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Joanna & Jason

Joanna and Jason are engaged!  What a beautiful couple they are and I am honored that they asked me to shoot their engagement photos.  Boy, was is a cold day for their engagement shoot, but these two were so happy and so much fun to be with that the cold weather didn’t matter a bit to me!  I had a blast!  I have known Joanna for many years because she and my daughter went to school together and are still the best of friends.  I met Joanna when she was a little girl playing soccer with my daughter…and wow has she grown up to be a beautiful woman.  Joanna has been to our home hundreds of times hanging out with friends and it just so happened that one of Joanna and Jason’s first dates was here at our house sitting outside by a campfire roasting marshmallows.  So, to bring back good memories, she and Jason decided to have their engagement shoot here at our house in Broadway, Virginia. Congratulations to two beautiful people!  I wish you all the best in planning for your big day next year and also for a wonderful future together!













Sam Florance - December 3, 2013 - 2:09 pm

These are stunning! You captured these two so well! What a masterful job in photos with crystal clear Jo & Jason and unfocused background. The one with flying leaves is totally fun. What a great job and awesome couple! Luminous.

Beth Hamilton - December 3, 2013 - 6:47 pm

These are great Gayle, and she is a beauty! I think the very last one is my favorite but there are lots of good ones!!

Happy Birthday Eliana

Happy Birthday to Eliana!  Eliana turned 6 years old and her mom threw a fun Little Chef Birthday Party for her where she and her friends made their own pizzas!  How fun!  After they enjoyed their homemade pizzas topped with the toppings of their choice the girls enjoyed a delicious dessert of cupcakes, cookies and ice cream.  The invitations for this fun party were designed and created by  Brigitte Turner Design.  The aprons and the chef hat were made by A Cherry On Top and the hair accessories were made by Crafted In Grace.  The cupcakes and cookies were made by Tina Suter and the talented Amelia from Amelia Marie Designs designed the set.  Enjoy this Little Chef Birthday Party.












Clarita - December 11, 2013 - 3:30 pm

Absolutely gorgeous styling & photography! This looks like a little girl’s dream party!

My Featured Work

My Featured Work!


Black Tie Bride (Amanda & Justin)

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Style Me Pretty ( Glitter & Gold Birthday Party)

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WedLoft  (Emily & J.T.)


Sweet Violet Bride (Amy & Scott)
Sweet Violet Bride  (Elizabeth & John)
Sweet Violet Bride (Rachael & Jeremy)


Something  Turquoise
 (Amy & Scott)


Marry & Bright (Nicole & Ryan)


Marry & Bright (Farren & Joel)
Marry & Bright (Amy & Scott)
Marry & Bright (Rachel & Brad)

My Hotel Wedding
 (Myra & Matt)


The Frosted Petticoat
  (Tea Party)


Wedding Colors
  (Amy & Scott)

Kara’s Party Ideas
    (Garden Tea Party)

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Pretty My Party (Little Chef Birthday Party)


Two Bright Lights (Garden Tea Party)


 Daily Dog Tag (Cassindy & Eric)

Daily Dog Tag (Presa Canario Mastif)

Daily Dog Tag (Lisa & Mina)

Daily Dog Tag (Beau, The German Shorthaired Pointer)

Daily Dog Tag (Clyde, The Handsome Pitt Bull)


Something Turquoise  (Elizabeth & John)

Something Turquoise (Rachel & Bradley)


Borrowed & Blue (Rachel & Bradley)

Borrowed &  Blue (Nicole & Ryan)



Restyle Source  (Little Chef Birthday Party)


Claire & Chris | Harrisonburg, VA Wedding Photographer

Claire and Chris are married!  Claire contacted me on Monday asking me if I was available to shoot her wedding on Wednesday. What? Wednesday of the same week?  Well, yes of course.  Actually, I  just happen to be available that afternoon and I was thrilled! These 2 lovebirds had been talking about getting married for a while and on short notice they just decided to go for it! Their sweet and intimate wedding took place at a small park one block from Court Square in downtown Harrisonburg… just the two of them. It was such a gorgeous November day and the tree colors were unbelievable.  I loved being invited to capture this special moment for these two.  Congratulations Claire and Chris on a lovely intimate wedding on a beautiful fall day in Novemeber!  Wishing you both much love and happiness for many years to come!






Congratulations Claire & Chris!!



Shannon Maxwell-Westerman - November 9, 2013 - 2:56 pm

Thank you for taking these pictures. They are absolutely beautiful and I am so glad that Claire thought to have them taken.

Featured on The Frosted Petticoat!

I was so excited when I found out that my Purple & Turquoise Tea Party was going to be featured on The Frosted Petticoat!   Amelia Marie Design designed and styled a river-side tea party for four little ladies, complete with fine china, homegrown floral arrangements, raspberry tea, sugar cookies, and vanilla bean cupcakes. These little ladies wore custom designed apparel in purples and turquoise by ‘A Cherry On Top’, and the hair & fashion accessories were designed and created by ‘Crafted In Grace’.  I think I had as much fun photographing this tea party as these little ladies did enjoying themselves at the party.