Josh & Amy Anniversary Session | Historic Downtown Warrenton, Virginia Photographer

Last year, I added something new to my a la carte options for wedding packages: an anniversary session! I am so excited about the opportunity it gives me to catch up with my couples and hear how the first year of married life went (hint: there’s usually a lot of compromise, but so much fun being newlywed!).

One of my first couples to choose this option was Josh & Amy, whose wedding took place in Martinsburg, West Virginia the day Hurricane Joaquin hit the East Coast. Thankfully, while it was overcast and freezing, but their wedding was able to proceed as planned!


Josh & Amy’s anniversary session took place on a chilly November morning in Warrenton, Virginia. We started at Whitney State Forest, and enjoyed the last gasp of fall leaves. Books were part of their engagement session, and are an important part of their relationship, so it was fun to take a few more photos of them just relaxing and reading some favorites together.



They also brought Nerf Guns to their engagement session, so I got a new shot of Josh & Amy ready to playfully face off in a fierce battle.

After we finished at the park, we left for downtown Warrenton, a quaint and picturesque American city. It was my first time in Warrenton, and I can’t wait to go back!!


Congratulations again, Josh & Amy — I have loved working together to capture your story these last couple of year



HouseDressing by Virginia McCabe | Lynchburg, Virginia, commercial photographer

Commercial photos for HouseDressing in Bedford, Virginia.

I was thrilled when my friend and talented colleague Anna Bolling hired me to take photos of her client, Virginia McCabe, owner of HouseDressing in Bedford, Virginia.

“Gin” is a kindred spirit — an artist, daughter of an artist, and a Virginia native, she is full of vivacity and charisma. My visit to her studio felt like visiting an old friend, even though we just met!

Her business is really fun, too: she works with clients in a variety of ways, from interior design and color consultations, to helping baby boomers as they downsize from a home to a retirement community.


For our session, we were going for a natural, relaxed feel, capturing images of her in her workspace that she can use across her social media and web presence.



Gin’s elegant taste that mixes classic, refined lines and textures with pops of color and modern patterns. The spaces she designs are simply beautiful!


I enjoyed working with Gin and Anna so much!20161012-house-dressing-008