Maggie + Derek met on Hinge and Maggie was right away impressed with how chatty he was and he commented on her cooking skills. They quickly realized how important family was to both of them. Maggie shared, “we are thrilled to celebrate with the family and framily who have been praying for us all this time.” We planned their engagement session in Virginia Beach and desired to photograph “two people honoring and celebrate the gift Jesus has given them” in each other. We had so much fun and ended our session at the historic Cavalier Hotel where Derek proposed and had family and friends waiting to celebrate them right after. Seriously we had an absolute blast and I am so grateful they invited to me to photograph this special season in their lives- Congrats Maggie & Derek!
After I delivered their full gallery I got this message from Maggie and again am reminded why this is the best work:
“I am crying at my desk right now ! I’m so obsessed with ALL of them…why do you have to be so good ?? How will I ever choose? Really though…. THANK you from the bottom of my heart! Neither Derek or I had ever had professional pictures taken before, I’m beyond thankful you were our first! From the beginning until the insanely quick delivery, it was a breeze. You are truly overflowing with talent my friend , there’s no doubt about it. You are hilarious and kind and made us feel comfortable. Your artistic eye picked the perfection location/background, seriously, every detail was thought of. Love you and thank you thank you thank you!!!”
A visual storyteller that focuses on human emotion & connection. I help families, individuals, & couples to share their beautiful messy story.
I also partner with humanitarian, non-for-profit organizations, and NGOs share their stories with intention, dignity, & excellence, so they can have a greater impact on their communities.