a man and woman stand in a kitchen and snuggle

This at home engagement session in West Virginia with Lauren and Ryan was a dang dream. Since the engagement session was scheduled for February, we knew we wanted to be inside as much as possible, so we started out at The Roundhouse in Martinsburg, WV (check out their location here) but quickly made our way […]

Cigar bar display

Planning Your Northern Virginia Wedding One of the most exciting parts about planning a wedding is adding touches throughout the ceremony and reception that make it feel uniquely yours. One of the most fun and unique reception additions I have encountered as a wedding photographer is a cigar bar. Hunter and Eric had their wedding […]

gold votive holder beside a pale pink rose

If you know me at all, you know I’m what you could call “complicated basic”. I have taken a photo of myself holding a Starbucks cup, I love Fall and anything autumnally scented or flavored, I squeal when I see cute things, and still have a soft spot in my heart for Friends. But I’m […]

I don’t know about you but unless I’m on a beach where people bring me drinks and fresh towels, I hate the summer. I tend to not take very many (or any) summer weddings but when a couple like Taylor and Charissa comes along and wants me to be a part of their Northern Virginia […]

Emily and Ryan recently celebrated five years as a married couple and asked me to take some photos to commemorate their anniversary. I said yes with my normal amount of enthusiasm but this time it came with a side order of nervousness. Emily isn’t just someone who hired me for photos; she’s also my former […]

One of my favorite sessions so far this year is the at home family session I recently did with the Moffat family. I met the Moffats when they hired me to do a session in their home just outside of Winchester, VA after their oldest son August was born. Now August is three and has […]

Old Town Winchester Something I started doing this year with my couples is having them fill out a questionnaire prior to their sessions. This helps me gather information about their personalities, their past experience with professional photography, and a bit about their relationship. Especially if we haven’t worked together before, this is super helpful in […]

Boyce, Virginia This colorful family session is one of my favorites to date, mostly because of the family in them. I met Jacqueline ten years ago (that can’t POSSIBLY be right) when we were both attending the same CrossFit gym (another factoid that hasn’t aged well in my case). I remember when she walked in […]

New Year’s Eve used to be a big deal for me. The whole world buzzing, everyone apart but together in their hope for good things to come and a readiness to leave things worthy of forgetting behind. Some of my fondest memories are from New Year’s Eves past – playing endless games of Euchre and […]

a bride and groom stand laughing in front of the Baltimore museum of industry

Carlye and Travis got married on a sunny October day at one of the coolest venues – The Baltimore Museum of Industry. I didn’t know what to expect when they told me about it but it was seriously, genuinely, so cool. Every detail was taken into account and was so very Baltimore. Located on the […]