This wedding was honestly such an enjoyable change of pace because we set aside so much time to create portraits. We actually scheduled three 45 minute portrait sessions throughout the day. This gave us plenty of time to explore the beautiful locations we had access to and get more creative shots like the ‘first dance’ shot below. I had so much fun capturing Lina and Al’s vision for their wedding day and wish them both all the best!
Getting to know Stephen and Cristi in the days prior made me extra look forward to their session. It was their first time taking couples portraits together, but I never would have known. They have such a loving and caring relationship that shows so easily through their affection towards each other both on and off the camera.
Life update - I'm now a University of Virginia alumna! I have such a mix of emotions from excitement to sadness and relief about reaching the end of my college career. I probably won't ever be in formal education again (*fingers crossed*)! Even though I'm not pursuing academia or a career related much at all to what I studied, I don't regret finishing my college education. Reflecting on my time at UVA, I am thankful to be able to choose what's next.
I always love hearing that someone's pursuing their passions. I'm so excited that Haley will be pursuing her passion for helping others and continuing her studies in social work at Case Western University this Fall. From her warm personality and impressive academic achievements, I have no doubt she's going to be an amazing social worker! I also want to give a shoutout to Mom (in one of the photos below) for all of her help both before and during the session - we couldn't have done it without her.
When we think grad session, or really any portrait session, we often imagine bright, sunny skies or warm sunsets - but that's not always the case! Cloudy weather photographs beautifully, too, which was exactly what Stephanie was looking for. We actually planned for a cloudy day so we could do something a little bit different. Can you tell I'm a fan of minimalism?
If you haven't had a chance to sit down and set some yearly goals, it's definitely not too late to do so - we're only a month in 2018! That being said, because I'm not good at following my own advice sometimes, I have not yet broken down my yearly goals. So here are 7 big tasks and goals I've set so far for 2018: