JDRF 2017 Gala {event}

As many of you know, Little Loves Photography has chosen JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) as its ongoing philanthropy partner.  This organization supports the millions afflicted with Type 1 diabetes by fund-raising to support research for a cure, increasing awareness and leading advocacy efforts.  I have chosen this organization because we have a son who was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes four years ago.

Once again I was honored and delighted to have the opportunity to photograph their annual gala — A Magic Night for a Cure — in February.  It is a festive and fun night filled with amazing auctions, a beautiful evening at the Jefferson and lots of generous donations to the JDRF.  This year the Gala raised a record breaking $825,000.

My absolute favorite part of the evening is the Fund-A-Cure auction at the end.  This gives Type 1 children in our community the opportunity to share their stories and help raise money.  My son Trey (pictured below) has participated for the last several years.  It’s a late night, but he loves it.


It was, as always a beautiful and inspiring night!!

Many thanks to everyone who has helped with raise money in the past by attending on of our events or participating in the JDRF Mini Sessions.  This year I am happy to share that we will be ding two sets of JDRF Mini Session – one in the Spring and one in Fall.    Stay tuned for details.


Sibyl’s {80th Birthday} – Family Photography, Richmond, VA

Newborn on Friday to an 80th birthday party on Saturday – reminds you what a beautiful things this life is.  And what a party it was!!  I could say so much about this gathering – from all the family and friends, to the special toasts her sons’ gave, to the tables of precious memories, collections and life experiences she shared, to the lifetime of family pictures – it was all perfect.  But in the end, all I could think – I hope I have this many wonderful people around to celebrate me when I am 80.  Truly the sign of a life well lived.  Happy Birthday Sibyl!

Richmond Regional Homeschool (Graduation) – Richmond, VA


The Richmond Regional Homeschool Graduation is one of my favorite events to photograph each year.  I was invited back for the 4th time and this was no exception.

The young men and woman at this graduation are always exceptional to work with.  And as I sit though their commencement ceremony each year, I am always inspired by their talent and their passion.

Congratulations Class of 2016!   I wish you all the best in your life endeavors.