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5 Best Fall Photoshoot Locations in the Washington, DC Area

The Washington, D.C. area has no shortage of beautiful fall photoshoot locations. Already picturesque settings are further enhanced by the deep, vibrant colors of autumn. Picking one of these top spots is a great way to give...
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 photo...

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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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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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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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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