Hollins undergrad photography for the yearbook!

We headed over to Hollins University to photograph their undergrads for the Spinster yearbook last week. We managed to photograph one quarter of the undergrads over the course of two two-hour sessions. Everyone had fun (well as much as you can with yearbook photos) and we delivered the images 3 days after the session. We have big plans for next year to elicit a bigger turnout for the school and help bring the yearbook program back to life. Greg and Olivia were great to work with and we’ll be meeting over the summer to discuss plans for next year.

Jessica and Austin’s wedding

Wow, what a fun day with a great bride and groom! Jessica and Austin vowed their love and devotion to one another in a brief ceremony in Salem, Virginia. We documented their day with enthusiasm and had a great time with them before and after the ceremony. A little nervousness at the alter, a few giggles from the guests because of it, a flower-girl with stage-fright all added up to a beautiful day that couldn’t have gone any better!

(from the rehearsal the night before)
Jessica and Austin Church sunset
Jessica getting her little girl’s hair ready…
Jessica and Kaitlin

Jessica and Austin ring shot 2

Jessica and Austin ring shot 1
Austin was looking sharp!
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Jessica detail
Jessica evoked a timeless beauty that day
Jessica bridal detail

I had held onto these for a while so that the bride and groom could see them first (we were having scheduling conflicts) and now I’m designing an album for them so look for samples from that in the future (we’ll wait to order the final album until the Trash the Dress session is done!)

I hope you enjoy, feel free to let me know what you think!


A long week…

So, the virus that has plagued everyone recently made the rounds and slowed me down a bit! I have a small backlog of images to share with you…

My nieces and some friends of ours came over and helped us out by posing for some samples for the Hollins yearbook shoot that we’ll be doing here in a week or so. We setup and did the “yearbook” style shots that we’ll be doing for Hollins, and then progressed into more “fun” shots…

Aubrie Classic pose

…then some fun!
Faith crazy hair

MaDonna portrait

Faith BW closeup

Aubrie closeup portrait

Aubrie w/stool

aww, then I got the sisters to act cute…
Sisters, Awww...


and John sat in for a couple too…
RedBull Wheeee!!

…ok, now serious…

We had a lot of fun, and rest assured you’ll see more of all of them as we trek all over the valley in search of great photos!

Very quick bridal…

This was a fly by the seat of your pants bridal session that I think turned out very well for everyone…
Jessica & Austin

We’re going to do a “Trash the Dress” session after wedding with this couple and everyone is sooooo excited! (Think woods, water, beautiful settings that you typically never see a bridal gown in!)