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Give Yourself More Credit; Defining Success

  Whether you are dreaming of starting a business (yes I mean it, not even started one), just starting out as a small business owner, or been in the business for  seven years you need to do one thing – – Give yourself more credit. I know what you are thinking, “If only was like _____” or […]



Haley + Matt | Engagement Session | Old Town Alexandria

Haley & Matt were absolutely adorable giggling throughout their engagement session in Old Town Alexandria. I have lived in Virginia my whole life and NEVER once have I visited this historic town. Haley and Matt were great to show me around; I saw old colorful houses, a pretty little area by the water and AMAZING food. If it […]

Grace, God, Nicki Metcalf Photography


Give Yourself Grace

This is the HARDEST. THING. TO. DO… Give yourself grace. I feel like this is something we struggle with everyday. We mess up and we dwell on it. We count our past failures and keep a tally . In that tally, we consider ourselves a “bad person” because we just can’t seem to “get it right” or […]



Creative @ Heart ; My Heart Is Full

All I have to say is WOW. …WHAT A CONFERENCE!!! I don’t even know where to begin… I registered for this conference in hopes of walking away with a few new friends and increased knowledge of owning a business. My expectations were blown away!! Both days were filled with AMAZING speakers who not only taught me […]



Kimberly + Nathan | Engaged |Maymont Park, Virginia

THESE TWO. ….sigh….ADORABLE!!! They seriously were cuddling and giggling the whole session and I LOVED IT! I couldn’t help but to laugh myself (I had a hard time holding the the camera). These two met through mutual friends, and by the look of it they are a MATCH MADE IN HEAVEN. Their chemistry was perfect. Thank you two […]




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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