moving to winchester, va

Our move to Winchester, VA was unexpected and unintentional. In the dead of winter, we were forced to move from our previous residence because our landlord wanted to sell the rental property. It was a frantic month of searching for a new home for our family when we finally stumbled upon Winchester, VA, and what a blessing it has been.

Geographically, Winchester is located in the Shenandoah Valley, between the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Allegheny Mountains, and is just 15 miles north-northeast of the northern peak of Massanutten Mountain. Words cannot describe the beauty of the views here - it's like living in a postcard.

What drew us to Winchester was the balance between small-town living and a vibrant community. There's an abundance of activities, restaurants, outdoor fun, local farms, breweries, cideries, and wineries. As a photographer, I'm in love with the unique charm of the town and the countless photo opportunities that wait around every corner.

One thing that resonates with us is that Winchester has retained its small-town feel while still offering plenty of amenities. Growing up in the country, my husband and I wanted to provide that kind of lifestyle for our boys, and Winchester offers just that.

As we continue to discover the area, we're excited to share our current favorites with you. If you visit, be sure to check out these top picks:

Local farms:


Bonnie Blue Southern Market

Coffee shops/bakeries:

We'll be updating this list as we continue our adventures. For now, we're loving it here in Winchester, VA and would love to meet up for a cup of coffee if you're ever in the area.

Moving as a photographer from the bustling Northern Virginia to Winchester was a nerve-wracking decision for me. I had worked hard to build my photography business from the ground up, and the thought of starting over in a new place was both exciting and daunting. However, let me tell you, my friend, it turned out to be the best decision I could have made.

So, if you're in Winchester, VA and looking for a photographer to capture your special moments, look no further. I am here and ready to create stunning visuals that will preserve your memories for a lifetime. I can't wait to see what the future holds for my business in this remarkable town.