I draw my inspiration from my clients and the world around me. I believe that the extraordinary is all around us, and within us. What do I mean by that? That the ordinary is truly extraordinary. You, and your family, are a miracle of fate and serendipity. I am honored and delighted to use my creative and artistic abilities to create meaningful and beautiful images for you that you will treasure for a lifetime.

To that end, I am continually honing my skills and investing in education and training. I am a Certified Professional Photographers, which means I've met some of the highest photographic standards within the industry. I was awarded a Bronze Medal for creative excellence at the International Photographic Competition, hosted by the Professional Photographers of America (PPA) and an Accolade of Excellence from Wedding and Portrait Photographers of America (WPPI).

I would love to photograph your high school senior, family, or headshot. My personality is described as warm and approachable, and I promise to make your sessions stress-free and fun! To learn more about a session with me, click below!

Northern Virginia senior photographer


My curiosity and tendency to follow rabbit 🐰 trails means I wear a lot of hats! I started out as a northern Virginia photographer in 2009, and began to teach photography in 2013. I had friends who wanted to start photography businesses but who struggled with obstacles, so I wrote "123 Launch It: How to Start a Photography Business When You Have No Time, No Energy, and No Money" for them. They had the technical and business skills, but self-doubt and perfectionism got in the way, as well as their tendency to ignore self-care. I wrote another book 📖, "Befriend and Tend" to talk about some of those issues, and that led me to starting a Youtube Channel. I grew more intrigued by the power of self-care 🌸 and personal development to change people's lives for the better, so I enrolled in a professional coaching school and I'm currently building a coaching practice for mid-life women who want something more in their lives. I have several more photography books in the works too! You can follow the links below to learn more.

photography classes

Learn photography with live and virtual photography classes, group and 1-1!





workshops and classes attended

family portrait sessions

High school seniors portrait sessions

years in business

Kind Words

Loudoun County Senior Photos -web

I can’t thank you enough for the beautiful senior pictures.  I have recommended you to so many people.  Not only is your work wonderful, you are also such an easy to person to work with.  You have such a calm, sweet, patient personality that is sure to put anyone at ease.  It is also clear to see that you love capturing the personality of the person you are photographing, as opposed to just taking their picture. We couldn’t have been happier with our experience!

Such a wonderful experience! My daughter had so much fun that day and the pictures are just beautiful. We can't thank you enough.

We love them! Brought tears to my husbands eyes!

--Darcee, Potomac Falls VA

--Melanie, Potomac Falls VA

--Karen, Ashburn VA

My Favorite...



chocolate, curries, salads

painting, reading, gardening



peonies, wild roses, dahlias, tulips

coastal Maine, college towns

ways to exercise

places to shop

walks, yoga, Pilates

farmers markets, book stores