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I'm Erica a D.C. wedding photographer, with two young children, and a love for organization. Welcome to my small space on the internet where I can share with you special sessions, real weddings, and even little looks into my everyday life. Take a look around, and thanks for stopping by!

The Golden Hour, that fleeting time just before sunset, offers photographers a chance to work with some of the most magical light. It’s the gentle glow, the warmth, and the ethereal colors that make images pop. While many of us love shooting during the evening Golden Hour, it often overlaps with bedtime for the youngest […]

Family Portraits

Tips for Golden Hour Photo Sessions with Children

Family photographer in Richmond, VA

Family Portraits

Hey there, wonderful families and cherished friends of photography! It’s that time of year when we sprinkle a touch of holiday spirit in the middle of summer – Christmas in July! And what better way to celebrate than with a special booking sale for our delightful Virginia photographer mini sessions in October, November, and December! […]

Capturing the Magic of Christmas in July

A morning nestled along the scenic shores of Virginia Beach. As a Virginia Family Photographer, I had the absolute pleasure of capturing the radiant Sayer family amidst the picturesque backdrop of sun-kissed sands and rolling waves. As the morning sun painted the beach with a warm, golden glow, it set the stage for an unforgettable […]

Family Portraits

Family Photos on the Beach | Sayer Family


Family Portraits

July is the ideal time for outdoor gatherings, building sand castles, indulging in ice cream, and enjoying quick trips to the beach. It’s also the perfect moment to consider scheduling a holiday mini session for your holiday cards and personalized gifts. Admittedly, contemplating a Christmas mini session while wearing flip flops might seem a bit […]

Christmas in July for a Mini Session | Virginia Family Photographer

Tree farm photos with blue truck

If you haven’t scheduled your family photos for this summer yet, don’t worry! We’re here to assure you that it’s not too late to plan a memorable and stunning photo session with your loved ones. With the longer days, radiant sun-kissed glows, and a multitude of breathtaking locations, summer provides the perfect backdrop for creating […]

Family Portraits

Expert Tips for a Perfect Summer Family Photo Session

mom, dad, and baby taking summer family photos in the outdoors

Family Portraits

Family portraits are more than just a collection of smiling faces; they are a celebration of love and togetherness. Where multi-generational family portraits show us the enduring bonds that span across generations. In Fluvanna, one family decided to commemorate a special day by capturing the essence of their family’s history. While cherishing the memory of […]

Multi-generational Family Portraits in Fluvanna

I am eagerly anticipating our upcoming portrait session! Portrait sessions can seem intimidating but I promise, they don’t have to be. Let’s plan ahead and take any nerves or if you’re doing the “right thing” (whatever that is anyway, we’ll get to that) out of the equation with these last minute tips. Last-minute tips to […]

Family Portraits

Preparation Tips for your Upcoming Portrait Session

Virginia family photographer

Engagements & Anniversaries, Family Portraits, Proposals, Senior Portraits

One of my favorite times of year in Washington D.C. is the Cherry Blossoms blooming season!  In fact D.C. is famous for its stunning cherry blossom trees all across the world.  The History of the Cherry Blossoms: In 1912, the Mayor of Tokyo, Japan, Yukio Ozaki, gifted 3,000 cherry blossom trees to the city of […]

My Favorite Places to Find Cherry Blossoms in Washington D.C.

Cherry Blossom Festival Location