Monthly archives: November 2012

Ellie Turns One | Chapel Hill, NC | Family

I just love this sweet family! I did little Ellie’s newborn shoot last year and was so flattered when they asked me to do her 1 year old session. We had so much fun! This little one did THREE outfit changes and she knew how to rock each of them :) Happy 1st Birthday Ellie! Here is some cuteness from her shoot.
How adorable is she in her little tutu and leg warmers!

Lincoln 6 mo. | Richmond, VA | Family + Kids

I am always so grateful when families book me for a 1st year series. There are many different options my clients will choose to do, but for Lincoln, his parents secured me for newborn, 3 month, 6 month and 1 year photo sessions. It’s so much fun for me to get to see the kids again and capture how quickly they grow up – I met Lincoln when he was just days old…he just seems to get taller and taller by the day! I’m pretty sure he has to be one of the cutest kids in town!

Dad unfortunately couldn’t make the shoot  this time – but Lincoln sure loved taking a few photos with his mama that day!
So handsome…and those eyes are beautiful! I have a feeling he’s going to be a little heartbreaker :)

Maxfield Family | Richmond, VA | Family

Here in Richmond, we have some of the most gorgeous parks! I think this family picked the exact perfect day for their family session – it was just as most every tree was a beautiful yellow-orange combination of color and the day before Hurricane Sandy was expected to hit shore – once Sandy came, the leaves were all blown off the trees at this particular location. Thankful Richmond did not get much damage at all during that storm. How cute is this family, from their adorable kiddos to their perfectly planned outfits this mama decided on…I could have photographed this family all day long. 

I love the girls’ polka-dot skirt so much! I’m not going to lie, I kind of wish it was made for grown-ups and that it would be acceptable for me to wear in public :) 

David Elliott | Richmond, VA | Newborn

Meet David Elliott. He was just shy of two weeks old at this shoot. This little man was happy to have photo taken all morning long as long his mom or dad was holding him :) Now how sweet and perfect is he?  Congratulations Michael and Laura on your newest family addition! 

Claire + Matt | Chapel Hill, NC | Wedding

Claire and Matt were married at St Francis of Assisi in Raleigh on a gorgeous, warm North Carolina summer day. After the ceremony we all hopped in a limo and rode over to Chapel Hill for their reception at the always lovely Carolina Inn. Over the course of their wedding planning I was lucky enough to become friends with Claire (one of the perks of working with such sweet brides) – I learned that much of her family was in California and Matt’s family was in New York. Their wedding day was full of so much love and support as so many of their guests traveled from all over the country to North Carolina to join in on celebrating Claire and Matt’s love and commitment to each other. 

After the “I dos” were official we all hopped a limo and rode over to Chapel Hill for a few photos around UNC’s campus and the Carolina Inn.
Seriously how gorgeous are these three sisters? I love that Claire had her two sisters in different color dresses from the rest of the bridal party – so special! And My goodness Make Up For Your Day did such an amazing job on the ladies hair and make-up!
We had some beautiful afternoon light for their formal photos after the ceremony. The Purple Puddle did a wonderful job on Claire’s bouquet…it was even just featured in the newest issue of Southern Weddings V5! If you haven’t seen the issue yet, be sure to pick up a copy at your local shop ( I know Barnes + Nobel carries them) or order easy by clicking HERE Congratulations Claire and Matt!!! These two will be finding out very soon where Matt will match for residency…and I secretly have my fingers crossed they match up here at MCV so we can be neighbors :)

Jessie’s Home Tour | The Every Girl | Featured

Now while I love shooting weddings and families, I get so excited to work on projects outside of that world…anything from product shoots to headshots for creative business owners and editorials. When Jessie approached me about photographing her home for a feature on The Everygirl blog I immediately jumped on board. Not only is Jessie a sweetheart, but to have my work featured on one of my favorite online resources made this such an exciting opportunity!

CLICK HERE to see the full gallery of Jessie’s lovely home tour and interview.  

Here’s a peek at a few of my favorites below, but be sure to check out the full gallery HERE. Leave some love if you enjoyed the feature! 
I just love, love, love this last image! Jessie and her handsome pup Hank…she and her hubby also have another pup you will get to meet by checking out the feature on The Everygirl. Big thanks to Jessie and The Everygirl for letting me participate in this fun project!

Casey + Andy | Ford, VA | Engaged

A family farm, an old vintage truck, a beautiful day closing out summer and some sparkly Kate Spades…shoots don’t get much better than that. When Casey and I were chatting about scheduling her engagement session, she knew exactly where she wanted to do it – her grandfather’s farm by the house he grew up in. I love it when I’m able to photograph such a special moment for a couple at a sentimental place. I had such a wonderful time with Casey, Andy and their sweet pup, and a huge thank you to the three of them for agreeing to such an early  morning shoot…but I’d say it was worth it as we got some gorgeous early sunshine!

Congratulations Casey and Andy…looking forward to documenting your big day out in Charlottesville next year!