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4 Reasons to Order Holiday Cards from your Photographer

Halloween is behind us and Thanksgiving just a few weeks away. That means the hustle and bustle of the holiday season is upon us. Along with your usual, everyday responsibilities—holiday cards need to go out! If your like me,...
10 Smartphone Photography Tips and Tricks

10 Smartphone Photography Tips and Tricks

One of the greatest things about having a smartphone is the many uses it brings to family photography on-the-go. Smartphone photography makes it so much easier to be unobtrusive as we shoot our families candidly. In some cases, you’re able to take photos...

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Babywearing Photo Ideas for Barlev Mom & Son

Babywearing Photo Ideas for Barlev Mom & Son

I originally met Jen Barlev and her husband Gili, along with baby Samuel, when they were attending a baby massage class. I happened to be there to photograph the class for the Breastfeeding Center, and I’m so glad I was called in. Jen and Gili loved the images I took...

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Photographing Multiples with the Kirchue Family Session

Photographing Multiples with the Kirchue Family Session

I absolutely love photographing multiples! First time clients, the Kirchue family, came to me thanks to my lovely client, Margot Price. Danielle Kirchue (Mom) became acquainted with Margot through the Well Dressed Wolf Facebook group they belong to together. These...

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Happy Birthday, America!

Happy Birthday, America!

240 years ago today, the United States was born – and today, we celebrate with July 4th photo opportunities! There’s so much to do and so many wonderful memories worth capturing on film to remember. Here in DC, there’s really an endless stream of opportunities to...

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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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4 Tips to Overcome Camera Shyness

4 Tips to Overcome Camera Shyness

Everyone has a little camera shyness they have to overcome in order to take relaxed, beautiful portraits. Whether it’s a family photo, engagement photo, or a personal portrait, finding what works for you to let your authentic self shine is critical. The...

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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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Summer Vacation Fun: DIY Photo Craft Ideas for Kids

Summer Vacation Fun: DIY Photo Craft Ideas for Kids

Summer vacation is officially upon us and there are so many fun ways to keep kiddos occupied that don’t involve an electronic device glued to their hands. Ask any child if they like playing with markers, glue, paper, and other crafty stuff to all around making a mess...

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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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New Offering: Private Snap Happy Classes

New Offering: Private Snap Happy Classes

Become YOUR Family’s Photographer With a 90-minute PRIVATE Snap Happy Photography Workshop   My Private Snap Happy - Photography 101 Class is designed for busy moms and dads who want to take better pictures of their children and family. Maybe you blame your...

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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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2016 Mother’s Day Giveaway

2016 Mother’s Day Giveaway

Mother's Day is right around the corner and it's time to celebrate motherhood in all the ways it unfolds. Being a mom is work; but it's also so much fun, joy, and it comes with tons of blessings. Most of time time, we don't take the time to properly embrace how...

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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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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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