Northern Virginia senior photographer

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 one of a limited number of Certified Professional Photographers in the county, 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).

In addition, I'm the author of "123 Launch It: How to Start a Photography Business When You have No Time, No Energy, and No Money", a best-selling photography book on And I've been published in a number of online and local publications and blogs, including Seniorologie, Senior Style Guide, Posh Seven, and N2, among others.

My offerings are intended to spread the gifts of photography because I believe everyone benefits from them! In front of the lens, it's a wonderful way to celebrate your story. Behind the lens, it gets you out of your head and into the present moment as you photograph the things and people that matter to you. Interested? Let's chat!





Books and Art

Portraits and Events

Take Better Pictures Now


I write photography books and journals, as well as books related to well-being, organization, and creativity. My fine art prints are also available for purchase.

I provide group instruction to women and teens who want to improve their photography. I also offer personal 1-1 instruction.

I photograph and create portrait art to preserve the memories of high school seniors and families. My services for businesses and entrepreneurs include headshots, event photography, and product photography.





workshops and classes attended

family portrait sessions

High school seniors portrait sessions

years in business

My Favorite...



painting, reading, gardening

chocolate, curries, salads



coastal Maine, college towns

peonies, wild roses, tulips

places to shop

ways to exercise

farmers markets, book stores

walks, yoga, Orange Theory

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