Jaclyn + Daniel | Corolla Wedding

This sweet pair…you KNOW it’s going to be good when the groom has the most endearing tears in his eyes as his almost-wife is heading down the aisle! WHEW! We were losing it, Mike and I kept looking at each other saying “yay! He’s crying!” LOL! Because we love that. We know you don’t need…

Courtney + Will | Alexandria Engagements

This was TOO GOOD!!! I mean we’re not just talking the golden light, the setting, the wide open aperture shots that make my heart sing…it’s all combined with a really gorgeous couple that knows how to play and flirt like pros, which is my personal favorite, because Mike will tell you to this day I…

Nora + Family | Corolla Family Session

These three!!! The biggest feeling I walked away with from this session was, gosh…these two are SO happy to parents!! I always feel like it’s such an honor to work with loving parents. In seven years I’ve seen and experienced a lot and there is nothing like two people are so happy that they’ve started…

Lauren + Ryan | Old Town Alexandria Maternity

Last year I was standing REALLY close to Mike on the beach in Delaware while he carried an umbrella to cover me and my Mark III and 70-200 during an epic and inspiring rainy beach ceremony in Dewey Beach. Lauren and Ryan were married, everyone was more than happy to be on that rainy beach…

Ashley + Ryan | Carova Outer Banks Engagements

I’ve lived here almost four years and I had not yet been to Carova…UNTIL NOW 🙂 We met and I jumped in the jeep so excited about being able to finally get out on the beach over here where everyone just loves it, and I see what the hype is about. Carova is beautiful. The…

Sarah + Brian | Kill Devil Hills Session

These two (wait, THREE!!) met with me by the sea in Kill Devil Hills at sunrise…not an easy task! Especially when you’re on a little vacation for Spring Break and your photographer should be letting you sleep in, hahaha! 🙂 I am SO thankful for you guys and I can’t wait to meet that sweet…

Kelli + Fam | Nags Head Outer Banks Family Session

Before I even finished editing these, I emailed Kelli in tears. I felt like this family session came to me on a day when I needed it most and their joy and kindness was SO incredibly contagious! Five beautiful children and a couple that has absolutely no problem holding hands and squeezing each other and…

Kevin + Megan | Richmond Virginia Wedding

This day was so good, I don’t even know where to begin. This is my cousin, Kevin marrying the love of his life, Megan…and it’s such an incredible thing to see two people who just do life so well together making this commitment. On a chilly March day in Richmond, Virginia at the Boathouse at…

Vacation Marriage | Life By The Sea

We hear it all the time (and I’m sure you have, too) … “marriage is work”. And, I get what most people mean by this. It’s tough to combine your things and your life and your time with another person and it’s not going to be seamless. It’ll require some (lots of) compromise, communication, etc….

Parent | New Mom Series

Mike and I often talk about the fact that we know we’re mommy and daddy, but the word parent seems so foreign to us still. That sounds weird to say out loud (or type, lol) and to admit, but it does. I know I’m not alone here, too. I am fierce about my love for my…

Amanda + Robbie | Mill at Fine Creek Maternity Session

When I get an email from a past bride and groom who are asking me to document their maternity session, there is just this feeling I can hardly describe. It’s similar to the butterflies of being booked by them for their wedding, just that HONOR and JOY and a heart filling to the brim with…

Therese + Matt | Nags Head Maternity Session

What a joy to be with these three on a slightly chilly but beautiful Nags Head day documenting this part of their story, baby on the way and getting so close to meeting them being due in just a few short weeks! Therese and Matt told me that they hadn’t done this before (a session),…