Danielle and Matt

Danielle and Matt came to me with a familiar story. Their dream wedding planning was getting a little out of hand. Matt said “when we added a thousand dollars a day for seven days in a row to our wedding budget, we decided we needed to change our plans a bit.” And did they ever. They scaled the guest list way back, moved the…

Cherry Blossoms and Balloons, oh my!

Sima and Richard were so much fun to work with! Engaged for just a while, and dating for fewer than two years, they were so at ease with each other. It’s easy to see how they fit together, easy going and fun-loving, both of them. Richard proposed with a balloon as his prop, so their wedding theme will definitely be incorporating balloons. I love…

Cherry Blossoms – Day 1, Part 2

Yesterday, I awoke to pouring down rain and crackling thunder. It wasn’t forecasted, so I hopped into the car at 6am, hoping that it would clear before our scheduled Cherry Blossom Mini Sessions. After some calls with my early morning clients, we decided to all go down, park and wait it out. Which we did, and which worked out beautifully. Very few tourists (comparatively…

Cherry Blossoms – Day 1, Part 1

It all started with a crackling, lightning filled sky….and broke open to a gorgeous morning. Off to an engagement session, but a quick post of my first frame out of the camera this morning. This is out of the camera, no post-production: Followed by beautiful Cardin, whom I’ve been photographing since she was very little….this is the first year she didn’t have to wear…

The Season Begins!

Shooting season begins once again as the taxes, organizing, planning, re-assessing season winds down. I like to think of my business as going through internal and external phases. December 24 – about mid-February is the internal time when I work on the guts of everything…and again in July when it’s too darn hot to do anything. The rest of the time is shoot, process…

Ashley and Dennis

Working with Ashley and Dennis on their engagement session was just perfect. When I asked them what style images they had in mind, or what thoughts they had on the session, they just said “just some pretty pictures. Do what you do.” You gotta love a client that gives you free reign. We had a unique shoot in Georgetown, striking a balance between posed…

Andrea and Kyle

What a busy fall! But the leaves are beginning to turn and that fall light is so gorgeous that it just keeps me inspired the whole season long. From shoots with my awesome corporate clients, including Allan Woods Flowers and the American Association of University Women, to mini sessions with little ones and weddings with older ones, the diversity of work is keeping me…

Keigan and Kate

Keigan and Kate were so much fun to work with at their engagement session! A true southern girl, Kate even brought out the cowgirl boots for part of the shoot. Kate’s a videographer, so really understands visual impact, and therefore came with a look that matched what they told me they wanted out of their session. We had met beforehand, which is really helpful…

Candace and Scott

Candace, Scott and I braved the schizophrenic weather yesterday afternoon for their long-awaited and often rained out engagement session! It was so worth it. Not only are they awesome in front of the camera, but they are awesome with each other. They were so cute during the shoot, that about a hundred 8th graders touring the monuments were cheering them on – oohing and…

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…