!!!!


WHY you ask? Well….I really don’t know BUT I DO KNOW that I passed a lot of people pulled over but no accidents.

SO I did what every other person would  or maybe WOULDN’T do and took pictures, ate gummy worms, and reminded myself NOT to drink the water bottle sitting

in the passenger seat because I wasn’t going to be near a bathroom for a while (my bladder is the size of a Skittle).

We are all just on the this road called “LIFE”. We have a destination, and we are moving everyday, living, and striving to make it (not just financially).

Then we come to a HALT.

Something stops us and its not always good. Its a roadblock whether that may be a job we didn’t get, a breakup, a bill, or sometimes even a death.


We don’t always understand it and we feel alone and then…..YOU SEE HIM.


Somewhere in the midst of the roadblock, and chaos of brush HE SHINES.

HE makes himself known and says, “You are NOT ALONE. I have ALWAYS been here. You just have to LOOK.”

And then…..He sends friends who make us smile!


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I see the beauty in imperfect things. As a Christ-follower, faith is central to my life, work, and connections. I am fueled by joy, known for my bubbly and sunny disposition, and always with a warm hug. Imperfect beauty inspires my love for all things vintage, abstract art, and real love stories. I love moments full of grit and emotion; life off the beaten path; stunning views along the shore; and the juxtaposition of New York grunge and laid back Cali-vibe. 

As a mother of two, I am very familiar with how quickly life’s most important moments fly by too quickly. I will calmly and seamlessly guide you through frames that will endure. I strive to capture your memories with one-of-a-kind images full of meaning. I cannot wait to connect with you! 

I bring all of these elements to my time with my couples. With over a decade of experience in the industry, I know how to gently guide you through poses that are natural and beautiful. The transition into this sentence doesn’t make sense. Throughout your day, you will feel the love from those there to celebrate
 you two. 
When I’m not photographing weddings, I enjoy long walks in the neighborhood with my husband, my kiddos Tuxie and Sunny, and my labradoodle Hokie.. Also, I am a huge dog-lover! I’m pretty sure heaven is full of dogs. I can’t wait to connect with you, and yes, your pup is always welcome here! 


FROM my journal


Stuck on the Road of Life

Stuck on the Road of Life

Stuck on the Road of Life

Stuck on the Road of Life

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