Grace | Senior 2018

My last senior session of the year was for the daughter of a dear friend and could not have been a more perfect way to finish off my sessions for 2017!!  Grace is super talented, brilliant, hard working and beautiful ;)  She'd love to write and produce films one day and her passion for the unique and vintage would probably be great inspiration.  Downtown Roanoke has just the vibe she was going for and Mill Mountain Coffee provided the perfect final touch. 

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2014 Portrait Highlights

I didn't start my year intending to take off the entire month of January, but I'm kind of glad it worked out that way!  I needed the rest.  I've always known that the first of the year is hard for me creatively.  Fall is usually crazy busy and I push so hard to finish everything.  Combine that with the amazing beauty that is fall in the Roanoke Valley and I use up almost every ounce of my creative juices by the end of the year!!  So once Christmas is over and the pretty lights are gone, the fall leaves have all fallen, and it's time to slow down, I usually feel myself crash.  It's a time of rest.  There are behind the scenes pieces that need to be taken care of and I make sure to take pictures of my kids on a fairly regular basis, but the constant flow of making something new and different is on pause.  I'm learning this is ok and needed!  So maybe the month of January will become somewhat of a vacation month in the future.  We'll just have to see ;)

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Sarah | Senior 2015

I must preface this post by first addressing how frigid cold it was for this session!!!  I believe the thermostat read 29 when I arrived at my studio to meet Sarah.  You can't tell at all!!  Sarah is a rockstar!  I couldn't feel my fingers and I know she couldn't feel anything and yet she looked comfortable and relaxed and beautiful!!  I had a wonderful time getting to know Sarah as we worked our way around Downtown Roanoke hitting up the rooftop at Center in the Square and the Market Building!  She's confident and caring and full of life!  Can't wait to see where life takes her ;)  Enjoy some of my favorites!!

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