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Virginia Beach is one of my favorite places to take senior pictures. When we scheduled Taylor’s senior session and they asked for location recommendations the first place that came to mind was Pleasure House Point in Virginia Beach. It has the perfect mix of backdrops. Although it was a little hot on the day of […]

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Hampton Roads Equestrian Senior Photographer

These Hampton Roads equestrian senior pictures were so much fun! As soon as I saw Ripley grazing without a lead rope and behaving himself like a perfect gentleman, I knew this photo session was going to be a good one! I immediately fell in love with Ripley’s in-your-pocket, puppy dog personality, and Savannah was such […]

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specializing in equine photography

Maureen and Rose have such a special bond that I was so grateful to document. When Maureen contacted me about wanting a photographer specializing in equine photography to capture pictures of her with this sweet little mare, I knew it was going to be a good one. Thankfully we had a beautiful evening after all […]

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Frozen Themed Equine Session

For Brookelynn’s 4th birthday pictures she wanted to wear her Frozen dresses and get pictures taken with horses, so that’s what we did – a Frozen themed equine session! It was a crazy hot day but thankfully the temperature dropped a few degrees for our evening session. Brookelynn was such a trooper, even when the […]

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Haley’s college senior photo session was extra special because she was the very first high school senior I photographed 4 years ago. See her Chesapeake senior photography sessions here and here. Since all of the craziness this year with COVID-19, her graduation ceremony at Radford was postponed and we decided to do her photo session […]

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Chesapeake Virginia Equine Photographer

It felt SO good to be back in my element capturing girls and their horses now that all of this virus craziness is starting to come to an end. Even better, I kicked off my post-virus sessions with some dream clients! When I first arrived at the farm in Chesapeake, Virginia I knew this was […]

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dress for equestrian portraits

Anne Tyler and Remi are definitely one of my favorite equine sessions ever! When Anne Tyler emailed me looking for a Virginia fine art equine photographer, I knew right away that she was going to be a dream client. She told me she has realized how important and special pictures are since she had lost […]

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hampton roads portrait photographer

I am always so honored when couples come back to me again and again for pictures. Katie and Brandon had their engagement photos done with me last summer at Fort Story with their 2 Great Danes, and Katie had photos done with her horse and Great Dane years ago. Now, these two are married and […]

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virginia beach dog photographer

Marissa and Kyle just added this little bundle of joy to their sweet family. They know how important it is to capture Espen, their Belgian Malinois puppy, while she is still so small. Don’t we all wish those puppy days could last forever (minus the potty training and those needle-like puppy teeth!) haha. It would […]

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virginia beach dog photographer

This engagement session was a special one, especially since I have known Stacey forever! We grew up riding together and I love that we have stayed friends through all of these years, even though we don’t get to see each other a whole lot these days. Stacey is not stranger in front of my camera. […]

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virginia equine photographer

Faith and her horse Noah were so much fun to work with for Faith’s equestrian senior session in Chesapeake, VA. She wanted a fall look for her photos with her adorable Thoroughbred, and I love how they turned out. Faith rides at Steadfast Farm in Virginia Beach, but Noah is being leased out at a […]

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The weather cleared just in time for Sarah’s Downtown Norfolk senior session! Earlier in the day, we had heavy rain and wind but thankfully we didn’t change our plans for Sarah’s senior pictures. Right as we arrived the clouds were parting and the sun even came out by the end of the evening. We started […]

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