Gabbi + Chase | Winter Sweetheart Session Downtown Fredericksburg, Virginia

Like I said in Tuesday’s post…last week was a GOOD one!!! I was lucky enough to have Heather of Cardinal Rose Photography join me for a mentoring session at my studio in downtown Fredericksburg at the beginning of the week. We spent four hours together diving into her business, building marketing strategies + making a game plan to launch her business into success after her move across the country. After we spent two hours in the studio, we headed out into the cold with Gabbi + Chase to talk about lighting, posing, location scouting + making clients comfortable in front of the camera! We had SO much fun, despite it being 30 degrees…we just made a stop for some hot chocolate + coffee on the way back to the studio 🙂

Gabbi is another one of my wonderful 2016 spokesmodels + I always love working with her!!! She brought along her boyfriend Chase to our shoot so that Heather could learn tips for posing individuals as well as couples-they ROCKED it!!! Gabbi’s red hair combined with her adorable knit hat were the perfect combo!! You may remember her and Chase from The Notebook inspired shoot in 2014 (it’s crazy to look back at these-my editing has evolved so much!!!)

Enjoy some of my favorites from Gabbi + Chase’s shoot!! If you are interested in learning more about mentoring sessions, you can learn more + book an available date HERE!


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