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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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Class of 2021 - An Open Letter

Seniors, Seniors

An Open Letter to the Class of 2021 “Intelligence plus Character.   That is the goal of true education” – Martin Luther King Jr.     There is no script for what this year is going to look like for you, Class of 2021. Will things ever go back to the normal you were used […]


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

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

Great Bridge Lock Park

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

Great Bridge Lock Park is a hidden Gem in Chesapeake.  Located along the Intracoastal water way, it is where the fresh water of the Albemarle Canal meets the salt water from the South Branch of the Elizabeth River. Great Bridge Lock Park is named for the Lock run by US Army Corps of Engineers.  The […]

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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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Maternity Photos in Norfolk, Virginia

Family Photography, Maternity

Maternity Photos in Norfolk, Virginia My phone rang early that morning.   Thinking it was a call from my nieces, as the number came from the same area code.   I was surprised when the voice on the other end was Jack, asking about maternity photos in Norfolk. Now, to be fair, he was actually calling for […]

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, […]

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Fall Glow

Outdoor, Uncategorized

I’m Loving That Fall Glow!   There is Something So Magical About the Fall ? The changes that Fall brings to the landscape is simply breathtaking. In the fall you get that ambient light that is so highly sought in quality photography.  Fall also brings overall cooler temperatures  so we can both be more comfortable […]

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 […]