Holiday Mini Sessions

Ask and you shall Receive; it is the Season of Giving After All! Take your holiday photos home with you immediately. Packaged ready for special gifts or to hang over the mantle. Book your session today as spots are limited! Friday 12/16 6pm-9pm Saturday 12/17

Nora’s First Year

Charles and I admitted to being uneasy around babies. For that reason, we don’t accept many children’s sessions. Those few we hold are typically for our “lifetime” clients. We shoot their weddings and then stay with them, documenting their family as it continues to expand. Nora has been one of our exceptions. We met her […]

Redwood Tree in Luray Caverns- “How I shot it”

Trees beneath the Earth’s Surface? Not exactly what you had in mind I’m guessing, but this formation located in Luray Caverns is called The Redwood Tree or to some the Shaggy Dog.For this image I kept things very simple.  Luray Caverns is a very comfortable cavern system to tour as it has very nice paved […]

Antique Segregated School House

A little history lesson… One of the attractions at Luray Caverns‘ newest complex, The Luray Valley Museum, is an Antique School which was previously located about 1 mile away from the Caverns.  The Hamburg Regular School was the one of the oldest standing African American School houses in the Shenandoah Valley.

Jackson’s Pet Fall Session

  It’s not often that I shoot animals, so I knew I was in for a treat when Melanie asked me to capture her little man Jackson. Jackson is a Yorkie, and I definitely underestimated just how cute he could be! Melanie requested that the shoot take place at Luray Inlawn Park in Luray, VA, […]

Outside Portrait Lighting Techniques

  As a photographer you are constantly searching for light when it comes to capturing your image.  Whether it is photographing a scenic landscape or taking a portrait you must always look for the light. Yet it’s not just about looking and hoping to find the light that you need to make your image pop. […]

Playing with Speedlights-Las Vegas Edition

  You really just can’t sit through hours of photography training without wanting to go out and try it. This especially holds true when you’ve sat in on multiple speedlight classes with Joe McNally during Photoshop World. With all the traveling we did before the conference I didn’t really have time to show Danielle Las […]

White Oak Canyon Pre-Snow

Yesterday despite a snow storm approaching I did I hike in the Shenandoah Natioanal Park. I wanted to gather some frozen waterfall images with the trees bare of leaves before spring time hit.