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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, are beautiful and I can't wait to create images to show that!
I have moved around quite a few times, but I consider Virginia home after living here for almost fifteen years. After doing long distance (six years and some change) with my husband, Thomas, our time together seems so much more precious. I'm that person that makes photo albums every year because I want to remember all of it.
My time in the Navy has been on of my greatest blessings. It has taught me lessons that I could not have learned anywhere else. Learning to be a Naval Officer taught me how to know and serve my Sailors, the most rewarding aspect of all. Because of that experience, serving and knowing my clients is how I choose to run my business.
My time in the Navy has been one of my greatest blessings....
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
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 cards 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.
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 eight 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.
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