Molly | Virginia Tech Senior Portraits with Horses

Graduation Photos with Horses

I love horses, like a lot, a whole lot.  I have an entire Pinterest board dedicated to horses [Exhibit A: A Horse is a Horse].  I haven’t ridden a horse since I was a little girl at 4H camp so naturally I was completely ecstatic when Molly contacted me about Virginia Tech graduation photos and told me she would like to have them taken at the stables!  Molly is a professional horseback riding instructor, the barn location that we use is not only where she works, but where her favorite horses live as well! Naturally I started looking around for other awesome senior portraits with horses to hype myself even more for her photo session.  Working with Molly was wonderful, she was delightful and so were her equine friends! I’m smitten with the photos we took in the trees, they look like they came straight woodland forest fairy tale.

Lola the Sweet Little Beagle Baby | Blacksburg Pet Portrait Photographer

This is Lola and you are probably already too overwhelmed with cuteness to remember how to read, but I will proceed.  This super precious little beagle baby brought her equally gorgeous mama Alli out to Blacksburg for some puppy pet photography.  Normally I don’t bring my son along for photo sessions, but if he saw me editing the photos of this adorable pupper, he would have never forgiven me for not getting a chance to snuggle and wrestle her for sticks.  Sorry for the photo overload, but I am obsessed with sweet baby little puppies and their sweet little tummies and even their puppy breath.  I’ve been toying with the idea of going down to Johnson City, Tennessee soon to visit these two and show how much Lola has grown!

Anna + Nathan's Hahn Horticulture Garden Anniversary Photos | Blacksburg Wedding Photographer

I love making photos at Hahn Horticulture Garden at Virginia Tech.  When Anna mentioned that she likes the feel of English country garden, I knew it would be the perfect location for anniversary photos.  Anna and Nathan brought along their two fur babies to join in the fun – Eliot who is a dachshund and terrier mix and their new pup Wren who is a hound mix.  This was actually a two day event…  We risked it on the first day even though the clouds were looming and sure enough a downpour hit within the first 5 minutes we were there.  The second take, we were much luckier with the weather and were able to take tons of beautiful, non-soggy shots!

Blacksburg Pet Photographer | Aphrodite Del Rey

This is my sweet little puppy face Aphrodite, or as we call her Ditee.  Not truly a puppy at all anymore, she’s actually about to turn 7 in human years.  My big scary pit-bull (we’re pretty sure she also has a bit of hound and beagle mixed in).  She’s a bit camera-shy so over the years I haven’t been able to take many photos of her.  For months (actually probably more like years) I wanted to make her a doggy flower crown and/or a flower collar so I finally gave it a shot.  I assembled pink peonies and ferns into a collar.  She tried to ditch her new accessory and escape a few times, but I managed to get her calmed down enough to take some beautiful photos of my favorite fur baby.  I’m pretty sure everyone needs some flower-filled glamour shots of their furry friends, if you agree and want to try one of these pet sessions, make sure you hit me up using the “Hire Me” button.

P.S. Aphrodite Del Rey… Like Lana Del Rey, get it :)