Heirloom Wedding Albums // Turtle & Hare Photography // Richmond, Virginia Wedding & Portrait Photographer

Heirloom Wedding Albums // Turtle & Hare Photography // Richmond, Virginia Wedding & Portrait Photographer

Your wedding day has finally come! It’s a beautiful, perfect celebration of your love. It’s a glorious day, and then it’s over. Now you begin a new chapter with your chosen partner in life. What do you have to remember that special day by? Memories, of course, and probably also photos. You can enjoy those photos in an exquisite album.

We’re proud to offer heirloom quality wedding albums for all of our Turtle & Hare couples. These keepsakes offer a timeless and sleek glimpse back at your day for years to come. From the antiqued leather cover to the high end mounted pages and textured endleaves, these albums are durable and sophisticated.

Take a look at this video of our newest sample album!

Here’s some of the play-by-play.




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Refreshing Our Branding: Exciting Times for Turtle & Hare Photography // Virginia Wedding & Portrait Photographer

Refreshing Our Branding: Exciting Times for Turtle & Hare Photography // Virginia Wedding & Portrait Photographer

I was probably way too excited yesterday when I ripped open the beat up bubble packaging holding our brand new business cards, but I had been waiting way longer than expected for these little pains in my rear to arrive. In keeping with the disappointment of their delayed shipping, I half expected them to be bent, scratched, or the wrong color. Thankfully, none of those things were accurate.

The cards looked pretty much exactly how I expected them to. Simple, clean, and iridescent.


I had no complaints, and I still don’t. The title of this post might be misleading. We are by no means rebranding ourselves. Much of what comprises Turtle & Hare’s look and feel is sticking around for the forseeable future. We are just cleaning house a bit. Refreshing ourselves in preparation for all things wonderful. What does that mean exactly? All things wonderful include sunny days, rainy days, wedding days, portrait days, lazy days, and bake-a-bunch-of-sweets days. That pretty much covers everything.


We’re proud and pumped for these changes. In addition to the new business cards, we’ve updated some of our other graphics for seamless cohesion, we’re adding new print materials to give to each of our wedding couples, some pretty new advertising materials, brand new sample albums (I’ll be going into detail about these GORGEOUS heirlooms in my next blog post) for clients to peruse and find inspiration in, and some overall subtle changes to our website. Whew, that’s alot!


We’re so thrilled with what Turtle & Hare is about, what it’s become, and where it’s going. Thanks for all future things wonderful!


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The Loneliness of Motherhood // Turtle & Hare Photography // Virginia Wedding & Portrait Photography & Videography

The Loneliness of Motherhood // Turtle & Hare Photography // Virginia Wedding & Portrait Photography & Videography

I’ve talked about being authentic on here before; how my goal as a photographer and person is to be open, honest, and loving with those around me. So, today I’m talking about the isolation life can bring. Maybe you’re not a mom, but you work or study from home. Maybe you’re a stay-at-home-mom and you quite literally feel like that is all you do- stay.at.home. Wherever you’re at, the isolation and loneliness is real. #thestruggleisreal

I have to say, it’s not all bad. Working in sweats sans makeup or brushed hair is what I do best. I have mastered the “natural” look. On days I know we aren’t going anywhere, I shamelessly dress my child in clothing that makes her look like a clashy living, breathing patchwork quilt. Today is actually one of those days. We are not exactly “instagram ready,” but we are fine. She’s taking a much needed nap while I’m writing this post and getting some other work out of the way. Even though it’s freezing, it’s sunny outside and we have enjoyed some pleasant play time together.

And then there are other days when I’m struggling to even get my teeth brushed and my angelic darling is thrashing on the floor in a rage over a broken crayon that won’t fix itself. There’s no Help Desk to call up and fix the obvious Trojan Virus that’s overrun my child’s harddrive. Days are hard; nights are hard. Cold weather leads to many days stuck inside. Home is our lifeline that we are frequently tethered to. It can be easy to forget that other people are also experiencing their own kind of isolation. We’re all tethered to our own homes and routines, making it difficult to connect with one another.

Here’s the truth though. I am not alone. You are not alone. Call me a cockeyed optimist, but we are all in this together. So, call a friend that you think needs some encouragement, text someone you miss. And try to find the humor when your angelic darling is throwing a fit over a broken crayon.

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Cora // Richmond, Virginia Newborn Session // Turtle & Hare Photography

Cora // Richmond, Virginia Newborn Session // Turtle & Hare Photography

One hundred percent sweetness, that’s what this little one is made of. Cora looked so peaceful as the light gently streaked in her older sister’s bedroom. Her big sister was ready with open arms to hold and snuggle her. These two are going to have so many wonderful adventures together! And I couldn’t get over their adorable coordinating shirts!

See more photos from this newborn session on our website here.

Annie & Thomas // Libby Hill Park Richmond, Virginia Engagement // Turtle & Hare Photography

Annie & Thomas // Libby Hill Park Richmond, Virginia Engagement // Turtle & Hare Photography

We’ve gotten to know Thomas and Annie over the past several years, first meeting them at church. Thomas has lent his musical talent to the local indie folk band I’m a part of (Sleepy Brother) for a couple of shows in the past. It’s always a treat to meet someone when they are single and then get to see them with the person that is to be their partner in life. Partners often have a way of igniting our souls and showing us how to be the person we truly want to be. That’s why it’s such a privilege to witness that in the relationships around us.

During this session, Thomas and Annie were so sweet with each other. Their laughter was infectious and such a joy to be around. Though the weather was a bit dreary, their bright faces drowned out the dreariness. This lovely little session ended up being such a gem in a gloomy weekend.




















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Jennifer & Jasen // The Mill at Fine Creek Powhatan, VA Wedding // Turtle & Hare Photography

Jennifer & Jasen // The Mill at Fine Creek Powhatan, VA Wedding // Turtle & Hare Photography

Our last wedding of 2016 was a gorgeous, winter wedding, nestled in the lovely scenery of The Mill at Fine Creek. We’ve known Jennifer and Jasen for a few years now, and were thrilled to be included in their December nuptials. Laughter was a prominent fixture in their wedding day, with contagious joy spilling over from everyone there!

Their teaser video gives a glimpse into some key moments from their day, while the highlights reel was crafted to tell the story of their day through a compilation of all of the small moments that made the day so great! The festive green and gold color pallette, handcrafted details, smiles, warmth, and laughter from friends and family, and most importantly, the obvious love between the bride and groom made this winter day beautiful and provided us with a sweet story to tell through video.

Other wonderful vendors helped make this a beautiful day! Check them out!

Venue & Catering  /  The Mill at Fine Creek
Dress / Maggie Sottero
Hair / Hair Envy
Makeup / Transformations Artistry
Florals / The Proper Petal
Cake / Pierre Tocco
Invitations / Wedding Paper Divas
Groom’s Attire / Men’s Warehouse
Bridesmaid Dresses / Dessy
Photography / Meredith Sledge Photography

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A Golden, Lakeside Family Session // Midlothian, VA // Turtle & Hare Photography

A Golden, Lakeside Family Session // Midlothian, VA // Turtle & Hare Photography

Todd and Erin are good friends of ours. Their youngest son is the same age as our daughter, which provides tons of entertaining visits and conversations! They also have a charming, smart older son, who is great to be around. Taking photos of this family is always fun since they have so much fun together. I don’t have to work very hard to get smiles and laughter from them. I enjoyed seeing the bond between these brothers during this session at Sunday Park in Midlothian.











To see more from this session, view the gallery here!