Picking Spring Flowers // Richmond, Virginia Lifestyle Photographer

Spring is here, for a few days at least. Soaking up the sun, and unavoidably, the pollen as well, is number one priority for us! This time of year always reminds me of change and growth. From blooming flowers, to an ever changing and growing daughter, I’m grateful that we don’t stay the same. I’m […]

Apr 16, 2019

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Jordyn and Austin’s rustic, coastal Virginia wedding was filled with brightness and laughter. The colorful yellow accents perfectly complemented the bubbly personalities of the couple celebrating. Seriously, they looked like they had so much fun the whole day, it was infectious. They said they wanted to create a fun, exciting, laid back and loving atmosphere […]

Mar 18, 2019

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Favorite Richmond, Virginia Portrait Locations // Turtle & Hare Photography

  Choosing a location for your family or engagement session can be difficult. The Richmond area offers so many diverse options. And as your photographer, I’m always up for something new and exciting! Consider the distance you’re willing to drive, whether you’ll have small children with you during the session, the weather (seasonally, some locations […]

Mar 19, 2018

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“I want to wear Dani’s dress!” she squealed in delight. I quickly grabbed my camera and headed to the side of my house where I had spotted the only thing currently flowering in the end of February. My daughter ran to the bush and instantly began smiling in my direction. She was proud to be […]

Mar 5, 2018

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A Woodland Animals Themed Birthday Party

I’ll admit, when it comes to fall birthdays, using a woodland theme for a party is pretty easy. Stores have forest colored party supplies in abundance for Thanksgiving. And if you don’t want to buy decor, you can easily make it from your backyard. Sticks, pinecones, and leaves are everywhere. With my trusty friend, Pinterest, […]

Sep 22, 2017

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Anyone who’s ever had a toddler knows that they are a pretty opinionated demographic. These little people rule their kingdoms with authoritarian precision. We are but serfs in their quest for independence and knowledge. Understanding how toddlers behave and react to situations can be a lifesaver when taking their portraits. Bribery only goes so far, […]

Aug 4, 2017

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A Lush James River Engagement Session // Richmond, Virginia

Ya’ll this session was so much fun! I met Anna and Reed at Anna’s parents’ house for them to “bury the bourbon.” I wasn’t really familiar with this southern tradition, but I’ve never seen two people look so cute while digging a hole. The weather was perfect, and now that they’ve buried the bourbon, hopefully […]

Jun 22, 2017

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I had the opportunity to take Gideon’s newborn photos last summer. He was the tiniest babe I’d ever taken photos of, and he was so so precious. You can see my blog post on that session here. So, when his dad, Chuck, booked a Mother’s Day session as a gift for his wife, Rachel, I […]

May 25, 2017

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Tips for Taking Better Pictures of Your Family // Turtle & Hare Photography // Virginia Weddings & Portraits

I had the privilege speaking to a wonderful group of moms this week about simple suggestions for taking better pictures of our families, specifically children. I wanted to make these tips available to a wider audience, so here I am typing them up for you! Being a photographer, I don’t think I anticipated how different taking […]

May 4, 2017

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Your wedding day has finally come! It’s a beautiful, perfect celebration of your love. It’s a glorious day, and then it’s over. Now you begin a new chapter with your chosen partner in life. What do you have to remember that special day by? Memories, of course, and probably also photos. You can enjoy those […]

Apr 21, 2017

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