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family beach session

Topsail Beach, North Carolina – Sound Side Photographing young kids can be quite a challenge! My two youngest grandkids Sawyer and Sully have proven to be just that but I’m super excited about the Critzer family beach session! I FINALLY got pictures of the two of them together and with their parents that I LOVE! […]

Topsail Beach, North Carolina I cannot believe Taylor turned sixteen on August 25th and now has her driver’s license. Michael and I have been together for 11 years, 10 of them married, so she was five when we started dating! Taylor’s sweet sixteen birthday photos are some of my favorite photos! And because so many […]

Topsail Beach, North Carolina I haven’t had the opportunity to do a first birthday and cake smash until now! My great-nephew, Logan is turning one on September 16th! So while we were on vacation for the annual Holmes family beach trip, we celebrated Logan’s first birthday and cake smash! During our vacation, Logan got to […]

I was the second photographer for this beautiful garden wedding in Richmond Virginia! I had the pleasure of photographing for Kailey Brianne Photography! It was incredibly hot for early June but the bride and groom didn’t seem to care since it was their wedding day! They were both full of smiles and happiness! As the […]

Kasey & her pupcake Charlottesville Dog Barkery

Three years ago we brought home this special girl! I named her Kasey and she and Hank are my joy every day! I like celebrating birthdays and Hank is the only dog I’ve ever had that I know an actual birthday for. Since I don’t know Kasey’s, I celebrate her Gotcha Day as if it […]

Senior portrait at Boar's Head with tuba

I’m so excited to share these senior portraits at Boar’s Head! Bob is a rising senior at Charlottesville High School and is also a talented musician as well! His dad John is a long-time friend of mine and I was thrilled to document this last year of high school for Bob! One of the coolest […]

Pamela Davis – Senior Independent Beauty Consultant, Mary Kay, Inc. This week on the blog I’m highlighting another vendor from my Casually Elegant Styled Shoot! Please welcome Pam Davis from PD’s Genuine Beauties! Pam consulted with both Salim and Wendy to create their looks for the styled shoot! I couldn’t have been happier when I […]

This week on the blog I’m highlighting one of my vendors from my Casually Elegant Styled Shoot! Please welcome Shannon from Bogue Sound Distillery (BSD)! They are fairly new to the fine spirit market but as you’ll see they have great momentum! I had a tour and tasting last August and am very excited to […]

Dog Treats from Charlottesville Dog Barkery

My super rambunctious furbaby, Hank turned 3 on May 23rd! We adopted Hank after losing our best girl Caddy to a ruptured liver tumor. It was heartbreaking and coming home without her was hard. Michael and I discussed many times getting another dog and agreed to adopt an 8-week old puppy. Finding Hank After contacting […]

Part Two A Rainy Forecast The day scheduled for my casually elegant styled shoot was showing rain! I didn’t have a backup location but knew I needed to think fast in case it rained all day. I discussed it with Katie and our thoughts were that we would force ourselves to work with what we […]