Smith Pond, Virginia | Adventurous Couple Session

Apr 11

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 to be their truest selves (quirks + silliness welcome!) and capture portraits that reflect that! I love me a good soul shot where you can so tangibly feel the emotion in an image. It’s fun getting to teach this part of the day at photo bootcamp, then stand back and watch my girls jump in + put into to practice exactly what they’ve learned and see immediate results. There’s nothing like creating magic together and I always leave the bootcamp community feeling captivated by it all.

Could have easily made this a “brag on Hannah and James” post, but I fear it would have gotten too sappy too fast.

Short & sweet version: precious, playful, and kind (of hilarious), they are all these things and more. <– should also throw in “models” because, well: that will become obvious very quickly. They are complete joys and it was such an honor to have them in front of my lens!

today’s blog is full to the brim with☀️sunshine! enjoy some of my utmost faves!


Han + James>>


* thank goodness this wasn’t a iphone live mode portrait because if you held it down you would hear a high pitched hannah losing all chill at how adorable they are!!*

love Han’s ring sooo much!! so unique!


can you flippin’ even!!


clearly we have no fun…

hahah love


most precious humans ever for the record

get. cuter.



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I'm Hannah! Sunshine lover, adventure seeker, and photographer for the joyful couple in love! It's my absolute honor to serve couples and high school seniors in Virginia and all over the world. I'm just thrilled you're here, and I can't wait to get to know you better!

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