I'm Dawn! A Mom, photographer, and blogger living a small town and coastal life in Virginia. Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you stay awhile, browse my latest work, read the stories of my awesome clients and catch up on my latest adventures.

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Winter Bucket List 2019

I am a Bucket List person. I make one for myself every season of activities to do and places to go. I even made a Bucket List last January of new restaurants for us to try. I didn’t post about it but it took us a year and we finally checked off each one! Every […]

January 22, 2019

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2018 Personal Year In Review

Maybe it’s just me, but as a year ends and a new one begins I always like to reflect on the previous year and look ahead to what the new year will bring. And of course, I find myself going through my photos to relive all the memories. Nothing really life changing happened to me […]

January 17, 2019

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My Life Lately | Business and Personal Update

This is a spur of the moment blog post I’ve decided to write last minute. I started to write an Instagram caption and it was getting so long I was like, ok this needs to be a blog post! I’ve been posting so much of my work lately and my client’s stories I’ve neglected to […]

June 8, 2018

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Lindsey | Matoaca High School Senior Graduation Portraits

Today is a big day for one of my favorite young ladies, Lindsey who is graduating from Matoaca High School today! Lindsey is the daughter of Scott and Christi….some dear friends of Rick and I and we just love her! We have known her since she was a little girl and have watched her grow […]

June 4, 2018

Personal, Portraits

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Going on My First Vacation in Two Years

Tomorrow I leave for a 10 day vacation. To be honest, I’m excited but also a little nervous and anxious. This will be the first vacation I’ve taken in two years. And the longest I’ve ever been away from my boys. By vacation I mean taking 5 consecutive days off. Now I know some of […]

April 10, 2018

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January Recap-The Month of Simplifying My Life

Happy last day of January! I hope your 2018 is off to a great start! There is something about the new year I love. It’s a fresh start and new beginning that gets me excited and motivated to reflect and goal set. I have three big focuses in 2018.  Grow my photography business, pay down […]

January 31, 2018

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Winter Bucket List

Stock Photo By: SC Stockshop As I’m writing this it’s 20 degrees outside and snow is on the ground. Winter is in full swing here in Virginia but I’m going to make the most of it and you should too! I’m a summertime girl who loves warmth and sunshine and I used to dread January […]

January 8, 2018

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What I Learned My First Year as a Wedding Photographer

Funny to think I went into 2017 with no goals for my photography business, only dreams and it ended up being so much more than I could’ve expected! I still have sooo much to learn to get to where I want to be but I am also much farther ahead than I was a year ago. […]

January 3, 2018

Personal, Tips For Photographers

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Audrey Rose Workshop Recap

Back in August, I attended the Audrey Rose Workshop hosted by Audrey Rose Photography and it was amazing! I stumbled upon Audrey on Instagram and learned so much about photography from reading her blog. After completing my first wedding and having two more booked at that time I knew I wanted to invest in education. You can […]

December 11, 2017

Personal, Tips For Photographers

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My First Blog Post. Ever.

  Wow. This post has been a long time coming. But the day is here!  I’m so excited to finally start this blog. In full transparency,  starting a blog and launching a website is exciting, but it’s also kinda scary. Putting myself out there feels vulnerable, awkward, and uncomfortable but I am going to let […]

November 1, 2017

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