Joshua Ryan {Culpeper, VA Fresh 48 Session}

It was such a privilege to capture this sweet baby's first 24 hour moments, and to see the reactions of his 6 brothers and sisters! One brother (#7) was at home napping, but I am sure they will make so many memories together as they grow up so close together! Baby Joshua didn't make it too easy on mom for being the last baby, but he arrived just when God planned for him to...Safe and sound! This is one of the sweetest families you will meet, and they make it look so easy to have 8 children. What a blessing they are to so many. Enjoy these first moments only 24 hours after he was born. 


The Arnold Family Session {The Farm Retreat at Willow Creek}

Angie contacted me to take her family photos outdoors this spring. She knew that she wanted them outdoors, so we talked about different locations in the Culpeper, VA area. She saw a friend's wedding photos at The Farm Retreat at Willow Creek and fell in love with the property. I went over to check it out and met with the owners. They were so friendly and gracious! I had my two little ones with me at the meeting and they didn't mind at all and gave us a tour of the property. It was so gorgeous! I highly recommend booking your wedding or special event with them! 

So about a week later, I shot their session and it was such a fun night. They have a great sense of humor and their son loves the camera. It was a perfect evening and we were able to capture so many great shots! I look forward to future sessions with this family.


Ray and Alice

Keep your mouth shut! 

The words of a wife who has been married to her husband for 58 years. I had the honor of capturing some anniversary photos of Alice and Ray. They celebrated 58 years this past June.

They met when she was 15 and he was 22, her sister was supposed to go out with him and she changed her mind so Alice and Ray enjoyed a night at the Fireman's Carnival riding the Ferris Wheel over and over. Their romance soon blossomed and Ray proposed to Alice at Christmas during her senior year. They were engaged for about 6 months and married the following June in a little white church. A few years after they married they had their first baby boy and then later had 3 more. They love to travel and had some of their most favorite memories visiting Florida and long road trips! It was so fun to see them interact and tell stories at our session in Old Town Culpeper, VA.

Since then I have really thought about Alice's advice on just letting things go and not to saying too much. It is so simple but it makes so much sense. Having been married for 8 years there have been times I wish I could have taken things back, So for the newlyweds or those who have been married for a while, think before you speak and just enjoy each other. Try not to let the little things bother you, because it isn't worth picking a fight about. 

Enjoy these sweet photos of Alice and Ray. They have been through it all! Married young, raised 4 children, battled cancer, been through ups and downs but have kept God in their marriage and have the stories to prove it! 


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Vintage Military Session {Culpeper, VA Photographer}

This couple was so fun to work with, they celebrated their 1 year wedding anniversary this summer. Cat was wanting to try out a unique styled session as an anniversary present, and I have been wanting to do a vintage military session! One of my stylists met up with Cat and did her hair and makeup and then we headed to Old Town Culpeper. We tried to keep the vintage feel by using the train depot and the old Coca Cola wall on Davis St. Bo serves our Country in the Army. Thank you for your service Bo and Happy Anniversary!!