Just some of my recent sessions

Bennett is the third senior I’ve had the opportunity to work with in his family, and it was once again a joy to work with his mom and to meet Bennett!  He brought along Langley High School gear, his football helmet, his new William and Mary spirit wear and his car!  Not to mention the […]

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Sometimes it makes sense to have both a senior session AND a family session.  In this case, it was perfect because the day of the senior session was cold and rainy….so we were able to do his outdoor images the same day we did the family session images.  And the combination then worked great for […]

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Today is a day for family gatherings…and big food feasts. In the middle of preparing all that food, take a picture. Stop and take a REAL picture. NOT with your phone – with a camera. Take something that will last forever, and not get deleted when you buy a new phone – or automatically bumped […]

Sometimes a girl’s gotta do what a girls’ gotta do…and the right shoe DOES make the difference! Paige had to split her split session due to weather issues, so we did her indoor studio portion yesterday and while we were playing in the studio we had time to highlight a special collection for Paige…her shoes! […]

With so many girls wanting to consider modeling, the “trend” right now is to make your senior portrait “experience” be all about high fashion, high energy, professional hair and make up, etc.  And I think that is a really fun approach for some – but it’s also a bit over the top for me for […]

When Sami, Senior at Loudoun Valley High School swims in the mornings she is actually training…and so it made sense to include this sport in her senior portraits. I met Sami at a local pool last week and she and her mom gave me an education on the swim strokes and the sport in general. […]