Archive for the ‘Davies Manor’ Category

Oh, you know the romantic in me in just LOVING this session! I was contacted by Mrs.Shelia after she saw some photos I had done for her grandson’s senior portraits. She wanted to know if I might consider doing a session with her and her husband, Mr.Ronald. She wanted to have something special to give to her children. She wanted to celebrate 48 years of being married!! Wow! That is amazing. She wanted to celebrate the love that she and her husband share and that God has been so good to them. I LOVE IT! And, I just loved these two. Reminded me so very much of my sweet grandparents who are no longer with me. I just adore a good love story, and this absolutely is one! Mrs.Shelia and Mr.Ronald….congratulations on 48 years! What a special accomplishment! It was plain to see how much you both care for each other. Love is such a gift! :)”Every good and perfect gift comes from above.” James 1:17

Their cute little dog, Lily, joined us for a few. What a sweetie!

I have to explain this last one, because I just think this is the best idea! Mrs.Shelia brought along a photograph that they had taken the day of their wedding as they were leaving the church. They were getting into their “get-away car” and the photographer captured a photo much like the one below. She wanted to try and re-create that same pose…48 years later! I think they look great! I would never have guessed 48 years have passed. Thanks again for allowing me to share in this moment! :)

You have to just fall in love with this one! Who doesn’t love a sweet baby boy? And, then add in one with big ol’ melt your heart eyes, a wobbly little sitter, and a little boy ball cap?! This session doesn’t need many words. Just check out the cuteness of this little one and you’ll see what I’m talking about! Loved meeting you guys. Enjoy your sneak peek of this precious lil’ guy! :)

Caroline and Mary Taylor…

November 7, 2011

Take a moment out of your busy day and look at these sweet little sisters! I love when children show up at their session full of smiles and personality…and these two were not short in either category! Not only were Caroline and Mary Taylor loads of fun to photograph, they are just really, really beautiful! I love their little interactions together. Sisters just have that special communication that is so amazing. And, all those pure, genuine smiles and laughter you see below? They are courtesy of their awesome mom who wasn’t afraid to “shake it” and give her girls something to laugh about. Gotta love that! I truly did love my time spent with these girls, and their sweet mom! I could’ve stayed photographing them all day! Thanks for you sharing your morning with me. Enjoy your sneak peek! :)

Saturday was absolutely an amazingly beautiful fall day here and the perfect opportunity to complete our last Mini Session of 2011! We started out early in the morning and went straight through until lunch! I was blessed enough to have my sweet mom along as my helper this time and so enjoyed working with her!! And, as always, our 1:17 families came dressed to impress, with smiles and happy attitudes, and knocked these sessions out of the park! I am thrilled with our results and happy to share the sneak peek! Hang on tight…lots of cuteness heading your way! Thanks for a wonderful day everyone! :)

More minis!! That’s right, more! Between several reschedules for sick children as well as for schedule conflicts, I’ve had the opportunity to do 4 additional Mini Sessions at some different locations over the last week. They are all fun and full of gorgeous families! I always enjoy the quick moving pace of these sessions and am constantly amazed at how much fun it can be! Hope you all enjoy your little sneak peek! :)

First up, I met up with little Brecon and his beautiful mom at Davies Manor. So stinkin’ cute…

These last three minis all took place in Arlington Town Square over a period of days. Such sweet families and I love that they are familiy shots as well as children, too. First up, Kendall and Hunter, a part of a beautiful Navy family that moved here from California almost a year ago. So glad to have this new family to photograph. So cute!

Next, my little buddy who I’ve been photographing since he was just days old…Jackson! He even brought along his cute parents this time! Love this kid!

Finally, a family that I haven’t seen in several years. They’ve even added a little girl with precious curls to their group! Loved seeing George, Ryan and meeting Cecile. Precious, precious family!

Chandler’s Senior Pics!

September 23, 2011

This handsome young man is my neighbor, Chandler! When we first moved into our house a little over three years ago, Chandler was just starting high school. Now, here he is well into his senior year of high school! He is a wonderful young man and I know that his parents are so proud of who he is becoming. He wants to go into Pre-Pharm next year in college! Chandler, his amazing and fun momma, Dena, and I had a beautiful afternoon to do his portraits over at Davies Manor. I had a great time hanging out with them. Dena and Brian, Chandler is an amazing young man. I know you are so very proud of him! I hope you enjoy this little sneak peek! :)

So earlier this week I treated you to some images with two of my gorgeous little nieces at our new shooting location, Davies Manor Plantation. Today, it’s time to feast on the cuteness of my little nephew, Graham! I wanted to show that Davies works for little babies, too. :)

I cannot believe how quickly this little guy is growing up! He has such a quiet, relaxed spirit and is just a joy! Don’t you just want to eat up his little chunky legs and arms! So adorable! Graham, your Aunt Julie loves you so much! You are a precious little boy!

And, since big sister Kallen came along to help, you know I just had to grab a few of her cute little 4-yr-old self. She was rockin’ those hot pink boots! I want some! :)

Hello, gorgeous morning light! And, absolutely stunning little Kallen! Love you, too, you little snuggle bug! Too bad Kinley couldn’t join us, too. :( She was doing important things at school as a big 1st grader!


I have been in business now for almost six years, so it is very exciting to me to find a new spot to photograph! Not that I don’t love all my old standby spots, but the artist in me loves the opportunity to create something new and different. I put out a call several weeks ago on Facebook for some ideas of some new locations. My sweet friend, Amy, reminded me about Davies Manor Plantation. My two children and I went out to explore and I knew right away that Amy was right and that this place presented some amazing spots for photography. I’ve been negotiating with the sweet ladies that run the place and finally got the “a-ok” to start doing sessions there. I see so much potential here for all different kinds of looks for photo sessions. I can see pretty white dresses, and I see cowboy boots. I see blue jeans and I see twirly colorful dresses. I see families and babies, too!

To give you your first peek at what is offered here, I snagged my sister’s two little girls for a quick session the other day. This is “Liv ‘n’ Lu” from our framing company, by the way. Aren’t my nieces just BEAUTIFUL! Love them and so proud of who they are. Don’t worry, all of you with boys and little ones, I have a session planned in the next few days with my 6-month-old nephew as well.

So take a look at my beautiful nieces, the gorgeous Davies Manor and know that this is a spot I highly recommend for your next photo session. In fact, this will be the location for one of our upcoming Fall Mini Sessions. Details to follow one day next week! Enjoy! :)