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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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Ashley & Eric’s VMFA Summer Engagement Photos

Taking a summer stroll with Ashley and Eric for their VMFA engagement photos was so fun! I seriously love it when my couples can turn their session into a laid-back good time while reminiscing, and enjoying a good laugh with me. Ashley and Eric often visited VMFA when they first started dating. At the time, […]

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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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Lauren & Tommy | Byrd Park Engagement Session

A flirtatious & fun Byrd Park Engagement Session with two college sweethearts! Lauren & Tommy met during their junior and senior years of college at Virginia Tech. At the time they were both interns. Little did they know they actually shared a class prior to meeting! I don’t know about you, but to me, it […]



Cindy & Will’s University of Richmond Engagement Portraits

Cindy and Will’s University of Richmond Engagement Portraits are natural, classic, and full of so much joy! Cindy and Will’s love story all began when they met at a small gathering. The get-together was hosted by a mutual friend of theirs. Long story short, that mutual friend of theirs is now going to officiate their […]




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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