… our location, that is. Sydni and I had talked about shooting further up Grace street in downtown Richmond but as soon as I saw these old walls and buildings, I asked if we could shoot there instead. Whit and Sydni agreed and didn’t think twice (because they’re wonderful!). I will admit that the location wasn’t the prettiest, or the cleanest, or really safest but it sure was COOL! I LOVED it! The dirty, grungy, urban feel makes for some pretty sweet portraits! Whit and Sydni were so great. They trusted my judgment, even when it seemed weird and I must say that they were pretty darn good at the “model” face!
I love my clients! I love them, I love them, I love them! Whit and Sydni are no exception. I cannot wait to shoot their November wedding! I exclaimed (loudly) during their session that when I shoot their wedding this fall, I will be MARRIED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AHHHH!!!!!!!!!! Their wedding will be my first wedding to shoot as a Mrs. and I so excited! Speaking of getting married…. I’m getting married in 21 days! Yes, 21 DAYS! I have so much to do! If you saw my basement right now you would think I was starting a small vintage boutique. The birdcages and twigs are TAKING OVER! They’re everywhere! Anyway, it’s getting a bit tricky trying to run a business and plan a rather large wedding but I’m making it so far! I apologize to all those who have been waiting to see these since last Sunday! So I won’t keep you any longer!!!! …. Enjoy my favorites!
Oh! Hey lens flare! I promise you this is real! I made a pact with myself when I first started me business that I would NOT add fake lens flares to my images in Photoshop! Nonono! I did it once and I’ll never do it again. It’s one of those things that works for some other photographers, but not for me. I really wanted to learn how to get “the flare” on my own and so every now and then… it happens and I love it!:)
It’s hard to believe I’m writing this… my fourth birth story in four years. I’ve given birth in 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020. Just typing that makes me tired….. and so grateful…. unbelievably grateful. These last four years have been the best and hardest of my life. We cherish being parents and welcoming a new baby is hands down the most incredible thing we have ever experienced in our 18 years together. I’m so excited to introduce you to our newest member of our family and tell you the story of how he came into this world!
Whether you’re brand new to business or have been in business for quite a while, this brand new Youtube video is for you! Michael and I, early on in our business, struggled to relinquish tasks to other professionals outside of our business. Really…. It was more of MY STRUGGLE than his.
Welcome to December’s Student Spotlight!! It’s a new month and we have new photographers to celebrate!! I’m so thankful for them and for their willingness to give of their time and share their stories!!!
This shoot was supposed to happen about a month earlier on the exact day that leftover rains from a hurricane swept through Washington. I’m so thankful we rescheduled! Our reschedule date was absolute perfection! The temperature, the glow, the locations…. it was beautiful! Tyler and Abby’s outfit choices were wonderful and the leaves were full of color and still hanging on the trees.
When Michael and I were in our early years of dating, I would go on trips with his family for Thanksgiving and summer trips to West Virginia and I spent time with his cousins! “Bri-Bri” was so little! He’s the youngest of all of the cousins and it’s crazy to think that he’s old enough to be getting MARRIED! He’s actually older than we were when we got married!! We have known Shannon for years and we were THRILLED when we heard that Brian had proposed because we always hoped that would happen!!!
Maybe it’s just me…. but I feel like this fall is FLYING by! It seems like just the other day that I was sharing about three more KJ Students who are doing amazing things in their businesses! Well, this weeks marks the beginning of November and I have three amazing students to introduce you too!!!