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I help entrepreneurs and hobbyists alike step up their photography game. By sharing my best tips, hacks, and favorite tools, I will take you to the next level in your journey, no matter what your experience is.

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Grassfield

Birthday, Camera Basics, Chesapeake, Family Photography, Maternity, Outdoor, Seniors, Seniors

Collection of photographs taken in the Grassfield area of Chesapeake, VA    

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Chesapeake Arboretum

Business, Chesapeake, Extended Family, Family Photography, Outdoor, Seniors, Seniors, Weddings

Chesapeake Arboretum is one of my favorite locations to work. The farmhouse is from the 18th century and is now a nature education center focusing on how to live greener.  There are over 3 miles of easy walking trails, 8 different bridges, a picnic area and manicured gardens to wonder through.  They even have a […]

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What You Should Know - Your New Camera

Camera Basics, Education

I have a camera, Now What?!   You have a nice fancy camera, you’ve pulled it out of the box and you are about to start snapping away!  You may or may not think to yourself, what kind of things should I know before I start using my camera.  Well, lucky for you friend, I’ve have […]

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What I wish I knew when starting a photography business

Business, Education

What I wish I knew when starting a photography business When I went into business almost 5 years ago, I had no idea what I was getting myself into.  I have always loved photography. When I was younger, I was always the one with the camera.  I loved going into Costco and picking up my […]

How to Calibrate Your Lens

Business, Camera Basics, Education, Outdoor

  Do you know how to calibrate your lens? Did you actually calibrating is something you should be doing with your camera often?  Calibrating your lenses is absolutely essential to your photography and is easy to do. Lenses have a number of delicate glass pieces to them.  During shipping and after a bit of use, […]

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Taking Pictures of Christmas Lights

Camera Basics, Chesapeake, Education, Family Photography, Lifestyle, Studio

Tips for Taking Photographs with Christmas Lights Christmas is nearly here!  Soon all of the decorations will be up. Christmas music will be played on every station, and the spirit of Christmas will be in the air!   I’ve put together my top tips for taking pictures of Christmas lights, whether you are out and about, […]

Color Schemes

Education, Family Photography, Lifestyle, Outdoor, Uncategorized

Taking your photos from Great to Spectacular through Color Schemes Clients often seek advice on what to wear once they book their session.  I say, picking a color scheme is the best place to start when deciding what to wear for your family photos.  Keeping your family’s style in mind is key to choosing your […]

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What to Wear

Education, Family Photography, Outdoor, Uncategorized

Are You Lost When it Comes to Picking out What to Wear for your Family Pictures? Congratulations!  You’ve found your perfect photographer, and are ready to start planning your photo session! Now you can begin to search for the perfect outfit for you and your family.  Pinterest is calling out to give you inspiration. No […]

What’s in my camera bag?

Business, Camera Basics, Chesapeake, Education, Outdoor, Uncategorized, Virginia Beach

As a photographer, I often have clients or other photographers ask what kind of kit do I keep in my camera bag.  I’ve finally decided to open up the bag and give you a look inside! What You Will Find In My Camera Bag There Are Usually Two Cameras I’ve owned several DSLR cameras between […]

Senior Portraits – Madison

Business, Family Photography, Lifestyle, Seniors

Just the other day I happened to wake up early. That is unusual for an engineering student. After a long time I could witness the sunrise. I could feel the sun rays falling on my body. Usual morning is followed by hustle to make it to college on time. This morning was just another morning yet seemed different.