We started out at the beautiful Black Swan Books in Historic downtown Staunton, VA. The sun soaked book store was the perfect backdrop for these two. They are comfortable and at home in a book store setting. Dustin had proposed with her ring hidden in a lovely false book, so it's even more fitting to have their session here. I cannot wait to photograph them next weekend on their wedding day!
Camila turned SIXTEEN while visiting her uncles this winter. We had such fun shooting her Quinceañera photo shoot before she headed back with her brother to Argentina! I only wish I could go to Argentina this summer to photograph her party! I'm sure it will be a blast! Happy Birthday Camila!
Many thanks to the venues below for allowing us to use their spaces that day!
We are all so thrilled to have this styled shoot featured on Borrowed and Blue today!
Imagine a love so strong that you’re SWEPT AWAY… that feeling brought together a host of talented vendors to Gaie Lea, a brand new event venue and manor home in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley. Graceful, southern details punctuate the storyline for this styled shoot, envisioning a gorgeous couple eloping to the Virginia’s countryside for an intimate celebration of their nuptials.
From moment of arrival to their glorious breakfast in bed, enjoy this last nod to winter’s pristine beauty and be warmed by the sweet love that inspired it.
Many thanks to all the amazing vendors involved!
Venue: Gaie Lea
Graphic Design and Invitation Suite: Queen City Creative
Styling and Décor: Karen Cline
Floral: Honey Bee’s
Attire: Bridal Impressions
Hair and Makeup: Anna Comarovschi
Fabulous Shoes: Design at Nine
Rings: Crown Jewelers
Model: Juliette Aaslestad
Jane + Brody tied the knot on a gorgeous fall day last October. They had a beautiful wedding full of vibrant color even with the changing leaves. I love that Jane picked a bold purple color for her girls dresses! Enjoy!
It's not everyday that someone becomes a citizen. This is something very close to me because my father is originally from Germany, so when a dear friend asked me to photograph his partners naturalization ceremony, I was thrilled! Javier is from Argentina and now is also a citizen of the United States of America! It was such a beautiful ceremony with so many faces in the crowd. Thank you Javier and Nicky, it was an honor to be the photographer to capture this day!
I am THRILLED to share these images of my dear friend Liz + little. I love how beautiful she looks standing in her sweet little backyard with pops of fall colors peeking through. It's amazing what you can capture in just a short session. The nursery has been so well thought out with touches of whimsy and books galore. I can't wait to take her newborn photos soon!
And now for something completely different! This isn't my normal portrait sitting, but she sure is pretty, don't you think? Devin Henriques built this beauty and has made it into something amazing. To read more about his story you can check out this article over at Return of the Cafe Racers blog. And now back to editing the beautiful weddings that I need to finish up and post! More to come soon!
I love photographing bands. Especially when they are so freakin' cool. If you haven't heard of The Judy Chops, well, you need to head on over and check them out. They play well and they have some killer style. The overcast day fit their moody, vintage vibe for our styled shoot. I hope you enjoy these as much as I do. XOXO
I am in LOVE with today's session. I cannot wait to get the scans back from the film we shot, but since I'm still holding onto my digital crutch, I have an amazing preview. This is Sarah. You've seen her here before and this won't be the last time she graces my journal. WOW. Thank you for being my friend and allowing me to be in your life. What beautiful pictures we made today. You and Chris share something very special and I'm honored that I was able to capture your love. XOXO.