This inspiring family is one reason I love Facebook.  Thanks to Facebook, I’ve reconnected with an old childhood friend here in the DC area and am continually updated on her amazing life and heroic journey as a mother.

She’s a mom extraordinaire.  4 beautiful children –  2 big brothers and baby twin sisters- who are so sweet.  With each up and down on her journey of motherhood, she has acted with transparency, gratefulness, energy, and a sense of perspective that I envy.  This mom takes on all blessings and challenges the same-  with love and capability.  And her supportive and caring husband is right there with her the entire way.

In other words, when you’re with this amazing crew, you’re thinking, “Wow.  How do they do it all and make it look so easy?!”

I’m so pleased to have these Texans up here in my neighborhood now.  Enjoy!

 

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Picture perfect!  These lovely sisters in their amazing garden.  Confident beauty and fun-loving sisterhood.  They twirl and squeeze and giggle and laugh.  It’s always a great pleasure to look through my lens at spring time and see how they’ve each grown.

I’ve known them for over 4 years and have watched their precious chub melt as they grow taller and taller.  Their hair is longer, vocabulary larger, and confidence stronger.  I see their unique beauties emerge each day.

I think I love seeing them grow so much because I love them each so much.  They are just perfect!

Thank you for another fabulous spring afternoon!  Enjoy!

 

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I love this gorgeous family.  They quickly became friends to us almost 2 years ago when they moved to our neighborhood.  They’re so funny, honest, and real, and we (my entire family and I) cherish them.

So it was a real honor to take their pictures on Saturday morning.  Bright sun, cool air, and lots of space to play.  It was the perfect setting.

I’m just in love with their images.  They represent what I love about family lifestyle photographer- relaxed, fun, togetherness, and beautiful.  A glimpse into life with young children; what their life looks like today.

Thank you to you all!  Enjoy!

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For this special weekend, family traveled from all over the country to be together.  They had a busy weekend planned, and of course, much of it revolved around their precious grandchildren.  (How cute are they!?)  I was pleased to meet them at Glen Echo Park to help them remember their time together.  After a fun puppet show, we gathered the different family groupings and got their images for keepsakes.

They’ll look at these images for years to come and say, “That’s grandma and grandpa.  They love you very much!” and “Can you believe you were ever that small?” and “Did you know that’s when our baby was in mommy’s tummy?” and “That was so special because everyone was there together.”

When family is scattered across the country, time together is especially precious.  I was honored to help this family celebrate this weekend together.  Celebrate life and family and togetherness and love.

Enjoy these images for many, many years to come!

 

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“Home is wherever I’m wih you.”

These are the sweet and true lyrics from one of my current favorite songs by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros.  It resonates with me because I’ve moved so often in the last 10 years.  I think it’s true-  you are at home with the people you love, or in other words- “home is where the heart is.”

But it’s not entirely true.  I believe the space in which we live our lives, love our spouses, care for our children, eat with our friends, is also very special.  Morning, afternoon, and night, our lives are created in our specific space, our homes.

And that’s why I LOVE this session with this sweet family.  They love their home, especially their front porch, because it is where they have laid their roots for so many years.  It is a place they cherish and want to remember.  They’ll be able to look back at these pictures and remember that little tricycle, the rocking chairs, and the time they spent together there.

Plus, this brother-sister pair are too cute.  Little brother can move around on this knees like nothing I’ve seen.  His curls and big blue eyes will melt you heart.  Big sister is full of play and wonder.  She’s growing up, riding her tricyle, talking about her preschool friends, and jumping off the porch.

What a pleasure it was to be with them in their beautiful home.

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Meet this little man.  He’s not yet 1.  He snuggles with his mom, and she plops him down in the lush green grass.  He promptly pushes himself up to his feet and RUNS straight ahead.  Bam!  This little guy can move!

Then, his silly sister runs quickly behind him, squeezes him tightly, and runs with him in her arms even faster.

Both giggling with delight!

And the adults just start laughing- unbelievable-  look at these two go!  Fun, vibrant, and exuberant!   These 2 are happy and active and fully alive, and I had the best time taking their pictures on Sunday afternoon.

I love you guys!  Thanks for a fun afternoon!

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We could have stayed at this park for hours on Saturday.  Not only was the weather exquisite and the setting ideal, but this baby girl was shining!  For over an hour she smiled and giggled and lit up with her parents.  She is full of joy and laughter, and when she smiles, it’s a full body smile.  Her entire body shakes with happiness.  She bounces and squeals.  She’s the perfect little 11 month old!

We got tons of fabulous images together on Saturday, and we could have kept going.  A photographer’s dream!  It was a real pleasure.

Congratulations on a wonderful first year and blessings on the years to come!

 

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Saturday morning was perfection.  Crisp cool air, lush grass, blooming cherry blossoms, and best of all, 2 beautiful girls and their loving mom.  As you’ll see and probably already know, these little girls are just wonderful.  Sweet, pretty, and giggly.  (But watch out, they’re really fast too!)

It really was a serene morning.

Thank you for a wonderful time, girls.  It was so wonderful to meet you!

 

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After a wonderful vacation in sunny Florida with my family, I’m gearing up for some spring time blooms and wonderful family sessions.

Looking forward to a beautiful weekend!

 

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Check these adorable little guys.  Have you ever seen such cuteness?  Big brother is such a sweet and smart little boy.  He was so comfortable with me there and just chatted up a storm.  Baby brother is the new addition.  He’s smiley with the most magnetic blue eyes.

It was a pleasure to meet up with them again at their home.  Their sessions always turn out to be some of my favorites because as a family, they are so easy going and lovely.  (And, have I mentioned how cute these kiddos are?)  They make my job easy and fun.

Enjoy!  You guys awesome, thanks!

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