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Photographer Charlottesville VA | Outdoor Newborn Session

This outdoor newborn session with the B Family was one of my favorites from summer 2020. Due to COVID, most newborn sessions were being put on hold or were very changed. This couple actually flew all the way from overseas to come have their baby in the States and also be with family after he […]

man and woman holding new baby in green field

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What to Wear for Family Photos | Charlottesville Photographer

What to wear for Family Photos! This has to be my most asked question and biggest client pain point, for sure! As someone with a family who also needs to be documented in photos yearly, I get it! Outfits can be so hard, especially if you are the mom who is planning them all. It’s […]

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Must-Haves for Flat Lay Wedding Photos

If you’re a wedding photographer looking to up your flat lay wedding photos, you’re in the right place! “Flat lays” are a huge trend in wedding photography right now. They usually showcase wedding detail items like the invitations, rings, bridal jewelry, shoes, and other fun styling accessories to accent the photo. Here are my top […]

mirrored tray with ring and invitation | flat lay tips

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Snow Day | Charlottesville, Virginia

There’s nothing like the first snowfall of the year, right? Our first snow falls in both 2020 and 2021 were both in January. I grew up in Colorado and always loved playing in the snow as a kid. My kids had yet to experience much snow yet as we came from Hawaii before we moved […]

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Virginia Engagement Photographer | You’re Engaged! Now What?

Woo hoo! Pop the champagne! Getting engaged is one of the most exciting times in your life! The love of your life just said they want to be with you – forever! That’s a huge deal! But now what??? We just passed Valentine’s Day. Did you know that roughly 6 million people get engaged every […]

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Best Photo Session Locations in Charlottesville

Charlottesville and the surrounding Central Virginia area is a beautiful place! There is truly no shortage of amazing photo session locations in Charlottesville. If you’re a current client of mine, I may have sent you this link to view some location options for your session. These are all great locations that I have been to […]

Family standing on gravel road in fall

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Charlottesville Newborn Lifestyle Photography | Evelyn

This Charlottesville newborn lifestyle photography session is near and dear to my heart. I was able to take these photos for a good friend of mine through church. Although she had a baby born right after the start of the pandemic, we were all staying home quarantined prior to this so felt safe to still […]

mom and dad holding new baby girl in pink

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My 5 Favorite Photography Business Tools | Five on Friday #1

Hey friends! Happy Friday! I’m starting a new blogging series called Five on Friday. Every other Friday, I’ll share five of something. It might be five things I’m loving lately, five recent photo sessions, five of my favorite Amazon finds – who knows! They may be photography related or they may not. I thought it […]

Favorite Photography Business Tools | Melissa Sheridan Photography

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Wedding Day Timeline Sample for a Melissa Sheridan Bride

Hey there, beautiful! Today I’m talking about a wedding timeline day example for any of my wedding couples. Having a wedding day timeline is extremely important, and no couple of mine will go without having at least some idea of how the day will go. With a solid timeline, I know I can show up […]

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