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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…