You might recognize this sweet baby girl…. this sweet baby girl who just turned 1YEAR OLD!  I was privileged to meet her in her first days of life and capture newborn photos as well as others throughout the year.  Looking through these images, I can hardly believe she is now cruising, crawling, playing, and eating cake too.  The first year of life is so miraculous.  She has grown so much!

This family is special to me, and once again, I was happy to spend an afternoon with them.  They are always good for a great laugh!  We started in their home with this princess all dressed up in her party dress.  Then we headed out to walk the blocks of their urban DC neighborhood.  It was also a lovely time to get some photos with grandma and grandpa.

You guys are the best!  Congratulations on a fantastic first year.  Enjoy!

 

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Meet my friend and her beautiful family.  She is warm and kind and has a sense of style that is to be envied.  She brings a Southern charm to this city that at times really needs it!  She and her husband have created such a beautiful home and family, and it was a joy to meet them there and documents their precious lives.

Meet her first born, her golf-loving son.  He is the big brother, although he is still just a babe himself.  Bright blue eyes, a sporty spirit, and cuddler at heart.

Meet her second born, her perfect daughter.  She is still so tiny but has a million dollar smile and a strong spirit to match it.  It’s fun to think of all wonderful traits she will have as her personality emerges.

I had a fantastic morning with them all.  Thank you for being so wonderful!  Enjoy!

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What a dream this was!  I’m thrilled to have been able to meet this beautiful family earlier this week.  We caught some of the warm sun rays and enjoyed the fresh air.  We were in and out of this session in 45 minutes and achieved some of my favorite images to date.  It all came together perfectly this afternoon, and I’m excited to share it with you.

This precious little girl is a golden.  I learned that to get her to light up, you just cheer and clap and celebrate, and she’ll join in right with you.  I also learned that she loves her dog.  And, I think the affection goes both ways.  This pup is super cute and well behaved.

Enjoy!  It was fun!

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Right before Hurricane Sandy hit, we snuck in a family photo session with this adorable brother-sister pair.  Aren’t they precious?!  They showed me around their home and gardens, played with their rockets, shared a wagon ride, and even jumped on their parent’s bed at the end.  It was such fun to meet them and be in their home, the special space they share their lives together.  Homes are my fovorite places to do family photo sessions because they are so intimate, comfortable, and we can really capture an authentic moment in time.  This was such a dream session for me!

It was a real pleasure to meet you all.  Your children are wonderful!  Enjoy!

 

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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!

Enjoy!

 

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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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