ASHLEY + HUDSON :: Yorktown Elopement Session :: Virginia Photographer & Destination Photographer

This adorable match.com couple will melt your heart. 
They eloped in Florida, celebrated later with family in Virginia, and allowed me the joy of capturing these newlywed photos for them! 
When they met online, Hudson was stationed at the the naval base in Norfolk, and Ashley had relocated to her hometown. They enjoyed their first official date in Virginia Beach, and immediately knew they had something incredible (as did everyone else who saw them interact!). Ashley and Hudson are the perfect balance for each other. In addition to their shared love for the beach, they both have lifestyles focused on fitness (he leans towards power lifting and MMA, where she gravitates towards yoga and endurance weight lifting).
Ashley calls Hudson her knight in shining armor. 
"The reason why I went on Match.com was to weed out the bad seeds because I have a rare form of blindness that ultimately will completely take over my vision. I told him about this prior to meeting him because I'd been rejected by many guys who could not handle it. He was accepting from that moment on. He is truly the first person that I've been with that I feel completely understands me with my visual insecurities and limitations. For example, he'll read the sub titles in movies without me even asking or he'll say "eyes" before turning on a bright light because he knows I have light sensitivity issues."

On bended knee in their apartment in Norfolk, Hudson proposed, and she of course said YES! 
He had thoughtfully designed the ring with inspiration from the Irish claddaugh ring and used the center stone from her Grandmother's engagement ring!
After finishing his service in the Navy, they moved to Florida and purchased a house together which they share with their adorable boxer mix Toby! Hudson now works for the Gainesville Police Department and Ashley works for UF Health. They eloped in June 2014 and wanted the special moment of commitment to be just for themselves on the beach in Florida where they plan to continue growing their lives together. They later flew back to Virginia to celebrate with family and friends. 
Seriously, aren't they the cutest?!
They had the flirty giggles for at least 80% of the session, and it was adorable!
 She asked that I capture one of their "typical moments" where she taps the end of his nose! Gotta love it!
The light was nearly gone, but was just had to get some photos in this flower oasis. 


COURTNEY + ROB :: Norfolk Engagement :: Virginia Photographer & Destination Photographer

A glimpse into this coast to coast relationship, discovering they were each a good kind of different, a 9 month deployment, and now the lovely chaos of planning a wedding in 4 months! 

I was so excited when Courtney and Rob reached out asking me to take their engagement and wedding photos! Last year, they'd seen me at work photographing this Richmond wedding and felt I was a perfect fit for their big day. I couldn't wait to meet them! 

Below you'll find a quick glance at this super sweet couple's backstory and some of my favorite shots their oh-so-beautiful engagement session in Norfolk, Virginia.  Plus, I'm mixing in some quirky and beautiful quotes I received from Courtney! I just loved hearing her share details of their journey so far together. Their love and colorful personalities truly shine through in both their story and photos!


MICHELLE + STEVEN :: San Diego Engagement Session at Torrey Pines and Balboa Park

Sorry to all previous posts... but this one is my favorite! 
Not only do I get to announce the awesome news that MY SISTER IS ENGAGED! 
... but I had the absolute honor of capturing her San Diego engagement photos too! 

Michelle and Steven met online in 2011, and are beyond perfect for each other. They're both incredibly active (I get exhausted just hearing about their 50 million mile hikes and bike rides! Ok, million might be an exaggeration, but probably not far off), so it was naturally fitting that their first date took place at beautiful Torrey Pines. They hiked and watched the sunset from a lifeguard tower (hence some of the photos you'll see in their session). 

I remember meeting Steven for the first time and instantly felt like we'd been friends for years. He was in the Marines at the time, and I adored the respect and love I could see that he obviously had for my big sis! I'm beyond thrilled to welcome him into the family and couldn't imagine a better match for her! 

I also have to thank him for timing the proposal perfectly too ;) At the beginning of June, Michelle and Steven were on a romantic getaway in Belize. On their second night - June 4th - they dined at a restaurant on the water, and knowing how much my sister absolutely loves piers... Steven planned a little stroll.... and once they reached the end of pier he popped the question!!! YAY!  The timing was awesome since this was the same week I was arriving in California for a visit.... so as soon as they returned home, I was able celebrate the awesome news with them! 

Below are some of my favorite photos from their engagement session!!! We wandered beautiful Balboa Park (where they took their first photos together in 2011) and then headed to Torrey Pines for sunset photos on the beach. 

Aren't they just adorable?!


JANA + BRYAN :: Meadowlark Botanical Gardens Engagement Session :: Northern Virginia Photographer

Immediately after this photo session, I left thinking... how on earth am I ever going to narrow down favorites to post and share!?  
These two just radiate love. Seriously. I always help guide couples with posing, but most importantly encourage them to just flirt, snuggle (yes, I use that word), and embrace their soon-to-be-spouse. I love when I feel like they're enjoying their time together so much that they've forgotten I'm even there snapping away! 
Jana (pronounced Ya-Na) is from Slovakia and has THE cutest accent. I have no doubt it helped capture Bryan's attention all those years ago when they first met. They are such a fun and down-to-earth couple. For their engagement session, they said they wanted anywhere with outdoor beauty! So, I selected the gorgeous Meadowlark Botanical Gardens in Vienna, VA as the perfect backdrop. 

And, the countdown is on! There wedding is less than a month away, and I feel so truly honored to be their photographer! With their family widespread, it will be a lovely intimate celebration! Until then, enjoy some of my engagement favorites....

So sweet! 


Bachelorette Party Photos :: Charlottesville Photographer

What do you get when you put 14 gorgeous ladies in a secret cabin near Charlottesville for a bachelorette party weekend? 
Uniquely entertaining photos for starters!  
Before leaving on their wahooptie vineyard hopping adventure, I helped capture some quick photos of these gals and their clever party details! 
I especially LOVE this chalkboard idea! These were purchased from AC Moore, and then each girl wrote how she met the bride or how long she's known her. 
Seriously! How cute!!
And, because every Bride deserves a classy sippy cup.... This fantastic tumbler was purchased from the Etsy shop: It's Gee Gee Baby
 Aren't these glasses lovely?! They were purchased from Target and then hand-painted! 
 I love that the Brittany, the Bride-To-Be, wore my favorite color - what a great pop of teal! 
Sooo beautiful! 
 As a mini gift to the Bride, the girls all added a lipstick signature to a photo frame! 
And, check out this stunning ring!
As you can see.... their reactions were priceless!
We had a blast with the "sexy model posing" ... fierce!
 These hangover helper kits were genius! 
These last two crack me up and sum up our photo time together perfectly!

Feel free to check out the full gallery here.

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HUGS :: Danielle


Williams Family Maternity Session :: Leesburg Photographer

Erica is quickly approaching her due date with baby number two, and she absolutely shined during her session! 
Taken on family property in Leesburg, Virginia, these photos just melt my heart. 
One of my very favorites! I immediately added it to the front page of my photo website! 
I snuck in some flower photos since she's about to have a sweet baby girl! 
What a great looking family! 
Stunning momma!
I just adore this photo! After a high five from dad, he's running as fast as he can to grab a hug from mom!
Soooo gorgeous! 

Check out even more photos in their full gallery here!
I'm counting down the days until I get to take sweet baby girl's newborn photos!
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