Welcoming Baby

Megan came to me with a passion for good photography and a clear vision of how important it was to document her first baby being born. It was pretty amazing to see how calm she and her husband are about the huge changes coming into their lives….they just seem so ready! Maybe it’s because they’ve really already had a first baby…this adorable pup.  Many…

Baby Catherine and the Growing Family

I’ve been working with John and Beth’s family now for three years. When Margaret was a tiny baby, they called me for a newborn session. Margaret, as an infant.  The full family We then did a session when she was a bit older, which you can read about here. The very next year, Beth emails and says: “John and I recently welcomed a new baby…

Mini Sessions on the Horizon!

Be on the lookout for our spring mini session  schedule, coming out tomorrow! Stacey

The Roundup

I’m finally here in North Carolina, with my husband’s family, preparing for Christmas by shopping, resting and generally hanging out. My mother-in-law is a chef, and my husband and his family is from Colombia, so we’re enjoying the most amazing food, as usual. Tamales, shrimp and scallops a la veracruzana, ajiaco…. just the best. Everyone left for a movie just now, and I finally…

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 ……

A Sweet Surprise

Two years ago this month, I did a mini session with Leslie and Cole. Leslie arranged the shoot with her, then 7 year old boy, as a surprise for her husband. A few months ago, I received a call from Andre, Leslie’s husband, saying “I’m cooking up a surprise, and hoping you can be a part of it.” It turns out that Andre and…

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…