I'm a published wedding and portrait photographer located in a small town outside of Charlottesville. In addition to capturing beautiful images, I love spending time with my family, am freakishly good at word games (Hey Wheelmobile!), love an ice cold can of Coke or Dr. Pepper, know every line to Hocus Pocus and can never pass up a Chick-fil-A waffle fry or a trip to HomeGoods. 


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August 11, 2016

Stephanie + Rob | Fredericksburg Portraits

Earlier this summer, I was contacted by good friends, Rob and Stephanie, inquiring about a portrait session with their sweet pup, Wyatt. I’ve shot a few weddings with Stephanie and being a dog person myself (Hey Buddy!), I love when people include their pets in their family portraits. They’re a member of the family, too, right?

Stephanie and Rob have been married for eight years, but like many couples, didn’t have any updated photos of the two of them. I can completely relate to that as my husband and I haven’t had professional photos taken since our wedding nearly six years ago. The few exceptions are some random cruise photos we had taken a few years ago. I am absolutely that person who not only poses for the photos, but buys them afterward. So I definitely understand needing updated photos and I was super excited to capture them. I was also really excited to capture Wyatt. He’s a newer addition to the family. He was adopted last year from a rescue organization and has fit right in. Isn’t he the cutest? I’m kind of obsessed with his little white, curly haired self. He also knows how to pose. I think he may have been a model in a past life.

The four of us met up later that week and enjoyed perfect weather and a gorgeous sunset as we walked around a local Fredericksburg farm, capturing photos along the way. Thankfully, it wasn’t too hot as the summer was just beginning. Everything was pretty and green though and I think Wyatt was pretty impressed with the farm’s horses. He happily posed, getting a little distracted whenever they made a noise.

I really enjoyed our time together on the farm and it was great catching up with them. Here are a few of my favorites from the session.

Stephanie and Rob 1 Stephanie and Rob 3Stephanie and Rob 2
Stephanie and Rob 4 Stephanie and Rob 5 Stephanie and Rob 6 Stephanie and Rob 7 Stephanie and Rob 8 Stephanie and Rob 9 Stephanie and Rob 10 Stephanie and Rob 11Stephanie and Rob 12 Stephanie and Rob 13




  1. Kelli says:

    These are super cute! And the light is so pretty!! Great job!

  2. sandra says:

    Beautiful location! and you managed to have the puppy with the exact same facial expression the whole time. That is pure awesomeness!
    Awesome work Gracie! Keep it up!

  3. Amanda says:

    Lovely session… love the pups!

  4. Andrea says:

    Cute work! Love that pup!

  5. Casey says:

    It’s great that they decided to update since their wedding photography. I have friends in central Virginia looking for a photographer I will send them your way! Great work!

  6. Jamie says:

    These are so fun!! What a great idea! I have friends in Virginia who would be so excited to have you as their photographer!

  7. Stacie says:

    What a fantastic session, are you in Virginia? I’ll be looking for a photographer out there.

  8. Amanda says:

    Lovely Family Photography gallery! Virginia is so lucky to have you as their photographer!

  9. Nina Bashaw says:

    I love that they added their puppy to the photos, it’s so cute. You got some really great shots and you’re such a talented Virginia wedding photographer!

  10. Kylee says:

    These are gorgeous! You’re a wedding photographer too, right? I have some family in Virginia. I’ll have to send them your way for their photography needs.

  11. Jyn says:

    Do you do weddings? I’m looking for a photographer in Virginia.

  12. Melissa J says:

    What a precious family of 3! I am curious if you have availability for July? We are looking for a wedding photographer. We live in Northern Virginia. Could you let me know if you could schedule us?

  13. I love furbaby portraits, too! What a little cutie. And you photograph weddings? So much talent in Virginia!

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