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victoria + nate
I absolutely loved her enthusiasm and sweet spirit
I believe in the kinds of images that remind you of the joy that can be found in the simplest of experiences together. I believe in images that are itching to be printed, placed in beautiful frames and hung on walls for years to come.
I began capturing images on the flight deck of an aircraft carrier after I inherited my step-dad's DSLR camera for an around the world deployment. The fast pace of the flight deck forced me to slow down and and be ready to capture the little things and really observe the beauty of what was happening in front of me, and the people around me.
Whenever I pick up my camera, I strive to create beautiful and emotional images that tell a story and showcase the beauty of both the people in the images and the world around them.
Even with it's ups and downs, your life, your story is beautiful, and I can't wait to create images to show that!
I am one of the few born and raised in the DC metro area! Capturing the most important moments in my own life became a cherished pastime of mine. It has been such a wonderful adventure, transitioning from capturing my own life’s story, to capturing some of life’s most memorable moments for clients like you!
If you're looking for images that are beautiful and emotive and a photo experience that is as easy as checking into a five star hotel, you're in the right place.
I value taking the time to get to know each couple and family that I work with so that I can best tell the story of their lives. Get ready to fill your walls with images that make you smile for years to come.
A combination of T-Swift and The Shins
Lord of the Rings marathons
A glass of chilled Chardonnay.... or a Margarita from scratch
Being a cheerleader for my couples during portraits
are you ready to capture your story?
I remember the very first time I saw my husband. I remember noticing his enthusiasm, sharp humor, and heart, and it instantly made him more attractive to me. We were both joining the Navy and Marine Corps, so our relationship seemed unlikely even to us. We've been together nearly nine years now, and my love for him grows deeper every day.
When back to back deployments happened and we only spent five months of our first two years of marriage together, it was the pictures of us together that I cherished most. Those pictures meant everything to me.
it started with a story.
INgrid + mark
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Brigitte was amazing! Our portraits brought tears to my eyes all over again.
jesse + jean luc
She felt like family by the end of the night. Our photos were stunningly beautiful and even better than I could have imagined.
Caitlin & Jason
She truly takes the time to get to know you as an individual and makes the process so fun and memorable.
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
We joke that the key to our marriage is card games. Right now our favorite game is cribbage. We both have competitive streaks, but love the peace playing a simple card game brings no matter where we are in the world.
I believe that life's biggest and smallest moments are worth celebrating. You'll always find a bottle of Espolon tequila on our shelf in the event that the night deserves a bit of celebrating!
My recipe: 1 1/2 oz tequila blanco, 1 1/2 oz lime juice, 1/2 oz cointreau, 1/4 oz simple syrup
I love the simple details from my favorite coffee mug in the morning to a bride's rings. I have a cookie jar for every season because I think our lives consist of all the little moments and tiny details.
We love travelling and seeing new places. While I was fortunate to explore five different countries in 2019, with COVID, we explored new places in Virginia we had never been before. Exploring and setting up a card game in a local cafe with a cold beverage is how we prefer to travel.
I can identify the might E-2 Hawkeye just by hearing its engines turning. I love looking up at a plane in the sky and thinking about what kind of plane it is, where it's going, and its crew.
Occasionally I offer mini sessions or have special offers on my portraits sessions. But, they sell out quickly! Join my e-mail list so that you are the first to know!
Whether you're a newly engaged couple looking for a photographer, a mama longing for beautiful images of treasured moments or a photographer looking to grow your business, I have something for you!
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