Doing as Mom asked. And putting bunny to bed.

4. In this session at the Tidal Basin years ago, Lucy stood alone for her photo. Although her mom was five feet away, she was as exposed as we all can feel, when we remember being that small. When we are aware that we may still feel that way, but have learned how to compartmentalize it. She was shy and she was so, so…

Too Soon, and Right on Time

3. This is an image of my nephew, Simon. One of so many that I love, because I love him so much that it’s sort of impossible to pick just one expression, just one moment. Simon was born on November 23rd, 2013. He was due to be born on February 6th of the next year. On the very day that Simon came into the…

Heels

2. I have photographed Kaarin since the early days of this business, when I was her yoga instructor and she was my student. Among other amazing endeavors, she started the epic podcast Pop Fashion with Lisa, and I was asked to create their images for social media and branding. They’re awesome, hilarious, and true to themselves. This day, I made the ill-advised decision to…

The beginning

When I started out, I was terrified. Of missing a moment, of not knowing enough technically. But I’ve always felt at home with people. With emotion. To this day I walk into a shoot and watch people. Sometimes to the detriment of conversation, I watch the light, the way the client nuzzles their child, the way their fingers hang together as the partner parts…

The Next Thing

  I’ve been trying to write these retrospective blog posts – years gone by, 10 years of running this business, building this group of friends and clients. To honor my awesome clients and my growth. And I’ve been getting stopped. I’ve been blocked a lot because the beginning was 10 years ago – when technology was different and storage too. My files from the…

Breathing in the light of it all

10 years ago today I hosted a party at Studio Serenity in Adams Morgan. The year prior had been a whirl of: building a website, a portfolio, a skill set; creating contracts, policies, pricing; sampling products, taking bookkeeping classes, taking out a small business loan, purchasing and learning software, SEO, advertising and marketing; cooking dinner, being a friend, a daughter and a wife; training…

Little ones at the Park

It was so great to work with Kathie and Matt again! It seems like just yesterday that I did Adeline’s newborn session, and now there are two! Congratulations you guys.

Fall Mini Sessions!

Don’t miss out! We’ve only a few remaining slots open for our Fall Mini Sessions. Perfect for holiday card images, wall art and holiday gifts, our Mini Sessions are a favorite among our regular clients. Join us on October 8, 9 (3 slots remain), October 22, 23, or November 12th (2 slots remain). Fall leaves will be in full effect in the late October…

Jackie & Trissy

This weekend I had the honor of photographing Jackie and Trissy’s wedding in LA, and on Monday in San Francisco. Jackie is my cousin (and we share a birthday) from our super-tight and very large Irish family on my mom’s side. Trissy is her new wife, and one of our favorite people, who we are so happy to now call family. The stunning wedding…

Heritage

I started working with Jen years ago, in fact, maybe 7 years ago. At that time her family was her and her husband, Myke, and a small baby bump. Along came Jimmy several months later, a slight 4 pound boy with a big cry and a sweet little face. Since then we’ve worked together at least twice a year, shooting, printing and hanging photos…