Big Kids-H Family Silver Spring, MD {Washington DC Family Photography}

If you've looked around here a bit, you will recognize that my business is mostly kids under five. And if I'm being realistic, its a whole lot of kids in their first year, if we can even call them kids then. I'm used to clapping when they sit up unassisted, fake sneezing, playing peek-a-boo and doing a whole lot of embarrassing voices and games to get smiles. So photographing this family where the youngest was eleven years old seemed like quite a breeze. Everyone could sit up on their own, there were no tantrums though there did seem to be quite a few cell phones pop up during our session. It was fun to be able to make real jokes that don't involve animal noises and watch as this loving family engaged with each other before oldest son heads off to college in the fall. Thanks for a wonderful evening H family.

A Time for Growth-Bishop's Garden Maternity Session {Washington DC Maternity Photographer}

Despite how beautiful it was on this evening, DC spring weather was not very "spring-like" for a few days there in March. Freezing temperatures and rain made outdoor sessions impossible. So after rescheduling a few times, we finally got out session time and I'm glad we did it then. Four days later, a maternity session would no longer be in order-their baby boy arrived! Luckily we got to capture T's last few days (!) of pregnancy in a beautiful spring like setting...just in time!

Lincoln Park Maternity {Washington DC Maternity Photographer}

This gorgeous couple just contacted me to let me know their little one has arrived...so I guess its time we get their maternity session up on the blog! When I made plans to meet up with them at Capitol Hill's Lincoln Park for their maternity session, I asked L how I'd recognize them. She said "I'm really pregnant and my husband is really tall". After that, I knew I'd like them. They endured cold temperatures and even survived a "middle of the street" shot (phew!). Can't wait to meet baby M!

A First Christmas {Washington DC Family Photographer}

This family invited me to photograph them when this sweet 4 month old had all of her grandparents (and biggest fans) in town to celebrate her first Christmas. It was so wonderful to see how little baby L can light up a room (and the faces of those in the room!) We also lucked out with the fact that Christmas Eve Day also brought 70 degree temperatures so we were able to get some great shots outdoors. Thanks N Family for this lovely morning.

The Fall Foliage Maternity Session {Northern Virginia Maternity Photographer}

From the moment I met them, I knew I'd love working with these two. Not only are they easy going and fun but they did their research. They told me all of the things they learned online for how to take the best maternity pictures. And they brought their sweet sister along to help out with their sweet pup. He was a great addition to these maternity pictures and I wonder how he'll feel in a few months when the newest addition arrives. To be continues in January, 2016...

Rock Creek Park Fall Maternity Session {Washington DC Maternity Photographer}

J and S braved the drizzle and cold to get these beautiful maternity session. This was THE perfect weekend for fall foliage in the DC area which made enduring the cold and rainy weather worth it. These two are already gearing up for the arrival of their sweet baby girl. They are easy going and flexible which will make them both great parents. I can't wait to meet their sweet little girl this winter. 

Georgetown Engagement Session {Washington DC Engagement Photographer}

This is a special couple to me because they are both dear friends. In fact, they actually met at my house for the first time. It has been extra exciting watching this relationship grow after the last 2 years. 

I was absolutely thrilled when they approached me to do these engagement pictures. They wanted a setting that would showcase the wonderful city they met and live in and I thought the Georgetown waterfront would be perfect. I can't wait to see this relationship grow for many years. Congratulations J + D!

 

Great Headshots of a Great Guy {Washington DC Photography}

Headshots can be tough. There is no second party to work off of or to crack a joke. So sometimes they can be uncomfortable at first for the subject. Well not with this guy. We are old friends. And I don't mean age. I met him on my first day of high school and I love that we have both ended up in the same city. He's still just as funny...and sweet as he was back in the olden days.