Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Engagement | Erin & Andrew

June 16, 2016


Erin & Andrew’s engagement session at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts was nothing shy of playful and full of love! As soon as I met them I was so excited to show Andrew my chair (if you haven’t experienced my chair I’ll have to show you). It’s a little kid’s chair and I only bring it out for special occasions, preferably when someone is super tall, like Andrew. Keep in mind I’m 4’11”. I looked at him and said, “You are a very special man . . . because I get to use this on you today.” – They both laughed. These sweethearts got engaged at a lake house in Powhatan. They had spent the day in the cabin next to the fire spending time together (It was a little getaway). The sun started setting and Andrew asked Erin if she wanted to watch the sunset.  After the sunset, they got ready to come back in and Andrew stopped Erin in her tracks by saying, “I love you” for the first time. He then got down on one knee and asked her to be his sweetheart forever. Of course she said yes!! She turned around and their friends were hiding and setting off fireworks around the lake.  They finished dinner and all their friends showed up to pop the bubbly and celebrate!! Guys – take note – the fireworks are a big hit with the ladies 😉

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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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Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Engagement | Erin & Andrew

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Engagement | Erin & Andrew

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Engagement | Erin & Andrew

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Engagement | Erin & Andrew

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