Engagement Session Outfits

As a wedding photographer who shoots tons of engagement sessions for couples, I get asked this question every single time. “What to wear for an engagement session”. Lucky for you, I am a pro at this. Planning your outfit is based on a couple of things. Here is some inspiration on Engagement Session Outfits! The […]

December 4, 2020


Folklore Inspired Photoshoot

A great way to end my time here in Virginia was to be creative. When a local photographer posted that she wanted to do a Folklore Photoshoot, I could not help but respond rapidly. I was so excited that there was another Swiftie in the area. One that was in love with the newest album […]


November 19, 2020

Taylor Swift Folklore Inspired Photoshoot

Pleasure House Point Virginia Beach

There was no better way to end my time here in Virginia then by shooting some incredible portrait sessions. I wish I had known about Pleasure House Point Virginia Beach earlier last year when I first arrived. There were a lot of photographers there, and now I know why. The scenery has a little bit […]

November 11, 2020


Pleasure House Point, Virginia Beach

Dirty Thirty Birthday Photoshoot

Many girls when they turn 30 tend to get scared. It’s a time where reality sinks in that they are getting older. However, for this gorgeous lady, she took it head on. Sierra is a sweet friend and a bride of mine, who is getting married in 2021. However, before I leave, she wanted to […]


November 3, 2020

Dirty Thirty Birthday Photoshoot

Body Positive Photoshoot

Doughnuts, flower crowns, and three beautiful ladies each with a story worth sharing about self love and body positivity. I try to do these once at each station I live in, with the last being in Hawaii (the same day we had that fake missile crisis. For this turn out, I had many apply and […]

July 10, 2020


Body Positive Photoshoot

Favorite spots for portrait photography.

Eastern Virginia has many gorgeous spots for photography. From Hampton Roads to Virginia Beach, here are my favorite spots for portrait photography at any time of the year! Historic Jamestown, Virginia If you thought of Pocahontas and John Smith, then you are exactly where you think this is. This small town is full of history […]


March 8, 2020

Couple kissing along the bay

Sold my Nikon for a Sony, but regretted it right after

Invested in education courses 

Shot my first solo wedding


Decided to go part-time photographer 

Took a photo of my friends naked son on a beach

Upgraded to a Nikon 5500


Thought I was so cool with my grainy photos of blurry horses

Took photos of landscapes for fun 

Bought a Nikon 3300


my first solo wedding – 2017

Met some incredible industry friends

Started to fill up 2020

Booked up 2019 in about two months


I moved from Hawaii to Norfolk, Virginia

Shot three amazing Hawaii weddings

Went full-time


experimented with all sorts of editing styles 

Prepared myself to go full-time

Switched back to Nikon and got my first full-frame


brand photoshoot – 2018

Established my brand and editing style- 2018

California has welcomed me with incredible 2020/2021 wedding couples

I booked a trip to Seattle and Alaska 

This year, I am making it all about creativity


I moved from Virginia to Monterey, California

I invested in my 2nd mastermind- I refuse to lose this business

Covid Hit the wedding business


I invested in my first mastermind

I figured the type of photographer I wanted to be

2020 was booked in full by the end of 2019


Week in Spain with my husband -2019



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