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Empowerment and motherhood photographer


                                        Based in Northern Virginia


Meet Phoebe

I first got into photography as a way to process things that were happening in my life. It started with having others document my experience, whether that was professionally, or by my friends and family. Looking back on the images I was lucky enough to have other capture, I realized that was what was helping me process through my daughter’s birth, my postpartum depression, and the struggles I had with breastfeeding. Photography became a way for me to own what was happening in my life, celebrate the good times, but also heal from the difficulties.

I knew I had to begin documenting not only my life, but the lives of other women, in all of its beautiful mess. I hope to be able to support you through your journey, wherever you are, and whatever you need it for.

Photography is a way to celebrate, grieve, and self empower. Documenting life is so special to me, and I look forward to being able to help you document yours.

Image by Immortal Beloved Photo

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a picture is worth a thousand words...
but here are few more from my amazing clients

"Recently had a Womens Empowerment session, it was an amazing experience. This is something I’ve wanted to do for years but could never convince myself to actually do it. The photos are absolutely breathtaking and I’m so glad I did it. Ive never felt so beautiful. Would recommend Phoebe to anyone, she is a beautiful soul with phenomenal talent."


-Haley H.

"LOVE LOVE LOVE Phoebe! She’s such a warm and loving person. She makes you feel so comfortable no matter if you are doing a boudoir, empowerment, family, or maternity shoot. Such a great photographer and now for me a friend. Her work is incredible and if y’all are like me each picture is special. Highly recommend her if you are looking for a photographer."


-Asia J.

"Can't say enough about how kind, creative & professional Phoebe is! I had the pleasure of having her photography my maternity, family & newborn sessions. She was SO good with my kids and made them feel comfortable and made it very simple for my husband too! Our photos turned out so dreamy & she captured our family so well. 10/10 recommend!"


-Elise H.

"Phoebe made me feel incredibly beautiful during our photography session. She took pics to memorialize my breastfeeding journey with my daughter and it was all about what we were comfortable with. She was super patient with us as well. Her lifestyle shoots all come out absolutely amazing. She has an amazing personality and contagious smile making it easy to “pose”. I would highly recommend booking a session. You won’t regret it! We will treasure these shots forever."


-Allison G.

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Studio located in historic downtown Leesburg, Virginia


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