Love Bugs: Chris & Katie - Anniversary

Love Bugs: Chris & Katie - Anniversary

Just before Christmas of last year, my husband, Jim, and I drove down 95 South to Richmond, Virginia and linked up with our dear friends, Chris and Katie.  These two love bugs had recently moved from Arlington to Richmond, and we wanted to check out their new city.  It had been years since I was last in Richmond, although this was Jim's first RVA experience.   Aside from attending a Carbon Leaf concert at The National that weekend, our schedule was wide open to explore the area, which is exactly what we did!  At this time, Chris and Katie were renting a gorgeous apartment in The Fan; the historic and artistic hub of Richmond some might say.  We walked through their neighborhood - passed the hipsters in the park, inched our way towards the downtown area, squeezed in a walk along the James River, and even caught a glimpse of the boat parade. Fast forward to the present day: these two have purchased a house and are coming up on another wedding anniversary! Cheers to many more happy years together as they continue to explore Richmond and everything that lies ahead!

Grey Likes Weddings + Fiander Foto

Happy Friday everyone! Today I'm snding a very special "thank you" to Alexa at Gray Likes Weddings for getting in touch with me the other week! What started out as a normal day - coffee + computer + work - turned into the beginning of what could be a fun collaboration! As a long time fan of Grey Likes Weddings, I'm stoked to promote Fiander Foto on this elegant blog! As noted in my new "Grey" bio below, Fiander Foto is currently "serving Bermuda, Washington D.C., and Destinations Worldwide"! Woo! Stay tuned to see some of my work featured in future posts on Grey Likes Weddings. Please feel free to check out my entire profile below or by clicking "here". The newest member of the "Grey Collective" - signing out! Until next time...

Portrait: The Swinehart Family

A few weeks ago, I received an e-mail from a dear friend from high school: Mr. Riley Swinehart inquiring about a photo shoot for his family. It's fair to say that Riley always had a smile on his face while we were in school together. Although we're friends on Facebook, I had not seen Riley since our 10-year high school reunion in good ole Arlington, Virginia! I was very excited to meet Riley's wife, Sarah, and their little girl - Allyson! We planned to shoot the photos at a National Park near their house. Little Allyson was the best-dressed hiker out there!


About a week ago, I was offered a photographer's position at Flytographers. For those of you who have yet to hear about this amazing company: Flytographers was founded by Nicole Smith in January of 2013 and is based out of Victoria, British Columbia. In short, this company arranges photo shoots for folks who are on vacation! If you're like me, you're always behind the lens... and rarely in front of it. Currently, there are photographers working in over 150 cities around the world. Heading to New York City? London? Venice? or Tokyo? Would you like someone to take you and your family's photo? Flytographers. Sailing over to Bermuda? Interested in having someone take your photo? Well, lucky you... I know just the photogarpher!

Maternity: Olga & Stuart

Waiting for a new baby to arrive can seem like an eternity... or so I'm told.  In the final hours of carrying their soon-to-be baby girl, I had the pleasure of photographing Olga and her husband, Stuart.  A truly loving and inspiring couple, it was difficult to take a bad photograph of these two!  Beaming with light, Olga and Stuart made this Maternity Photo Shoot a lot of fun!