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I have been to my fair share of promotion ceremonies. As a Marine Corps spouse of more than 20 years I’ve been to a lot of ceremonies; promotions, retirements, change of commands. They never get old. I absolutely love the pomp and circumstance that comes with these special military moments. As I look back on […]

Promotion Ceremony, Quantico, VA.

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Capturing Real Life & Real Smiles In my opinion photography should be a relaxing, fun and a personal kind of experience. I believe capturing someone’s life moments should be taken seriously but should also have an element of personal connection. This is when relationship happens. Then when from behind the camera I say things like, […]

Family Photography

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One thing I love the most about being a Family photographer is repeat clients! Don’t get me wrong I LOVE weddings! The challenge of capturing a once in a lifetime moment. All the pretty little details and the romance of it all makes me giddy with love every time. But then the day is over […]

Aquia Landing Portraits

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Fall is almost here!! What better time for a Sunset Engagement Session. The days are still long but the evenings are cooling down. It’s perfect weather for family fun and gorgeous pictures. Amy & Ryan chose one of my favorite locations for their engagement session, The Barn at Chancellorsville! They also decided that if his […]

Sunset Engagement Session

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Congratulations MSgt Timothy Muckey It’s been nearly 20 years since I began my life as a Marine Corps wife. I still remember our first duty station check-in. My new husband and I sat across from the Battalion XO (executive officer) and listened intently as he welcomed us to the unit. He was a Major in […]

Marine Corps Retirement Ceremony

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It can be hard enough planning family pictures when your kids still live at home. But once they have flown the nest, gathering them all together for pictures can be even more difficult. Family reunion portrait sessions are some of my best sessions. Mostly because everyone is super excited to see one another so the […]

Family of six seated in front of Rustic Barn

Family Reunion Portrait Session

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When you’re a photographer you don’t always get a lot of time on the other end of the lens. Liesel is a beautiful and talented woman who teaches piano vocals and drums. She also uses her creative talents behind the camera now and then as a photographer. I think we as photographers forget how awkward […]

Natural Light Headshots Session in Spotsylvania

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What grade are you in when you’re 12 years old? Somewhere in middle school I think. I remember when I was 12 years old it was the first time I started comparing myself to other girls. I wanted to fit in and be accepted. But what I didn’t get was that I didn’t have to […]

Three Amazing Kids

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Happy Birthday to You!! What better reason to have photos taken than for your birthday. Seriously why didn’t I ever think of this before now! Everyone is always happy on their birthday (aren’t they?). It’s a perfect time for pictures! Can you remember a time when you got excited about balloons? You didn’t need any […]

Kerns Twins Birthday Fun

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My sweet friends Melissa and Jessica approached me a little over a month go to pencil them in for a snow shoot! This one would depend on flexibility and the weather. After all, we live in Fredericksburg it could snow anytime between December or April. And the amount of snow, well that is totally unpredictable. […]

Snow Days in Fredericksburg Jessica & Sobaka