I've been keeping journals since I was in the 3rd grade and I'm so glad to share some of my most intimate life moments with you here! Here, you'll find inspirational stories of clients, my journey as a wife and first-time mother and other adventures I have that makes my world go 'round. So please, sit back, grab some coffee ( or my personal favorite, a good ol' fashioned Arnold Palmer!) and enjoy exploring my latest work! Thanks for stopping by and happy reading!
I don’t even know where to BEGIN with this lady!!! Samara is a gorgeous girl who is always ready to laugh, play in the rain and have a good time!! My oh my is she filled with SO much life!!
Together, we spent a quiet, rainy Saturday together in Newport News and I have to say…even though the rain was coming down, Samara rocked her time in front of my lens like a pro!! Though during the daytime, she currently serves in the United States Air Force, I’m pretty sure she moonlights as a model! I mean seriously…is she NOT beautiful?!? ESPECIALLY THOSE TATTOOS! I have to admit, when I first met her, I was NOT expecting for her to be covered in so much ink, but hey, you know what they say: never judge a book by its cover.
I am waaaay too chicken to get something so…permanent, but for her, that’s the thing that has caused her to become addicted to ink. No seriously..from January to March, Samara got a tattoo every month, bringing her total to eight pieces.
“I got my first tattoo on my 19th birthday,” Samara shared with me. “It was a gift to myself. I’ve always been fascinated with art and I eventually started drawing and painting stuff and I thought it was beautiful how something on paper or a canvas could become permanent on your body especially if it was something meaningful to you. From the artist side of me, I always felt like the body was a giant canvas and it would be a shame to let it go through life blank.”
The more time I spend with Samara, the more I see how much of a ray of sunshine she is. I love the way she squeals when she’s excited, laughs with no fear of the future and has such an incredibly positive outlook on life!! I had SO much photographing her that I didn’t want her session to end!! Here are a few of my favorites!!!
Samara, you are SUCH a beautiful soul! Thank you SO much for serving this country and protecting us all!! I am so honored to have captured you with my lens! You are going to go SO far in life and I have no doubt you the light within you will shine as bright as diamond!!! 🙂