Montana Blue

I’d always wanted to visit Montana. No photograph, no film can do its glory justice. I’d write poems about what it would feel like to steep myself in its endless skies and ragged mountain ranges. My Dad would tell me stories of a hunting trip he had out there decades ago, and he would always end the narrative with “…and that’s why they call it Big Sky Country.” Well, this summer I finally got my chance to

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Sunset Hike // Sharp Top, VA

I’d wanted to hike to the top of Sharp Top Mountain for a long time. Friends would rave to me about its 360-degree views and easy accessibility off the Blue Ridge Parkway. Let’s just say that Sharp Top made me feel very welcome.

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Stephanie and Will // Mountaintop Engagement

Beyond the fact that Stephanie and Will are delightful people, I knew this engagement session would be glorious because we are good friends…

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Matt and Lauren // Charlottesville, VA Wedding

Matt and Lauren’s wedding was a delightfully sophisticated affair held at the Farmington Country Club in Charlottesville, Virginia. The club has gorgeous grounds and elegant interiors, with a fireplace lit and ready to warm you around nearly every corner. The traditional decor and Lauren’s simple yet opulent bridal look gave the day a truly classic feel. But don’t be fooled - it was still one hell of a party!…

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Maggie // In-Home Boudoir Session

Boudoir photography is special. It involves a vulnerability that requires a certain type of mutual trust between the photographer and the subject. I was so excited for this boudoir session with Maggie Perrin-Key for three reasons:

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The Benkos // Explore Park Maternity Session

I was starting to worry that we wouldn’t be able to meet at all. Frances and Mike are both doctors, so that made scheduling a maternity session tricky enough. On top of that, their baby was due in less than two…

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Styled Fashion Shoot // Roanoke, VA

Since moving to Roanoke, I’ve somehow fallen deep into the dog walking and sitting business. All it took was one dog walking job, and before I knew it I was walking dogs all over my neighborhood. It was great for my legs and my wallet, but there was another lovely surprise…

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The Arbogast Family // Roanoke, VA Family Portraits

This family portrait session was really laid-back and fun! The Arbogast family is based in Roanoke, but one branch of the family - with the family’s first grandbaby! - lives in Texas. That weekend, they’d all come together for…

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Sunrise Hike // McAfee Knob, VA

I’m 25, and I’ll admit it - I’m still afraid of the dark. Especially hiking in the dark. There’s something that makes me uneasy about how the woods are so big, and yet full of endless hiding places for creatures. But despite these fears, I knew I wanted to hike to McAfee Knob to see the sunrise because…

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Lesley and Michael // Staunton, VA Wedding

This was one of those weddings where, even though my feet were killing me from walking around with heavy camera equipment all day, I had to stay and dance at the reception because it was just so fun. Lesley and Michael’s June wedding in Staunton, Virginia was a day full of happy tears, passionate kisses, and lively dancing.

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