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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,...
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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Things That Grow

Things That Grow

Spring is a great time to teach your kids about all the fun, incredible things that grow! Whether very young, or an old pro at the seasons, it’s undeniable that growing things are neat! Life is an amazing thing and change happens both slowly and super fast. It can be...

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Hanging Out with the Gray Siblings

Hanging Out with the Gray Siblings

I love it when I’m gifted the opportunity get to know a family through multiple sessions in a year. Not only is it a joy for me to be a witness to the many transformations the children go through in a year, but it allows the kids to get to know me, too. When kids are...

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Sibling Photos for the Wisniewski Family

Sibling Photos for the Wisniewski Family

Parents always want to capture fun-loving photos of siblings together and it’s meant with the best intentions at heart. Jessica (Mom) attended my Snap Happy class in September at the Breastfeeding Center and wanted to capture some great shots of her kids. She’d had...

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Multigenerational Photos for the Fargis Family

Multigenerational Photos for the Fargis Family

Multigenerational photos can be a wonderful way to embrace the overflowing love in a family. The Fargis family session was a joy to capture on film because of all the unique characters who participated and their differing personalities and style.   We got...

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10 Ways to Get Kids Excited About Photography

10 Ways to Get Kids Excited About Photography

Getting kids involved with photography isn’t as hard as you might think. Children from a very young age innately love to show off the world around them in new and creative ways. There are so many fun ways to start your budding photographer off in the right direction....

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Best-Bellemore Family Session

Best-Bellemore Family Session

Working with the Best-Bellemore’s is always a pleasure. I was first introduced to this beautiful family by another client, Meg Poole, a couple of years ago. Meg and Myra work together and naturally, their kids are buddies, too. Thank you, Meg! We last did a holiday...

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Newborn Photo Shoot Tips for Moms

Newborn Photo Shoot Tips for Moms

Brand new babies are a sight to behold; not to mention, cuddle, kiss, and snuggle. Of course, when it comes to capturing these little darlings on film, it may bring some stress or concerns to a new momma. Let me assure you; together, we’ll make your newborn session...

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Happy Toddler Photos for Franklin, Mari, and Beldon

Happy Toddler Photos for Franklin, Mari, and Beldon

Toddlers have so much energy and enthusiasm, and that certainly was the case with little Beldon when his family came in for their first photo session with me last fall. Franklin (Dad) and Mari (Mom) wanted to capture some family photos with lots of warmth and...

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Perseverance Prevails with Magder Family Photo Session

Perseverance Prevails with Magder Family Photo Session

If at first you don’t succeed, try a couple more times. At least, that was our motto when trying to rally the troops of the Magder family for their photos session. The Magders had won a session with me in the spring 2014 at the Jewish Primary Day School auction. As it...

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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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