I'm a wife, an artist, and a lover of dogs, rock music, and abstract art. I'm a Virginia girl with equal love for California sun and New York grunge. 
I see the most beauty in imperfect things. Ripped jeans. Asymmetrical art. Vintage everything. And a photo with a little girt and grain. I love things that are rugged and little bit off the beaten path. 









University of Richmond Engagement | Julia & Drew


I was so excited to spend some long awaited time with Julia & Dre at their engagement session at the University of Richmond after we had to reschedule their first session. The original session was unfortunately planned on Hurricane Matthew’s visit and the winds were insane! Thank the Lord we switched things up because we had the most perfect day ever. All good things come to those who wait, right?

There is nothing like a sunny, fall engagement, especially on the University of Richmond campus. This is one of Richmond’s gems with its lush greenery, and gorgeous lake! I was already excited to step foot back on that campus when Julia & Drew asked me if they could bring their Goldendoodle, Daisy. I was quick to say, “OF COURSE!!!”. Most people know, I love dogs, but no I – REALLY LOVE DOGS. I’m pretty obsessed with my own and every one I see on the street. Playing with Daisy at the this session was a treat!

The University of Richmond, here in Richmond, Virginia, was where this sweet couple met and knew that this would be the perfect spot to have their engagment session. We spent some time down by the lake (I still don’t know how Daisy didn’t go after the geese) and near the kazeebo. As the sun was going down a little early we finished up near the Cannon Memorial Chapel. If you have never seen this historical chapel, make sure you put it on your bucket list.  The architecture and wooden doors are beyond stunning and  the gardens, ahhhh, beyond prefect. If you walk around to east side there is a columbarium that surrounds another gorgeous garden. It’s almost a secret garden in the city! Julia & Drew you were a joy to be around! Can’t wait for your wedding! Maybe you’ll consider letting Daisy be the flower girl??


Look at her- she even smiled for the picture!


Julia’s necklace was the perfect edition to this sweet session!

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You can’t go wrong with a chapel and love 😉


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