Happy Father’s Day

As a child I was tender hearted.  As a young adult however I became brazen, always coming home with crazy ideas and plans.  My mother was often exasperated while my father always believed. Its taken some time to understand why.  I think that my mother was worried about the woman I was becoming.  She could…

Backyard Adventure

We have been dreaming about it forever it seems: a get away for two.  Our tenth wedding anniversary came and went but when your kid has a chronic illness that requires monitoring through the night, we hesitated to ask for help.  For the past two years a photo from our honeymoon sat underneath a magnet…

The seeds of smiles

I came back to this shoot because of the soft, spring like colors that I’m already starting to miss as my neighborhood transitions from the pastels of spring to the fresh greens of summer.  There’s so much to update in Addy’s world since last you saw her, since last  I saw her actually, so let’s introduce…

Picture her more

None of these women are me and none of these children are mine.  I’m tucked away safely behind the lens but I know their moment. If I’m not taking the picture I’m ducking out of the frame when I suspect the lens might be trained on me.  I know I’m not the only one.  …

The gift of color and play

“So there’s this thing I want to do for Mother’s Day – I mean not on Mother’s Day itself – for my gift – Dina invited us to come too and…” I went on to make the case for going to the Holi Festival with Dee’s family, describing my favorite holiday from back when I…

Family Picture Day: The Spring Fling

I finally took action this year and put a Family Picture Day on my spring calendar.  Family Picture Day is a way to group mini sessions into a single place and time, which means I get to drive less and charge less too… double win!  It has become a popular option in the fall when…

Stars, Stripes & Christmas Lights: Part 1

Pierce’s nursery suggests the Fourth of July but the time was Christmas.  This is my first “now and later” post, so to speak.   I want to share some photos now since we’re closing in on a six month shoot, making introductions a must!  But I’m also tucking a few away for the days when…

Outside and In

I think I open every post about belly pics the same way:  I talk about the challenge of it.  I’m sure its no picnic going the staged photography route either, I mean there’s a pretty fine line between the art of Queen Beh and the disasters that become the next post on Awkward Family Photos!…

Magic Bugs

I read the first line of Beth’s email last summer and was ecstatic…”expecting baby #2″…YES!  Only to have my heart skip a beat while reading the next line…”will be born in London”… Wait.  What?  No! Before you think me too possessive of my longtime clients (I am, I totally am), here is one of my…

Breakfast at Charlie’s

The story I’m told is that twenty minutes before my scheduled arrival, Dan handed Erin the baby and told her he was headed up for a shower.  Erin handed the baby back and said, “No, you’re not….” The plan to take pictures over pancake breakfast as Archie approached six months of age was made far…

More soon. (And deep thoughts on Game of Thrones.)

Hello there, patient readers, clients and friends! I know its been awhile.  There’s  a lot to share picture-wise, I’ve been an awfully busy girl.  The delay, then?  I’ve been spending my time under the hood, rebuilding the engine so that the instruments of my one-woman-band are equipped to play to the beat of my own…

bunnies and blossoms

Hippity, hoppity, Easter’s on its way… Its our first Easter as residents, rather than guests, of the DC area.  Like every year there will be hyacinth on the dining room table and the garlic in the fresh Polish sausage will overwhelm more delicate aromas coming from my kitchen.  Some things will be the same as they…