Love is Louder

Love is Louder

SHINE. What’s your word? Clearly, my word is SHINE - why? Well, for one, I like sparkly things. Give me all the sequins, glitter & confetti! And two, when I was little, I would put on my mom's over-sized sunglasses from the 70's and sing, "This little light of mine..." anyplace, anytime. I was quite [...]

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

2015 brought me many joys, one of them being having my business grow! That wouldn't be possible without you - so thank you! I was going to go on one long fancy shpeel about how awesome you guys are and how spectacular you've made me feel. But instead, I thought it would be appropriate for the [...]

12 Days if Christmas {Day 8}

12 Days if Christmas {Day 8}

There's one gift that is always my go-to for Christmas.  For moms, daughters, friends, co-workers and secret Santa exchanges. It's BUTTER London polishes! Sometimes, it's easy to just buy the nail polish that is the cheapest for ourselves. So this is a real treat to many ladies - -a nice, high end nail polish. It's the [...]

12 Days of Christmas {Day 7}

12 Days of Christmas {Day 7}

My very first job was being a gift wrapper at Bailey, Banks & Biddle at Tyson's Corner. At 17 I'd gift wrap Rolex watches for Charles Mann, 15 carat diamond rings and sculptures that were thousands of dollars. My mother says I've always loved "pretty, shiny things" And she's right! Nothing has changed. I even [...]

Model Monday {Special Feature!}

Model Monday {Special Feature!}

Christmas has always been my favorite time of year. During the month of December, everyone seems a little more cheery, a little more hopeful and a lot more giving. I've always enjoyed paying it forward through the year, be it a smile to a stranger, opening the door for someone or helping to raise money for [...]

Model Monday | Meet Maddie

Model Monday | Meet Maddie

Happy November friends!! Can you believe that Thanksgiving is in only a few weeks and then Christmas is only 3 weekends away from that!! I mean, this year is flying by...so that means that the Class of 2016 is most likely in the midst of receiving college acceptances, picking their final images for their last [...]

Model Monday | Meet Erica

Model Monday | Meet Erica

Super exciting things are happening at U Shine Photography! With record breaking Class of 2016 senior photoshoots on the schedule, you guys have blessed me with your smiles, your grace and your referrals! Something really fun is being planned for Holiday, so be sure to stay tuned in by following this BLOG and signing up [...]