I’ve done  a lot of 1st, 2nd, and 3rd birthday photo sessions, and I love doing those.  But this birthday session was in many ways even better.  All of her family traveled from about 5 different states to be together for her very special day.  What a happy day it was!  A happy, happy birthday!  Happy 75th Birthday!

I loved that everyone came together as a family.  They enjoyed yummy coffee cake, fresh coffee, and lots of laughs.  The little ones played with the older ones, and the infant snuggled with her mommy. One of the brightest parts of the day was getting pictures of the great-grandparents with the grand babies.  What a unique moment in time!

You guys are all so unique and fun.  I really enjoyed our time together!  Thank you and enjoy!

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This is one of my favorite families in DC.   Our children have been in class together for several years, and we’ve enjoyed watching them play and grow together.  These children are funny, happy, and as you can see, so stinkin’ cute!

My daughters love playing with them, and the best part is that I LOVE hanging out with their mom.  She is my friend!  She is  caring, energetic, supportive, and real.  It was my true pleasure to meet up with them at the National Cathedral’s Bishop’s Garden and take their pictures.

Enjoy these images.  You are all so stylish and BEAUTIFUL!

(And Happy Halloween!)


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Do you remember last Thursday?  Do you remember how incredibly warm and sunny and gorgeous it was?  Do you remember what an incredibly colorful fall we were enjoying before Frankenstorm started heading our way?

I’m so glad I got to meet up with this lovely family before the weather turned!  We had a wonderful time playing together in and around their home.  We ran, threw leaves, jumped, hugged, and smiled a lot.  We got some beautiful shots of these little ones, but then again, it’s easy when they are so beautiful and easy going.  (Not to mention really great listeners, too!)

It was a real pleasure to meet you all!  Thanks for a fun afternoon.  Enjoy!


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Meet my energetic little friend.  When she gets super excited, her slight frame starts shaking, her smile shines, and her eyes sparkle.  She can’t contain the excitement!  It was easy to catch her smiles because she’s just so happy all the time.  What a dream of a girl!

We met downtown at the National Museum of the American Indian, a very special place for this family and one of the most beautiful buildings in DC.  Not to mention one of our favorite lunch places!  Their cafe is amazing, which is no secret to most locals.  At lunch, you see many suits from the Capitol meeting there.

We had a beautiful afternoon enjoying the museum grounds, exploring an adjacent garden, and soaking in the warm sun.  Like I said before, it was an easy day for me.  My friend’s excitment and her family’s beauty are so evident and natural, it can’t be missed.

Thanks, guys, it was a real pleasure!  Enjoy!


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Yesterday, I posted some images of two close sisters who are growing into beautiful young ladies.  Today, I have another set of gorgeous sisters.  These two, though, are all baby.  And I LOVE their bright inquisitive eyes and their baby chub.  These little girls are just so CUTE!

It was a real pleasure to catch up with them again (you might recognize the older sister from some of my baby gallery images) and meet their newest addition.  What a precious little sister she is!  You have a beautiful family.  Thank you for spending the afternoon with me!



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Meet my dear friend and her beautiful daughters.  Together, for 4 years, we’ve parented together, worked together, prayed many prayers together, and watched each other’s family grow.

This special day was the youngest’s birthday.  We met together to play and take portraits to document the year.  And while these sisters have plenty of fun together, I can’t help but look through my camera lens and see 2 little ladies growing up.  They are becoming so caring, smart, and mature.  They are beautiful inside and out, and I can’t wait to watch and admire them for years to come.

I love you!  I hope you know how gorgeous– inside and out– you are!


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Last Sunday I met up with this spunky girl and her parents down at the new Yards Park in DC.  The sun was warm, the park was neat, but this little girl’s smile was best part of the session  She just lights up the camera!  Her adorable freckles, beautiful curls, and energetic spirit are amazing.

After an hour of exploring the bridges, benches, and views, we wrapped things up.  Then, she looks at me with her great big smile and says,  “Great!  Can we play now?!”  I was whooped from all the activity.  I think her parents were too, but not this little friend.  She wanted more play time!

It was a blast.  I hope I captured just an ounce of her fun-loving spirit here.  Enjoy!

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When I received a photography request from this mom, she said she was on a quest for a fantastic family photo.  Tis the season when we all head outside and try to capture the perfect image for our holiday cards.  And that’s not easy to achieve!

This past Saturday morning, we headed to the Woodend Sanctuary to try to get a great family picture, and in our time together, we got that and so much more.  We got beautiful portraits of these blue-eyed beauties.  We played, explored, jumped, and enjoyed the bright morning sun.  It was a real pleasure.  Thank you for being so wonderful– enjoy!

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Meet a big brother who is rockin’ Kindergarten, losing teeth left and right, and playing baseball like a pro.  Meet his little sister, a real beauty with mesmerizing eyes and spunk and grit that can’t be matched.  (See if you can make out the swing they made from a tree limb.  Creative and daring!)  Both are about to become a brother and sister again as the family is awaiting the arrival of a sweet little baby soon.

And meet their wonderful parents who display such authentic love, zeal for life, and natural beauty that shines from within.

I had such a fantastic evening with you all.  Thank you for being real, easy, and fun.  Enjoy!


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The third time is a charm!  After 2 rained out session dates, we finally got a beautiful fall afternoon to get together and take some stunning pictures.  Aren’t these children gorgeous?!  The big brother is such a gentleman, the middle brother is so affectionate, and the baby girl is the adored princess.

We had a lovely time together in their rose garden.  It was fun, relaxed, and pretty.

Thank you so much for being such joys.  Enjoy!


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