Little Climbers

It’s been a busy fall! Just starting to catch up on fun posting and sharing of images….can it truly be December already? A few favorites from an earlier fall session with Heather’s family. These kids are among the most adventurous I’ve met! As we’re finishing the session, I turn around, and the boys have climbed into the roots of this amazing fallen tree ……

Fall Baby Love

Laura and Phillipe are friends from the yoga studio, Laura being an amazing yoga teacher. About a year ago, they gave birth to their first baby, Dahlia Coco. We spent a sun-drenched morning up in Rock Creek Park to capture the year mark.   aaaawwww. She was SO good all morning, had just HAD ENOUGH! Better with Daddy.

New Beginnings

Do you remember the first day you moved into a new house? The rooms are empty of furniture but full of potential, of dreams, visions of joy, family and friends. I loved helping this vision of one of my annual clients come true. We were brainstorming where to shoot the kids this fall, and she suggested their new home. It’s new construction, and was…

Babies

Infant shoots don’t require too much of an introduction. This one, however, was unique. Paige, the two week old baby, slept for the pretty much the entire shoot. Parents, feel free to post in the comments how much your baby slept at their infant session…I assure you, the average is probably 30 minutes. Max. But no matter how much we moved her around, little…

What we throw away….

I know my clients would like to think that I don’t toss a single image from their session. Each and every moment is truly precious. But when it comes to making a decision for printing, we all suffer from paralysis through analysis. I haven’t had a consistent headshot in years, because my Dad keeps taking pictures of me, but I can’t decide which truly…

Samara turns four!

One of my favorite things about family photography is being witness to kids growing up. I first worked with Samara and her mom in 2009, and have since done four sessions with her. I’ve blogged about this before, but it never ceases to amaze me to watch these babies become kids with opinions and developing personalities. I asked Sam’s mom to stand with her…

Happy Summer!

I hope that everyone had a wonderful weekend celebrating the 4th of July. My husband, brother and I went down to North Carolina to spend the weekend with my family. Two days of sun, great food, and great conversation does a person right. And watching the fireworks with one of my closest friends, since we met at age 7, well, it was just an…

Photography

This morning I was at the offices of the American Association of University Women, with whom I’ve worked for a few years. But today was different. Instead of the usual headshots and special events I’ve done at the office, this week is their national conference. And for a portion of it, we toured their offices. I’ve walked these halls many times before, but never…

Caitlin and Kyle

Caitlin called me in October to reserve a session during peak cherry blossom time. She and her fiance Kyle live in Pennsylvania, but Caitlin said she knew from the time she was a little girl that she would want pictures of her and her future husband under the cherry blossom trees in Washington, DC. What I didn’t know, was that when she called, they…

Catherine and Daniel

Catherine and Daniel joined me on Sunday, down by the Tidal Basin, under the cherry blossoms. Their energy with each other is so filled with love, and just so natural. This wasn’t an engagement shoot, but just a shoot! Catherine loves photography and said she does a photo session every year. I’ve gotta love someone who is as passionate about images as I am….