Jasmine | Class of 2018

Jasmine | Class of 2018

Every summer, I'm lucky enough to get to meet and hang out some really great rising seniors. Many are 16-17 years old and are wise beyond their years. I'm always impressed by their confidence, their passions and hearing about their hopes and dreams. They are unafraid of the world and optimistic. They embrace humanity and [...]

Kristen | Class of 2018

Kristen | Class of 2018

'Tis the season you guys! The Class of 2018 has arrived and they are comin' in STRONG! An overwhelming amount of you are choosing U Shine Photography for your senior sessions and I couldn't be more grateful. Each one of you is so confident in who you are and what you stand for. It's refreshing [...]

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 of Christmas

The last of the must-have-wish-list items are featured in today's post. Grab a peppermint mocha, sit back and enjoy this little read on this fine Virginia spring-like day in December - xoxo Hey all your fitness/health conscious peeps out there, this is for you! MusselFit Bootcamp at Home is THE ideal Must-Have-Wish-List item this year! And [...]

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 [...]