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4 Stages In Baby’s 1st Year of Life With Meaningful, Exciting Moments Worth Capturing

There are times when for one reason or another, a newborn photo session can't be done within the first two weeks of the baby's life. This was, and still is, the case right now for a few of my clients who had newborn sessions...
Toothy smiles

Toothy smiles

One of the nicest parts of photographing kids, if I'm lucky enough to see them for multiple sessions, is witnessing their growth and transformation over weeks, months, and years. In the first year, it never ceases to amaze me how quickly they change.  I last saw...

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Twins: Twice as nice

I've broken a golden rule of blogging by letting so much time pass since I lasted posted. If you're reading this now then you haven't lost interest yet and I thank you for that. It's not that I don't have any great new pictures to post. Just the opposite. It's been a...

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Remember the cherry blossoms?

Remember the cherry blossoms?

It's already been a few weeks since the peak of DC's cherry blossoms and I'm just now getting around to posting images from the session that I photographed then. William's mom Christina called me with a special request to schedule an outdoor session amidst the famous...

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Five tips for making your baby’s photo session a success

During a pre-shoot consultation, I go over simple suggestions with clients that can help make their photo shoots more successful. Here are some ideas to consider, which you can also apply when taking your own photos: 1.  Well rested,  well fed - The best time to take...

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Birthday girl

It's been a few weeks since I last posted, but I'm finally catching up a bit. It's been a busy time thanks to all the new bookings now that spring has arrived. I had the pleasure of photographing Aspen right after her first birthday, just days after she took her first...

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The session album

I got my first sample album in the mail a couple of weeks ago and finally had a chance to take some pictures of it to post here. I am so pleased with the quality of the book. Each one is custom made from scratch with your choice from over 40 fabrics for the cover. I...

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Storyboard ideas

Storyboard ideas

I just wanted to post some ideas for multi-image layouts that I recently presented to Cecelia's parents. Plus it's a good excuse for me to show off more images from this shoot. It's so tough to narrow it down to just a few; I have so many favorites! Back in my...

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Little porcelain doll

Little porcelain doll

There's something classic, yet contemporary about these photos of Cecelia. I always ask my clients if they have any handmade blankets or clothing that we can use during the photo session. These hand-knitted items are a perfect example; they add a little something...

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Baby with the biggest smile

Baby with the biggest smile

Fallon's mom wanted to make sure we captured a gummy smile before Fallon's first teeth came in. Fallon made the job easy, obliging us with endless big grins. I'm looking forward to 3 more shoots with Fallon over the course of the next year to see how she blossoms....

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Great light: Returning to the scene of the crime

Great light: Returning to the scene of the crime

I have an assortment of new products of which I'm slowly ordering samples. For the fine art canvas gallery wraps, I just had to use this image. It looks gorgeous (if I do say so myself). For a detailed description of gallery wraps, check out this post. The light in my...

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Stella and the boxer

Stella and the boxer

From the moment I walked in the door and got a warm welcome from the family dog Jackson, I knew that he'd make a great model especially juxtaposed with tiny Stella. Stella felt like a feather in my arms compared to my now 9 month old son. It wasn't so long ago, but...

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It’s a girl!

It’s a girl!

Colette was my first baby girl shoot. I don't know what's up with all the boys, but this little sweetie loved posing for the camera and we got some amazing images as a result. I think this one is a portfolio contender. What do you think?

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My new favorite

My new favorite

I was looking through my archives and came across this little gem, which looks like an oil painting to me. It's my new favorite.

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Teething Baby

Teething Baby

Liam had a lot of pain from teething during our shoot. It's a tough situation when the star of the show is feeling so lousy, but a cute baby is a cute baby even when he's crying. Fortunately we got a few smiles too.

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Faves of Finn

Faves of Finn

Here are a couple of favorites from my shoot with Finn. He's my first subject since I launched my new website so he is featured prominently there. He has the best spikey hair!

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Julie is simply an amazing photographer. Not only are her photos works of art, she’s great at capturing her small subjects’ personalities. A mother herself, Julie also is very patient in working with babies and children and their schedules. If you want gorgeous pictures, hire Julie.
Melissa W., Washington, DC