Thrifty Thursday : My Love For Hats

July 9, 2015


Little do you know (unless you have lived with me) I have an obsession with hats; hats of all sorts.

Vintage Hats

The obsession or should I say collection (collection sounds better then obsession) has been going on for years. I have been wearing hats since I was younger. Someone told me that if I wear them a lot I will start balding.  That scared the pee out of me so I quit wearing them for a while . . . is that really true??

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Anyways, I can’t pass up a good hat at a thrift store. My absolute favorite hats are the vintage, old lady hats. My heart gets tickled pink when I find one of those. Finding a vintage hat at Goodwill is like hitting the jack pot. I kid you not- I go bizerk. I never really wear the old lady hats, I just stare and drool over them. I think it has to do with my love for the past. These old hats are nostalgic. I hold the hat in my hands and secretly invision who put it on, what time period it was in and get a little giddy! You an tell so much from a hat someone wears. My craziest find (which I sadly don’t have a picture of) is a vintage marching band hat from the 60’s at my mom’s house. I found that sucker in LA – – you can only image how I had to CRAM it in my suitcase to zip it up. I once asked a man who owned a vintage store in Radford, VA, “Where do you find all of these AMAZZZZING HATS??” His repsonse, “Dead old ladie’s houses.” My jaw hit the floor. I just try to not think about it when I buy them!
Vintage Hats

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Vintage Hats



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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! 


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Thrifty Thursday : My Love For Hats

Thrifty Thursday : My Love For Hats

Thrifty Thursday : My Love For Hats

Thrifty Thursday : My Love For Hats

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