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“Well, hello Little baby Your eyes have never seen the sun You should know Little baby That I am the lucky one” -JJ Heller

“I will not teach or love or show you anything perfectly, but I will let you see me, and I will always hold sacred the gift of seeing you. Truly, deeply, seeing you.” – Brene Brown

“When the stars line up and you catch a good break people think you’re lucky but you know its grace.” – Garrett Hedlund these two kicked off my 2021 sessions in the very best way! their joy was contagious, and made me that much more excited for a busy 2021 wedding season! Can’t wait to […]

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“Everything in red and green Along the city street It’s you I’m thinking of” – Dave Barnes who needs hallmark christmas movies when I get to photograph real love stories like this every day?! the sparkle of Reston town center was the perfect backdrop for their portrait session!  it’s so worth it to get up […]

“So I’ll keep my eyes open, awed and amazed And if you start to doubt it I’ll remind you of the million ways I see it, I see it I swear I do I see extraordinary magic in you.” -Ben Rector Can you believe an entire year has flown by since Leo’s dreamy newborn session? […]

“for here you are, standing there, loving me…”
– the sound of music As much as I hate that covid has forced so many couples to alter their wedding day plans, I will always have a soft spot in my heart for these micro weddings! I’ve always said that I’d want to elope one day if I ever got married, so these small, intimate days feel so so special to me. It’s the biggest privilege to get to be a part of them! I loved Adam and Monica as soon as I got on the phone with them to hear about their relationship and they day they were planning, and their ceremony was just as beautiful as I knew it would be. Hearing their vows to each other left me with tears in my eyes, and seeing how they care for one another made me fall in love with my job all over again.

Thank you again for letting me be a small part of your day! Congratulations to you both! why do pockets make a dress so much more fun?! :)

“Of all the people on the planet
If I had my choice I couldn’t have planned it better than this
It doesn’t get better than this.”
– Cathy Heller
After 6 months of craziness, Kevin and Brianna were able to stick with their original wedding date and celebrate with so many of their favorite people at the Oak Barn at Loyalty! I truly can’t believe how perfectly everything came together thanks to Lauren Harbin and her incredible team coordinating and designing so much of the event from start to finish. We couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful day!
how stunning is her bouquet?! I loved all the different texture and shades of pink!Kevin’s dad brought his gorgeous car, and was gracious enough to let us use it for a few photos!they even surprised everyone with a fun visitor during cocktail hour! Congratulations again!! xo!

Wedding Venue- Oak Barn at Loyalty
Wedding Dress- Essence of Australia
Florist- Creations in Bloom
Hair Stylist- Devon Baltimore
Makeup- Laura Henderson
Wedding Coordinator- Lauren Harbin with Chancey Charm
DJ- Jake Ritchie
Cake- Amphora Bakery
Catering- Old Blue BBQ
Bridesmaids Dresses- Azazie
Invitations- Etsy: Dusty Lilac Paperie
Photographer- Jessica Smith Photography
Engagement Portraits

“I held my breath as we do sometimes to stop time when something wonderful has touched us…”
– Mary Oliver That precious smile!! He dished out so many! The sweetest :) 

“The baby years are short, kind of like five minutes… it doesn’t seem like it, but he will go on to kindergarten then read the harry potter series then join the ‘ninja club’ in middle school then play high school soccer and rent his first tux for prom and run over a fence in his truck. You will hit your knees and than God that you got to parent this kid, that he was yours. My gosh… what a gift.”
– Jen Hatmakerremember this handsome little man from his newborn portrait session? Look how big he’s gotten! and that scrunchy nose smile is just the greatest! we just so happened to do this session on their 2nd wedding anniversary, so we made sure to snap a few portraits of Roberto and Carissa as well! 

“How long will I love you?
As long as stars are above you
And longer, if I can.”
– Ellie Goulding