Thomas Jefferson Wine Festival

Yesterday was SUCH a lovely late fall afternoon–perfect weather that felt more like an afternoon in September than late November!  And what better way to spend it than at the Thomas Jefferson Wine Festival at Poplar Forest? Here are some favorite moments from the day:



Mr. Jefferson made an appearance:



And our favorite shot of the day: Amanda (who happens to be a good friend of ours), and her friends, enjoying some wine and good company:




Hasselblad – medium format film scans

We love to bring our Hasselblad film camera around and shoot a few extras whenever we can. Here are a few scans of images we’ve captured over the last few months — a couple of art shots, followed by an image we just unearthed from last spring’s shoot with the lovely Alex. Enjoy!






More sizzling hot images!

We love these images of the lovely Alex, and thought it was high time we shared some more. Alex’s personality & energy are all over these shots–we can’t get enough!

We wrapped up our session at Frankie + Millie for a little bit of a different look. Thanks so much to Lea for letting us do this, and for the amazing wardrobe!


Dress – Courtesy Frankie + Millie

Accessories: Forever 21

Shoes: red flats – Nine West, strappy heels –  from the former Joybird, black heels –  courtesy Frankie + Millie

Special thanks to assistant Corrie Fewell

Sneak Peek – Hot Fashion Shoot

We just wrapped a morning of a modeling portfolio shoot with a talented young woman who will move to New York City in the fall to pursue her dreams of ballet. We got lots of amazing stuff, but here’s a sneak peek for now (essentially straight out of camera!):


Dress – Courtesy Frankie + Millie

Necklace: Forever 21

Shoes: from the former Joybird

Special thanks to assistant Corrie Fewell

New Rates

Starting next Tuesday, June 1, we’ll be posting new rates for all of our sessions. If you want to book at the current (lower!) rates, just contact us before then and get the current rates, even if your session takes place later this summer!

This offer is good for sessions booked before Tuesday, June 1, 2010, and scheduled for dates through August 31, 2010.

Current pricing here.

Happy Anniversary to Bekah & Josh!

Hard to believe: one year ago, I was photographing my “baby” cousin’s wedding. Rebekah was one of the first kids I ever babysat, so it’s hard to believe she’s already so grown up!

Now, her hubby is serving in Afghanistan. I know they miss each other so much!

Happy Anniverary to Bekah & Josh. I hope your reunion comes soon!



My “big little” brother. Love this photo!!

Daddy-daughter dance:

And finally: the crazy, wonderful, hilarious De Avila family. I love everything about this photo, but perhaps most: my wee little Sofia, all chubby & cute in her wedding finest!