Richmond, Virginia Photographer | James

Richmond, Virginia Photographer | James

It has been two years since I have published a blog post.  It needs to change and I'm making an effort to get back into consistently blogging.  There's so much that I will be showcasing over the course of the next few weeks that I'm excited to be sharing them with you! 

Lynchburg, Virginia Photographer | Suzanne

There are a bunch of things I have to share about what I love about this shoot:  Cherry Blossoms.  I've been waiting around for weeks for them to fully bloom throughout the area so that I could get some pretty good shots with them.  I took my own senior pictures with them. Cherry Blossom is even one of my favorite scents.  There are times when I do switch it up - but for the most part, Japanese Cherry Blossom from Bath & Body Works is my go-to scent! I just love it! 

Also, I love Suzanne! When I met her, I just knew that she was going to be a pretty awesome and quirky girl.  I soon realized that my family is from her exact hometown. Meaning we were born in the same area of NY! Then, she's studying communications, which I got my degree in.  So I love talking to her about the advancements that are happening in the program (which I am jealous about) and all the professors there that have made such an impact on my life throughout my time here at Liberty.  Suzanne was probably one of my easiest to shoot! She's a natural and is already extremely comfortable being in front of the camera.  I had a blast! 

Anyways, here are some of my favorites from the day! 

Lynchburg, Virginia Photographer | Kayleigh

Kayleigh is a trooper.  Southern girl on a 14 degree winter day without a coat and a bunch of wind to top it off.  She transferred to Liberty this semester and I instantly knew that I was going to like her a lot.  She's athletic and tough.  Has some sass, but is also pretty straightforward.  She is also super pretty and photogenic.  I'm actually really glad that she volunteered to model for me.  Especially with the weather being the way that it is.

Anyways, this was probably the coldest temperature that I have ever shot in.  I forgot my gloves were in my car (thought I misplaced them) and went completely bare. That was quite the experience.  We went downtown to Percival's Island, trekked through all the snow and got some pretty good shots.  I have to say that Kayleigh is pretty easy to photograph because even when I give her direction, she still comes up with some pretty good poses on her own.  

Here are some of my favorites! 

Lynchburg, Virginia Photographer | Brian

Ah what isn't there to say about Brian?  He's awesome. I feel like I've known him all my life.  Well, I mean,  I have practically gone from childhood to adulthood with him as a friend. He's probably one of the most dramatic, yet serious person I know.  Super easy to laugh with, but after all the laughs, I could sit with him in the midst of our busy lives, and have a straight, down to earth, serious conversation with him about any controversial topic regardless of whether we agree or not.  It's great.

Anyways,  when I got into photography almost 5 years ago, Brian was one of the first people I grabbed to shoot.  Man, I thank God for growth because although Brian is super photogenic, I kinda cringe now at looking at the quality of images from the first shoot I've done with him haha.  I totally wanted to re-do them.  I figured it'll fit to do it now since I'm also working on a personal project.  I decided to grab him Sunday afternoon since it was absolutely awesome outside (70 degrees!) and we went to one of my favorite Lynchburg locations. Turns out there was more to it than I thought there was.

Okay, I'll stop talking now.  But here are some of my favorites!  

Lynchburg, Virginia Photographer | Morgan

So while I'm continuing on with a personal project of mine, Morgan and I walked around downtown.  Morgan is awesome.  She was my roommate last year and we are still friends.  She has definitely challenged me over the last few years and I am glad to have the opportunity to have grown closer to her outside of being on a hall.  

To talk a little more about this shoot, it was actually very interesting.  Between trying to find great sunlight (which I'm starting to get obsessed with by the way) and not being asked questions from random people throughout the town.  ;) It was a great experience and I'm glad that I was able to have this one done.  

Anyways, I'll stop talking.  Here are a few of my favorites!