A signature of our style is our wide-aperture and bright and colorful feel. In this post I want to give you tips on understanding aperture and using it to define your style. In order to help you best understand this, I’ll start by explaining exactly what an aperture is. The word “aperture” means “opening”. In […]

For Photographers

April 19, 2023

Understanding Aperture

Charlottesville VA engagement photo

Last weekend we had a beautiful maternity session with one of our dear friends, Leslie. Shayne has known Leslie for years (his older sister used to work with her years ago). She was also one of the most supportive people to us when we were in the beginning stages of our photography business. She has […]


May 24, 2021

Leslie Sheridan | Riverside Maternity Session

We are so thankful that God had us meet this sweet family about four months ago! We instantly connected with them on so many things within the first several minutes of talking. They quickly became such wonderful friends and now we basically consider them family! It’s wild to think that we randomly met one day […]


March 13, 2021

Brittney + Brad | Maternity Session

You guys, Victoria and Colten are MARRIED!!! God has seriously blessed us with some of the most incredible people as friends and clients. There is just something SO special about Victoria and Colten, individually but also as a couple! They are so genuine, humble, and high-spirited and everything about their wedding reflected this so perfectly! […]


July 31, 2020

Colten & Victoria | Intimate Church Wedding | Waynesboro Virginia

We STILL can’t get over our engagement session with Colten and Victoria! The morning of their shoot, the weather prediction was still mostly sunny and warm. Then, at about mid-day it suddenly changed! A massive thunderstorm had formed and was headed straight for our portrait location!

Engagement Sessions

October 15, 2019

Colten & Victoria | Engaged

Featured image
Charlottesville Virginia Trump Winery Wedding

One of the biggest hurdles of planning your wedding day will undoubtedly be the TIMELINE. Yup! Not many brides realize this before they actually experience it, but the timeline is the absolute most important part of the planning…and very often the most difficult to accomplish! The FIRST thing we would advise you when beginning to […]

For Brides

June 27, 2019

Building an Ideal Wedding Timeline

Hey friends! Over the years we have narrowed down our favorite gear to use…and we want to share what we’ve found! In this post we will cover some of the best photography gear and why we love it so much! I wanted to make a post sharing what is in our bag on a typical […]

For Photographers

June 23, 2019

What’s In Our Bag?

Wedding Photography Equipment
Why We Shoot With Prime Lenses

The style of photography we have developed over the past five years has been influenced by a lot different factors: courses we’ve taken, other photographers we admire, and equipment we use, as well as what we see in our artistic eye before we even shoot a photo! I want to focus today on why we […]

For Photographers

June 9, 2019

Why Shoot with Prime Lenses?

Every photographer has a different style and we’re on the “bright and airy” side…something you’ve probably seen a lot of if you’ve been browsing wedding photographers! It’s becoming an increasingly-popular style, and while the saturation of that market niche can mean more competition it also forces those of us who are categorized in this group […]

For Photographers

June 9, 2019

Choosing Quality over Quantity

Beautiful classic wedding in bridgewater virginia

Here’s a quick checklist so that you don’t have to try to remember everything yourself on your wedding day! We ask our brides to place all of their details (yes, rings included…you’ll get them back as soon as we’re done photographing them!) in a single box so that we can find everything in one place. […]

For Brides

June 8, 2019

Bridal Detail Checklist