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I received so much positive feedback from last year’s 2011 Ultimate DIY Gift Guide that I couldn’t resist compiling another collection. Here you’ll find images and links to 101 fantastic and inexpensive gift ideas from around the web. There’s truly something for everyone, and the best part is… everything is DO-IT-YOURSELF! I hope some of […]

I had the joy of hanging out with the sweetest family on a beautiful fall afternoon walking along the Saunders-Monticello Trail. The area was great for their family portrait session, but apparently everyone in Charlottesville had the same idea that day, and I had to be quick and capture certain moments without a zillion runners […]

Last year around this time I announced that my little blog (entitled dm designs at the time) had turned one, and I was thrilled that my visitiation had surpassed 100,000! Now, celebrating two years, I finally feel this site has taken shape! I still have lots of plans for improving, but am super pleased with […]

There are some couples that you can tell immediately are meant to be together. When I met Dani and Matt years ago in our small college town, there was no doubt in my mind that they would one day get married. Never had I imagined though that I would be the lucky photographer! Their love […]

I had the true pleasure recently to do senior portrait photos for the beautiful miss Amellia and was thrilled with the idea of shooting on the lovely backdrop of Sleepy Hole Golf Course in Suffolk, VA. Amellia is an avid golfer and from what I hear, insanely amazing too! I know several colleges are trying […]

I’ve been gathering ideas not only for myself this Halloween, but also to share with others who may need a little inspiration!  Click the image below, or click here, to start browsing my collection of decor, recipes, costumes, and more!

When I painted the first set of these groomsmen mugs for a friend’s May wedding, I had no idea of the market I was tapping into. I was thrilled to be there as the guys opened their gifts on rehearsal night and hear their shocked reactions…. “woah, that’s my face” “it’s a cartoon me!” “ooooo […]

I am beyond thrilled to say that on Friday, August 24, 2012 I married the most incredible man in the world. We headed out west for a destination wedding vacation with family & friends in southern California. I’m still floating from excitement and thought I’d share a few quick photos for now!  Be on the […]

Mmmm…..  these black bean salmon tostadas with avocados were delicious! After posting one of my instagram photos I had several requests for this recipe….. so here you go! I will give a little warning that they’re quite messy, but definitely worth it! i n g r e d i e n t s cooking spray6-inch […]

In the midst of my own hectic life (transitioning out of a full-time marketing and communications position into focusing on my art business full-time, YAY) and being quite busy planning my own wedding, I realized that I never shared my first wedding photography experience here on the blog! The photos of this stunning couple were […]