Rachel - Jerry Falwell Library - Lynchburg, Virginia

I have to say that this was probably one of my favorite sessions that I've edited in a while.  I think for one because this was the second time that I've shot someone that I haven't met prior to the session.

I held a contest a few weeks ago and Rachel was the winner.  We met at the new Jerry Falwell Library and did our session there.  I absolutely love the landscape of the library and since not very many people have done session there yet, I figured that I might as well give it a shot! 

The weather was absolutely perfect for this session and I had an amazing time!  Rachel is very photogenic!

Here are some of my favorites from this session

New Year

I'm sitting here reflecting and thinking about how everything is going throughout the past few months.  I titled this "New Year" simply because I am just now starting my senior year at Liberty.  It's crazy because as I am sitting back reflecting as to what the next steps would be for my life, I just find myself gaining more and more opportunities with photography.   When I first started, I wanted to keep it as merely a hobby, but as I'm going around, as I'm learning and developing myself as a photographer, I find myself being able to really have a shot at this! ;)

The opportunities that I have been getting are amazing.  Within 3 months, I will have shot 3 weddings, meaning that I will have 4 underneath my belt.  Now, I would really say that shooting 4 weddings is necessarily a lot, but I do now have more than enough to have a fairly strong portfolio.  Especially now that I am learning more and more each time. 

I am pretty excited to be second shooting alongside my friend Ashley for 2 of them.  It's crazy because each time I shoot, I am faced with a new set of challenges.  Learning more about lighting (let's be honest, it's probably my weakest point of my photography).  But I really like being thrown into challenges.  It forces me to be quick and creative.  

Well, in the next few weeks, be on the lookout for some wedding bliss!