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As a military spouse and mom of two, I understand the chaos and genuine connections that come with family life. It was after the arrival of my first daughter in 2015 that I discovered my passion for photography. Capturing all her precious moments, big and small, ignited a creative spark in me.

Fast forward eight years, and I'm so grateful to have a thriving business where I get to serve amazing families like yours. Together, we'll document your most cherished memories with a true-to-life and colorful approach. I believe in capturing the authentic moments, the messy hair smiles, and the joyful chaos that defines your unique family story. My photography style is all about vibrant colors and natural light, preserving your memories in a way that feels genuine and full of life.

Photography isn't just a job for me, it's a way to express myself creatively and connect with people on a deeper level. There's something truly special about capturing those genuine smiles and heartfelt moments that define your family story.

I'm excited to share my passion with you and create lasting memories through the art of photography.


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Northern Virginia family Photographer

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I always wanted to be a mom and am so glad God blessed me with two beautiful baby girls. 

I'm an avid bookworm! I love thriller/mysteries, fantasy, & non-fiction.

I am a pen and paper kind of gal. My planner usually comes with me everywhere.

Banjo is our one year old Whippet! He is wild, a big snuggle buddy and my best furry friend.

When I'm not busy working or with my kids, you can probably find me training for a race. I've run 4 full marathons.

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There's a sea of photographers everywhere these days, so why choose me? I believe photography is truly a personal experience. I value each and every client I take and believe you deserve the best photos that truly represent who you are. I don't want to merely show up, click my camera, and be on my way. I provide a personalized experience from start to finish, and often times clients even become friends. 

Being able to document people is a huge blessing in my life. I believe the Lord's purpose for me is to bring joy to people through photographs and help them see that their lives are beautifully worth living and capturing, and that the "Pinterest perfect" ideals we place on ourselves are sometimes a little ridiculous. I promise your family is photo worthy. Everyone featured on my website are real people, not models. You will look just as amazing, I promise! I cannot wait to capture something so very "you" that your family can look back on and cherish for years to come.

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I'm passionate about creating beautiful, timeliness images for the amazing families I serve in the Northern Virginia area. I'd be honored to document your most special moments, big and small.

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serving Northern Virgina, Washington, D.C., Alexandria, ARlington,  Springfield, Burke, Fairfax, & more