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Welcome to the Blog

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Ok, I have a confession!  Whenever a photographer asks me to take their photos, I get extremely nervous….like butterflies on the first day of school, like getting on stage in front of a bunch of strangers, like….well you get the point!  I think I bring this on myself.  I mean obviously they have seen mt […]

Headshots, Natural Light, On-Location

June 3, 2014

Fun Shots with Britney Jeanine | Virginia Photographer

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Last year when I mentioned to my dad that I wanted to start learning to shoot film he turned around and mailed me his old Mamiya 645 and 3 lenses!  No pressure!  I have slowly started this journey and I attended a film class during one the last days at United taught by Christina Blanarovich.  […]

Film is Not Dead, Natural Light, Photography

May 15, 2014

The Film Journey | Virginia Wedding Photographer

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Ok, so if you haven’t discovered by now- I love photographing engagements, weddings and now anniversary sessions!  I guess it’s the hopeless romantic in me.  I love seeing couples express their love in their own way in front of my camera.  I love hearing the story of how they met, their first date and then […]

I Still Do, Natural Light, On-Location, Portraits

May 6, 2014

Tim & Chiantia | “I Still Do” Session

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I love meeting cool new couples that are in love.  Keith and Ashley came to me as a referral from Rasheedah, someone from one of my Facebook networks.  When we met in person, I thought we hit it off pretty well, so I was excited when they decided to book me for their September wedding!  […]

Engagements, Natural Light

April 15, 2014

Keith & Ashley | A DC Cherry Blossom and Old Town Alexandria Engagement Session

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When two souls are meant to collide, they usually will.  They grew up in different parts of Ohio, but an introduction from a friend allowed them to meet while living in D.C.  They started as friends but it wasn’t long before Victoria began to think, I’m really digging this guy!  Victoria works for the government […]

Engagements, Natural Light, On-Location

March 18, 2014

Brian + Victoria | Reagan Airport and D.C. Engagement Session

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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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If you’ve been absent from social media, you may not be aware that I attended United 2014 recently.  United is a photographer’s conference that was held in Santa Barbara at the Fess Parker Double Tree Hilton and put on by the crew that runs Showit (my website host) and PASS (a photo sharing system).  I’ll […]

Natural Light, On-Location, Photography, Styled, Weddings, Workshops

March 5, 2014

United Santa Barbara 2014 | Sunrise Trash The Dress Shoot

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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