Creating thoughtful and joyful photographs that honor your family as you are.

my vision:

Family POrtraits

Newborn portraits

With a camera in my hand since 3rd grade, I was always the girl on the last day of school taking endless photos with friends because I just wanted to soak it all in. Now, I’ve had the joy of documenting stories since my college days and professionally for over 12 years.

I’m thankful to call Charlottesville, VA home with my husband and our two vibrant daughters. I combine the use of film & digital to create timeless, genuine & relaxed photographs that are begging to live in your hands and on your walls.

Hopelessly addicted to documenting the grand moments and the in-between for my family and yours.

Meet Amy



I can still smell the sweet honeysuckle that lined the gravel drive that led to my grandparents’ home who just happened to be my neighbors growing up. We lived a slow life with extended family dinners most weekends. Life wasn’t fancy but it was oh-so-full. We focused on what matters and who matters.

This sense of family drives me and it drives how I tell a story, because I see beyond the pretty. With intentionality and empathy, I’ll create photographs that make you feel...photographs that tell of a life well-lived with those you love. Whether it’s your firstborn child or a season in-between, it’s worth pausing, savoring and documenting. For you & your family - now and 30 years from now.

it all started


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– Cinats Family

“She was incredibly kind and patient with our toddler, and was able to direct us in a relaxed and casual way to get beautiful, natural looking photos.”


Getting to do life with such amazing people is something I’ll never take for granted.

I may be introverted, but our community is a constant source of stability and joy. 

What Fills My Cup

Our Community


My family inspires how I photograph and how I run this business I love so much.

It all started with family, and now that I have my own family, I'm endlessly inspired. 

What Fills My Cup

My Family


I believe the simplest things in life are where so much joy can be found. 

Give me a slow morning outdoors with family and a great local coffee, and I couldn’t be happier. 

What Fills My Cup

Slow Living

We welcome our first child and I become a mother. 

2018 / 

We take a “gap trip” to Europe for 5 weeks and then move to Charlottesville to be closer to family.

2016 / 

I marry my best friend and start my business in Nashville, TN.

2012 / 

I intern with a local senior photographer, then head to JMU where I dive deep into all things photojournalism.

2007 / 

My mom gives me $15 to pick a gift at the end of the school year and I snag a teal 35mm camera that I fall in love with.

1997 / 


Through the

After feeling a pull to step away from weddings, the pandemic sets that vision into full motion.

2020 / 

Of course you want photographs that feel timeless and unique to your family, but you also deserve a thoughtful and professional experience whether this is our first time working together or 15th (some people call me their lifetime photographer). 

Whether it’s talking through locations, planning for weather or working around naptimes, I’ll think through the details so that you can simply enjoy your family and savor the experience. 


your experience

Family POrtraits

Newborn portraits

Our Everyday

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