Welcome, Sweet Baby Boy!

Hello! I just photographed the sweetest family and I’m so excited to share a preview of their session. I’m having so much fun editing these pictures – I am literally working at my computer with a smile of my face.  To start with, the session itself was great – it was a calm & relaxing Saturday morning. They’ve recently moved into a beautiful new home and also welcomed the absolute sweetest boy, so we had a lot to capture! Although I am only sharing some of the indoor pictures on the blog, because we were blessed with an unseasonably warm February day, we were able to capture a couple of family pictures outside, along with some with their beautiful dog on the front porch with mom & baby standing in the doorway – so much fun.  Enjoy!

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Another Fun Family of Six!

Hello! I have another fun family of six sneak peek to share with you! I always love this sweet family’s coordinating outfits. Their littlest lady brought quite an energy to their session & at 18 months old, we would expect nothing less! The kids enjoyed lollipops at the end, which they loved. Yay for making fun memories & pictures!  Such a fun session – enjoy!




Irish twins! So adorable!


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Large Families Are So Much Fun!

Hi there, I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend and a Happy Halloween! Our Cinderella & horse rider had the best time, and Kevin and I had so much fun sharing in the joy that this holiday brings to our girls. It’s hard to believe that it’s November 1st, but we welcome this month with much anticipation and excitement as this is the month that we move into our new house!

Tonight, I’m excited to share a fun family session with you. I recently had the pleasure of photographing my girlfriend’s family, and it was such a fun session. As you can see, there are four children in this family, and I think you can tell just by looking at these pictures that they get along well and have so much fun together! And I have to say, because my girls are a little younger, I am used to photographing more difficult subjects, so it was such a treat to photograph these kids! I hope you enjoy this sneak peek, thanks for stopping by!

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A Classic Fall Family Session

Hello! I hope you had a great weekend! Our weekend was busy as we are packing up and preparing for our big move on Wednesday. We are very excited, but oh so exhausted too! I hope to find some time to blog a big update soon.  In the meantime, I have a classic Fall family session to share with you. This is the third year in a row that I have had the opportunity to photograph this wonderful family, and while I have loved each session, this one is definitely my favorite! My girlfriend and I have very similar taste and style (I am SO grouping myself in with her because truly, she has great style, ha!).  By now, I know the look and feel that she wants in her pictures, and her family is used to me, so this session was very relaxed.  I have a lot of favorites, which made it hard to narrow them down for this post – I hope you enjoy!


A Preppy Fall Family Session

Hello! I hope you had a lovely weekend.  It’s officially looking & feeling like Fall around here!  The air is crisp, the leaves are changing, and booties are in full force.  🙂

Last week, I had the pleasure of spending some time with our friends and their parents and we captured some great family pictures. My girlfriend chose orange, navy, and white outfits mainly because these colors will look great in her beautiful home, and also because they are big UVA fans! I love the orange – it’s something a little different than the norm for pictures, I think – and it is the perfect Fall color.  I really love the preppy & stately feel of these pictures – enjoy!


I am SO in love with this next family picture!


Something tells me that this next picture is one that will be looked back on with great fondness when this little guy grows up. There is nothing sweeter than a toddler with his lovey!


Tree climbing usually prompts great smiles!


This next picture makes my heart sing!


Littlest brother loved climbing too!


Brace yourself for the cuteness that is this next picture, ha! I’m not sure what’s cuter than a two-year-old in a bow tie, cords, and boat shoes!


Such a fun session! Thanks for stopping by!

A Beautiful Late Summer Family Session

Hello! I love this family session so much and am excited to share it with you today.

My girlfriend is the most organized and decisive person I’ve ever met! I thought I was organized and decisive . . . until I met her! 🙂 She had everyone’s outfit picked out well in advance of their session, and she knew exactly what she wanted for their session and where she wanted it to take place. The whole family was dressed up and ready to head out to a birthday celebration dinner, and we met for fifteen minutes beforehand to capture their family. I mention this because I think it’s important to know that not every family session has to be long & intense! I always try to make them fun and easy, and it’s sometimes even better if kids only have to be engaged for a short amount of time.  Obviously a lot of thought went into the session and outfits beforehand, but the session itself was short and sweet and we were able to capture some beautiful shots of this beautiful family – enjoy!


Scooters, Tree Climbing, & More Handsome Boys!

Hello, I’m excited to share another sneak peek today!

My first three sessions this season were with friends who have all boys. It’s so much fun for me to spend time with friends who have all boys – our lives are similar yet so different in so many ways.  Boys are active, silly, and FUN, and it is a pleasure spending time with them and capturing them in their element.

This beautiful late Summer evening session was all about riding scooters, climbing trees, and laid-back family fun. Enjoy!

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Sun, Sand, Water, & Brothers!

Hello! I am excited to start sharing sneak peeks of my photography sessions with you. I offer sessions in the late Summer/Fall, just in time for families to capture pictures together before the holidays. For more information, you may click here, or go to the “photography” page at the top of the blog.

This late Summer session was so much fun. It was a gorgeous evening by the water and the sun was really showing off. These brothers were so great for the session and they had so much fun skipping rocks & playing in the water at the end! I’m pretty certain their mom & dad scored points by letting them splash around in their clothes.  Enjoy!

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2015 Fall Family Sessions!

Hi friends!

It’s been quite awhile since my last post, but there is good reason for my long break. I’ll fill you soon, but in the meantime, I am excited to share that I am offering Fall family sessions again this year! For information on the sessions, including pricing, available dates, and sample pictures I’ve captured in the past, please visit the “photography” page at the top of my blog.

If you would like to book a session, please email me at cottageinspiration@yahoo.com

Here are just a handful of pictures from past sessions, but be sure to checkout the photography page for even more!

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I look forward to a fun Fall photography season!

Happy Fourth of July!

Wishing you a Happy Fourth of July!



Blog3 I hope you have a fun & relaxing holiday weekend!