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4 Reasons to Order Holiday Cards from your Photographer

Holiday season is officially upon us. This means with all the hustle and bustle between shops, to-do lists, decorating, and normal everyday stuff—holiday cards need to go out. It’s easy to get overwhelmed with all of the...
How to Get Kids to Cooperate for Photos

How to Get Kids to Cooperate for Photos

It’s safe to say getting kids to cooperate for photos is a challenge. This is true for professional photo shoots, or if you’re taking the photo yourself for your family. In fact, I’d wager it’s actually harder when you’re trying to capture your own photos! I’ve been...

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A Photo Session For the “B” Family

A Photo Session For the “B” Family

Not long ago, I had the opportunity to get in a lovely mother-son mini-photo session. It’s not often I get to photograph a duo like this, so it was a nice change of pace. It was the first time I photographed the “B” family. Mom and son are friends of Teresa Bernstein...

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Plovnick Family Photography Session

Plovnick Family Photography Session

I recently had the privilege of getting together with a new family, the Plovnicks, for a family photography session. They were the top bidders at the Murch Elementary School auction last year. After much coordinating, we were finally able to get a date on the calendar...

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Outside Kids Photo Shoot for Price Family

Outside Kids Photo Shoot for Price Family

Today’s Price family session is a special one. Not only was this the Price’s 13th session (being published on June 13th, no less!), but the pictures are also debuting on little Vivienne’s 6th birthday! HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Vivienne! I hope you’re having a spectacular...

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Maternity Photo Shoot for Pomerance Berl Family

Maternity Photo Shoot for Pomerance Berl Family

First time clients, Rachel Pomerance and David Berl recently contacted me about doing a maternity photo shoot, as well as a newborn session once their new little bundle of joy is born. At the time of the session, which took place at their home in Bethesda, Rachel was...

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Bonaviri Family Session

Bonaviri Family Session

The Bonaviri family and I recently got together again to continue on with the second session in their First Year photo package. The last time we got together, little baby Reed was just born and oh so tiny! Reed has come a long way these past few months and has...

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Water Works and Locomotion: Kids Summer Photo Ideas

Water Works and Locomotion: Kids Summer Photo Ideas

Capturing your family’s summer fun on film is not only a great for remembering the good times together, but it also helps you to be more engaged with your kids in the present moment. This especially true when we slow down and cherish the little, everyday summer fun...

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Islinger Family Mini-Session Mixer

Islinger Family Mini-Session Mixer

This was the first time I had the pleasure of photographing the Islinger family, and it’s all thanks to my wonderful client Teresa Bernstein who invited the Islingers along with a 3rd family, Elizabeth Betta and her son Leo, (whose photos I'll be publishing soon...

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Fisher Family Photo Shoot

Fisher Family Photo Shoot

A lot has changed since the last time I got together with this family. I originally met Tori (Mom) when my son and her daughter Colette were both just a few months old. We had joined a playgroup of moms and babies who lived in the neighborhood and she even became one...

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Washington DC Mini Session with Bernstein Family

Washington DC Mini Session with Bernstein Family

After a cold, rainy April, we lucked out with a spring-like day to take photos of the Bernstein family. I originally met Teresa when her son Walt and my son were at Temple Sinai Nursery School together. Teresa booked me to take family photos when Arabella was just a...

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Seeing Double: Twin Photography at JKP

Seeing Double: Twin Photography at JKP

One of the great photography joys I've had over the years is capturing a number of twins on film. It occurred to me a while ago that I've photographed them all: identical twins, fraternal twins; newborn twins and twins who are older. What never ceases to amaze me is...

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Headshots for Elana Konstant

Headshots for Elana Konstant

I recently had the opportunity to photograph Elana Konstant of Konstant Change Coaching. Elana does a lot of speaking engagements and helps a variety of people looking to find clarity in their career choices. When she came to me, she was in need of some updated...

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Why Photographers Obsess Over Lighting

Why Photographers Obsess Over Lighting

Lighting is one of the single most important aspects that should be considered when it comes to taking a really stellar photo. This applies to everything from still-life, to landscapes, to portraits. Awesome lighting has the ability to make or break a...

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Celebrating a 95th Birthday with the Family

Celebrating a 95th Birthday with the Family

It isn’t often I’m given the opportunity to photograph large groups, but when Nadira asked me to help commemorate her Aunt Selma’s 95th birthday, I was thrilled. Large group photos can often be a fun challenge and this was, of course, a worthy occasion. We were able...

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Favorite Spring Shoot Locations in DC

Favorite Spring Shoot Locations in DC

Family photography takes on many faces, and many locations. One of the things I get asked frequently is: Where are your favorite DC photo spots? While there are many spectacular settings in and around the Washington DC area, here are some of my favorite springtime...

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Baltimore Family Photo Shoot for Wasylak Family

Baltimore Family Photo Shoot for Wasylak Family

Despite some bitterly cold wind and uncomfortable weather for this photo shoot, the Wasylak family managed to take some truly beautiful photos at Fort McHenry in Baltimore. The fort is right on the Baltimore Harbor and isn’t overly protected from the wind coming off...

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How to Prepare for a Home Photo Shoot

How to Prepare for a Home Photo Shoot

It’s easy to get overwhelmed with things do to before your family photo shoot, and some might say it can be more-so when you’ve opted to have your photographer come to your own home. Preparing for your home photo shoot doesn’t have to instill panic and fear if you can...

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Bold Colors and Fall Foliage for the Price Family Session

Bold Colors and Fall Foliage for the Price Family Session

I can hardly believe I’ve had twelve wonderful sessions with this beautiful family! This session happened last year for their annual holiday photo shoot, but I’m excited to share it with you today. The previous session before this one celebrated the eldest Vivienne’s...

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The Importance of Maternity Photos

When you’re expecting a new baby in your life, and in your house, sometimes documenting the pregnancy is the last thing on your mind. However, I’ve found most women are either extremely glad they have mementos to look back on, or really wish they’d taken the time to...

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Sophia’s Inner Rebel Emerges

Sophia’s Inner Rebel Emerges

Kids are so much fun to photograph, regardless of their age. Sometimes, as families get busy and kids become more engaged in their own social lives, it’s hard to get all the stars to align in order to capture the tween and teen years. Of course, as kids get older,...

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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

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