I am that girl, who from my tween years on, carried a camera in my back pocket and took photos everywhere I went. I was counted on by my co-workers, friends and family to get the shots and send prints to them later. I can't remember a time where that wasn't me. So naturally in my early twenties I began photographing friends and family for their portraits, engagements and weddings. I am a lifestyle photographer living in Europe. Our family joined the Navy in 2010 and decided to travel the world, one duty station at a time. We are currently stationed in Rota Spain. We were just a hop skip and a jump from our beautiful Capital, Washington DC at our last duty station and before that we were in Chicago. We have been so blessed to see such beautiful places and meet such wonderful people. In 2014 my husband, Jonathan and I celebrated our 12th wedding anniversary, our daughter's 11th birthday and will celebrate our son's 3rd birthday soon. It has been such a wonderful year. I am getting my feet planted firmly on the ground here in Spain and I would love to hear from you! We strive to give back to our community, we offer a military discount(see pricing), and for referrals and reviews we give free prints. We love our clients. Please don't hesitate to email us if ever you think our services are needed for our Hero's and Survivors.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Summer is Wrapping Up Pt 1 | Personal | Upper Northern Neck VA | Rota Spain Family Photographer |

Did you hear our exciting news? We are going abroad next Spring!!! We couldn't be more excited about starting this new adventure. We found out at the beginning of the summer and have been going non-stop making sure to get all the sites of D.C. in before we leave this beautiful part of the country. 

As we near the end of the summer I have realized that our blog has been seriously neglected. I am going to try to wrap our whole summer into one post.  Take in mind we do less during the summers thanks to the heat here in Dahlgren Virginia, overall I think we did pretty good and we are really going to miss this small little town. 

We spent the first part of the summer in shock that we were going to Rota Spain. It is our family's dream to experience everything that Europe has to offer and really cannot believe we're getting this chance. 

I cannot believe this boy is almost 20 months old! Where has the time gone? Look at his gorgeous locks.. We may or may not be getting his first hair cut this coming weekend on our way to Mount Vernon with our family. Stay tuned!

This sweet girl spent a good portion of the beginning of her summer visiting with her Nana and Papa in the Baltimore area and the middle with us for some summer enrichment at her school and to say goodbye to some of her friends who moved to their next duty stations. She is coming home tomorrow from her almost 3 week stay at her Gramma and Poppys house near Charlotte NC. We are very much looking forward to having her back. 

The middle of the summer we spent enjoying our family here at home. We went on long walks and many bike rides. We sold our car about 6 weeks ago to prepare for our big move, so we are biking everywhere lately. It isn't so bad especially in this small community, kind of makes me wish we had sold it sooner.
Now that we near the end of the summer we will be starting the long process of moving. More about the end of our summer next Monday when I reveal if Mr L got all his locks chopped off.
 If any of you are experts at moving please send me any and all information to help make our move as uneventful as possible.  Although we have lived all over the place we have NEVER moved overseas. 

Please leave a comment below giving me the best advice you've got! 


  1. What adorable kids! Best of luck with your upcoming move!

  2. Your kids are adorable! I am jealous of your upcoming trip!

  3. Adorable kids! These are great!