It’s not often that I have pets in front of my lens. That may be changing after all the fun I had with Emma and Ranger! I mean, check out all the fun we had in their back yard!
With one kid about to leave for college, the Thompsons decided it was time to update their family photos. So it was off to George Rogers Park for an afternoon of snapping pics of this good lookin’ crew! There was a fair amount of laughter and a solid dose of sibling orneriness… just the way I like it!
One family, three grads: Matt from high school, Nick from his undergrad studies, and Tara from her masters program. What a whirlwind year! This momentous occasion definitely called for a mini photo shoot for graduation and grad party announcements.
I may be a little biased because Anna is my sister-in-law, but I think she’s just the cutest. While my husband and I were visiting his family’s ranch last weekend, Anna and I spent some time capturing senior photos to mark the end of her high school years. She was active in golf, horse 4-H, playing guitar in her church’s youth worship band, and spending time working and playing on the ranch with her pup, Wilbur. None of those bits of her life could go un-captured if we intended to mark this moment properly, so we captured them all!
This face may seem familiar to you by now. I photographed not one, but two engagement sessions for Amaia and her beau, Ben in 2013 and 2014. Then, I got to photograph her wedding last summer! Just when I thought all the fun was over, she asked if I’d help her create fresh, urban head shots for her to use as she launches her own PR firm! I jumped for joy, then giddily captured and edited images for her.
Hold on to your hats, folks! You’re in for some serious mother-daughter cuteness with this session! Esmeralda and Ella wore these fancy dresses – made by Ella’s grandma – for a wedding earlier in the year. Sadly, however, they didn’t get many photos together in their fancy outfits! So, for mother’s day, Esmeralda decided she wanted a special mother-daughter photoshoot in downtown DC. I was MORE than happy to oblige!
Joey is the Canon for Congregational Vitality with the Episcopal Diocese of Washington. Her office is located on the stunning grounds of Washington National Cathedral, so we met there to capture some new head shots for her! Isn’t she dramatically gorgeous?!
I met Sahana and her parents last fall when I spent the afternoon photographing Sahana at play in one of her favorite parks. This spring, I got to spend another afternoon photographing this little family at their home in rural Maryland. I love how playful and eager to explore this little one is!
Be still my heart! This family of three, soon-to-be family of four, is just too precious for words. The way Luke looks up to his dad, and the way Nate admires his wife, Felicity, just gets me every time. Plus, I had the honor of capturing baby Luke’s newborn photos, so it was a special joy to document this new phase of life for the Guerins this spring!
I’ve always enjoyed newborn sessions. I mean, who doesn’t love photographing super adorable tiny humans?! This session held even more meaning than usual, though. I photographed baby Avery and her first-time parents just a few weeks after learning – much to my surprise – that I was pregnant. Suddenly, I saw this newborn session through new eyes – through the eyes of a soon-to-be first-time mom – and that made it all the more special. I love how these images turned out.
Know what makes a headshot mini session a boatload of fun? A gorgeous girl like Laura!
When we moved from DC to Portland last year, Nanci Egan was our realtor. She found us the PERFECT home, and walked us through the complicated home-buying process with confidence and humor. She was exactly what we needed as first-time homebuyers in a new town, and we quickly became friends. So, when Nanci decided she needed to bite the bullet and finally get some new head shots, she called me! I was thrilled to work with her on her urban head shot session, and I think we created some really dynamic and diverse images!
Just try looking through these photos without smiling. I dare you. No, I double dog dare you. I’ll wait while you try.
Though frigidly cold today, these three were such troopers! Little Lorelei danced to stay warm and then snuggled her parents to keep them warm as well. They melted my heart in the span of an hour together on the National Mall.
While I love meeting new people, I also really enjoy getting to work with clients again and again as their lives change and their families grow. The Gielows are one such client. I loved capturing newborn photos for them last December, and got to capture new family photos for them with their one-year-old this year! And how cute is little Luke?!