• Metcalf Family

  • I recently traveled home to Georgia and planned to spend a day doing mini sessions. The rain got the best of me and I learned an important lesson: be sure and build in a backup day! I was at least able to get in one mini session with the Metcalfs. Megan's a photographer (check out her website!), so [...]
  • Primary Shooting vs. Second Shooting

  • Over four years ago, Kelli asked me to be her second shooter at an upcoming wedding. Shooting weddings had never been a goal of mine. They looked like a lot of fun, but they also looked incredibly stressful (and I already had enough stress in my life!). I wasn't sure if I'd enjoy it, but I thought b[...]
  • Independence Day - 2015

  • Today's a day when most Americans grill some good food, hang out with family and friends, and watch fireworks. I'll be doing most of that and I also spent America's birthday enjoying America's pastime. Those are some fun traditions, but it's also good to reflect on the meaning of this holiday. I'[...]
  • Kathy & Casey: A Very DC Wedding

  • Washington, DC. Where every heart beats true and every tourist thinks “The Smithsonian” is a single place.  Land of the free and home of Kathy and Casey Allen. Let me paint take a picture of this very DC wedding for you: The venue: The Whittemore House—home of the National Woman's Democratic Club[...]
  • Kathy & Casey's Wedding Slideshow

  • I've been working on this wedding for a couple of weeks now and I'm so close to finishing the blog post, but I wanted to share a peek at the wedding slideshow I created for them. I don't know what it is, but I love looking at photos with music playing in the background.
  • A Fond Farewell to the H Family

  • This is one of the first families I ever worked with and they've come back to me each year since. I've really enjoyed watching them grow as a family and look forward to seeing them every year. When they emailed me to schedule this year, they let me know it'd be their final session with me - they wer[...]
  • Judd Family Photos

  • I like to think that I'm good with names, but once I realized that the there were 10 Judds, I knew it'd be put to the test. I had to cheat a couple of times and created a few nicknames until I got get them down - most notably, I called the oldest "Cardy" because of her cardigan. Everyone was patient[...]
  • The Other Side

  • It's vital to my business to have my own family's portraits done at least yearly. When I'm booking clients, it's very easy to get into a routine and into a good groove. I generally have an idea of what look I'll be going for and what I want the end result to look like. However, after being behind th[...]
  • 2014 Year-end review

  • I've been doing photography professionally for several years now, but 2014 represents the first year I've done it as my main job and not as a side job to another career. My final day at my last gig was May 30, and I haven't looked back. Jenny and I set a lot of goals for Chance Hammock Photography a[...]
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