Someone was playing quality control officer with her dad when he was mowing the lawn last night. So cute! She loves her dad so much and you can see from those smeary fingerprints that she spends a lot of time checking out the front yard (mailman, garbage trucks and neighborhood dogs). :-) #HamptonRoadsPhotographer #HamptonRoadsfamilyphotography #Yorktown #Virigina #Kids #families #dads
A huge thank you to Fantastically Flawed for selecting my fall wildflower image for their Top 5! I can't believe these flowers are STILL blooming! We're still attracting bees, butterflies and dragonflies in November! Planting this little patch of beauty was the best decision I made this spring :-)
Also getting some practice on one of my vintage lenses, my Canon FD 135 f/3.5. I love the texture of this lens and it really does give a great "fantastically flawed" result. #
Took my little munchkin out to do some scouting for fall sessions. I fell in love with the little park tucked away in Newport News. The lake, the bridge, the beautiful paths 0 perfect! If anyone is looking for a pretty and petite park to explore, this is the place! #NewportNews #Virigina #FallFamilySession #HamptonRoadsPhotographer #HamptonRoadsfamilyphotography #Kids #families #BeechlakePark #familyportraitphotography
Riverview Farm Park in Newport News is FULL of cute photo ops for little kids! These peek a boo windows in the playground gave me on of my favorite recent pics of my daughter. They also have a kids' pollinator garden and a beautiful butterfly bench.
A fun place for a family session, or just to play around! I know it's of our family's favorite spots. #NewportNews #familyportraitphotography #HamptonRoadsPhotographer #FallFamilySession #toddlers #outdoorphotography #familie
I've been getting crazy on Ebay and picking up vintage film lenses to use on my big DSLR camera bodies. They're 100% manual setting and focus, but they create some pretty cool effects. This one is a Russian made Helios 44-2 58mm f/2. It creates that wild swirly Boken in the background. I'm getting quicker at catching my fast moving kids with the manual focus, but I'm not quite ready to take it to a family session unless the kids are at least over 8 years old, lol!
I'm very proud to announce that I was chosen as the featured artist of the month at Share Six!
They honored me with a little interview as well...if you're interested in hearing more about my journey as a photographer, please check it out! :-) #featuredartist #photographycontests #LivingMuseum #NewportNews #Virginia #ShareSix
I'm not going to lie, this is my number one favorite beach in Hampton Roads. Virginia Beach is beautiful, but this little beach has waves that are perfectly sized for my little kiddos, the water is clear and there is wildlife all around!
We come here as much as we can, and the best part is that it's usually empty. You feel like you're on your own private beach and the kids can run and play without worry. We ventured out last week to catch the last little bit of sun and
I had the pleasure of trying out some new, beautiful places around historic Yorktown this week! This gorgeous family was so fun and their coordinated outfits were on point! I'm totally planning to snag their color scheme for our own photos this year :-)
Six months ago, I took sweet Lucy's newborn photos in the hospital and now she's sitting up and playing and laughing! What a treat to see that adorable smile!
A super fun way to spend a weeknight :-) #Virigina #natural
I've been experimenting with using vintage film lenses on my full frame DSLR cameras. This is one of my most recent finds, and one I'm just finally getting the hang of. It's Canon FD 70-200 f/4 and when using it (even at 70mm) has the most amazing bokeh! It even has macro capabilities.
The main downside is that the lens is manual focusing, so catching fast moving bug and kids can be a challenge, but I'm improving every day and learning the tricks of continuously manuall
How fun was this session?? I got to play fashion photographer to this beauty! Miss R is staring a new business and launching a blog and wanted some portraits to showcase her style and brand. This was SO much fun and a total departure from the toddler chasing of my day to day :-) If you're in the market for an unconventional portrait session, glamorous or otherwise, please give me a shout! I would do these every day if I could :-) A great collaboration and beautiful sessi