May 17 2018
This sweet couple contacted me back in January about their upcoming wedding. They were looking for a photographer so we did a FaceTime chat. Y’all, I’m showing my age because it was my first video chat with a client. We had done a video chat a few times with Grandparents and it usually doesn’t go…
Many of you know that I have 3 kids and they keep me pretty busy. They are also my muses and the first ones I go to when I have a crazy idea. Poor things! LOL!
So Halloween is no exception. I had this idea to setup a little witch’s cauldron scene in the backyard and…
Sep 20 2017
This Baltimore Couple started off their day at the Kimpton Hotel Monaco at Baltimore Inner Harbor on a beautiful September day. This hotel is like taking a step back in time, it’s inside the B&O Railroad headquarters. The entry way was grand with 2 flights of marble stairs on both sides flanking the elevators and topped off…
May 10 2017
Jerry & Jocelyn’s Springtime Engagement Session
Springtime is here and it has brought some rainy days. I love that the rain brings out beautiful flowers and trees after a cold winter here in Virginia. But, cold and rainy days usually don’t make for beautiful backgrounds for an engagement session. So, what do you do when the…
May 09 2017
Since moving to Purcellville last summer I had been looking forward to meeting some Seniors from Loudoun Valley since our neighborhood backs up to the school. Often we can hear the announcer or the band during half-time in the Fall. So I was thrilled when Aaron’s Mom contacted me and wanted to incorporate the school…
Feb 23 2017
Aperture is often referred to as an F-stop and written as f2.8. The smaller the number the more light is being allowed onto you the sensor; the larger the number the less light enters. This also affects the depth of field in your images. Higher aperture numbers will have a greater depth of field and…
Lifestyle photography is something that I practice with my own family. I love catching them doing what they enjoy doing and getting real moments. Each year I compile all of my favorites into a Family Yearbook and they love to flip through them and laugh and remember.
Here are my favorites from 2017. I’ve already ordered…
Jan 30 2017
As mentioned in my previous Camera Basics post, ISO is one of the sides to the Exposure Triangle. ISO stands for International Standards Organization, which is a bit arbitrary to how you actually think about it. ISO makes the sensor in your camera more or less sensitive to the available light. It can be 50-100 on…
Jan 04 2017
This October wedding was full of charm and hidden meanings here and there. If you weren’t paying attention or didn’t ask, you might have missed it. The Groom created his pocket square with a sweet little note.
TRAVEL is like love a remarkable ADVENTURE. The FURTHER you go the more you find your TRUE SELF
Nov 14 2016
Growing families are so special to photograph. It’s special to welcome a new baby into the world, but at the same time appreciating the time before everything changes. That’s exactly where this sweet ‘V’ family is! Their little girl is so full of energy as she ran down the path begging to be chased. I…