Friday, December 2, 2011

the riley family

Pure joy and freedom are what I feel when I look back at these images. Ella's smile makes me giggle like a little girl!!
Such a fun shoot.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

jack+aviley | twins

Remember these guys from last year? Their personalities have grown so much! Jack is embracing his new found skill of running and Aviley's sweet little ponytail matches her playful shyness. I love them! and I love their beautiful Mama.

shot 1 = my fav

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

hello november.

what the hell happen to oct?

It's my favorite time of year and it goes by way too fast. There is much I want to share and plan to do so over the next few months. Virginia had it's first snow already -- not that it was much to brag about but it left me feeling all nostalgic and ready to slow down and embrace the season.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

danielle+simon | the good stuff

I found myself just watching them, a moment of not shooting. A mutual friend of ours, Leah, came up to me during my moment, looked over at Danielle and Simon and said, "yup, that's the good stuff."

Thursday, September 29, 2011

erin+yorick | virginia vineyard wedding

Before we get too much farther along into fall I wanted to share this super sweet and intimate summer wedding! Every wedding has its own story and vibe but I have to say I LOVE the smaller gatherings. The intimate setting, casual and relaxed vibe was exactly what Erin and Yorick's wedding day was like. It took place in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains at Sharp Rock Vineyards.

not only sisters--TWIN sisters!

how cute is this--paper table cover for all your coloring needs!

Cheers to you both! Best of luck on your new overseas adventures! Thanks for having me as a part of your day.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

kayaking | lower lewis falls, wa

Over the river and through the woods to Lower Lewis Falls we go...

I love watching skilled kayakers. They have a grace that makes hucking yourself off a waterfall look like a piece of cake. Truth is, it's intense and takes a great understanding of the water and knowing your personal skill level. yeah, so that said--I sat on the sideline and photographed my bad ass friends.

Below is my dear friend, Dave Hoffman, a skilled kayaker who has also been known to have a camera in hand. He's also a kayak instructor in Portland, Oregon so if you find yourself in the area call up Next Adventure and ask for "the best looking kayak instructor..."

Below is Louis Geltman, another amazing kayaker that did this drop with nothing but control and grace.

You can be an amazing kayaker and athlete but sometimes things don't go just as planned...and that is why you go with people you trust.