expecting mamas. the tiniest of babes. children of all ages.
NATURAL LIGHT STUDIO SESSION
This sweet family of three and I got together for a portrait session right before they were moving out of state. We had the pleasure of working at an amazing light-filled downtown studio, here in Charlottesville, to fit with their vision of a simple shoot that really would just focus on them and not the background. Adorable 7 month old Glory totally stole the show! She was drooley, she loved playing with her toes, she had the sweetest little gummy smile, and she was so very much adored by her parents.
A little personal work . . . . taken with something other than my iPhone! This was my sweet boy's first real trip to the beach, and he was so excited! We woke up at 6:30am every morning to see the sunrise, strolled up & down the beach collecting sea shells and looking for crabs, and spent our days in the sun & sand, jumping in the waves. What a relaxing and rejuvenating 4 days away from the every day on-the-go craziness of our life.
Images taken along the Southern Shores + Kitty Hawk beaches | North Carolina Aquarium at Roanoke Island
ROUGE 9 MAKE UP STUDIO
Love being commissioned for special projects like photographing this brand new local makeup line, created by the talented Linda Livernois, makeup artist + owner of Rouge 9. Rouge 9 Make Up Studio is a full service makeup studio who offers in-studio + on-location makeup application for your special event.
A little hidden gem, in the countryside of Somerset (Orange County) Virginia. I'm seriously loving my new finds in Orange Co . . . . BBQ Exchange, The Inn at Willow Grove, and now the Market at Grelen! I've been itching to come out to this farm + garden shop for over a year now and finally just decided to get in the car one afternoon and check it out. The setting is private and beautiful, with views of the Blue Ridge Mountains, and a great patio area. They offer seasonal pick-your-own fruit, AMAZING homemade ice cream (try the peach caramel!), a cute garden shop, tons of plants, and even have a sandbox area for the kids. While my son was happily playing in the sandbox, I was able to walk around the property and take some photos. Definitely a must see!