Matt and Jana…and baby…

I had the pleasure of working with close friends Matt and Jana this morning. We met on a rock climbing trip in West Virginia last year, and my husband, Juan, and I quickly bonded to these folks. I rarely have the opportunity to work maternity shoots, so this morning was quite a treat. It doesn’t hurt that these two are gorgeous and have this…

Yvette and Michelle

Just as we were leaving tonight’s shoot, Yvette said to me something like, “I just want to mark time through these pictures….just to look back and say ‘this is where we were in our lives. at that moment in time’.” I couldn’t agree more. Photography literally freezes time, a moment, an interaction. And that’s what is just so amazing about it. Unfortunately for Yvette,…

Sundays and other Days/Los Domingos y Otros Dias

Last spring, independent producer Sarah Reynolds was commissioned by the Southern Poverty Law Center’s Immigrant Justice Project to travel through the southeastern US to document stories of Latino immigrants. I was invited to be the photographer on the project. The report, “Under Siege: Life for Low-Income Latinos in the South” was a result of the research and was released by the Southern Poverty Law…

Little Monkeys at the Zoo

On Sunday we were at the National Zoo for mini sessions, what a great location. I will definitely be setting up more sessions there over the summer. If you’re interested in knowing when, let me know and I will add you to the list. I was actually amazed at how both convenient and versatile the location was. We had a blast playing and following…

Mini Sessions – Day 2, Part 2

One of the things that I have gotten away from on this blog is to talk about why I like the images that I post up here. This is the second post from day two of our Cherry Blossom Mini Sessions, which were held on Sunday down at the Tidal Basin. It rained/drizzled/ (in guatemala, they call drizzle chipi-chipi – which i think is…

Mini Sessions – Day 1

Thanks to the rains yesterday, we had gorgeous morning light for our first Mini Session this morning! Such fun and adventurous personalities showed up and shone for the camera. Family photography is a blast for me because every shoot is different from the next. As I was saying in an earlier post, portraits are about people and great light. As you can see below,…

The Amazing Faces of Good People

Some of you may know that in my previous career I was an environmental health community organizer at the Center for Health, Environment and Justice. Until 2008, I worked with individuals living in contaminated communities, to empower them with the tools and confidence they needed to take on City Hall. Those working in the streets, fighting for healthy and just communities, dedicate of their…

Almost Sold Out!

Wow! I am stunned. Flaberghasted. Totally excited.There has been a huge response to the Cherry Blossom Mini Session announcement we made on Tuesday. Only 3 spots remain in our first Mini Session – so check out the info and reserve your spot if you’re interested. Go to the website: http://www.staceyvaeth.com, click on Families, then What’s New? to get all the details. The short version:$35…

Fast legs + lots of people = blurry pictures

Thank Goodness Our Cherry Blossom Mini Session is Back! Price: $35Date: Saturday, April 4th Just for parents interested in getting a great springtime DC portrait of their child, we are thrilled to announce our Cherry Blossom Mini Session! Join us at the Tidal Basin on Saturday, April 4th between 7:00am and 10am for this fun event! We’ll have animal crackers, juice, water and a…

Candy Colored Houses and Jolly Rancher Eyes

I had the great joy of working with Daily Candy Editor Erin Hartigan this morning for a fun photoshoot. In addition to the first three notes of every good song produced in the 1970’s, a list of shoot locations always floats around in my head. For this beautiful spring days shoot, a nearby wonderful street loaded with endless colorful rowhouses seemed like the perfect…