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Welcome to the Blog

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I delight in repeat clients and the Champion Family has been just that!  From trusting me in my very early days of photography to today, this family has believed in me and made an annual appointment on my calendar!  Each year the look is a little different and I think this year was my all […]

Anniversary Session, Celebration of Love, Lifestyle, Natural Light, Personal, Photographers, Photography, Portraits

February 23, 2017

D.C. Lifestyle Portrait Photographer | The Champion Family

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What can I say about them, they’ve been long supporters of my business from the early days of shooting in my garage!  I’ve seen their daughters mature into gorgeous young ladies and now I can call them my sorority sisters!  And outside of my own parents they are #marriagegoals!! Thank you to the Gaines family […]

Lifestyle, On-Location, Portraits

February 3, 2017

Fredericksburg Family Portraits | The Gaines Family

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This year was my first chance to attend WPPI.  I’ll write a separate blog post on my experience soon.  While there, several of my  friends and I got the itch to want to shoot in the desert.  We contacted a few couples but due to the hectic nature of everyone’s schedule during WPPI, we could […]

Headshots, Lifestyle, Natural Light, On-Location, Photography, Styled

March 13, 2016

An Elegant Desert Photo Shoot | Las Vegas Photographer

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Last year I knew that I wanted to put an emphasis on my photography education.  I started attending workshops and mentoring sessions with photographers that I have been following in the hopes of understanding their workflow and shooting styles, but still choosing to focus on how I wanted to run my business and my own […]

I Still Do, Lifestyle, Natural Light, On-Location, Workshops

March 15, 2014

One-on-One Mentoring with D.Finney Photo | Virginia Photographer

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Have you ever noticed a couple that happened to be complete strangers look so cute together that you wanted to take their photo?  No, oh well, I have!  While I was in Los Angeles and wrapping up a photo session at the Urban Lights exhibit at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) I […]

Lifestyle, Natural Light, On-Location, Photography, Portraits

March 4, 2014

Andrew + Marilyn | Los Angeles Urban Lights Photographer

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Today I received a beautiful reminder of why I do what I do. In December, you may recall, I did a beauty shoot with one of the make-up artists that I have a working relationship with.  She commented that she was awkward in front of the camera but I say everything but awkwardness.  When she […]

Lifestyle, Natural Light, On-Location, Styled

January 10, 2014

A Beautiful Reminder

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There have been a few times when I have just had a random idea pop into my head like the time I decided to have a wedding for my dog, so it’s not uncommon for my friends to get a phone call to help me follow thru on these ideas.  I usually try and do […]

Lifestyle, Natural Light, Photography

December 23, 2013

Pure Beauty with Ericka Marie | VA Photographer

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I met Victoria last year during our church’s women’s retreat.  It’s amazing to see someone at church each week but not really get to know them until you’re up in the mountains with a group of women that are believing God for so much in life. I missed a few Sunday’s at church due to […]

Lifestyle, Portraits

November 18, 2013

Great Expectations | Maternity Session with Victoria