I am a licensed and insured family and portrait true color photographer that serves the greater Charlottesville area, including a home studio in Ruckersville, VA. My passion is to capture genuine expressions and relationship interactions while still being confident in guiding and posing to get you priceless pictures to treasure.
My heart is to serve people in all stages of life, all abilities, and families of all different sizes! I want to capture those important events and the different stages of life so that you can remember and treasure them. I like serving and supporting the individual from personal passion to professional headshots and branding sessions. I love everything from couples (the foundation) to families of all stages... from maternity and newborns to high school seniors. This includes everything in between!
I believe that with photography you have an amazing opportunity to capture a moment in time and remember relationships, interactions, expressions, experiences, growth, milestones, and so much more! It is something that will likely mean even more to you in five or ten years than it will even now.
Hi! I'm Dianne!
Look at the images of the joy and bond between this sweet mom and her little boy. You can get both traditional smiles along with the genuine interactions they share. Their smiles are real and not forced. They will have these memories which will last a lifetime!
An example of storytelling...
When I say I truly care about my clients, I mean it! I genuinely want to know you. I want you to know me so that you can feel comfortable around me. This will allow me to give you the best service possible and give you those genuine expressions my clients long for.
This absolutely ties into storytelling! When I say storytelling, I mean that I love to capture what is happening now, beautiful and meaningful expressions and joyful relationship interactions. How you interact with an infant is different than a toddler, preschooler, child, or a teenager. These are relational milestones with your children are all unique. What you do as a family and your interests will change over the years! Children are always growing and changing. These are ways to look at how to your tell a story and capture what is happening now. These are all special moments that I know I want to treasure with my children and I am sure this is the case for you too!
All of it is a part of your story. I want to be able to offer you images as people and relationships change and grow. I want to offer you images of those who are special to you so that you will treasure these memories years from now. Interests may change as time passes for both individuals and groups and I would love to help you remember now. I want to offer you images from a moment in time and I will work with you on how we can make this special for each individual and/or group. This part of photography is what really sparks my interest and my passion for photography... the people and what makes them special and unique.
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First of all, you want to make sure you are hiring a professional with a legally operating business. I am licensed, insured, and officially formed my business as a LLC in December of 2019. I wanted to offer my services, and ever-growing knowledge and technical skill, to serve my clients in an honorable way. You should make sure you find a photographer that has the technical skills needed to serve you well like camera skills, lighting knowledge and equipment, and posing techniques. I firmly believe you always have room to grow in any area of life, so a life long learner is definitely a bonus! One of the best things you should ask is what they are passionate about. Passion brings creativity! I personally care deeply about my clients as people, not just as customers. That is absolutely a part of my passion. I strive to express who you are in your portraits and not only deliver pretty posed pictures. I want to capture what is happening in life, milestones, relationships, and interests... whatever you want! I want to help provide you with the visual memory for years to come!
I really do love people and families. The part of photography that brings me the most joy is when I am able to capture those special expressions that says, "That's them!" I actually do enjoy beautifully posed portraits, but I really LOVE capturing personalities and the interactions and relationships between people! I have been known to go the extra mile to get the shot in whatever creative leanings I have at the time to include walking into a pond, climbing playground equipment, and more! It is not hard to see I really love what I do!
When I am not doing photography, I spend most of my time homeschooling and raising my three very special and unique children. We enjoy getting out and exploring. Some of our favorite places are the Frontier Culture Museum, Lewis Ginter and Norfolk Botanical Gardens, Shenandoah National Park, various history and science museums, and other great locations around Virginia.
I have a studio located in Ruckersville in Greene County, Virginia, that is available by appointment only.
I primarily serve locations in central Virginia to include Madison, Greene, Orange, Louisa, and Albemarle counties.
Please inquire if your needs are outside of this area and I will see if I can accommodate you. I grew up in Northern Virginia and enjoy heading back to my old stomping grounds. I also visit areas like Richmond, Williamsburg, Hampton Roads, Norfolk, Virginia Beach and Outer Banks, NC (OBX) areas, so arrangements are possible!