CONGRATULATIONS Krystal Trager | Rodan + Fields | The Winery at Bull Run

When you gather at a place full of ladies (and a few gentlemen) who are full of life and giggles. As they are all there ready to celebrate Krystal and her earning her Lexus from the AMAZING company Rodan + Fields.

You see this is my 2nd time shooting an event like this… And it never fails to be full of love. These ladies come together to encourage one another. Each ready to share in their stories of a company that has done so much for so many.

I can personally tell you that now I am one of those Ladies. As I have now been learning about how truly AMAZING Rodan + Fields is. And now to be there as these ladies embrace one another and celebrate Krystal and all the hard work she has placed over these months to earn her Lexus was a treasure to watch & capture.

Krystal couldn’t have chosen a more beautiful place. A winery that embraces love, life, and family. This say was not only full of sunshine, wine, love, and joy… But was also full of grace. YES! GRACE!

Not one of these ladies acted as if they did it all themselves. They showed how together they work, that together they help each other reach their goals, that together they would celebrate Krystal and her family.

This may seem silly to many as they ready this. Silly how women could come together and praise & embrace each other in earning a Lexus. But it’s such truth! And an honor to be apart of.

I can’t wait till one of these ladies from this group earn their *NEW* Lexus as well !!! Because like the last time, and this time, I am sure I will see many of these beautiful faces again as they celebrate the next young lady and her accomplishments.

THANK YOU Krystal for letting me be apart of such a stunning day! You truly are loved by so many… And it showed brightly on this day for you.

Krystal is such a beauty, strong, loyal, and full of joy. An honor to be able to capture this party of her life and to be able to tell her story. ❀




Willson + Brandon | Engagement Party | Southern Morsels | Norfolk Virginia

Watching families come together for those they love… Seeing how families came from afar to join in and celebrate the engagement of two souls… What could be more beautiful?

When I was asked to capture such an event… I was beyond thrilled. Then learning that a fellow photographer (Erika Mills) who I admire dearly was the one who referred them to me. Well that is some thing I will NEVER forget or take for granted. Such a blessing it was and still is!

I watched how much time and love was poured out on this couple. I watched how details were added to this restaurantΒ (Supper – Southern Morsel) that just showed how loved this young couple were to all of those around them. I captured all I could… Making sure to show the laughter, details, groups, families, and even showing the hard work these families brought together for those they love.

And all though I know I didn’t know a soul there. Being the one on the outside feeling as though I was capturing moments I shouldn’t have… Listening to stories of the couple in love… Seeing the children play… Watching how this young couple smiled and embraced every turn they made… Well those were things that made me feel NOT so far away, not as if I was just there to document, but was there to share in their joy as well. Having their families come up and say hello and ask if I needed anything. Well if that gives you any idea of the LOVE and kindness these families and friends have for one another… And don’t know what else will.

I will never forget this event and this couple… And the love, joy, and fellowship these families brought together that night.


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