keep saying that all of these recent sessions were FREEZING… I’m not exaggerating! Not one bit! It’s been COLD in Virginia so far this winter and we have already had a good amount of snow (but I’m still hoping for MORE! I love snow!!!). So once the temperatures were dropping and the snow fell, Emily emailed me and asked if we should cancel because really, who takes their engagement pictures in 28 degree weather?! No one…… except Mike and Em. I talked her into bundling up and just having a wintery session last week and I’m SO glad we did! The snow does amazing things with light! It’s like having a huge natural
reflector around me constantly! Emily and Mike are getting married in April and I’m so excited! … I’m excited for ALL of my 2011 weddings next year….(Blog stalkers… the lineup is looking good…. get pumped for some amazing couples!) Since the wedding is in early spring we really needed to get their engagements done now and so despite the fact that Emily abhors cold weather….we made it happen. Their whole session took place where Mike grew up, in Dinwiddie county. (You have to say that with a “twang” to say it right). As I was driving the back country roads with no lines on them, I felt like I was heading back to my home in Caroline County. There isn’t much there besides cow pastures and bean fields. Luckily Mike’s granny’s property had a great abandoned barn with tons of great locations. We made their session happen in about an hour and then I jumped in my car and blasted the heat the whole way home!
Mike and Emily I can’t tell you how much I appreciate you walking through briar patches, freezing to death and dealing with my crazy ideas. You two are awesome and I am beyond thrilled to be capturing your wedding day!! Enjoy some of my favorites!!
Love this so so much! Emily you’re beautiful!
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!!!