Catching the train… and other fun things, Senior Portrait Day in Historical Petersburg.

The Senior Season of 2018, and Gorgeous Senior Portraits with a Train!


This year has been quite the year. My seniors have taken me over bridges, down rocky trails, over the river and back again.

All joking aside, it’s been a wonderful year.


On this day, Kayla, her mom, and I all ran like crazy to catch this train in the photo .  Turns out to be one of my faves of the season.

I shall just call it ” cute girl with the train”  We shot this session in beautiful Old Towne Petersburg, Va. It’s rich with history, and the area that I most love photographing in.

There are so many different looks that you can achieve if you let your creative side just flow.  Many Movies have been filmed in this area, check them out here!


I adore senior photography, it gets me out, keeps me in touch, and brings the greatest young people into my life .





class of 2016! spring portrait shoot

this year.. oh my.. It was a long long winter, and a rough slow start to spring photography season….
well   …. Welcome spring! Welcome class of 2016… and Welcome Somer!
Senior portraits in the spring are the most wonderful things. This is a rite of passage for these young people . They celebrate being the upper class men. They celebrate prom.. They celebrate arriving at their destination. .. their senior year…it’s one of those times that paying for professional photos is a must.
 Senior Portraits are priceless. This is perhaps the last formal portrait you will have of your rising senior until their wedding.. maybe college graduation.. but probably the last time your young one will sit for photos while they still live at home.
Life is so busy these days. This young lady has a full schedule, but nothing has stopped her from smiling for the camera. .  We did formal studio sessions and an outdoor session . I loved them both. Somer is so much fun in front of the camera.. and just plain fun talking to her even when not taking her photo. She is kind, and straightforward, and encouraging. I will always be honored to call her my friend. She is the daughter of two very proud parents who have done a wonderful job raising this child into near adult hood. I know for them this is a bitter-sweet time as she prepares for college and her last year at home.
Watching your child leave home .. hmm… the hardest thing I’ve ever done.
So.. capture these precious moments with wonderful photos. Have a look..  They don’t get much prettier than this. So many special Thank Yous to Somer and her wonderful mom.
“C’est la vie”

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