After their maternity session, I was invited back to the “w” families home to photograph their newborn baby boy. Newborns feel like a wedding to me…. A once in a lifetime event! A baby will only be that tiny, and only be a newborn for such a short time that you only have one chance to capture it.
I love being able to photograph not only the baby, but the new family together. Gives me chills looking at a family all huddled in together adoring of the new life!
“A baby is a little bit of heaven on earth”.
There was once a time I blogged a lot and I’d love to get back to there. I am not a good writer. At all. But I think its fun to update and share everyone on the latest things going on! I guess since facebook took off, I’ve really sort of migrated to posting photos and life happenings there and the blog has been severly neglected. Partly because I’m a bad blogger but it takes me a good 30-60 minutes to compose a good post. But, it’s the time of year we make resolutions we will never keep So my resolution is to blog once a week!
Lately, I have been shooting a lot! It’s definitely a hectic time of year where we are are scrambling together to get our family picture taken and order our gifts. Including me! We recently got our family photos taken for the holidays. I am not just a preacher! I am very adament about documenting our family. We’ve also enjoyed a couple snow days. I’ve been keeping up with Esme’s monthly portrait. Planning her first birthday (in February, ahh!). Christmas shopping (but mostly online!). Welcoming a brand new niece in October. We took road trips to visit family in New York and South Carolina this summer. House shopping (an on going experience). Shooting tons of wedding, families and boudoir. Working on new websites. And just plain surviving!
I think the first photo below wraps it up nicely for me. My older kids, having fun and making a huge mess for me to clean up later. My baby on the floor getting into trouble, surely eating something non-edible and my dog, trying to get in on the action and waiting for the baby to drop something for him to eat.
This is holiday portrait season and this particular weekend I have four family sessions. This is one of my all time favorite families. I have photographed them throughout the years starting back at their parents engagement and now I love these little boys, they are crazy adorable and so, so fun. We did a quick session nearby at a beautiful little trail here in the DC area so they could have some great photos for the holidays. When you have young kids there is an appreciation for getting things done quickly and I can’t believe how much we got in such a short time. They even managed outfit changes! They are family portrait veterans- I love how their little woodsy holiday session turned out!
I love the tidal basin but I often forget just how long of a walk it can be from the metro stop. I found myself hustling to Giulia and Stephen’s Engagement session that day when I realized the walk was a little more then I anticipated. Typically I would of drove into the city since its pretty direct shot from where I live but there was the Marine Corp Marathon was that day and knowing my luck I would of been zig zagging around the city with closed streets and traffic. Turns out there were no problems but I know if I DID decide to drive, there would of been major problems. You can’t win!
Stephen proposed to Giulia by the Jefferson Memorial while they were out for a scenic run. How fitting was it to shoot their engagement session at the very spot. They threw on their running clothes for a few shots to recreate that wonderful moment! Loved that idea so much! I can’t wait to photograph their wedding in Annapolis next year!
Did you know that I am a boudoir photographer? I keep my boudoir site separate from my wedding and portrait site but I’ve been photographing women for several years! In addition to private session I hold marathon boudoir sessions 1-2 times a year. My next one is coming up Saturday, November 16 in Alexandria, VA!
I have 30 minute mini slots available all day long, back to back at a smaller rate then a normal session. A beautiful, luxury hotel suite is reserved and makeup is already included in the price, on-location for you. Just show up with a couple of sultry ensembles and have a fun experience with some stunning photos as a result.
Carolyn from Modern Bridal Studio is one of my favorite hair and makeup artist, she will be on-location doing makeup for all the ladies!