Portrait Styled Shoot | Part I

During this "off" season in Photography Land (a mythical realm where photographers work on other things instead of shooting in 30 degree weather, lol!) sometimes it's fun to challenge ourselves to step out of the ordinary. Get creative and work with other like-minded creatives. Challenge our comfort zones and get inspiration flowing. It helps break up these colder months and is super motivating! My dear friend and mentor, Elizabeth Henson of Elizabeth Henson Photos and Holly of Just Dandy Events created their second styled shoot together. What a wonderful team they are! This past Sunday was super chilly but we had lots of pretty sun and the setting was incredible. A beautiful farm right here in Virginia Beach with horses, farm cats and chickens (more of those soon, hehe). It was the perfect day and just the right amount of participants so we all had plenty of time with each of the models. So many wonderfully creative people worked together to make this day beautiful! Here's the list of fantastic vendors:


Elizabeth Henson Photos - You won't find a kinder or more generous photographer and business owner. Getting married? Book her TODAY, she's on the fast path to greatness...just sayin' ;)

Just Dandy Events - Holly is a ray of sunshine, adore her! If you want all the details of your big day planned to perfection, Holly is your girl! xoxo

Gorgeous Styling:

Emma of Worth the Wait

Amy of Chloe + Isabel

The clothes and jewelry were perfection! I wish they both lived in my closet and could dress me daily, lol!


Dhalia Edwards


Olivia at Salon Oh

Hair and makeup are those details that can MAKE a photo pop! These ladies are true artists - our models just glowed.

Since there is so much pretty happening at this shoot, I'm breaking up the blog into two sections. Part I will cover the first two models I photographed and Part II will have the third model and some fun behind-the-scenes shots :)

First we have the lovely Andrea, who was styled with a yoga/sporty chic look..


You know I had to get the kitty in the shot ;)


Next we have Ali who made such a stunning vintage styled model! We kept calling her Taylor Swift, lol - gorgeous :)


Favorite :)



Ahhh, love these!!  Another BIG thank-you to everyone who put this together - a photographer's dream!

Part II coming soon :)