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Born and raised on a family owned dairy farm in Fauquier County, along with two siblings, Amanda and Eric. Graduated Liberty High School and went to James Madison University, where I participated in Kappa Pi Honors Fraternity as well as the Marching Royal Dukes! GO DUKES! Graduated in May of 2012 with my B.F.A. in Graphic Design. I worked as a graphic designer in the D.C. area for almost a year after graduating college and then resided in Warrenton, VA to work for the Piedmont Press & Graphics as one of four graphic designers :) Currently, I am managing to balance my full time graphic design job along with my photography business! It's a hectic lifestyle, but I enjoy it!!! About my photography business: I have learned in the world of photography that it is not just about pretty photos, it is all about the EXPERIENCE the photographer gives to the client. And that is what I am out here to do! Give YOU the best experience that you will not forget! From the moment we schedule the session... to the laughs/smiles we share the day of the shoot... to the moment I hand over the package of your images... I make sure that every step of the way leaves my client smiling :)

I love coming into the reception ready to celebrate with my couple! Why not have fun on the job? Sometimes I’m asked to join the couple on the dance floor for one of those group songs like the Wobble or Cupid Shuffle … Can’t turn that opportunity down. ;) My couples aren’t just “another couple”, but friends […]

Last year, the talented Jennifer from May June Events reached out to me regarding a sweet styled shoot she was creating. Once she told me the theme of the shoot was Cinderella, I was SO in! As we were quickly brainstorming some ideas, I could not help but to think of two perfect models for […]

I apologize in advance for the long blog post! I had nostalgia going through each wedding photo. :) I have been so blessed with these couples in my life! It takes a lot of trust to have a photographer photograph such intimate moments, especially on a wedding day. That’s why I believe in the engagement session […]

HAPPY FEBRUARY EVERYONE!!! Can you agree that you are relieved that January is done?! Haha! Maybe it’s just me, but it definitely didn’t seem to be my month with my car. Seems like once you have it paid off, there is always something that comes up. Can I get an Amen?! I have confidence that […]

Each couple has their own vision for their special day. The details they decorate the reception space really tune in the “look” they were after and most of the time, the vision is reflected in the venue atmosphere to bring in that awe factor. :) The creative team they hire to make this vision come to […]

We made it! We made it through the blizzard of 2016 without any power failure! Days prior to the storm, I started gearing up by of course going to the grocery store to only find myself as the stereotypical consumer needing milk! Every grocery store in Warrenton had zero milk… Just my luck! All I can […]