Meet Lesley and her fiancé, Jude!

These two are some kind of seriously in love andI am sure you can tell from their photos. Young love is just the best, don’t you agree?

We took these on Lesley’s Grandparents land in Virgilina, Virginia and it was FULL of fall color! I find that during engagement sessions, I don’t have to direct as much as I would during a senior photo shoot. The reason being, is simply because they are so full of emotion that it’s easily captured. That was most definitely the case with these two. The way the smile at each other makes my heart so warm!

Enjoy!

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Meet the lovely Miss Sydney!

This sweet lady is from Bassett, Virginia. I was so honored when she asked me to do her senior portraits! We decided to meet a little half way in Danville, Virginia. We did a little walking around downtown and the river walk and found some lovely spots.

She has such a wonderful smile and definitely knows how to dress well! We were able to do FOUR outfits in an hour. How amazing is that?!

Enjoy!

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Meet Morgan, again!

I’ve known this little lady for a few years now and it has been such a blessing to know her. Not only is she one of my 2015 Senior Reps, but she is already such an entrepreneur, horse rider, and so much more!

We decided to do her second part of her senior shoot in the fall at the farm where she keeps her sweet baby, Patience. Spiced it up with a chair and her favorite tree on the farm FULL of colors! We ALMOST canceled, because it was pretty windy and chilly that day, but I am so thrilled we didn’t.

Also, huge shout out to her mom and sister for jumping about to get the horses attention and holding the reflector disc! BIG HELP! Thank you!!!

Enjoy!

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This Talkative Tuesday is all about my personal Stitch Fix Review!

If you don’t know what Stitchfix is or want to know more about it let me sum it up for you.

It is AMAZING for people who:

1) Don’t have time to shop (me)

2) When they do shop they pick out things that aren’t ‘quality’ and wind up never wearing or they fall apart (me)

3) For people who love clothes and want to INVEST in them (me)

Now, what exactly does Stitchfix do for you?

You start off by signing up for the service for $20 a every two weeks, every month, or every other month. Whatever you feel works best for you and your budget. You have your own personal stylist that picks out clothes they feel work best for you based off of their extensive style profile quiz you take. Which really goes into wonderful details.

Here’s a few screenshots of mine to give you an idea.

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After you’ve filled out your style profile the next step is patiently or if you’re like me IMPATIENTLY wait for your first ‘fix’ to arrive. It arrives in a super cute box with personal “hello note” and style cards that give you a little snippet of advice on different ways you can wear each item. You have three days to decide which five items you want to keep and send back the ones you don’t want in their prepaid shipping bag. Which is through USPS, so it makes it that much easier for you to ship back.

Now, for the skeptics out there (like I was at first) you’re probably thinking $20 on top of already buying these clothes IF I like them enough to buy them? No! NOPE! THIS is the best thing – ANYTHING you buy even it’s it’s just one item, they apply the $20 styling fee to that item! Is that not amazing?! That was the deciding factor for me. Plus if for some reason every item is just absolutely amazing and you can’t bare to box them up and send them back, guess what?! YOU GET 25% OFF YOUR ENTIRE PURCHASE! You just can’t beat that. Now, if you choose to buy nothing, the only thing you’re charged is the $20 styling fee. That’s it.

Below are the fixes I had my sweet husband take photos of that I received this past week (this is my second ‘fix’ because I never had time to document the first).


I really, really loved this and WANTED to keep it, but I just couldn’t. I already have a coat so similar that it just wouldn’t of made any sense.

Price: $138

Brand: Olive and Oak

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The shirt on the left I wanted to love, but it just didn’t fit the way I wanted it to, but that’s ok! I LOVED the one on the right! 

Left shirt: 

Price: $64

Brand: Market and Spruce

Right shirt: 

Price: $88 (YES, I paid $88 for this shirt and technically with $20 OFF it was only $68…. It’s well made and the company plants a tree for every shirt purchased…yeah. Don’t judge.)

Brand: Amour Vert

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Oh, how much I LOVED this scarf. Seriously. I am still in love, but I told myself that as much as I loved it, I just have too many I already barely wear…

Price: $42

Brand: Shiraleah

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And the fifth item are the jeans I have on in each photo. I HAVE NEVER OWNED A PAIR OF JEANS SO NICE that fit me PERFECT. I mean, PERFECT. 

Price: $88

Brand: Kensie Jeans

Grand Total Spent on the jeans and shirt: $176 – $20 = $156


NOW BEFORE you say “YOU SPENT EIGHTY-EIGHT DOLLARS ON JEANS AND A SHIRT WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU”…let me just state that I am at the point in my life that I am SO tired of my clothes falling apart and not lasting long. I am starting to INVEST in my clothes and I highly recommend you do the same. They’re GOOD quality and are going to last you longer and I believe, SAVE you money in the long run. Plus, in your style profile you get to choose what price you’re willing to pay.

Now, if you’re at the very bottom of this and you’re thinking “I TOTALLY WANT TO SIGN UP THIS IS AWESOME” you should TOTALLY click this link: I WANT MY STITCHFIX and I receive credit for sending you and that what be even more awesome!

Also, one LAST thing… if you’re curious about trying it, I told myself I would do two boxes at least and if I didn’t like it, I would cancel. You can cancel at any time, but you won’t want to, I promise!

  • What a great fix! I love what you kept but there is no way I could’ve sent that scarf back. I want it! I’m going to pin it to my Stitch Fix board.ReplyCancel

Meet the Lambert family!

For those of you that don’t know, Audrey is a VERY good friend of mine and not to mention she is the one who captured Robert and I’s wedding day PERFECTLY. So, I was absolutely honored when she asked me to take her family portraits. Her little family is so full of life and just simply amazing! I just love the way she dressed them. Talk about colorful fall family portraits! I just couldn’t get enough!

It’s such a blessing when God brings people into your life. I am so happy to have a friend in Audrey. We get a long like no other and sometimes I wonder if we aren’t sisters that’s how scary similar we are!

Also, we HAD to snap some head shots of her at the end of their shoot for her website! If you have time, check her work out. She has a real gift!

Enjoy!

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