"Stories have to be told or they die, and when they die, we can't remember who we are or why we're here.” 
Sue Monk Kidd

Stories that matter

We headed to Virginia Beach with family for a week to celebrate my sweet niece’s 2nd birthday and squeeze her because we do not get to do it nearly enough. My parents just moved to this amazing house and welcomed our crazy crew to crash it! Jason and I also celebrated 20 years of marriage […]

Dear Family in Virginia Beach

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Andrea Jerozal is launching her first book and sharing encouragement on her site Life in Psalm. We decided to do a Creative Portrait Session for her to help her launch her book as well as a Family Lifestyle Session to capture this season in their family. The Jerozal family loves to serve together, play games, […]

Author, Artist , & Mom

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This beautiful family just welcomed identical twins Maggie & Maeve to their “spontaneous, active, & loving” home as Nicole describes it. I can say it is definitely true- George and Jackson are loving their new gig as big brothers and were so proud to show them off. “We sit in the backyard a lot while […]

Welcome Maggie & Maeve

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The Padgett described themselves as “fun, close, and adorkable- which is combo of adorable & dorky.” Their oldest daughter Sophia made it up and Mom Jeannie says “it fits them each in their own way.” I love a family that can laugh together! Their family motto is “be grateful & cheerful.” We just had to […]

Adork-able- LOVE!

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Jen reached out to capture her family and Leo’s Senior Creative Portraits. We captured Jasper’s Senior Portraits a couple years ago and I was excited to meet the entire family. Jen describes the family as “athletes, casual, & full of Testosterone” and said some daily routines in their family include “not loading the dishwasher.” I […]

“Where we spent 9 years”

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The Sayad family made time for “long overdue family pictures” and it was officially the first Family Lifestyle Session that included their pup Turk AND their pet bearded dragon named Toothless! Becca and Doug are celebrating 11 years of marriage this year so it was fun to get a few couples images too! Their daughter […]

Sayad Family, Turk, & Toothless

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Charis and Kevin just welcomed their 3rd child to the family. Zachary is so sweet and has no shortage of love and snuggles and lots of attention from his older siblings. Capturing this beautiful family again in their vineyard where they growing grapes for their family business La Forge Family Vineyard. We were reminded of […]

Welcoming Zachary

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Kathy reached out to do a Family Lifestyle Session for her gift for Mother’s Day and she described their family as “chaotic, dynamic, and loving” and told me they love vibrant color. I knew just the location and they trusted the process and were up for anything! I love Kathy’s reflections, “We are all so […]

“no matter what”

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We captured Heather & Dan’s blended family right before their 2 year anniversary. I photographed their “forever day;” as Heather always shared, wedding in Chicago on a rooftop 2 years ago. That day in April brought freezing rain and even snow but was a beautiful ceremony and party to celebrate their love story and blended […]

All together

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