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  • Loudoun Valley HS | Purcellville, VA | Aaron’s Senior Portraits

    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…

  • Photography 101 | Aperture

    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…

  • My Highlights from 2017 | Lifestyle

    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…

  • The Barn at Hamilton Station | Loudoun County Wedding | Navy and Burgandy

    A Nurse and a Firefighter
    Back in October I had the pleasure of working with another Wedding Photographer, Bethanne Arthur of Bethanne Arthur Photography.  She needed a second photographer at the last minute and I was happy to step in and assist.

    Their venue was The Barns at Hamilton Station.  This is a vineyard that makes their own bottles…

  • Photography 101 | ISO

    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…

  • Middleburg Wedding | Goodstone Inn

    Hannah and Thomas decided to have their wedding at the lovely Goodstone Inn, in Middleburg Virginia.  The estate dates back a few hundred years and covers 265 acres.  The Bride and her attendants prepared in the Manor House and the Groom and his gentlemen were in the Carriage House.  Each needed a car to get…

  • Christy and Jamie | Maternity Lifestyle

    Having a baby is definitely considered a Life-Changing Event!  This couple were as cool as cucumbers and are so ready to welcome their baby boy in the next few weeks.  The nursery is ready to go, complete with their current furbaby, Dempsey’s photo over the crib.  Stuffed animals, a fluffy rug, and a photo of…