Category Archives: Washington DC area photography

bump to baby

I love Maternity + Newborn sessions.  It is really exciting being with a family right before and after they have a baby.  It’s such a special time and a part of my gets to relive my own excitement through them. bump to baby b2 b3 b4 b5 b6

The Hamel Family

Making the decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.

~Elizabeth Stone

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the Burgher Family

This post could be titled “How to get the best possible photos from your session”  Mom & Dad smiled and laughed through our entire session.  They made it fun for the kids which made it fun and easy for me.  A great attitude is the key to a great session.  Welcome to DC, Burgher family!blogpng

The Morehouse Family

Ashlee + Jeff were referred to me by some past clients.  I love getting referrals and take them as such a compliment!  I photographed Ashlee when she was pregnant and then had the great pleasure of photographing them again when their newbie, Walker, was born.  Here are some Morehouse fun facts:  Ashlee and Jeff are both from Texas.  Texans take Texas seriously!  And to ensure that baby Walker (whom is named after a county in Texas) was a true Texan he needed to be born over Texas soil.  So Ashlee & Jeff’s families made sure they brought some with them when they attended the birth, slid some soil under Ashlee’s delivery bed and VOILA!  Walker was born over Texas soil.  I love it.  This kid will know his roots for sure!  Well without further ado, I present one of my favorite newborn sessions to date.

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the Harris family

I met the Harris family at their gorgeous row house in Old Town.  They had just moved in which is already hard work but with 6 month old triplets (TRIPLETS!) I would think that it would be nearly impossible.  Anna & Nick were so fun and relaxed.  I would guess that you have to roll with the punches with 3 babies at home and they seemed to do it effortlessly.   I loved every moment of this session.  What’s not to love?  Gorgeous Parents, beautiful babies and a fantastic old house with tons of character in a great part of town.  Meet the lovely Harris family.

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the Fairman family

Now that the fog (or maybe smoke from my camera) has cleared from the Holiday photography season I can finally get back to blogging.  It has been a while to say the least.  I won’t tell you exactly how long ago my session with the Fairman family was but as you can see, we still had changing leaves in the trees.  Forever ago.  I know.  Anywho, the Fairmans.  An awesome family!  Christina, Hank and little Ellie were so fun to shoot.  It had been raining the entire weekend of our session.  We managed to get about an hour break in the rain.  We spent the first 45 minutes or so dry and the last 20 in a light drizzle.  Ellie was in heaven splashing and jumping in the puddles.  A perfect session.
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Farm Day with the Family at Frying Pan Park

DC people, If you haven’t been out to Frying Pan Park yet….GO!  It is a great trip for families.  We had a great time “picking rocks” to help the farmers get ready for wheat planting, petting the farm animals and riding the tractor.  Best of all, it is all FREE!  (We came on “Back to School” day so the tractor rides were free today but usually they are a couple of bucks per ticket.)  It is a perfect spot to spend a nice fall day.

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DIY Network Halloween photo shoot

I have had the pleasure working with a DC stylist named Manvi Drona  (http://www.mochatini.org/) for a little over a year now.  Last year I shot an HGTV New Year’s tablescape for her along with  a Photo Booth how-to.  She just recently created a Halloween tablescape and DIY children’s costumes for the DIY Network.  I knew the perfect kids to model the costumes!  Please check out the DIY Network article and follow Manvi on Facebook + Twitter!
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http://www.diynetwork.com/decorating/halloween-party-ideas-create-spooky-centerpieces-and-tablesettings/pictures/page-9.html

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the Wiggins family

I had the pleasure of working with the Wiggins family a few weeks ago.  This family has a pretty cool life.  Dad, Ian is a British Foreign Service Officer and so the family gets to do some serious traveling.  Awesome/jealous!  I had such a nice time working with them.  Meet the Wiggins.

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