I fall in love with these two cuties a little more each time I photograph them! Lindsey and Peyton are incredibly sweet, such a joy to be around, and their love for one another so obviously shines through each image. Having that someone special stand by your side and remain as your rock through thick and thin is a true blessing. I’ve seen Peyton and Lindsey grow stronger in their love and hold each other’s hands through the tests of times and I truly admire that about them. I have known both of them and their families for a long time from growing up in the same area, so watching them flourish together has been amazing. There is no doubt in my mind that God placed these two together at the right time. I can’t imagine anyone more perfect for each other in every way. When Lindsey asked me to be their wedding photographer, I was absolutely thrilled! I can’t wait to see these two become husband and wife this September! This wedding is going to be so special and memorable to me and I thank you, Lindsey and Peyton, for choosing me to celebrate your big day with you and your loved ones. I love you guys!!!
YOU GUYS!!!! I am so excited to announce that for the first time, I will be offering…
Valentine’s Day Mini Sessions!!!!
Grab your honey because it’s time you get some updated, romantic pictures for this Valentine’s Day! Whether you want to surprise your man or woman with a fun portrait session as a gift, or maybe use this as quality time to love on each other in front of the camera! You might have caught on, but I LOVE love, I can’t say it enough. This year I really wanted to celebrate love with couple’s that want to do the same!
Celebrate with your gal-pals, too! Get all dolled up with your best girlfriends and do something different this holiday season!! Valentine’s Day is about LOVE whether you have a partner or not! So grab your besties, throw on some red lipstick, a cute dress, and let’s celebrate friendship!
WHAT? 20-minute session with your significant other or your bestie(s)! Go casual with some flannels and sweaters, or get fancy with formal dress wear. This is your time to get those updated photos you’ve been wanting and have some fun with it!
WHERE? Richmond, VA (exact location TBA)
WHEN? Thursday, February 1st OR Friday, February 2nd
INVESTMENT? $150 for 20 minutes (20-30 images)! Photos will be sent via digital gallery before Valentine’s Day!
**Full session fee is required when signing the contract to book/reserve your spot. Session fees are non-refundable if canceled within 30 days prior to session date. Rescheduling is possible by request depending on photographer availability.
My mentoring packages have become one of my favorite services that I offer. My heart is constantly pulled in the direction to help others and their businesses. I meet such incredible women through this process. I start every mentoring session by asking about themselves, their businesses, and their goals. I love that this allows me to get to know the client better from a personal aspect and then hear more about the business side of it.
Mallory booked with me a while ago, and we were so excited to finally meet for her 5-hour mentoring package! This includes 3 hours of customized lessons, lunch, headshots, and a styled shoot to learn hands-on, trying new posing techniques, and then use the photos for the portfolio! Mallory showed me that she was hard-working, driven, and has the kindest, sweetest heart!! I loved getting to know her and I can’t wait to take her senior pictures at VCU in the Spring! I am always blown away by the dedication that goes into finishing college while running a photography business. She is seriously kicking some butt, and I can’t wait to see her business grow even more by applying what she learned when we met.
The day of our session, it was literally blowing 40mph gusts of wind. It wasn’t super cold earlier in the day, but then it dropped to the upper 30’s by the time we started shooting outdoors. I guess it’s better to learn in the worst of conditions, right? 🙂 But then the sunshine started peaking through and we ended up with beautiful golden backlighting! Mallory did amazing and dealt with the weather like a champ. The models were basically frozen, but they looked flawless and I was so thankful for their patience!
First, I will be sharing some of Mallory’s windy and beautiful headshots! Then I will begin sharing my own images and favorites from the Fall and Holiday looks… We ended the shoot with a little Christmas fun! 🙂
THANK YOU to my awesome vendor crew who helped tremendously! I loved everything about the makeup, the hair (even though the wind really wanted to screw with it), and the flower crowns! See vendors listed below:
Introducing Mallory of Mal Jack Photography! 🙂
Austin and Christian are SO in love that I can’t stand it! I love watching these two grow together in so many different ways. I met Austin while working in Cape Hatteras, NC a few summers back. She has the sweetest soul and the kindest heart! I met Christian when he started visiting Austin throughout the summer during her internship. They were too cute together and it just made my heart happy!! I just LOVE love, obviously… 🙂 When Austin was graduating from East Carolina, she asked for me to take her senior pictures and I was thrilled!!! She was one of my first ECU seniors before my business really started to take off. Two years later, I’m taking romantic and fun couple’s pictures for these two cuties who found their new home in Wilmington, NC. Finding and living in a location that you love, with the person you love, with jobs and people who give you happiness- that’s something to celebrate! Love this couple and love this Fall shoot!!
When Austin was graduating from East Carolina, she asked for me to take her senior pictures and I was thrilled!!! She was one of my very first ECU seniors before my business really started to take off. Two years later, I’m taking fun and romantic couple’s pictures for these two cuties who found their new home in Wilmington, NC. Finding and living in a location that you love, with the person you love, and with jobs and people who give you happiness- that’s something to celebrate! Love this couple and love this Fall shoot!!
Oh my gosh, you guys… Katie ROCKED this UNC session and you are going to love it!!! This was scheduled in perfect timing when flowers were still in bloom and campus wasn’t too crowded! I LOVE that she included all the special people in her life that she met through college- friends, sorority sisters, roommates, and her boyfriend. We hit all the main spots on campus AND her sorority house! This session was full of variety with the different locations, fun props, beautiful colors and light, plenty of pretty faces, and lots of love! Just wait until you see all the group pictures!!! 🙂
AHH you guys, I didn’t know a headshot session could be SO much fun. I always love doing headshots because it really gives you quality one-on-one time with your client and you get t to learn all about their business and life! This particular stunning, blue-eyed photographer shocked me when she arrived with four beautiful outfits and props… I was so thrilled with Emily’s golden-hour, beach session!! She absolutely killed it and we had the best time! I mean, seriously, we all know how much I love confetti… just wait until you see the end of this session!! 🙂
So happy Emily found me and we could meet up while we were both visiting the Outer Banks!! I love when the timing just works out so perfectly, and that is exactly what happened from the moment this session was booked to the moment I was taking pictures of a golden sunset behind a pretty little tulle skirt!
One of my favorite things about being a photographer is getting to know my clients before their session, and then finally meeting them in person! The best part comes when I greet them with a hug and we instantly feel like we’ve been friends for a long time. This is exactly what happened during the 30 minutes I had with Danise. We had an awesome time chatting throughout the entire session about our businesses, our personal lives, our hubbies, and how we absolutely have to get together when I visit again! When you instantly click with your clients, it makes everything feel easy, comfortable, and fun!
Danise was SO sweet and I am SO in love with the business she has created. The Busy Bee Productivity Coaching is meant to encourage and inspire those who are ready to reach their goals and live their dreams. Danise offers coaching services to help manage your time, set goals, get organized, and live more intently. I mean, seriously!? She is amazing. She works so hard at everything she does, and her passion for helping others just shines through her! I love a badass chick who can follow her heart and just go for it! Danise is so empowering to woman in the many jobs she strives at, and I was so excited that she asked me to take her headshots. If you want to take your business seriously, and you want people to know who you truly are, it is so important to have quality images to share. Danise is one heck of a boss lady and a stunning busy bee!!
In honor of these two lovely people getting married this weekend (EEE YAY!!), I figured I would share their sweet engagement session from this past winter! Kayla was my random roommate during my first year at East Carolina University. Sure enough, after her soon-to-be hubby proposed a few years later, she reached out to book their engagement session with me!
I was seriously SO excited for this! Kayla and Randy are crazy fun, so in love, and they just radiate happiness!! This particular winter day was, of course, absolutely FREEZING. I don’t know how she did it, but she was really a trooper wearing those dresses in that frigid weather! She looked stunning and these images are some of my favorites!! Cloudy skies turned into the most perfect golden hour. You’ll definitely want to stick around to see how this session ended on Libby Hill! Allll the heart eyes for that lighting and these two love birds! 🙂
Today we have not one, but THREE pretty faces on the blog!!! I mean like..really pretty. Oh, I just LOVE taking portraits on a windy day at the beach… well, unless it’s too windy. Nobody wants sand in their eyes and hair in their mouth while trying to be cute. After a few days of figuring out the crazy weather in Hatteras, Anna and I finally met up in Frisco for her headshots! It was cloudy, but just right..and it was windy, but the kind of wind that makes your hair look fabulous and makes you feel all dramatic and such. Getting together for new headshots with Anna was so much fun! This gorgeous yoga chick is super down to earth and a joy to be around! I also had the opportunity to photograph Jennifer and Lagen for some friend shots and individual portraits! These two are absolutely stunning and laughed just about the whole time. I loved doing this with them!! Hope you enjoy these beautiful humans!! 🙂