Wanderlust – Best of Beaches

Coastal Landscapes Photographer One of my all-time favorite things to do, long before I officially called myself a photographer, is to experience new places through the lens of my camera. Whether it be meandering down a new-to-me street in a familiar town or exploring a place I had to take an airplane to find, this activity has always put me at ease and … Read More

Throwback Thursday – Engagement Sessions

Maryland Engagement Photographer The very first job I had as a photographer was taking engagement photos for my good friend, Alexis and her then fiance, Rob.  I was so incredibly honored beyond words that Alexis thought of me to take their engagement photos and really excited at the same time!  She knew I had a passion for photography,  believed I could do … Read More

Profiler – Michelle’s Headshots

Maryland Head Shots Photographer Last week I took a giant step out of my comfort zone (which I highly recommend!) and joined a creatives based networking group, known as The Rising Tide Society. They hosted a week long Instagram challenge based around #communityovercompetition – the idea that you can participate in a community of support within your profession while supporting and promoting other small … Read More

Family Portraits – The Lavatos

Maryland Family Photographer I think my favorite thing about being a photographer is routinely getting to bare witness to special events and touching moments in people’s lives. It’s a unique job in that you get to be present for predominantly happy occasion after happy occasion. I spend most shoots with a huge smile plastered across my face! I feel particularly lucky … Read More

Throwback Thursday – Country Wedding

Maryland Wedding Photographer Being that this is a fairly new website and I’ve been taking photos at special occasions for several years now, I figured I would take advantage of this whole #throwbackthursday phenomenon and post pictures from events that occurred over the past few years.

Favorites – Details

Northern Virginia Special Occasions Photographer From weddings to baby showers to engagement photos – I’ve shot them all! In this post I want to share my favorite detail-shots from some of the special occasions I’ve photographed.

Profiler – Edna’s Headshots

Washington, D.C. Head Shots Photographer There was so much positive energy surrounding this photo shoot! From a client who knew exactly what she wanted, to the beautifully warm, humidity-free weather and parting-clouds sky, this shoot was a dream.

Wedding Day – Desi & Camilo

Maryland Wedding Photographer What do you do when you’re head-over-heels in love? Have a spontaneous wedding, of course! That’s just what Desi & Camilo decided to do one chilly, rainy day in early June. It was so romantic & I was honored to be able to photograph their special day.


WELCOME to my website, and welcome to my very first post! I’d love to begin my first blog entry on this, my photography business’s website, by expounding upon two of my favorite Elizabeth Gilbert quotes. This will bring understanding to how this venture came to fruition. “One must always be prepared for riotous and endless waves of transformation.” This is … Read More

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