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One of the most-asked questions by our clients is “What should my fiancé and I wear to our engagement session?” Is this a question that you are struggling with too? To make it a little less stressful for you, here are some tips that we have put together. View full post »

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When it comes to planning a wedding, choosing the perfect dress is essential. This should be one of the most-thrilling experiences in the process of planning the biggest day of your life. Most girls dream of their wedding day long before they meet their significant other. It is important to pick a dress that is what you have envisioned since you were a little girl. You deserve something that is unique and fits your personality. Your dress should be a representation of who you are as a person. It should exemplify the beauty of who you are and you should look beautiful in it! View full post »

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  • April 15, 2014 - 7:10 am

    Allison - I have a daughter getting married this year. Great advice!ReplyCancel

  • April 15, 2014 - 7:21 am

    Earl-Leigh - These are excellent tips! I made the mistake of trying on some glitzy, body-hugging dresses when I was getting married. It was not my style and the boutique owner could see it all over my face. When we found THE dress…we all knew it immediately!ReplyCancel

  • April 15, 2014 - 9:36 am

    MryJhnsn (@mryjhnsn) - Lovely photos and great adviceReplyCancel

Historic-Downtown-Lynchburg-Engagement01Lauren and Wayne first met at Radford University in 2009 during their drawing class. During their time as art students, they would frequently visit their family and friends across the state of Virginia. Lauren, who is from the Lynchburg area, introduced Wayne to some of her favorite locations downtown. One of their favorite locations became the Speakertree Record store, where Wayne would stop in during their visit to expand his collection of vinyl records. Because of their love and appreciation for small businesses, downtown Lynchburg became a favorite location for shopping, dining, and visiting. Wayne proposed to Lauren in May of 2013, just outside of the studio where they first met. They plan to bring friends and family together to the central location of Lynchburg, Virginia for their wedding in June of 2015 at the wonderful location of West Manor Estate. Both Lauren and Wayne are very excited to continue building a strong relationship and are ready for whatever is next in their life. View full post »

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Valentines-Day-Engagement-Lynchburg01This engagement session is by far one of our favorites. We teamed up with I Do Events from Lynchburg, Virginia to decorate and make this session beautiful. We thoroughly enjoyed the elegant feel that this styled-session permeated.

Breanna and Seth were such a joy to work with. We literally could not have picked a better couple that resembles the meaning of love than these two special individuals. It was a true pleasure getting to know this couple and seeing the chemistry between them glowing in how they treated one another.

One thing we quickly learned about them is that the saying “opposites attract” certainly fits their relationship. Breanna has a love for ducks that is certainly not shared by Seth. Seth grew up in a country setting and is looking forward to living somewhere that is more city-like after marriage, whereas Breanna grew up in town and wants to one day live in the country. We are excited to see where their new life together will take them and also whether they will be living in the city or out in the country with little ducklings waddling around! View full post »

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  • April 3, 2014 - 10:29 am

    Jen - Adorable couple… these will love these!ReplyCancel

  • April 3, 2014 - 2:25 pm

    Ashley - What a perfectly styled Valentine’s engagement! These are all so lovely! :)ReplyCancel

  • April 3, 2014 - 2:48 pm

    Heather Meehan - Awesome Valentine’s Day session. I love the colors!ReplyCancel

  • April 3, 2014 - 2:52 pm

    Chantal - So cute! I love everything about this session!ReplyCancel

  • April 3, 2014 - 5:47 pm

    Kristin - Such a beautiful couple! I love the colors too. So perfect!ReplyCancel

After-Wedding-Session (1)This after-wedding session for Ruben and Patricia took place in the beautiful landscapes of Oradea, Romania. This couple was easy to work with and listened to every piece of advice we gave them for posing. The scenery in this session is absolutely gorgeous and the weather was as well. Something that really made the photo shoot distinct was Patricia wearing a red sweater with her wedding dress. The added color really made the images pop. Ruben was very kind-hearted and made sure that he did everything he could to help his wife during the shoot, from hanging decorations to making sure her dress was not getting dirty. We wish this happy couple many more years of laughter and love! View full post »

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  • April 4, 2014 - 11:08 am

    Caroline - OMG I love everything about this! Her dress! Her red sweater! His suspenders! The colors! Wow, just love this. You must have loved photographing them. <3ReplyCancel

  • April 4, 2014 - 3:28 pm

    Amanda - Love,love,love the red! What a lovely couple and great images!ReplyCancel

  • April 4, 2014 - 3:59 pm

    Ashley - The red cardigan is a nice, stylish touch! These are beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • April 4, 2014 - 8:34 pm

    lindsay - Lovely!ReplyCancel

DoubleTree-by-Hilton-Oradea-Wedding001This after wedding session for Eliza and Florin took place at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Oradea Romania. The hotel lounge, dining area, etc. were extravagant and really made the photo shoot come to life. It is the perfect location for any form of event and exceeds the needs of its guests.

Eliza is a floral designer while Florin owns a blueberry farm. Eliza was very detailed in what she wanted and had a lot of great ideas. If you didn’t already notice, you will see in the pictures that her dress has blue incorporated throughout it. This was her own design as she had her dress customized. It was very beautiful and having matched Florin’s bowtie, gave the session a unique elegance. View full post »

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Fall-Senior-Session-Lynchburg001This session of Erika was taken on the immaculate mountainside of Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia. It was a joy getting to know Erika and to see the kind-heart she has for others. She attends Liberty University and is looking forward to graduation.

Erika had a smile on her face that would cheer up even the saddest person and eyes that sparkled in the sunlight. She carried on in conversations with us as though we had been friends for years. Her personality made this session enjoyable. We are excited to see where life will take her after graduation and wish her the best. View full post »

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Senior-Pictures-Lynchburg-Virginia01This photo session of Ashlyn was taken in the beautiful and scenic views of Bedford, Virginia. Ashlyn is an easy-going and life-loving student at Timberlake Christian Schools. She enjoys spending time with friends, playing her ukulele and excelling in sports such as soccer and most-importantly, volleyball.

The style of this photo shoot was geared around the various locations that the Bedford area provided. Some pictures were taken with a makeshift tent behind Ashlyn who was strumming her Ukulele while others were taken on a Christmas tree farm where she posed with ornaments as earrings. The diversity of this shoot was magnificent. We thoroughly enjoyed capturing these images and spending time with Ashlyn. View full post »

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  • April 10, 2014 - 10:54 am

    Lauren - Ack! LOVE!ReplyCancel

  • April 10, 2014 - 4:01 pm

    Ashley - This is such an adorable senior session! And I love that she plays the ukulele – so fun!ReplyCancel

    • April 10, 2014 - 5:35 pm

      Chantal - She is stunning! I love the ones with the tent!ReplyCancel

  • April 10, 2014 - 4:18 pm

    heather - Absolutely beautiful! You did such an amazing job with this senior session, incorporating all of her interests and making each image unique!ReplyCancel

  • April 10, 2014 - 4:56 pm

    Beth Ann - Beautiful! I really love the variety and the photos with the pine trees.ReplyCancel

  • April 11, 2014 - 10:17 am

    Jenni - I love all of the candid photos and how genuine these feel!ReplyCancel

  • April 11, 2014 - 8:56 pm

    Candy Hoehn - These are gorgeous! Beautiful senior session.ReplyCancel

Lemonade-Stand-Lynchburg01This lemonade-themed photo session of Lauren was taken at her home in Lynchburg, Virginia. The theme of this shoot matched Lauren’s personality perfectly, bright and vibrant. She was easy to work with and made the session fly by.

She really did a great job of making this session her own. She wanted to do some of her own poses and had a plethora of ideas. She also helped in setting up the décor and even made it more personal by writing the “LEMONADE 25¢” on the sign. This themed shoot could not have gone better and we will always think of Lauren when we drink a nice, cold cup of lemonade. View full post »

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  • April 14, 2014 - 1:17 pm

    Effie L. - What a sweetheart she is!

    This is such a lovely session and looked to be a lot of fun!
    Love the colors in this!ReplyCancel

  • April 14, 2014 - 3:06 pm

    Ashley - This is such an adorable session! It looks like it was a ton of fun too! Love the setup! :)ReplyCancel

  • April 14, 2014 - 9:00 pm

    Shuanna Ewing - I love this!! Such a cutie! Love the idea of the lemonade stand.ReplyCancel

  • April 11, 2015 - 2:59 am

    Alina Thomas - Thank you! She was so adorable and great to work with!ReplyCancel