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11 Things I’ve Learned in 11 Years of Business | Chesapeake Wedding Photographer

11 Things I’ve Learned in 11 Years of Business | Chesapeake Wedding Photographer

I started this business in high school- February 19th, 2011 to be exact. My first paid shoot was for one of my mom’s friends, a few Valentine’s portraits of her for her husband (isn’t that sweet!?). I carried my camera everywhere. I did photoshoots with […]

Amy & Phil | Couples Snow Day Session | Chesapeake Couples Photographer

Amy & Phil | Couples Snow Day Session | Chesapeake Couples Photographer

Meet Amy and Phil! Amy was my roommate when I lived overseas after college for 8 months. It was an intense season of life for us both, and we became really close. She was my workout coach leading up to my wedding, dance partner, and […]

Nia & Nathan | Culpepper Farmhouse Maternity Session | NOVA Couples Photographer

Nia & Nathan | Culpepper Farmhouse Maternity Session | NOVA Couples Photographer

Meet Nia & Nathan & Baby Girl! So my friends, this post is long overdue. Nia and Nathan had their little girl a few weeks before we had Miriam, but I love these photos (and these people!) so much, I had to make sure their […]

Jordan & Cory | Studio HR Anniversary Session | Virginia Beach Wedding Photographer

Jordan & Cory | Studio HR Anniversary Session | Virginia Beach Wedding Photographer

Meet Jordan and Cory! Cory is my brother-in-law’s brother, and Jordan is his wife…that makes them basically family, right?! They actually inquired with me to be their wedding photographer in early 2020, just weeks after we had found out we were pregnant and due the […]

Introducing…Miriam Grace Lin!

Introducing…Miriam Grace Lin!

Meet our Littlest Girl! This long-awaited introduction couldn’t be sweeter: meet our second daughter, Miriam Grace Lin, born November 8th at 1:37am at 8lbs2oz, 19 3/4inches. Her Chinese name is 美瑞安  恩典 林 Mei Rui An (sounds similar to Miriam, means Beautiful, Prosperity, Peace) En Dian […]

Natalie & Bill | Ft. Monroe Styled Shoot | Hampton Couples Photographer

Natalie & Bill | Ft. Monroe Styled Shoot | Hampton Couples Photographer

Meet Natalie and Bill! Have you ever been around a couple where, within just minutes, you can’t help but be sucked in by them- by how genuine they are, how clearly they love each other, how they don’t take themselves too seriously and are quick […]

Family Photos | Saying Goodbye to Our Season as a Family of Three

Family Photos | Saying Goodbye to Our Season as a Family of Three

I have this strong conviction that part of preparing for and looking forward to Miriam’s arrival is celebrating and grieving well the end of our season as a family of three. Today on the blog I wanted to share our family photos from mid-September. They’re […]

Sarah Bakes | Studio HR Mini Branding Shoot | Virginia Beach Branding Photographer

Sarah Bakes | Studio HR Mini Branding Shoot | Virginia Beach Branding Photographer

Meet Sarah Tarnalicki of Sarah Bakes! I started following Sarah on Instagram a few months ago. She just officially started her business in the last year, but has a baker’s background and has been working on perfecting her recipes and designs for years. She said […]

Katelyn & Jeff | Noland Trail and Lion’s Bridge Maternity Session | Newport News Maternity Photographer

Katelyn & Jeff | Noland Trail and Lion’s Bridge Maternity Session | Newport News Maternity Photographer

Meet Katelyn, Jeff and Baby Caleb! These two…I mean three 🙂 Katelyn and Jeff are high school sweethearts and just being with them is a breath of fresh air. They’re the kind of people that just have a gentle presence with each other and whoever […]

April Branding Session | Travel Mation Travel Agent | Virginia Beach Branding Photographer

April Branding Session | Travel Mation Travel Agent | Virginia Beach Branding Photographer

Meet April! This is my dear friend and extraordinary travel agent, April. When she told me she wanted to do a branding session to up-level her business I got so excited! She books high-end vacations for families, couples, and friends, sending clients to Disney, on […]