WEDDING & PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY

established 2000

Available for travel

BASED IN BRIDGEWATER, VA

Prefer to chat?  540-828-6860

So grateful for your interest!

behind the lens

So grateful you are here! Hopefully, we have had the chance to meet, but if not I hope we can soon!! In the meantime let’s see what we have in common. I have been lucky enough to be in this business for 20 + years and that means I have served 100’s of couples, families and businesses in some way through photography. It all started at just age 17 in my high school yearbook class, between that and having a close cousin getting married that year was what it took to set my mind on photography and weddings! Soon I began photographing weddings for friends and the like, you know the story… Before heading off to college I was a bridal salon manager at a local shop, where I learned all things dresses, entrepreneurial skills and customer service. Little did I know how much working there would benefit me in the near future serving brides & grooms. Then it was off to college in South Florida! Enjoyed my time there and met one of my best friends while working in a design studio all the while learning everything I could about photography, business & photoshop!

….Fast forward to present day! I operate my home office, studio & business out of Bridgewater, Virginia. I love to capture classic, bright and true to life real moments for my clients. I am always up for a good sunset and have deemed myself a sun chaser (along with my mom) no matter where we are…always looking for the best light and the perfect sunset to enjoy!

I share a home with my husband and fur-baby Marlin! We got married in 2014 at a venue in Lexington, Va. Our fur-baby Marlin joined us in December of 2020 and has kept us on our toes ever since!

Hopefully, we have had the chance to meet, but if not I hope we can soon!!
I have been lucky enough to be in this business for 20 + years and that means I have served 100’s of couples, families and businesses in some way through photography. It all started at just age 17 in my high school yearbook class, between that and having a close cousin getting married that year was what it took to set my mind on photography and weddings! Soon I began photographing weddings for friends and the like, you know the story…

All the while during my first few years in business I also worked as a bridal salon manager at a local shop, where I learned all things dresses, entrepreneurial skills and customer service.

Little did I know how much working there would benefit me in the near future serving my clients & couples.

The wedding shows, lacing and steaming dresses and filing customer info & sales tax were some of the tasks that lead to my success.

“Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.”

– Maya Angelou

I felt I needed more…after photographing for a few years on my own- learning as I went, I wanted to learn everything I could to be better at photography & business…so, it was off to college in……??!!

RESEARCH COLLEGES.

CHOOSE COLLEGE IN PA.

VISIT PA. & REALIZE IT’S TOO COLD IN WINTER…

BEGIN SEARCH AGAIN.

FIND ART INSTITUTE IN SOUTH FLORIDA…PACK CAR!!!!

While in Fort Lauderdale I found the perfect part time job! I met one of my best friends while working in a design studio all the while learning everything I could about photography, business & photoshop! Classes I enjoyed most while at Art Institute: Business, Photoshop and the film class that was required…we watched a lot of movies… Ending my time in Fort Lauderdale was sad, but I knew I would always come back home to Virginia! Graduating with my degree and more importantly the knowledge and confidence I received to move forward with my business was ALWAYS the end goal!
MORE THAN “JUST” A PHOTOGRAPHER…

“…You have such a gift of making people feel comfortable”

“…we had a really great time! Thank you so much for spending time with us at our session, we are looking forward to working with you again at our wedding!”

Taylor & Brian

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT WITH YOUR EXPERIENCE...

A PHOTOGRAPHER THAT IS

Professional, Experienced & Personable

THAT DELIVERS

Classic, Bright & True To Life

IMAGERY

MY TOP MUST HAVES

Photographing at the lovely Mt Ida Farm in Charlottesville, VA

On a wedding day at Mt Ida Farm in Charlottesville, VA and at my favorite place 111 S Main in Bridgewater VA

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My Blistex Silk & Shine Chapstick & a Hair Tye… my hair is ALMOST always in a ponytail…

And I am NEVER without chapstick, in any room or car! A notebook and pen for a to-do list is never very far either.

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My Sunglasses in my favorite bright pink Kate Spade pocketbook

…or on top of my head is really where you will find them.

The pocketbook holds all the other must have things, like lotion, hand sanitizer, & phone!

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Breakfast & Netflix (and a cozy blanket)

…My favorite? Any Netflix original series, honestly my current faves are Locke & Key & Downton Abby.

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Obviously my hubby, pup and camera gear are all must haves too…. 

…but that goes without saying!

Me and the FAMILY
Present Day…

I operate my home office, studio & business out of Bridgewater, Virginia. Just a few miles from where I grew up in Dayton, VA. I love to capture classic, bright and true to life real moments for my clients. I am always up for a good sunset and have deemed myself a sun chaser (along with my mom) no matter where we are…always looking for the best light and the perfect sunset to enjoy!

I share a home with my husband and fur-baby Marlin! We got married in 2014 at a venue in Lexington, Va. Our fur-baby Marlin joined us in December of 2020 and has kept us on our toes ever since!

Get In Touch

Now that you know more about me… I WANT TO GET TO KNOW YOU!

We have so much to talk about!
Use this form to tell me more about what type of photography we can work on together!

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