Happy Camper

September 22, 2011


I first met this little blue-eyed charmer last year and I had the opportunity to photograph him again this fall.  This time he was full of words and ideas for what he wanted to do for our session.   We had a blast traipsing around town and exploring, and I even managed to get him to sit still for some photos by wowing him with my car’s remote control.

 

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Survivors

September 13, 2011

I was honored to photograph the brave man and women for the second annual breast cancer survivors issue of Fairfax Woman and Alexandria Woman magazine.  When the issue came out a few days ago I picked one up and enjoyed reading everyone’s stories.  They are truly inspiring.

 

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Birthday Boy

July 17, 2011

I was lucky enough to get to spend the weekend helping to celebrate my little nephew’s first birthday, and while I was up in PA we took a little time for a mini-session to honor this occasion.   His little smiles just make me melt.  What an adorable and sweet little dude he is!   For his birthday his Aunt Em gave him a suitcase with hope that he will come visit us down in Virginia ; )

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If at first you don’t succeed…

July 1, 2011

So try, try again was the lesson of the day.  First of all, this was our third attempt at scheduling a session, and finally things came together and we were able to make it happen.  Then at the session after a bit of coaxing we managed to finally get big sis to join in the family portrait that mom had been hoping for.

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Lessons from the Family Photo Collections

June 20, 2011

Working with so many families I hear a variety of reasons why people don’t like various portraits of themselves or their children.   I recently lost my grandfather, and as our family has been cleaning out his home we have uncovered a number of old family pictures.   Looking back through the portraits I can see how important family portraits are to your children and their future children, even if they’re not perfect.  In fact, the less perfect ones were the more interesting and fun ones to look at.  So here we go, my take on the “lessons from the family photo collections”.

And finally a couple of signed pictures I found that presumably were exchanged by my Grandmother and Grandfather while he was in the navy during WWII.

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Back to the Gardens

April 11, 2011

I got to spend a gorgeous morning back at the botanical gardens with this fun family of 3.  The gardens are in bloom with cherry blossoms, daffodils, and other spring flowers helped fuel the creative spirit of this adorable 3-year-old.  And the turtles, koi, and geese we found along the way added to the fun of our little photo adventure!

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BFFs and Babies

April 1, 2011

What better way to spend a morning in the studio than with 2 friends, their husbands and new babies.  I think it’s great when you can share the experience of new motherhood with close friends and have your kids grow up together.  The little 4 month old boy was full of smiles and giggles for me for our short session.  The little girl was a bright-eyed 7 week old, who preferred to watch our session than sleep through it ; )

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A year later and a little sister richer

March 22, 2011

This new big brother first visited me last year for a celebrating adoption session, and he was back this year with his little sister.   He’s still a charmer with a sweet smile and little bit of playing hard-to-get.

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Look “Who” Stopped By

March 3, 2011


I just love when parents bring fun props to their newborn sessions.  Isn’t this owl hat a hoot!?   It was just the perfect thing to add some fun to our shoot.

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Happy 2nd Birthday, Tulip!

January 20, 2011

This little cutie was back for her third annual session–we started with her newborn session, then her 1st birthday, and now her 2nd birthday.   We have had a tulip theme since her newborn session.  Today we continued the trend at the studio.   Here’s a look back at the first tulip shot:


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