Holiday Traditions: Christmas Tree cutting in Zuni, Virginia

Holiday Traditions: Christmas Tree cutting in Zuni, Virginia

We have loved visiting the Zuni Tree and Alpaca Farm for the past three years.   It takes me back to my childhood when I lived in a log cabin surrounded by thousands of acres of game management property. My step dad told us this story about searching the woods...

Chippokes Plantation State Park - Keepsake Video

Chippokes Plantation State Park – Keepsake Video

David spent the summers going to Chippokes Plantation State Park in Surry, Virginia and swimming in the Pool as a child. I think he was eager to show the kids what a massive pool they had, fit with a diving board and all. It seriously looks like the pool from an episode...

Family Vacation Sessions in Outer Banks, North Carolina

Family Vacation Sessions in Outer Banks, North Carolina

The Entingh family invited me to document their family vacation in the Outer Banks of North Carolina After talking to Jessica and several family members I realized they truly had come from all over; Washington State, Colorado, Canada, Illinois, California etc.   But there was ONE thing reuniting them all—...

Outside the Home Family Session at Busch Gardens Williamsburg

Often times one of the BIGGEST hesitations in hiring a documentary photographer is the pressure you feel to have the "perfect home." I totally understand that having young children means you are living in a home that  “appears to have just been ransacked by intruders” and a little less like...

Stop Saying No and Just Get in the Darn Picture

Stop Saying No and Get in the Picture

One of the things I hear people say over and over: I don't like the way I look in photos. You know what?! I don’t either! But you know what I hate even more? The thought of me dying and my children not having photos of me with them. Stop saying...

Documenting Our Own Family Vacations in OBX, North Carolina

Documenting Our Own Family Vacations in OBX, North Carolina

Documenting our own family vacations in OBX, North Carolina throughout the years has been near and dear to my heart. Some years I document more, some years less, but either way I try and capture what it's like to have our family together is all one place.   June and...

6 Hampton Roads Locations for Family Photography Sessions

6 Hampton Roads Locations for Family Photography Sessions

I don't know if you're like me but the first few signs that Spring is here and I'm already planning what our Spring/Summer will look like. Life tends to get busy for us in the warmer months. We love taking the kids to all of our favorite Hampton Roads locations:...