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Welcome to the Blog

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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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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

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I love to hear the story of how two souls collided and fell in love! I traveled to California recently to attend United.  United is a photographers conference that was held in Santa Barbara.  I’ll share more details from the conference in a few days.  While in California, I decided to spend some time in […]

I Still Do, Natural Light, On-Location

March 3, 2014

Chris + Kathryn | “I Still Do” Los Angeles Anniversary Session

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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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When I walk into my dentist’s office he has a sign up near the front window that says “The biggest compliment that you could give us is a referral to your friends”.  This never meant much to me as I like my dentist but I have never had anyone ask me for a referral to […]

Natural Light, On-Location, Photography, Portraits

December 19, 2013

The Gaines Family | 2013 Edition