Families at their Authentic Selves

As I’m preparing for a photoshoot where I am on the other side of the camera, as the subject, I’m beginning to freak out. What do I wear? How should I do my hair? Can I lose five pounds between now and Saturday?

How many times have I heard these questions from clients? Daily.
We’re so unfamiliar with how the world perceives us, because we’re well, busy living. But a camera turned on you can feel like a spotlight into the unknown.

The way I view my clients, and the way in which I try to capture them is as authentic, real beings. I try to capture the love among them and their families. I hope to freeze a flash of their true spirit in time.

Keeping this in mind, I’ll try to give up a little control and trust the experts that I’ll be working with this weekend, just as my clients trust in me. Wish me luck!

The rainbow of the fall

It’s not often that I get a chance to do a senior session, but this last week I had an opportunity to work with Ben, on perhaps the most beautiful day of the fall. Good luck in your Senior year, Ben!


Is it really the middle of November? It’s been a really fun, really busy fall. Getting some great shots and great giggles…all giving me energy for this spirited season.

we’re moving!

To this great new place in Silver Spring….and our DC friends are not happy about it.

I feel like we should print and frame this picture to remember our days as DC city dwellers.