As a Mom of a 17 year old and a 15 year old, believe me when I say the days pass quickly. Whether it's a special occasion or pictures just because, I think it is so important to document your life in photos.

Let's be real. Getting in front of a camera is not something we all like to do. I get it. I love photographing others but even when I get in front of the camera I get all Ricky Bobby like "what do I do with my hands?" My goal is to make sessions laid back and not stressful or awkward. Imagine we are hanging out and snapping photos in between.

I will guide poses but will also take photos of how you interact naturally with each other. Please don't worry about how your kids will behave. As a mom of two boys, I have seen it all! I promise I will not judge! I do encourage you to let your children walk around and play to catch those real smiles, laughs, and expressions.

What to expect



OUter Banks sessions

The Outer Banks is one of my happy places! I am fortunate enough to be able to have a "home away from home" there and try to be an OBX local as much as possible! Especially during the summer months. I am so excited to be offering portrait sessions in one my favorite places! If you are interested in doing an Outer Banks session, let's chat! 



drew and kristen



vance and carrie



modern tropical styled shoot



megan and jason


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obx sessions

Family, children, or in home newborn sessions. 30 minutes-1 hour depending on session. Location in the Tri-City/Richmond area. Willing to travel! For sessions out of the Richmond area or multiple family/group portraits, contact me for special pricing.

Congratulations Class of 2018!! Sessions are at least an hour and include multiple outfits and locations. We will work together to create a custom session for you. 

Contact me for discount pricing for multiple families or large groups. We will work together to customize an OBX session tailored to you.




All sessions include an online gallery of high resolution images and print release. I am a shoot and share photographer meaning prints are not included. I believe clients should be able to print what they want, when they want, and where they want on their terms.