Hampton Roads Family Photographer – Brannan, John & Ceci’s Mini Story

Mini Stories were inspired after reminiscing about all the time I spent sitting on the porch of our ole country cabin in Georgia (you can read the original post here). What on earth are documentary Mini Stories? Well, they’re kinda like a mini session, except we aren’t meeting in a...

How my childhood experiences influence the way I photograph families

I just wanna preface this blog post before you start reading by saying this is a little bit of a heavier post. However, I do believe that by talking about several of my childhood experiences, I can help you be more mindful about seeing the people + places that matter...

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Family Vacation to Independence, Virginia

My mind is still in reeling from how much fun we had during our family trip to Independence, Virginia. This is the first really big driving trip we've taken with the kids, it took us over seven hours to drive five and a half hours away. Round trip from Newport...

Favorite Hampton Roads handcrafted Instagram accounts to follow

I love the power of social media and how easy it is to connect with other people, especially local artists! Maybe my love of all things handmade came from my mom who'd bring me along to craft shows or maybe its because I've always loved to create myself.  I've always...

Baby Olivia’s Year In The Life

Baby Olivia was 3 months old when I began her first Year In The Life session. Abi and Jim wanted to document all the changes that were happening along with some places that meant something to them including a local park called Blue Bird Gap Farm and a visit to...

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What to expect during a documentary family photo session

If the thought of hiring an in-home photographer stressed you out, keep reading What to Expect During a Documentary Family Photo Session to ease your mind. Hopefully you'll realize it's actually pretty laid-back and not stressful one bit! Preparing for the Session 1. TAKE IT EASY. A documentary session can...

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FUN and FREE Activities for Families to do at Home During Covid-19

I had a feeling when things became so serious with the spread of COVID-19 that there would be some good to come out of it. Don't get me wrong..it's still very scary and I pray that none of us or anyone we know becomes infected. BUT our lives get so...

Featured in Documentary Family Photographers March 2020

I'm so excited to be featured in Documentary Family Photographers Capture the Rough Stuff II post. This is the first time I've been featured in one of their monthly themes. Documentary Family Photographers is a directory + community of photographers celebrating real family life and connecting families with photographers in their...

9 favorite 2019 photos of Hampton Roads Family photographer

I can't believe that 2019 is gone and we're entering in to a New Year already! I remember my childhood years when I used to want time to pass to quickly and now here I am wanted it to sloooooow down. Here are some of my favorite images from the...