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This summer has been one for the books in terms of wonderful couples and beautiful backdrops. I’ve been spending a lot of time shooting up on The Blue Ridge Parkway, and I couldn’t be happier! I spend a lot of time hiking up there, but this is the first year I’ve brought clients up there and I don’t know why I didn’t do it sooner.

Sayre and Lauren traveled all the way from Northern Virginia for their engagement session and the mountains couldn’t have been a more perfect backdrop for them. Sayre actually proposed to Lauren during an outdoor excursion, and these two love hiking, traveling, and exploring.

I knew within the first five minutes of talking with them and photographing them that we were going to hit it off. These two are so funny and so laid back that the session just flew by. I had a great time getting to know them, hearing about their proposal story, lamenting about the never ending battle of keeping cat hair off your work clothes, discussing our mutual love for baguettes, and laughing with them through it all. I am so excited to photograph their wedding at The Kyle House next fall.

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Guys, 2017 is really flying. I don’t know if it’s being so busy with work, raising an infant, or a combination of that and everything else, but I just can’t believe that we’re here in August! And now that I’m just finding time to blog some more and show you sweet Aurora’s 3 month studio portraits, it’s just about time to take her 6 month portraits. Life! So crazy.

I’m sure you’ll recognize this cute little girl and her lovely mom. I’ve known Alissa for, gosh, 4 or 5 years now, and I’ve had the joy of photographer her family in pretty much every stage. It’s so cool to photograph siblings – you see the similarities, the differences, the little looks and mannerisms they pick up from their parents. It’s just incredible to watch two tiny people grow and learn and change. I never take this amazing job I have for granted.
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Summer is officially here – and that means my weekends are filled with weddings! I had a wonderful time celebrating the marriage of Cody and Aislinn this past weekend at The Waynesboro Country Club. These two were surrounded by so much love from their friends and family – they have been together for several years and everyone present was ready to celebrate this new chapter in their lives! There were so many special touches incorporated throughout their day, but my absolute favorite was Aislinn’s wedding dress – which was actually her mom’s! That’s right, they had her mother’s wedding dress altered and updated and the end result was truly incredible. They managed to update it, yet keep the beautiful classic touches of the original dress. How cool is that?!

Cody and Aislinn – thank you so much for including me in your special day! I wish you two all the best as husband and wife!

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  • June 28, 2017 - 10:49 pm

    Ricky Baber - I really enjoyed sharing this special day of Aisliann and Cody’s wedding to watch them grow from teenagers to adulthood and the love they have for each other is amazing Aisliann holds a special place in my heart from the day she was born I love as my own daughter and this will never change and it’s the same with her brother Corbin they both know if they need I’m there for them I’m so proud of Cody and proud to call him now my nephew but lol it’s been like that all along he’s a great young man and a hard worker and very smart young man as well as Aisliann love you both and Congratulations may God shine down on you both and Bless y’all with many years of love and happinessReplyCancel

Repeat clients are such a blessing for a photographer. I don’t know if I can properly describe how special it is to watch two people join together in marriage, then start their family, and watch their children grow. And now that I have a little one of my own, witnessing that growth has a very special place in my heart.

I’ve had the joy of photographer Andrew and Lauren’s wedding, Lily’s newborn portraits, and now her first birthday portraits and cake smash! And I love every type of session for different reasons but, guys, I have to admit, cake smashes are in my top three favorite kinds of sessions. I mean, I don’t know that you could find anything cuter than a baby demolishing a cake and smearing the icing everywhere. The little trepidatious look they get that says “Oh wait, I can eat this? Mom and dad, are you SURE?” And the amazement that floods their eyes when they realize “Oh yes I CAN eat all this sugary goodness!” It’s just the best.

Lauren brought all of these amazing props to use (shoutout to her for the hot air balloon idea – so clever!) and I couldn’t be more in love with how their pictures turned out.

Happy Birthday Lily! I loved seeing you again – I look forward to photographing you and your sweet family more in the future!
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I’m so excited to finally share this mini session!

Courtney, her fiancé, and her brother made the trek to Staunton one very chilly February Saturday for a fun little mini session. They were so easy to photograph! Laughing the whole time, and being very good sports despite the cold weather. It’s always a joy to see siblings getting along with their future brothers and sisters-in-law.

I’m photographing Justin and Courtney’s wedding this December and I know it will be such a fun way to end the 2017 wedding season. I can’t wait!

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