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Richmond VA Engagement Photographer

I find myself experiencing these takeaway moments during my work as a Richmond VA Engagement Photographer. Watching the James River flow in a tide of blue-green, and finding solace in the cloudy moments of a summer day when working with Madelyn and Ben. Summers in Richmond VA are notoriously hot and sticky. But embracing the […]

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A Monument Avenue Engagement

A leisurely stroll along historic Monument Avenue for Ali & Stewart’s spring engagement session was an afternoon filled with flowers and fresh spring air. There is something to be said about the scenic beauty of spring in Richmond. The colorful blooms, the feeling of the city’s reemergence, and casual, romantic walks with the person you […]

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Byrd Park Engagement Photos at Carillon Amphitheatre

A joyful Byrd Park engagement photoshoot at Carillon Amphitheatre. Grace and Brandon seemed so at home with each other and their surroundings at Byrd Park. The location for their engagement photoshoot was chosen because it embodies all that lies at the heart of Richmond. It’s beautiful, historic, and above all, unique. Grace and Brandon’s story […]

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Kara & Jeremy At Home Engagement Photos in Richmond VA

Kara & Jeremy’s at-home engagement photos in Richmond VA were intimate, personal, and absolutely adorable! I met the couple at what they call their first home and their forever home to capture this relaxed session, which we approached more like a lifestyle shoot! My approach to photography has always been about capturing joy. I want […]

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New Kent Winery Engagement Photos | Shelly-May & Casey

Want to have an absolute blast during your session like Shelly-May & Casey did for their New Kent Winery Engagement Photos? The trick is to just enjoy being in your partner’s company, and also, to relax and be in the moment! It’s true, sometimes the best laughter during an engagement session comes from the most […]




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! 


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