Growing Up

Meet Tootie and Poppi!!!!  They’re also known as Polly and Bill and I met them on a recent shoot.  There was a lot to celebrate with big zero birthdays in the fam as well as their 65th wedding anniversary. Each time I meet a couple that has made it to a big milestone in their…

Love is…

I’ve heard the whole “love is patient, love is kind..” verse more times than I can count.  Love is a lot of other things too,  especially the way we know it when we are young.  It can be squishy and messy and funny, fast or quiet or slow. C could care less if her kids…

Flower Girls

I’ve been dying to check out Fields of Flowers and was thrilled when these two were game to go!  Its a super laid back pick your own flower farm.  As you enter the barn you find an honor system cash jar, pairs of clippers and vitamin rich water to fill your collection cup.  Patty, who…

Hashtag Goals

Mornings and new years have a lot in common.  You start over, not from scratch but with more energy and insight.  You stretch your arms high, yawn, shake off the past and set yourself up for the adventures that lie ahead. With a new year comes new goals, new methods and even new language.  I’m…

The Magical Forest – FPD 3 Lakes in RVA

So I shoot on a lot of trails.  I love each of them in their own way… some follow water ways, some are lush and overgrown, others feel more cultivated.  This one feels ethereal.   There is no lack of leaves on the ground and fall color hanging around but its different somehow.  There are also…

FPD: Long Branch Trail

In the past I’ve gotten local folks together for family photos right here on the trail in my backyard – talk about a great commute to work for me!  But last year our creek was still under an environmental restoration project, odd as that might sound, restricting usage.  And while a neighboring trail has pretty…

Learning to Fly

Before I head back out to meet this family for our annual shoot together, I better get around to sharing our photos from last year’s session! Especially because there was a special treat for me: it was time to release the monarchs the family had observed as they went from caterpillars to chrysalis’ to full…