Lexi | Class of 2018

Lexi | Class of 2018

Senior sessions are in full swing and I couldn't be more excited about it. This past summer I chose to offer limited summer sessions due to the humidity in our area, and I'm really glad I did! That meant less A/C breaks and more shooting 🙂 One thing that really stands out with the Class [...]

Kelsey | Class of 2018

Kelsey | Class of 2018

Ah summer time in Virginia, you never know what you're gonna get. Limited sessions were offered during the summer months and the Class of 2018 Spokesmodel team got exclusive dibs on those spots. More information on how to get on the Class of 2019 team will be coming in late November, so stay tuned! Meet [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]