Here’s a quick shout out to Lusti and her beautiful family, who I got to photograph on their wedding day last January! I say “their” because I feel like the creation of a blended family is really a marriage between all of them. It’s many people becoming one unit, and it makes for some great pictures when the kids are happy witness the ceremony that marks the joining! Funny thing about Virginia, on their actual anniversary date last week, we… Read more »

“My friend has a nice camera. She’s going to take some pictures for us.” Every wedding photographer has heard this line at some point. And that’s ok, I guess, if the person actually knows how to use their nice camera. Off of Auto. Because the camera doesn’t take the picture, the person holding it does. And if the person holding the camera doesn’t know how to set up a shot, or what moment to keep an eye out for, what… Read more »

This wedding was one for the books! I have never seen a small at-home wedding done so well! The paper flowers used to decorate the alter space turned out beautifully! They were made by the bride and her mother. The neighborhood provided a perfect park for some lovely portraits. And the weather was just lovely, even providing a wonderfully colorful sunset that I just HAD to bring the couple back out for a few more portraits.   These two were… Read more »

After publishing Emily’s engagement post, I realized that I had never made a post for her last session with her then-boyfriend, Cameron. We went down to Old Towne Petersburg where there is a good variety of settings in a short distance of each other. This set was much more along my usual style, which is a bit more high contrast, especially on the black-and-whites. Because of a scheduling snafu with Daylights Savings Time, we ran into dusk earlier than we… Read more »

Ok, so I’ve been a little busy lately, and the blog posts have gone by the way side, but fun things have been happening! One of those is that my little sister Emily got engaged to a great guy! So, of course, they wanted engagement pictures, but she wanted a warm and airy style, which is a little out of my normal edit techniques. So! The great thing about family pushing your boundaries is that you get to use them… Read more »