Color.

If you were to ask me one word to describe my photographic style, I would say Color.I love color. Not just a little, but bold rainbow stripes of color. My kitchen is yellow and my living room is red. My car is purple. Ironically I wear a lot of black. Before I was a photographer, I was a painter. Back when I lived in…

Learning from the Master….

“This is a really good way to raise kids,” my three year old mind whispers, as my Dad and I are walking side by side through a National Forest. And so I ask him, “what is the name of your job?” to which he responds “I’m a photographer”. I counter, insistently “No! What’s the real name of your job? The exact name?” I wanted…

Blue Eyes

This little cutie Colin was hammin it up all morning for me. Friends Nate and Maureen brought him into the studio before they head off to their new foreign service post. Colin was just a sweet joy to work with, and had a lot of fun test running all the new props I got yesterday. Best of luck you three!more soon…sv

Maternity and Youth

I love shooting little kids, but what is even more fun, is shooting them with their parents. I had a great time this morning, working with a new client, to create photographs of her pregnant belly and three year old. She is due any day now, a real trooper to come out to the studio in this heat!A few favorites…more to come…-sv

The Land of In ‘N Out and Up and Down

So, the last of my posts from the trip to CA are finally here. My sister heidi and i remained after the rest of the family left California, and headed from Marina del Ray onto Santa Barbara, with a quick stop off at the famous In N Out… We then hit upon a great hotel, with a great view, and were comp’d what we…

Almost a Knock Out….

I ran a marathon this weekend. In circles. Around really cute kids. Our mini sessions on Saturday were held at Cabin John Park, in MD, and on Sunday at Van Ness’ Turtle Park, in DC.Both locations provided a lot of challenges and opportunities. Just my kind of shoot. For a minute there I questioned my sanity, it was Jungle Gym: 1 Photographer: 0 for…

Mt. P welcomes Past Tense Studio

Emma Saal – Yoga Teacher, Past Tense A new yoga studio is opening in Mt. Pleasant on July 13. Past Tense yoga studio is founded by freelance writer, Kelly Dinardo, and I’ll be contributing what I can as teacher, mentor, and resident photographer. Particularly of interest to those reading this post, the studio will also serve as a real, honest to goodness, photography studio…

Family Tree….

I work with a yoga student who is a really successful businessman, by anyone’s standard is the envy of the town. He’s achieved the material and creative success that every 21 year old artist sitting on their couch can only dream of. As portrayed by the local papers, blogs, and magazines, he is living the great life. the dream. But from his perspective, he…

Whew….

What a month it has been! I was holding out hope that I could do full posts on each of these fun shoots that I have had the blessing of doing…but it ain’t happening! From triathletes, to engagements, to babies and yogis, I have been all over the place. But one picture in particular prompted me to stop for a second and post. There…

Buzzing Through the First Day of Summer!

What happened to spring? I’m boiling over here…it feels like August! But I’m not complaining, we had a great day over at the fantastic Buzz Bakery for our springtime mini session. These are some of my favs from the first few families: Sam (he is such a good kid!) And Molly…who is just precious… And our great and spirited brothers, Graham and Kieren: And…