Emily | An Artists Lifestyle Session

Lifestyle photography has been an interest of mine for years. But when I found my niche with seniors I ran with it and shifted my focus away from lifestyle sessions. Back in April I took a circular weaving class taught by my dear friend(and amazing artist) Emily. I started the first few months of the year feeling dry and uninspired so I was beyond ready for a creative break, and I was hoping this class would really help. 
Well not only did I learn a fantastic new craft, but during the workshop I started brewing some ideas of my own. I was so relaxed and so happy to be a part of the passion that Emily pours herself into everyday, and I couldn't help but long to document that. 




the way in which a person or group lives.

There are a lot of different opinions on what lifestyle photography is. But to me it is capturing people, places and things right where they currently are. Lifestyle photography is telling the story of the here and now, and the passionate reasons why. 

I asked Emily if I could come over sometime to photograph her while she works. 

Emily "Yeah! We would be two people doing what we love together!"

And I certainly loved it. 

Emily, thanks for hanging out with me, being a fast friend and for inspiring me and so many others to pursue their passions. You're a rock and roll lady.

Thanks for reading friends!

Go check out Emilys website here! And don't forget to follow her on Instagram!

For more info of lifestyle + family sessions head to the contact page and shoot me a message!

The Glory Days | A customized photo shoot with you and your best friends

Photographing seniors has been my specialty and passion for quite some time now. I love the energy, styles and personalities of each unique individual that I have the honor to capture. 
But recently I have figured out a little piece of the puzzle that I didn't realize was missing: Seniors are in the process of exiting their youth. They've become wise with experience and confident in their beliefs. But they got there by spending years before exploring, creating, learning and leaning on the people that walked along side them. Their friends.

These are the glory days, the foundation of our youth, and they are not to be forgotten.
That is why I am so excited to share with you guys a brand new photo shoot session for all youth! That's right, all high school and middle school students! 
This shoot is for the high spirited, and joy filled. For the artistic and fun. For the prom dates and sweet 16 birthday parties. For the feeling of confidence and self worth. This shoot is for the kids who stick together. 

Cheers to the glory days!

The Glory Days package is the perfect way to get those invaluable photos of you and your friends hanging out on the river, eating at your favorite burger or ice cream joint, or simply celebrating the here and now together. It's all customizable to you and your people.
Let the good times be forever!

Cassidy & Luke Engagement

I've known Luke for such a long time but we really became friends in high school. I lived in Goochland at the time and my family had a great property for hosting BBQ's, movie nights, game nights, breakfast-for-dinner nights and so on. Really any excuse we could make to have people over and cook dinner was an opportunity to jump on. My mom with her passion for cooking and serving people was always up for these get togethers as well. And if a good time and a plate of food was there, Luke seemed to be there too. 

But more than anything our property had acres and Luke had a landscaping business. For years he would come mow our lawn, for hours he would weed eat around the perimeters, and for so many meals he would come inside to eat lunch with my family. 

Some people act like guests and that's great. But some people act like family and they are family. 
People like Luke know who their people are and that's an amazing gift. So it was when he met his soon-to-be wife, Cassidy.

I hadn't met Cassidy until we all got to Pony Pasture for their engagement shoot but I knew right away how insanely perfect they are for each other. 
Let's face it guys, having your photos taken is vulnerable and abnormal to your daily life. It's naturally un-natural. But these two absolutely crushed it!
And that's all because of how in love they are! When you find your person, as cheesy as it is, your home really is wherever they are. 

Luke and Cassidy, I am SO stinkin' happy for the two of you! Your love is inspiring and contagious, and I am just so honored that you would allow me to capture that love! 

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