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The Phillips | A Fun Family Session

My husband and I met this awesome family many years ago at our church and have been good friends ever since.   I did this photo shoot very quickly one day when I happened to stop in for a visit.  This location happens to be their lovely back yard and as photogenic as they all are, I couldn’t help but end up with awesome images.

 

Family Snapshot

Lindsay was home for Christmas and I was just thinking about how long it has been since our family has had a family portrait made. We were on our way home from church the Sunday before Christmas, and I mentioned that it would be great for me to set up my tripod and try out my new wireless remote and get a few family pictures before everyone took off in 4 different directions.   You can see we had a few bloopers, but so glad I now have a recent family portrait for my wall.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kendra & Cameron | A Beautiful Christmas Wedding | Staunton, Virginia

What a beautiful Christmas wedding it was for Kendra and Cameron and it took place on a beautiful wintry December day.   The sun was shining bright and the ground was white with snow.  I can tell that these two know true love, and they had a wonderful group of friends and family with them to celebrate this wonderful day.  They chose the lovely First Presbyterian Church in historic downtown Staunton, Virginia for their special day and their reception was held at the Stonewall Jackson Hotel just one block away.  Congratulations, Kendra and Cameron!   I enjoyed myself so much celebrating with you.  Thank you for letting me be a part of your special day and I wish you both many happy years together.

Love, Gayle

 

The First Look


Photography:  Alisandra Photography   Second Shooter:   Gayle Driver Photography

Wedding Venue:  First Presbyterian Church Staunton, Virginia

Reception Venue:  Stonewall Jackson Hotel Staunton, Virginia

Wedding Dress:  Casablanca Bridals

Flowers:  Joy Coakley

Cupcakes:  Sue Dean

A special thank you to  Ali of Alisandra Photography for asking me to second shoot this wedding with you.   So much fun!

 

 

Don & Faye Witters | Bridgewater, Virginia

Don & Faye are one of my very best friend’s parents.  I decided to do a little photo shoot of Don & Faye for my friend for a surprise Christmas present.   It seems like we always take pictures of babies and children and the bride and groom, but our parents always seem to get left out.  So, Merry Christmas, Dianne!  I hope you enjoy these photos of your wonderful parents.  I so enjoyed myself when I went to visit them!  Thank you, Don and Faye, for allowing me to photograph you guys for your daughter (and my friend) Dianne!

Love, Gayle

 

Thomas Ruscher | Crozet, Virginia

 

I met Tom Ruscher a few years ago at his home in Crozet, Virginia.  Tom is the father and father in law of our dear friends Chip and Dianne Ruscher.   I decided to stop in a few weeks ago for little visit with Tom and a photo shoot.  What a special time I had sitting and visiting with Tom and listening to him reminisce about the past.  He talked a lot about his late wife, Barbara, and it was so easy to tell how in love he was with her.   What a special relationship they must have had.   I think he was happy to have a “new visitor” stop in, and I very much enjoyed chatting with him.  Thank you, Tom for a very pleasant visit with you.  I hope to see you again soon.

Love,  Gayle

 






















Maryann Vaughan - January 22, 2014 - 7:56 pm

We will sincerely miss Tom but know how happy Barbara will be to have him come home to her. No more aches and pains…just life as it should be. God bless you Tom.

Maryann and Chuck Vaughan

Phinn | A Beautiful Presa Canario Mastif | Broadway, Virginia

Meet Phinn… my sister’s new rescue pup.  And what a pup he is!  Phinn is a Presa Canario Mastif and I met Phinn this weekend for the first time when my sister came to visit.  I was a little afraid of him at first just because I had never been around such a huge dog before, but he is seriously the most  laid back, calm, (almost lazy) dog I’ve ever met.  He is such a sweetheart and I had a wonderful time hanging out with my sister and Phinn for the day.  Enjoy the photos of this beautiful, unique dog.

 

Jen Hite - December 12, 2012 - 10:09 pm

WOW!!!! Beautiful pics of a beautiful dog! I’m only sad thst you didn’t get a chance to do the same for Nike. Your talent makes me speechless constantly! Thanks for taking these pics and sharing them!!