Boggs Family

After a year of scheduling and rescheduling a family session due to the Valley’s weather (rain, snow, ice, cold, rain again), I finally got to see the Boggs Fam in real life! We met on Memorial Day morning in Broadway, Virginia. Monica is a beautiful mama and is great with her two little sillies. Below is a selection of my black and white favorites. bsomeIMG_1188 bsomeIMG_1195 bsomeIMG_1212 bsomeIMG_1215 bsomeIMG_1203 bsomeIMG_1216bsomeIMG_1220bsomeIMG_1227bsomeIMG_1224bsomeIMG_1230bsomeIMG_1236bsomeIMG_1247bsomeIMG_1251bsomeIMG_1266bsomeIMG_1305bsomeIMG_1320bsomeIMG_1316bwbsomeIMG_1337bsomeIMG_1347bsomeIMG_1289

Layman Family

I met the Layman Family one brisk Friday evening after school. The park had not yet become busy with families so we took advantage of the tucked-away and beautiful Timberville Park. Little Owen wooed me with his silly faces, Madison was polite and gave me her super sweet smile. I’d say this is a pretty decent way to start off any weekend. bsomeIMG_6995bw bsomeIMG_6996 bsomeIMG_7001 bsomeIMG_7024bw bsomeIMG_7015bw bsomeIMG_7003bw bsomeIMG_7038bw bsomeIMG_7035 bsomeIMG_7010 bsomeIMG_7021bw bsomeIMG_7069bw bsomeIMG_7066bw bsomeIMG_7075bw bsomeIMG_7081bw bsomeIMG_7082bw bsomeIMG_7093bw bsomeIMG_7110bw bsomeIMG_7105bw

Blosser Family

On my way to the Blosser’s home for their family session, I got lost. And right after that, I lost cell service. And soon, I would lose daylight. After zigzagging around Fulks Run, Virginia for nearly thirty minutes, I found their home tucked away on a beautiful patch of land. As the sun began to settle in for the night, their three dogs greeted me with barks while darting circles around me. The baby, Harper, stared at me for a few minutes…then fell asleep, right on her daddy’s chest. The whole evening was perfectly imperfect, just the way I like. What a sweet little growing family!
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Mumaw Family {mini}

Yes, the title is correct. This is a ‘mini’ session, meaning the session was only 30 minutes in length. And yes, that’s the family pictured below with 21 (twenty.one) smiling faces. I don’t typically work with this large of a group in such a short time frame but this gathering of families from as far as Florida was a moment I wanted to help them capture. I arrived on this extra chilly and windy afternoon to catch them just before their Christmas meal. They managed to look completely content through their cold chills and hunger pangs for lots of loving photos. Happy Holidays everyone!bsomeIMG_3665 bsomeIMG_3661bw bsomeIMG_3670 bsomeIMG_3674 bsomeIMG_3675 bsomeIMG_3683 bsomeIMG_3682 bsomeIMG_3685bsomeIMG_3694 bsomeIMG_3691bw bsomeIMG_3702bw bsomeIMG_3710 bsomeIMG_3714 bsomeIMG_3717bw bsomeIMG_3737 bsomeIMG_3746bsomeIMG_3723bw

Renee

To describe Renee in a word: genuine. If something is funny – she laughs. If someone is in need – she longs to help. If she sees beauty – she declares it…then paints it. I believe her heart is heavy because it’s made of gold. I had the pleasure to do not one, but two shoots with Renee. The first was a casual shoot at my studio. The second was the following day in an old abandoned building near my house. I paired her classic beauty with a fur coat, a hat and some fiery red lips.

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Parks Wedding

I first met Kara and Chris when I was photographing Cassie and David’s wedding. They were this sweet couple at a guest table that asked me for my business card. Fast forward a couple months and we’re sweating our bums off in the middle of a Linville cow field in the June sun. You won’t pick up on the heavy humidity or feel the body heat radiating under layers of wedding attire or even notice the sweat beads gathering around their foreheads.  In fact, they may not have even noticed. I’m convinced Kara and Chris felt no discomfort at all during that day. They were just two happy young lovers in love. The kind of love that beams brighter than the June sun? Absolutely. I am so happy I was involved in this local wedding. Cheers to many more beaming years!
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Zweigler Wedding

This certainly didn’t feel like a photography job. I attended this wedding because my good friend, Lisa, was marrying her love, Jim.  It was a small, intimate wedding in Lisa’s backyard barn, complete with the classiest chandelier I’ve seen in a barn to date. A wedding that required guests to shoot tequila before the ceremony began and when it ended. A wedding that left me relying on auto-focus with hopes to still capture clear images through tears of joy. Cheers to good friends and good times on sunny days. More please.

Below is a small collection of photos the bride asked me to share:
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“I love you the mostest”

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Lisa’s hands with her daughter and daughter-in-law.