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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,...
Erikson Family Photo Shoot

Erikson Family Photo Shoot

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, the Erikson family has the adorable style to set the tone for celebration. Twins Sonia and Eve are always dressed in bright, fun clothing and this photo shoot was no exception. I’ve been photographing this beautiful family...

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Ed and Nancy Celebrate 20 Years Together

Ed and Nancy Celebrate 20 Years Together

Over the course of a typical family photo session, I sometimes have the opportunity to take a few photographs of mom and dad alone without the kids, but it's rare that I get to spend an entire photo session focusing on an adult couple. The shoot with this wonderful...

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Coming Soon: Snap Happy Photography Workshop on Feb 13!

Coming Soon: Snap Happy Photography Workshop on Feb 13!

Become YOUR Family’s photographer With a 90-minute Snap Happy Photography Workshop Blaming your digital camera for sub-par pictures? Sick of settling for blurry, dim, unflattering images that make you cringe? Know you need to read your camera’s manual but can’t make...

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The “H” Family Welcomes Abby

The “H” Family Welcomes Abby

I recently met with Matt and Elizabeth and their newborn daughter Abby for the first time, thanks to a friend’s referral. Elizabeth discovered my work through her friend Caroline Bonaviri when I photographed her newborn son Reed in September. Matt and Elizabeth chose...

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The Kelly Family Says Goodbye to Dupont Circle

The Kelly Family Says Goodbye to Dupont Circle

Hello, Everyone! I'm so excited to be back, sharing photos and great tips with you this year. You may have noticed my absence these past few months, but it was for good reason. This last holiday season was my absolute busiest on record since I started in 2008. Which...

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Music Together with Silvia Ferro

Music Together with Silvia Ferro

When my son Sasha was a toddler, I took him to Amy Despres's Miss Amy’s Music Makers classes in Washington D.C. Sasha loved those classes, and the memories I have of the two of us there together are so special. A while back Amy heard I was a child and family...

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5 Ideas for Using Your Newborn Photographs

5 Ideas for Using Your Newborn Photographs

I often speak about my gratitude for being able to work as a newborn photographer. Capturing the earliest stage of a little human’s life is a special and unique circumstance, and I am always grateful to the families I work with that I am able to share in that fleeting...

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Bonaviri Newborn Photography

Bonaviri Newborn Photography

At the end of September Caroline and Micah introduced me to their brand new son, Reed Alexander, born less than a week before our photo session. The Bonaviri’s had selected a First Year Series package, and this shoot is the first of three different sessions we will...

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The Best Fall Photoshoot Locations in Washington D.C.

The Best Fall Photoshoot Locations in Washington D.C.

As a family photographer, one of my favorite aspects of the job is being able to bring my client’s special moments and meaningful relationships to life. While smiles, energy, and the openness of a family is what makes great pictures happen, the background...

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6 Essential Tips for Taking Great Halloween Photos

6 Essential Tips for Taking Great Halloween Photos

Halloween is a favorite time of year for many kids, and as a parents there is nothing we want more then to be able to capture the exciting night. However, between the dark lighting, the frenzy of energy, and the multitude of distractions, many parents are disappointed...

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8 Reasons to Schedule Your Holiday Photos Now

8 Reasons to Schedule Your Holiday Photos Now

Early fall is one of the most exciting times of the year. But let's face it, most parents blink and suddenly the holidays have arrived. As a parent and a photographer, I’m a big advocate of having holiday photos taken early. Read on for my top eight reasons why....

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Care for Kids and a Giveaway

Care for Kids and a Giveaway

Every year I partner with Children’s National Medical Center for the Care for Kids fundraiser, and once again I’m excited to have the opportunity to get everyone involved. It seems like every D.C. area family has been touched by Children’s National in some way. For my...

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Mother’s Day Giveaway Winners!

Mother’s Day Giveaway Winners!

Early this spring I reached out to the Facebook community, looking for nominations of a super special mama who deserved a Mother’s Day treat: a free mini photo session. I appreciated every entry I received, but the note submitted by Jes Erfer about her friend Courtney...

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Family Photography to Mark DC Departure

Family Photography to Mark DC Departure

This spring I asked for submissions from readers, looking for a super mom who deserved to win a free mini family photography session in the 2015 Mother’s Day Giveaway. I asked the community for nominations of a Washington D.C. area woman who embodied the super...

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Vivienne at 5

Vivienne at 5

I gathered with the Price family in Bishop’s Garden at National Cathedral in honor of Vivienne’s fifth birthday. This shoot constitutes the 11th family photography session I have shared with parents Margot and Adam, and their three children, Vivienne, August, 3,...

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Ballou-Aares Family Portraits in Capitol Hill

Ballou-Aares Family Portraits in Capitol Hill

Daniella and I were high school classmates, though time and work and love and life had caused us to lose track of one another over the years. Until one day, our paths reconnected a few years ago at our high school 20-year reunion. We discovered that we were both...

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Considering Maternity Photography?

Considering Maternity Photography?

Moms everywhere are celebrating their bodies and their baby bumps by creating pregnancy portraits with the help of professional photographers. The images that result from a maternity photoshoot are meant to celebrate a woman’s femininity while chronicling her baby’s...

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Family Photography with the Marsh Joseph Family

Family Photography with the Marsh Joseph Family

I have known the Marsh Joseph family for several years, though our last photo session together was back in 2011, when their eldest daughter, Aven, was one year old. When little sister Taia joined their household, parents, Abby and Jeremy, decided it was time to...

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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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