Weekend Walk Through

March 23, 2015


This weekend was busy one helping with VA Photography’s Secret Garden Workshop and shooting Charlottesville’s very own Charlee Luck and their amazing clothing brand.

Friday was calling for rain. Ashley and I kept our fingers crossed the rain would subside and IT DID!! Was it BEYOND COLD AND MISTY!? Yes but still an amazing day for a “Secret Garden” themed styled shoot at the Tuckahoe Plantation. All of the sweet girls arrived at the plantation and I shot the behind the scenes of Ashley teaching and being the sweetheart she is!!! I’m sure those girls walked away with a ton of knowledge. After the the teaching aspect, the girls walked out to the gorgeous styled shoot by Dear Sweetheart Events, http://dearsweetheartevents.com/ and Sweet Pear Paper and started going at it!!  Ashley explained everything from shooting details to arranging the bride and groom, which I might add was one of her lovely couples she had worked with before. The bride was stunning. She resembled Zooey Deschane, and we all know SHE IS GORGEOUS!!! After a long day of shooting the girls came back in to warm up, and finish up. Ashley was AMAZING check out her work  http://v-a-photography.com/ .

V.A. Workshop with Nicki Metcalf Photography
Yesterday I got the privilege of driving out to a plantation past Churchill where Meg Ryan filmed!!! How cool??  I spent the afternoon with Lauren of Dotted Line Collaborations, http://dottedlinecollaborations.com/ and James, Whitley, and Chris who are the owners of Charlee Luck, http://charleeluck.com/ – an amazing Charlottesville brand. We shot their new spring line which I absolutely loved. Most of their clothing line is geared towards men (ties, bowties, collard shirts) but they have some cute tees for girls as well (fingers crossed they will expand to ladies soon!). The coolest thing I found about their brand?? THE LOGO. A fox. Something about it was cute and clever!!

Charlee Luck

Charles Luck

Lastly, this has nothing to do with photography but some beautiful Cardinals are building a nest outside of our living room. We see them guarding  it frequently. I’ll keep you updated when the egg comes!!! SPRING. IS. HERE!

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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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