Category Archives: family

Valentine’s Day Engagement Special!!

I know a lot of you lovebirds will be getting engaged tomorrow and to help you celebrate I’m offering a slew of upgrades and good stuff through the end of February!  Contact me via email at or text/call 540-871-4035 (leave a message if I’m tied up!)  Setup a face to face meeting over coffee and I’ll give you all the juicy details on the deals!


(BTW the photo is for Turnback Tuesdays!  Aaron and Kelly had a beautiful wedding way back in 2010!)

A little trip to the state capital

We went to Richmond the day after Thanksgiving to take family portraits of Lauren’s family (see the wedding slideshow below) and headed out to Byrd Park near Carytown in Richmond. What a beautiful setting for some casual family protraits. As usual, we showed up a day early to scout and found some great areas to shoot in, all withing a VERY short walk of each other…

Everyone is in this one (and Carter hasn’t warmed up to us yet 🙂
The Whole Family

Then we had small groups for a much tighter composition, here Carter and Kristen gave us a fabulous pose…
Kristen and Carter

We walked about 100 feet away and posed everyone on the terraces of this amphitheater to take advantage of the nice lines there (later we learned that Grandad played music at that amphitheater when he was younger)
Everyone on the stairs

Around 70 feet from there is a rock bench that we had each couple sit on for us, Daniel and Lindsey are such a cute couple!

We used the stairs there to pose all of the daughters with the parents on the stairs
The Girls with the Parents

We had to sneak this candid of Lauren while she was on the stairs with her sisters… (even squinting into the sun she’s beautiful!)

Each couple got a turn on the srairs as well…

Mom and Dad got featured in this one with all the kids behind them
Parents with kids in bokeh

We took everyone to a pond nearby for shots of each couple, then Carter by himself…


Thanks for looking and I’ll be updating again soon (I hope!)

This will take a while…

OK, so I am now working on getting caught up on blogging, so these will come out quickly keep an eye on the page and go back and make sure you haven’t missed something (some of these will be out of order…)

Between a full time day-job, raising a 16 year old, and having a wonderful marriage with my junior-high sweetheart, blogging has taken a backseat. We have been working, just not sharing recently. Between weddings, post-processing, model shoots, and commercial work we’ve been quite busy!

Well, here they come so lookout!

Woo Hoo!! 13 Years of Bliss!!

Wow, today is our 13 year anniversary!
Happy Anniversary!!

My wife Angel and I were Junior High School sweethearts that met when we were 13 years old! Those are some pictures from the past few years from friends weddings, Chuck E Cheese, the Mall’s photo booth, and a night at Metro downtown. We are just as schmoopy as we look in these photos (sometimes more so!) and thoroughly enjoy our lives with each other, we spent about 30 minutes last night laughing at Scare Tactics, America’s Funniest Home Videos, and my own silliness (don’t ask!). Looking back on the past 16 years, these have been the happiest of our lives!

I love you Sugarbear!