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Terry + Ally – A Celebration of Love

This wedding was truly a celebration of love. The way the Ally and Terry treated each other, looked at each other, spoke to each other — it melted my romantic heart. And their love was not just reserved for each other, but also for every one of their cherished guests. Ally was a high school classmate of mine, and it was such an honor for […]


Guest Blogger: Meredith Ehler of

Meredith Ehler is a makeup and hair artist extraordinaire who has been enhancing my client’s beauty for years, for weddings, for senior pictures, and for headshots. Our girls grew up across the street from each other, and we started our respective businesses around the same time! She’s a creative, talented dynamo, and I am delighted to have Meredith Ehler as a guest blogger today! A […]


4 Reasons to Photograph Seniors With Musical Instruments

Some of my favorite senior pictures I’ve taken over the years are of seniors with musical instruments. From flute, saxophone, drums, and guitar — I’ve seen almost everything and I’ve loved the challenge of capturing the relationship between musician and instrument. Sometimes seniors don’t want to go through the “trouble” of bringing their instrument, but once they see their pictures they are usually very happy […]


Yes Virginia, Guy Senior Portraits Are A Thing!

Guy Senior Portraits are increasing in popularity every year! I admit that most senior guys end up in my studio because Mom wants a really nice picture of her son before he leaves for college. But by the time the senior is done, he ends up having a good time and finding out that it really isn’t so painful. After all, I’m actually pretty nice, […]


Annie | DHS | Senior Photographer | Northern VA

One of my favorite Loudoun County seniors! So delighted to be her senior photographer. She has the most gorgeous, luxurious hair imaginable, and simply stunning eyes. Annie is very talented, very creative, and very funny. She loves making videos, and animals — she even worked at a local dog boarding facility. She also loves music, and was very active in Dominion High School’s marching band. […]


Organizational Tools – Work Life Balance

I love January. I admit it, I am someone who loves planning, loves planners, loves paper, loves possibilities. And yet I admit, I always, ALWAYS falls woefully short of what I want to do and accomplish. I mean, I live in crazy northern Virginia where the pace of life can swamp even the most organized of souls, I have three kids, I am running a […]


Senior Pictures at Lansdowne Waterfall

Northern Virginia has so many beautiful locations for high school senior photographers! The Lansdowne waterfall was one of my early discoveries, and has been so popular for senior portraits. It’s a very small space, but it packs a variety of different looks in one location. If you don’t like to do a lot of walking, and you want a more cultivated (as opposed to wild […]