Meredith Class of 2013 James River High School

Way back in August I went back to Midlothian Virginia to visit my friends and old neighbors  While there, I took pictures of  my good friend’s daughter Hannah and her friends.  Meredith was one of her lovely friends.  Meredith loves to play lacrosse and would like to travel the world.



McKenna Class of 2013 James River High School

McKenna’s session was a funny weather day.  Partly sunny weather was forecast for the day, however rain was coming down in sheets during our drive to the location.  McKenna stayed cool as a cucumber and our prayers were answered; it magically cleared right up when we began shooting.  Then we wrapped it up with an unbelievable sunset.

Not just a pretty face, McKenna is quite an athlete.  She plays varsity volleyball and lacrosse at James River.  In the winter she enjoys snowboarding.  McKenna hopes to join the Cavaliers at the University of Virginia in the fall.



December 20, 2012 - 3:23 pm

April Rowley - Beautiful work, NL!!

December 20, 2012 - 7:03 pm

Beth - Breathtaking!

Festive Card Display

Greetings for the Holidays!!

With our hectic lifestyles of cell phones and email, nothing short of Santa himself says “Happy Holidays” quite as much as an old fashioned card!  It’s reassuring to get those holiday greetings, and its extra special when you can actually HOLD it in your hand–better yet, display it in your home over your fireplace or door!

So how’s the best way to show off those festive cards? You can easily and inexpensively make a garland of cards for your mantel or doorway by threading a few dozen large beads onto a decorative string.  As cards arrive, hand each one over the string between two beads; the beads will serve as spacers.  For those non-folding cards try Gripping Stuff!, a nifty adhesive felt that allows you to display cards (and pretty much anything else) without ruining your woodwork or wallpaper. Look for it at your local stationary or office supply store, or for additional information, go to

And don’t forget, as those cards come in, snip the return address from the envelope, and tape it to the back of the card.  After the holidays, you’ll have all those addresses to update your card list for the next year.

When it’s time to take the decorations down, gather all your cards and stack them together face up.  Go through each card and punch a hole in the upper left-hand corner, taking care not to crop off any faces or essential writing.  Next, use a small ribbon to tie a loose loop through all of the cards, leaving enough slack to easily look through the cards.  Store the group with your holiday decorations, and when next year rolls around, you’ll have a fun and festive booklet to set out on a table or in a basket.  Each year you can do the same, and enjoy watching your friends and family grow and change with each passing holiday!

Below are a few ideas that I found on pinterest from Martha Stewart.   I think I might try the banister idea myself this year!







Hannah Class of 2013 James River High School Senior

This girl is one of my favorites!  A  long time family friend, she’s a fabulous babysitter, an amazing soccer player and quite the fashionista!  I think a career in modeling might be in her future.  Hello Gorgeous!!


Ignite. A Creative Discovery. September


Inspired by Nichole Van and her group {Elevate},  several photographers and I have decided to take some time each month to explore the fine art side of photography.  Each month, we will post a photo or series of images focused on art and photography. There are no rules. Just post what comes from the heart and ignite those creative juices, allowing the inner artist a chance to explore and fly.


We wrapped up summer with one last splash fest in the Chesapeake Bay.  With our wishes safely whispered inside, we said our farewells and sent beautiful lanterns off over the bay.  Until next summer…


Now head over to my talented friend Susan and see her fine art for this month

October 2, 2012 - 2:11 am

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October 2, 2012 - 1:57 pm

Katie Shaw - What a wonderful idea! And beautiful image! That last image is amazing. I love the bright orange against the deep blue. And her pose is perfect! Gorgeous

October 2, 2012 - 4:06 pm

Renee Bonuccelli - Love the color and clarity in the first photo! and the second one is inspiring!

October 2, 2012 - 7:57 pm

JanM - What a perfect end to summer! The lantern shot is fantastic…and I may have to do this myself sometime!

October 3, 2012 - 2:48 am

Carrie - Gorgeous images Nicole! I can feel those last days of summer through them.

October 3, 2012 - 10:45 pm

amy grace - nicole, each of these shots is so amazing, creative, and quintessentially summer. the warmth and hope of the rising lantern is truly beautiful. and all of those water droplets…so much life and fun and joy.

October 5, 2012 - 3:27 am

Nancy - Wonderful images. Love that last one as she is reaching up for the lantern. Love the colors!!

October 10, 2012 - 12:11 am

Skye - Both these images are gorgeous! I really like all those little droplets frozen in time in the first and beautiful blues of the water and sky. In the second your lighting is perfect, the moment you have captured and the other lanterns in the distance is just beautiful.