the Wildhaven Experience

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Does the photo session experience really matter? Why not choose solely based on style? 

While photography style is important, that won't matter if the person behind the camera doesn't "click" with you (no pun intended). Or they don't know how to handle energetic children or bring out the best in you. 

Photos trigger memories and emotions like almost nothing else can. Images from a stressful or awkward family photo day can stir up those same negative emotions every time you see them.

It doesn't matter how perfect the outfits are or how nicely your kids smile if everyone is stressed out behind the scenes. 

Who wants to hang that on the living room wall?!

When you look back on photos from your session with Wildhaven Photo Co, I want it to spark warmth, joy and nostalgia which is why I aim to keep things light and focused on your connection as a family, not stiff posing and forced smiles. We'll make space for kids to explore and!

So you can hang more than a beautiful image on the wall, you can hang a
happy memory. 

Make photo day one
You actually want to remember

Central Virginia Family photographer
specializing in natural, joyful, & timeless family photography

Family photos don't have to be stressful

the Wildhaven experience

A mix of gently guided poses with lots of candid, playful moments captured in-between.  My sessions are light-hearted, joyful and focused on connection, not endless stiff posing. These sessions are also available for maternity, couples and lifestyle newborn photography. 

Vibrant, true-to-life edits create a timeless feel so you'll never look back and regret any trendy filters or vignettes!

Portrait sessions

Storytelling sessions

Real-Life sessions

Where and when are you most YOU? 
What simple, daily moments with your family do you want to relive again and again? 

These are the ones you'll miss when the kids are grown. Storytelling sessions are an incredible way to capture those moments forever. 

No need to coordinate outfits, pose or travel. I'll come to you and  photograph you and your family as you hang out at home or do something you love, together. It can be cozy and intimate or playful and fun. You decide what fits your family best! 

Storytelling sessions are generally longer sessions with minimal posing. Location choices can be your home, a park, ice cream downtown, cookie baking in the kitchen or just about anything else you can dream up! 

the wildhaven experience

Looking for stress-free? 

Want real-life? 

*I am also available for weddings and events!  For more info, drop me a note!

Like really, real? If you want to capture your family in the most authentic and stress-free way, consider a Real-Life session. Halfday or full day sessions document those real, everyday, beautiful moments in a photojournalistic style and put in an album for you to enjoy forever! 

I offer three types of sessions -- standard Portrait Sessions, Storytelling Sessions and Real - Life Sessions. Any of these sessions can be booked for any family, maternity, or couples session. Which one fits your needs best? 

I offer three types of sessions -- standard Portrait Sessions, Storytelling Sessions and Real - Life Sessions. Any of these sessions can be booked for any family, maternity, or couples session. Which one fits your needs best? 


If you love my work and style you can get in touch with me by clicking "inquire." After we connect ,  I'll walk you through all the details!  A questionnaire will help me get to know your family a bit and then we'll work out a time and location as well as things like what to wear and tips for a great session. 

Let's connect!


*A $150 Session fee is required to book your session and is payable online. 

how it works

This is your chance to relax and enjoy time with your family while I capture the moment forever. I'll guide you through posing to start and then we'll follow the children's lead for fun and honest moments of love and connection.

Photo Day! 



In the days following your session you'll receive a link to view your lightly retouched photos. You'll have the opportunity to select the ones you love and decide if you would like to upgrade your Collection. Your chosen photos will be carefully hand-edited and delivered in a gallery for you to view, share and download. Apogee Collections will be delivered as a fully-edited gallery in two weeks.

I also offer high-quality professional prints, albums and wall art so you can get your photos off the hard-drive and enjoy your memories every day!

enjoy your photos



--Dr. Suess

Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a 

All collections include :
High-res digital images
Online Gallery
Family Photo Guide
Optional Wardrobe consultation
Pre-session planning
Printing rights

Collection upgrade may be chosen after you've viewed and selected your images from the comfort of your own home or upon booking. 


All sessions require a $150 session fee that serves as a retainer to hold your date and time. It is due upon booking and is non-refundable, but will be credited toward your total investment.

Collections Begin at

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up to 6 hours
Location(s) + activities of your choice
Online gallery
Your choice of  3 packages for digitals and prints

Day in the LIfe

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up to 2 hours
Location or activity of your choice
Online gallery
Choose from 20 fully edited digital images, 30 images, or entire gallery


Contact for more info

Online gallery to choose from
Choose from 10 fully edited
digital images,
20 images, or entire gallery




My son will never have the privilege of meeting his great-grandparents, but these photos...

They tell their story.

They preserve moments in time that would otherwise be lost forever. 

I see so much more than profile pics and Christmas card fillers. 

I see my grandparents, my mom and my sister. Three generations.

I see legacy. 

I see the people that have made me who I am. I see memories of old apartments, favorite toys and most of all, happy times.

And I see my future grand-children thumbing through albums, learning where they came from, so they know where they're going.  

What is a photograph worth to you? 

WildHaven Photo Co specializes in joyful  & authentic
Lynchburg, Virginia family photography 

I believe a simple photograph is an irreplaceable investment into our family for generations to come. 

Family photos 
leave a legacy

I believe our greatest legacy is not found in a bank account, but in the relationships we invest in. 

Whether you are living in the beautiful chaos of toddlers and tantrums or trying to hold onto those last precious moments with grand parents, make time for moments that create memories.

And then share those memories for generations to come. 

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Apogee Collection galleries will be delivered fully edited, 2 weeks from your session date. Elite and Essential Collection galleries will be delivered
1 - 2 weeks from when you chose your images. Artwork and albums will arrive 3-6 weeks after ordering. 

When will we receive our Photos?

Yes!  After viewing your fully gallery, you will have the opportunity to upgrade your Collection so you only pay for what you love. You may also choose to upgrade your collection at the time of booking. 

Can I choose my collection after my session?

Yes!  I will edit every single photo you receive. Your proofing gallery will receive light retouching. After you've chosen your images, based on the number included in your selected collection, those images will then be fully hand-edited with an end result consistent with the images seen in my portfolio. 

do you edit all our photos?

Your home is a great option for either session. Storytelling sessions are shorter--up to two hours, while Day in the Life sessions could be at home, on a picnic, at the zoo, on a hike, at the beach, etc. Choose something you and your family love to do together or simply capture real life at home--snuggles on the couch, cookie baking in the kitchen, and counter-top tooth brushing! 

What location should we choose for our Storytelling or Real-life session? 

Storytelling and Real Life family photography is an unscripted, unposed style of capturing your family.  It 's a beautiful way to capture your connection with each other without the stress of choosing the perfect outfits and keeping every hair in place.  I simply hang out with you for a few hours and capture your beautiful real life.

You'll find yourself seeing your ordinary life through fresh eyes and will be able to cherish those fleeting moments for the  rest of your life. ..and your children's lives! 

What are storytelling & Real-life photography Sessions? 

Do you require a retainer? 

Do I get to choose my photos? 

Yes, all sessions require a $150 Session fee that serves as a retainer to hold your date.  It is non-refundable and due upon booking. 

Yes!  My favorites may differ from yours so YOU get to choose which images you want to pay for. You'll receive a proofing gallery of 50-60 images to choose from. Select your favorites and I will fully edit them and deliver your gallery

Wildhaven Photo Co is based in Forest, va