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Summer Sweetheart Session, Ida Lee Park

Engagement Session, Sweetheart Session

Summer Sweetheart Session, Ida Lee Park Leesburg Rachel sent me an email this past fall sharing her heart for a” just because” portrait session to document this chapter of her and Jacobs relationship in the sweet town they’re living in. Naturally, I loved this idea and couldn’t have been more excited to email her back […]

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The case for winter shoots

Education, Engagement Session, For Photographers, Sweetheart Session

Most of us write off winter entirely when we think of ideal portrait seasons. It’s also assumed to be a season of “photographer hibernation” amongst most people. I’m taken back by the amount of “So..Hannah, how do you spend *all* your free time in the winter??” questions I receive this time of year. To which […]

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a in-home-session might be for you if…

Education, Engagement Session, Sweetheart Session

in-home-session, Lynchburg va   Tommy got in touch with me in the beginning of the summer about planning a surprise trip to Lynchburg for a birthday session for Liz, and I didn’t need any convincing! I just adore these two and have found so much joy getting to document such special seasons in their lives […]

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Coffee + Metro Station Date Night Session

Engagement Session, Sweetheart Session

Coffee + Metro Station Date Night Patrick and Jen traveled from Richmond for their session to meet me at a local Coffee/Gelato shop here in Reston called Pitango. It was the perfect spot to start off their date night session. I had such a great time running around with these two, capturing some cozy coffeeshop […]

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Leesburg Lifestyle Engagement Session | Courtney + Timi

Engagement Session, Sweetheart Session

Leesburg Lifestyle Engagement Session | Virginia Wedding Photographer   As a couples photographer there is no denying that I am naturally the glorified third wheel in this relationship…might as well just invite me on your date nights while we are at it, right? 🤗😂 but for real now, shoots like Courtney and Tim’s are the […]

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Smith Pond, Virginia | Adventurous Couple Session

Engagement Session, Sweetheart Session

ohhhh boy oh boy y’all ain’t even ready….!!!!  James and Hannah played around with us at Smith Pond for the photo bootcamp a few weekends back where I taught the art of authentic posing to my students! which in simpler terms is just: where I breakdown how I create a welcoming environment for my couples […]

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My heart for creating this resource is to help prepare others WELL  by breaking down the easy to implement action steps I teach my clients so that you too can tackle your next portrait experience  with confidence! 

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The Guide To Preparing For Your Portrait Session