Tuesday, February 22, 2011


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Friday, February 11, 2011

Spring Mini-Sessions!

Spring Mini-Sessions!  

Mini-sessions are basically what the title says... a mini-session :)  Here are some things to keep in mind about mini-sessions:

The cost is $100.00 and includes 5 digital images on a CD. You will be able to choose from an online gallery of 10 images.  

Up to 3 children can be included in the session.  No families. If you want a family session, then I recommend booking a family portrait session.  Each additional child will be $25.00.

Mini-Sessions are 20 minutes long and will not exceed that time limit.  

Full payment is expected at the time of booking.  

April 30th: Pleasant Grove in Fluvanna County:







May 1st: Boars Head Inn in Charlottesville:







I will update as time slots fill up.  Please email me with any questions you may have!  

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

"V" Newborn Sneak Peak! (Albemarle, Charlottesville Newborn Photographer)

I have been anticipating this little one's arrival now for quite a few months.  Mom got in touch with me several months ago to book her newborn session.  And little Ms. "D" arrived a couple days before her due date and is just perfect.  You can tell this little one is very well loved by just looking in her parents eyes.  
Thank you again "V" family for having me. I had such a nice time and congratulations on your new bundle of joy!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Guess Who's Turning FIVE! Ms. "A" Is!!!! -Fluvanna, Albemarle Children Photographer

It is not often the you get lucky enough to have a 55 degree day in the beginning of February! But as luck would play out, we scheduled Ms. "A's" photo shoot on the perfect day!  
Mom wanted some photos of "A" for her 5th birthday, and I think we got some great ones. "A" was a total ham and did not mind the camera one bit :)  She was a lot of fun and a sweet little girl.  
Happy Birthday Ms. "A"!  Mom.. I hope you enjoy your sneak peak!

Friday, February 4, 2011


I am:

a wife.

Most of all, I am just me.  I juggle many hats but my true passion is photography.  I never dreamed this is what I would be doing.  If you would have asked me ten years ago where I would be now, I would have told you that I would be working as a nurse and maybe have one child.  But God had a different plan for me.  
I met my husband when I was fifteen years old at the same pool I take my children to now.  I was a lifeguard there and still remember the day I saw him.  I was smitten when he showed interest in me, but was intimidated by his good looks and "wild" lifestyle.  We became friends at first and that friendship grew into much more.  We have been together ever since and I can honestly say, I married a wonderful man.  He has supported me and made me a better person.
When I was 20, we had our first daughter.  It was a bit of a shock because we were both so young and I did not know anyone who had children my age.  It was hard, but it was the best thing that ever happened to me.  I knew at the time I was enjoying every moment of motherhood, yet,  I still did not know what my future held. I had not finished college and just assumed I would go back to school one day and finish my nursing degree.  We decided to have another child and three years after our first daughter was born, we welcomed another beautiful little girl into our lives.  
The Christmas before she was born, my mother bought me my first SLR camera.  It was a Canon Rebel and it used film.  I went out and bought some black and white film, put some white sheets up in the living room, and did a little photo shoot with my girls.  I had so much fun taking the pictures, but figured they would look like every other picture I had taken and the heads would be chopped off.  I got back the film and much to surprise, they were beautiful, and I was hooked.  I kept that camera and eventually bought a little point and shoot digital camera, but still used my film SLR for most portraits I took.  I started dreaming big about how much fun it would be to start a photography business then, but those were just dreams that I never thought would happen.
We welcomed yet another beautiful daughter into our lives two years after our second daughter was born, and she made me feel complete.  We felt so blessed to have three healthy children and as they grew older, I started to think about my purpose.  I mean, being a mother was the best thing that had ever happened to me, but I wanted more. I felt like I was just "mom".  I had no college diploma, and at this point couldn't imagine going back to school. And that is when I started to dream again.  I told my husband that I thought I would like to start my own photography business.  Remarkably enough, he just said...and I still remember, "well, let's do it".  I felt so nervous and prayed about it for a long time.  I just didn't know if I was cut out for it and was afraid I would fail.  After many, many months of praying and self-reflecting, I made the decision. In November of 2009, I bought my Canon 7D. I spent the next four months studying, reading, practicing and a lot more practicing.  In March of 2010,  I began portfolio building and I haven't looked back.
I have come a long way in such a short time. I look back a year ago at my photography and I can almost laugh.  I have learned so much over the past year and feel like my photography is better than ever. I still have so much to learn and I have big dreams.  
I thank each and every one of you who have helped me and supported me along the way. There are so many.  I feel extremely blessed to be doing something I love and I feel like I have found my passion.  I can honestly say that I feel fulfilled and have the best of both worlds.  A career that can grow as much as I want it to and a loving family whom I wouldn't be here without.

Last thing I want to say is. Dream big.  Find your passion and follow it.  It doesn't have to be anything grande or spectacular, but find something you love.  

Many thanks to my friend Denise who is a fabulous photographer in Louisa County, VA.  We met virtually only a couple of months ago, and I feel so connected to her already.  I can't wait to see what our friendship has in store this year ;)  

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Project 52- Week 5. Snow!

We woke up last Friday morning to some unexpected snow, at least it was unexpected to me!  Soon after we woke up, the school called and said classes were cancelled.  So, we got our snow clothes on and went out to play. We had a great time and spent at least an hour outside playing in the snow.  It was just enough for us to sled in and make snow angels, and we even had our own snowball fight!  I am glad we went out when we did, because the sun came out around noon and before you know it, then snow was gone.  
I captured some great pictures of the kids playing and having fun. But this was my favorite.  I like it because I don't think she was aware I was photographing her, but she was just staring at the snow as it came down and I could not help but wonder what she was thinking in that creative mind of hers.  She is my deep-thinker and loves being outdoors.  

Camera Settings:

Canon 7D
Lens: 24-70mm 2.8L
ISO: 500
f/stop: 3.5
SS: 1/400
natural light :)

Monday, January 24, 2011

Project 52- Week 4! Great Wolf Lodge Getaway

We celebrated my oldest daughter's 8th birthday this past weekend and we took her to Great Wolf Lodge in Williamsburg.  The children had never been and they had such a great time.  In this photo, my girls were mesmerized by the "big bucket" that fills up with water and then tips over dumping all the water onto the children below.  I just love the look on their faces!  

Camera Settings:

Shot with Canon 7D and 50mm 1.2L lens
f/stop: 1.4
shutter:  1/200
ISO: 500

natural light*-for those of you wondering, I almost always use natural light if I can.  I have a nice flash that I bounce if I need to, but I usually use natural light.  
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