Sneak Peak – Fallbrook Senior Session


I just wanted to pop in real quick to post a sneak peak of a senior portrait session I did yesterday with Nicole of Nicole Benitez Photography! More to come about my amazing day with her soon!

If you haven’t seen it already, I posted a different sneak peak from the session on my Facebook page. Go here to see it and “like” me while you’re there!

Happy Labor Day!


Happy Tails for JJ

Hey Everyone!

I hope you’re having a wonderful summer so far! It’s actually been on the warmer side of things here in SoCal, and I’ve been soaking it up as much as possible!

I wanted to let you know about an awesome fundraiser that Angela of Powell Woulfe Photography is organizing for a military family.

JJ Proffitt is an adorable three-year-old who was diagnosed with autism just under a year ago. In addition to showing communication symptoms, JJ exhibits concerning behaviors such as throwing himself off furniture and escaping from the family’s home. JJ’s mother, Kristin, discovered Autism Service Dogs of America (ASDA) earlier this year and immediately applied for a service dog for JJ. The Proffitt family has been approved for a service dog, and is now in the process of raising the $13,500 it will take to raise and train the dog to suit JJ’s needs. Kristin believes that the service dog may provide JJ a sense of security and a measure of safety. You can read testimonials from families who were recipients of ASDA dogs here.

Joshua, JJ’s father, is serving as an active-duty Sergeant in the United States Army. With a year-long deployment in the near future, the Proffitt family is hoping to obtain the service dog prior to Joshua’s departure. There’s no question that deployments cause an immeasurable about of stress on family members left behind, and I’m certain that having a service dog will help JJ thrive during his daddy’s next tour.

This is where Angela’s fundraiser comes to play. :)

On Sunday, July 24, Angela is gathering a group of photographers (including myself) to donate their time and take affordable, professional portraits of families at the Orange County Photography Center in Brea, CA. Clients will recieve a mini-session (15 minutes in length) for up to 4 people, with a suggested donation of $25. After the event, the photographers will choose 5 photographs of each family to upload to an online viewing gallery, with the option of purchasing affordably-priced prints and downloads. We’ll be shooting from 10am until 5pm, and you can reserve a spot by calling Angela at 760-317-9752.

What: Happy Tails for JJ – A Portrait Benefit Event
When: 10am – 5pm on Sunday, July 24
Where: The Orange County Photography Center, 590 W. Central Avenue, Suite A, Brea, CA 92821
Want more info?
Click here to download the event flyer.
You can read more about JJ’s story here and the Proffitt family here.
And feel free to check out this article!


I hope to see you there!


Meagan – Downtown Norfolk, VA

Wow, what a month it’s been since my last post! I spent my last few weeks in Norfolk taking in as much heat, humidity, and history that I could before heading back to SoCal for a fabulous wedding I photographed at the end of June (more to come about that later!). We’re now about a week into July and I can’t believe how fast this year has flown by!

Before I left Norfolk, I met up with Meagan to capture some portraits downtown. She and I decided to start at the gorgeous Epworth United Methodist Church and then ventured westward towards the setting sun. She is a recent graduate of Old Dominion University and was a blast to hang out with! Below are some of my favorites from our evening together.

Apparently, you have to have gorgeous eyes to be a Norfolk girl. I had no idea. ;)

Thanks, Meagan, for the fun photo session!

Now that I’m back home, I’m getting into the swing of things around here, so stay tuned for more updates! I hope y’all had a fantastic Independence Day weekend!



p.s. I’ve added yet another social media outlet to my arsenal. If you’re on Pinterest, feel free to follow me here. And, of course, you can always find me on Facebook and Twitter! <3

Stephanie – Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA

I was chatting (via email) with Stephanie for a while before we decided on a location to do some portraits to add to her portfolio. I was looking for a place where we could get some variety, and suggested that we start out at the beautiful campus of Old Dominion University. I had driven by several times before, and, being an architecture nerd, loved the mixture of old, warm brick and new, shiny steel. I had no idea that the inside of the campus was going to be so gorgeous! I also didn’t realize until we met up that Stephanie is a student at ODU and will be graduating next year! How fun! :)

Take a look at some of my favorites from the session.

I can’t get over how gorgeous her eyes are!

This sculpture reminded me of all the ones around the campus at my alma mater, Texas A&M University. I was feeling a little nostalgic while we were walking around inside some of the buildings, and this piece of art made me miss Aggieland even more!

Happy Thursday, y’all! It’s almost the weekend! :)



Alexa – Waterside, Norfolk, VA

Not too long ago, I met up with Alexa at Waterside in downtown Norfolk, VA, for some portraits. We started out at Town Point Park and walked along the water towards Nauticus before heading into downtown a bit. It was really great to hang out with her and get to know her! Here are a handful of my favorites from our afternoon together.

Of course I had to play with my flash! I was happy to learn that Alexa was interested in these more stylized portraits. We had fun with them!

Thanks for stopping by! Happy June! :)