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April & Bob | Just Because Session | Norfolk Couples Photographer

April & Bob | Just Because Session | Norfolk Couples Photographer

Meet April and Bob! (and Rosie!) This couple is near and dear to Alvin and I’s hearts.  We first met them about this time last year when Bob invited Alvin to visit and interview for a job at Grace Presbyterian, where Bob serves as Senior […]

The Thrift Finds That Made Our Home Complete | Chesapeake Wedding Photographer

The Thrift Finds That Made Our Home Complete | Chesapeake Wedding Photographer

Anyone who knows me knows I love a good thrift store find.  The DAV, Goodwill, or recently I’ve been scoring big on Facebook Marketplace! Here’s the thing about thrifting:  When you find something that fits you just right or is exactly what you’ve been looking […]

Laura & Michael | CNU Maternity Session | Newport News Maternity Photographer

Laura & Michael | CNU Maternity Session | Newport News Maternity Photographer

Meet Laura and Michael! They met in college when they were set up on a blind date by their friends.  Michael said the original plan was to go to a basketball game, and, if the date was going well, move on to Mellow Mushroom.  I […]

Erica & Jim | Old Town Alexandria Engagement | Alexandria Wedding Photographer

Erica & Jim | Old Town Alexandria Engagement | Alexandria Wedding Photographer

Meet Erica and Jim! Okay, I have a lot to say about these two, so just buckle down.  I had never met Erica or Jim before this day.  Erica and I had talked on the phone and texted back and forth, but that was it.  […]

Michaela & Jayson | Engagement Session | Mt Vernon Wedding Photographer

Michaela & Jayson | Engagement Session | Mt Vernon Wedding Photographer

Meet Michaela and Jayson! Last week I took a little day trip up to Northern VA for these two’s engagement session.  I’ve known Michaela since college, so it was so fun to reconnect when she and Jayson got engaged and it is such an honor […]

Events by Jacklyn | Norfolk Branding Photographer

Events by Jacklyn | Norfolk Branding Photographer

Meet Jacklyn! We got connected through my cousin, who was suite mates with Jacklyn at JMU.  She’s a mama to 3 beautiful boys, wife to Joey “the ice cream man,” (they run Lolly’s Creamery and Soup Co. and even gave me some ice cream to […]

Barbados | Anniversary Trip

Barbados | Anniversary Trip

This trip was originally supposed to be in July, to celebrate our one year anniversary.  But then we moved to VA, and Alvin started his new job so we pushed it back 6 months and the timing was perfect for us to celebrate not just […]

49 Moments That Mattered in 2018

49 Moments That Mattered in 2018

Whew.  Pulling photos and going back through the year to make this blog post was a lot of work!  But I try to remind myself that this blog- it’s my legacy.  Years from now, this is where I can go, and my kids and grandkids […]

Abby Bridal Portraits | Colonial Williamsburg Wedding Photographer

Abby Bridal Portraits | Colonial Williamsburg Wedding Photographer

I feel really proud to call the gorgeous bride headlining this post my sister and I want to take a few paragraphs to share with you all some of MOH speech from Abby and Josh’s wedding day: Growing up, when we would fight and bicker […]

LeeAnn & Shawn | Longwood Gardens Christmas Proposal | Philadelphia Wedding Photographer

LeeAnn & Shawn | Longwood Gardens Christmas Proposal | Philadelphia Wedding Photographer

Meet LeeAnn and Shawn! This is such a sweet story to get to share with you all.  Shawn is a friend of ours from church and seminary in St. Louis.  Last December, we celebrated with him as he got a youth pastor job in Philadelphia […]