“Your greatest contribution to the kingdom of God may not be something you do, but someone you raise.” – Andy Stanley her sweet dimples just did me in!  those little lips! be still my heart!

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“there’s not a single soul who sees the skies the way you see them through your eyes and aren’t you glad you should be glad there’s no one, no one exactly like you.” – John Denver I’m so excited to share this sweet family session with you! this was the first time I got to […]

“Any day spent with you is my favorite day. So, today is my new favorite day.” – Winnie the pooh I have loved meeting and connecting with so many of you who also consider WDW to be your happy place :) it makes my day every time to hear what this place means to each […]

“Now think of the happiest things it’s the same as having wings!” – Peter Pan I will truly never get enough of photographing the excitement, joy, and fun that comes with being at WDW! These have become one of my favorite ways to stretch my creative muscles and think outside the box. Summer crowds here […]

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“Cause baby when the ground starts shaking you gotta know when you’ve got a good thing.” – Lady Antebellum I was completely obsessed with how Samantha’s hair turned out! JKW Beauty did a fabulous job!! she and her dad were both warning the other person not to start crying… I don’t think either of them […]

“You say I am loved when I can’t feel a thing You say I am strong when I think I am weak You say I am held when I am falling short When I don’t belong, oh You say I am Yours.” – Lauren Daigle one of the first things they mention was that all […]

“Your greatest contribution to the kingdom of God may not be something you do, but someone you raise.”
– Andy Stanley her sweet dimples just did me in!  those little lips! be still my heart!

“there’s not a single soul
who sees the skies
the way you see them
through your eyes
and aren’t you glad
you should be glad
there’s no one, no one
exactly like you.”
– John Denver
I’m so excited to share this sweet family session with you! this was the first time I got to do a session at my mom’s new farm, Forest Mills Farm, out in Purcellville! It’s a stunning 47 acre property packed full of charm, rolling hills, farm houses, and lots of horses! I told Jesse back in January when I saw them for Greta’s 6 month photos that my mom had a few horses out there, and they mentioned what a great place it sounded like for her first birthday pictures. I’m so glad they were willing to come explore with me, and I can’t wait to do more sessions here in the future! Look how beautiful it is there: https://youtu.be/sNY68gJyjxs Elise’s curls re what dreams are made of! This sweet girl loves horses and spent the whole session saying, “okay, now can I pleeeeeease go pet a nose?! After this picture can we pleeeease find a nose for me to pet?!” melt my heart!  I asked Elise if she could give Greta an Eskimo kiss, or rub her nose to Greta’s nose, and this is what she did aaand it just might be one of my favorites from her session! I mean… she’s not wrong! ;)  we fiiiiinally found a nose for her to pet! she was a happy girl!  happy 1st birthday, sweet Greta!

“Any day spent with you is my favorite day. So, today is my new favorite day.”
– Winnie the pooh I have loved meeting and connecting with so many of you who also consider WDW to be your happy place :) it makes my day every time to hear what this place means to each of you and your families, and then when we’re able to document that in a special way?! it’s the very best. Quality family time first and foremost, Emma running with excitement, her face lighting up whenever she sees Mickey, fun rides, and mickey ice cream bars all have sweet significance to these friends of mine, and I’m grateful they let me document it all! favorite favorite favorite! Emma’s dress is my faaaavorite, and was giving me the sweetest Cinderella vibes! :) it’s ALWAYS a good idea to bring bubbles! those special disney parks bubble wands are truly unlike any other bubble machine I’ve seen!  anytime Emma needed a snack break, it gave us a few minutes to take some photos of Megan and Nick together, and they are some of my favorites from their session!we hopped over to Epcot with hopes of doing some photos around the world showcase, but with the afternoon heat (whew it’s no joke!) and me having to catch a plane, we quickly ran out of time. we were still able to grab a few photos in France, and this photo below was totally worth the trip over! another favorite for sure!every session should end with ice cream!my kinda kid ;) success!!

To see MORE WDW Portrait Sessions, visit the links below:

Brett and Jennifer- Epcot Anniversary Portrait Session
Meet Jaslynn- Magic Kingdom Family Portrait Session
Hamrick Family- Magic Kingdom Family Portrait Session
Meet Emma- Epcot Family Portrait Session
Caughey-Rogers Family- Magic Kingdom Family Portrait Session
Meet Benjamin- Magic Kingdom Family Portrait Session

“Now think of the happiest things
it’s the same as having wings!”
– Peter Pan
I will truly never get enough of photographing the excitement, joy, and fun that comes with being at WDW! These have become one of my favorite ways to stretch my creative muscles and think outside the box. Summer crowds here are no joke, but you’d never know it with these photos! I absolutely cannot get enough of Jaslynn’s sweet smile and that dimple that will melt you into a puddle! Thanks so much for braving the heat to spend the morning with me! Come visit again soon!
her little puckered lips on the right are just the best! :) swoon! we made a new friend on the carousel! well, as long as we included her in the photos she was friendly ;) this next one is a new favorite of mine! when you’re ridiculously cute… and you know it! ;) her favorite princess is rapunzel, and her eyes lit up when she saw this area of the park! we did a quick wardrobe change, and paid a quick visit!

To see MORE WDW Portrait Sessions, visit the links below:

Brett and Jennifer- Epcot Anniversary Portrait Session
Meet Emma- Magic Kingdom Portrait Session
Hamrick Family- Magic Kingdom Portrait Session
Meet Emma- Epcot Family Portrait Session
Caughey-Rogers Family- Magic Kingdom Family Portrait Session
Meet Benjamin- Magic Kingdom Family Portrait Session

“Cause baby when the ground starts shaking
you gotta know when you’ve got a good thing.”
– Lady Antebellum
I was completely obsessed with how Samantha’s hair turned out! JKW Beauty did a fabulous job!! she and her dad were both warning the other person not to start crying… I don’t think either of them were successful :) these two had one of my favorite first looks ever! so sweet!one of my all time favorite first look photos. ever ever. THIS is why it’s important to have two photographers! I love the variety Ally was able to capture during the day!
it was a super windy day, so Samatha’s veil had a mind of it’s own! you should have seen us trying to tame that thing, but man it’s SO WORTH IT for portraits like this! Cathedral length veils are truly my favorite! I was adjusting Samantha’s veil and showing Connor what position I wanted him in next, and it resulted in photos I adore ;) don’t mind me, guys! Safe to say, Connor and Samantha caught onto my vision no problem ;) truly the veil situation was a little outta control, but it kept us laughing all day! who needs a mirror when you’ve got aviators?!the views at Stone Tower really can’t be beat! it was a GORGEOUS day!while family gathered for photos, these two were able to sneak away for a quick minute:
how stunning is that cake? I loved the elegant, simple design of it! be still my HEART!! how adorable are these two?!Whew I adore you both! Thank you so much for letting Ally and I be a part of your day and for inviting me in to document such special moments! It’s an honor to know and support you two! xo! 

Venue- Stone Tower Winery
Dress- Madison James, Studio I Do Bridals
Florist- J Morris Flowers
Hair and Makeup- JKW Beauty
Wedding Coordinator- Lynn Iannizzi, The Finer Points
DJ- Olivera Music Entertainment
Videographer- Bowen Films
Cake & Catering- Main Events Caterers
Bridesmaids Dresses- Azazie.com
Groomsmen Attire- Mens Warehouse
Invitations- Minted.com
Photography- Jessica Smith Photography
Engagement Portraits