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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With  this precious new addition to their family, everyone is excited!  Big Bro, Big Sis, Mom, and Dad are so thrilled to have Baby Girl join their family.  She rounds them out, she really completes them.

I was so happy to meet her in their home this weekend.  She really is SO CUTE.  One thing I loved most about our session, is that while Baby Girl shined, the entire family was involved.  In a family, it’s never just about 1 person, everyone is in it together.  Everyone is connected and excited.

Everyone loves this little baby girl, and she loves them all too.  Because they are all pretty awesome.

 

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This family is so special to me.  They were my first photo session as a professional photographer, and it’s been a real pleasure to watch these babies grow!  You can see them grow for yourself- (Baby boy’s newborn photos were pre-blog,  here and here .)

March is birthday month in their home, so they make it a priority to get their portraits taken.  They’ve inspired me to do the same, in fact.  We’ve chosen our wedding anniversary as our yearly photo shoot month– it’s a great tradition.

So, it’s with great pleasure that I publish another March session for this family.  They’ve gone from being my first clients to my friends.  I know all of you would agree- they are the warmest, friendliest, kindest family in this town.  They are full of love, and their smiles full of joy.

I love you guys!  Thanks for another beautiful session!

 

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I love that children are so at peace and comfortable in their own homes.  I love coming to into their worlds- where they sleep and play- and catching their joy in those places.  I get to meet their bunny lovies, their Alabama pillows, their marching monkeys, and beloved train sets.  They are so proud to show me their rooms, and it’s so fun and easy, natural and real.

I think you’ll see all that pride and  joy in these beautiful images.  A brother and sister happy at home with mom and dad on Saturday morning.

This duo is not just beautiful, but they are also so sweet and happy.  I’m bit biased, though, because I think the world of their parents.  Our friendship goes back to our college days, and it’s been a real pleasure to be their friends and neighbors for the last four years, to meet their babies as newborns, and watch them grow over the months and years.

You guys are awesome!  It was a wonderful morning.

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It was a real pleasure and honor to meet up with an old high school classmate on Friday, and meet her perfect week old baby girl.  Though she came into the world earlier than expected, she is as perfect as can be.  And, her parents are over the moon happy.

Not only did I ooooh and ahhhh over baby girl’s beautiful face and marvel at her dainty fingers and her tiny toes, I was also very impressed as to how well her parents are adjusting.  They are calm and at ease with their firstborn.  Joyful, peaceful, and proud.

Congratulations once again!  I can’t say it enough, it was a real honor to be with you and meet your baby girl.

She is perfect.

 

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I met up with these friends this past weekend at their beautiful new home.  I love doing sessions at home– it’s so personal and comfortable.  And, while it was a cool cloudy day, you wouldn’t know it would you?  The giggles and fun we had were warm and bright!

These adorable sisters jumped, climbed, rolled down the hill, and played with their 3 animals.  (Do you see sweet sister burying her face in her kitty?  A spunky girl and her gracious cat!)  Between all of their preschool energy, we even caught a few sweet snuggles with mom and dad.

It was a joy to be with you all.  Thank you!  I hope these images help you remember and cherish this precious life stage with your 2 little ones.

 

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Twins are special.  I think they share a special bond that other siblings may never know.  These twins showed me that bond time and again when I met them on Saturday morning.  They hugged and held hands and so easily loved each other.  They were kind to each other, so sweet and connected.

And, they were such a joy to photograph.  We enjoyed the warm bright sun this weekend and discovered a beautiful path at their grandparent’s home.  They jumped, twirled, and played, and I loved working with the gorgeous light and surroundings.

It was fun to get back back into the swing of photo sessions again after a dreary winter.  Thank you all for making is so easy and fun!

Enjoy!

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Together with other DC photographers, I’m participating in the 10 at 10 photo challenge.  We take an image from every hour of the day, ideally at 10 after the hour, challenging ourselves creatively. With this project, I wanted to incorporate some video with my stills, as I enjoy exploring that medium, and work with my self timer. I wanted to depart from my “go-to shots” and create an essence of my day.

I’ve waited for the *right* day for this project– ideally, a warm day with sunshine and happy children and help.  When I have the 3 children alone, I can hardly pick-up my camera once, let alone 10 times.  But as I waited, I realized there is no perfect day.  So, I went ahead with it.

It’s not my typical joyful style, but I think it reflects my love of documenting what is real  And this was real.  A gloomy, cold, windy Saturday.  Nothing much planned.  Just a day in our life this winter.

A little austere, a little bored, a little tired.

An unmemorable day, remembered.  And I think there is beauty in that.

 

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Winter is wearing on us.  We’re getting some cabin fever over here.  So, to spruce up our late afternoons, we twirl our streamers, pump up the music, and DANCE!

Who else is ready for Spring?  I’m ready to get outside and see some beauty!

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