Surviving a Photo Session With a Toddler

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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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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A Scenic Mother’s Day Session // Great Shiplock Park, Richmond, Virginia

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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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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Heirloom Wedding Albums // Turtle & Hare Photography // Richmond, Virginia Wedding & Portrait Photographer

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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I was probably way too excited yesterday when I ripped open the beat up bubble packaging holding our brand new business cards, but I had been waiting way longer than expected for these little pains in my rear to arrive. In keeping with the disappointment of their delayed shipping, I half expected them to be […]

Apr 13, 2017

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The Loneliness of Motherhood // Turtle & Hare Photography // Virginia Wedding & Portrait Photography & Videography

I’ve talked about being authentic on here before; how my goal as a photographer and person is to be open, honest, and loving with those around me. So, today I’m talking about the isolation life can bring. Maybe you’re not a mom, but you work or study from home. Maybe you’re a stay-at-home-mom and you […]

Mar 22, 2017

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One hundred percent sweetness, that’s what this little one is made of. Cora looked so peaceful as the light gently streaked in her older sister’s bedroom. Her big sister was ready with open arms to hold and snuggle her. These two are going to have so many wonderful adventures together! And I couldn’t get over […]

Mar 15, 2017

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Annie & Thomas // Libby Hill Park Richmond, Virginia Engagement // Turtle & Hare Photography

We’ve gotten to know Thomas and Annie over the past several years, first meeting them at church. Thomas has lent his musical talent to the local indie folk band I’m a part of (Sleepy Brother) for a couple of shows in the past. It’s always a treat to meet someone when they are single and […]

Feb 23, 2017

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Our last wedding of 2016 was a gorgeous, winter wedding, nestled in the lovely scenery of The Mill at Fine Creek. We’ve known Jennifer and Jasen for a few years now, and were thrilled to be included in their December nuptials. Laughter was a prominent fixture in their wedding day, with contagious joy spilling over […]

Feb 17, 2017

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