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4 Stages In Baby’s 1st Year of Life With Meaningful, Exciting Moments Worth Capturing

There are times when for one reason or another, a newborn photo session can't be done within the first two weeks of the baby's life. This was, and still is, the case right now for a few of my clients who had newborn sessions...
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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May Townsend Newborn Portraits

May Townsend Newborn Portraits

Little Tommy Townsend, 2,  recently welcomed home his baby brother, George. George was born on May 27th to parents, Dave and Tina May. Though he doesn’t quite remember meeting me, Tommy and I go way back - back 2 years, in fact, to his newborn portrait session...

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Snap Happy Photography Workshop on July 11!

Snap Happy Photography Workshop on July 11!

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...

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Portrait Session with the Strider Family

Portrait Session with the Strider Family

As the winning bidders at the Murch Elementary School auction, the Strider family took home a photo package that included a family portrait session with me, a Washington DC child photographer, plus a beautiful heirloom photo print. But rather than an at-home...

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Molly Rauch Professional Headshots

Molly Rauch Professional Headshots

  Though most of my calendar is full of child and family portrait shoots, every so often I get to mix things up and create a set of professional headshots for some of the working moms and dads in my network. On this particular summer morning, MollyRauch was one...

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Gray Family Photoshoot

Gray Family Photoshoot

A few weeks ago I got to leave the bustle of Washington DC behind and spend an afternoon in Great Falls, VA photographing the Gray Family in their beautiful family home. Approximately 30 minutes outside of Washington DC, parents, Awo and Bob, along with their two...

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Cure for the Camera-Conscious Ladies

Cure for the Camera-Conscious Ladies

  A survey conducted by Dove found that “77% of women feel self-conscious or uncomfortable having their photo taken because they aren’t feeling beautiful.” As a result, women avoid stepping in front to the camera lens and miss out on some of life’s most precious...

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10th Session with the Price Family

10th Session with the Price Family

Apparently 2015 is a year full of milestones for this Washington DC photographer because, for the second time in a row, a family has reached their TENTH portrait session and that feels like cause for celebration. Parents, Margot and Adam, brought me on board from the...

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Tindale Baby Portraits: Grace Turns One!

Tindale Baby Portraits: Grace Turns One!

If you’ve been following my blog, you know that baby Grace Tindale and I have been working together for the past year. Well, mostly I’ve been doing the working and she’s been simply looking adorable. This most recent baby portrait shoot was the last of three sessions...

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How to Choose the Right Photographer for You

How to Choose the Right Photographer for You

If you're hunting for a newborn or family photographer, you've probably found yourself inundated with hundreds of options and a throbbing headache. Which one is right for you? What questions should you ask? How can you separate the hobbyists from the...

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Newborn Portraits with the Bernstein Family

Newborn Portraits with the Bernstein Family

When longtime clients and friends Bob and Teresa Bernstein were expecting the birth of their third child, Bode, Teresa contacted me to set up a newborn portrait session. Teresa has long been a cheerleader for my photography business, always willing to provide helpful...

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Mother’s Day Giveaway 2015!

Mother’s Day Giveaway 2015!

Mother’s day is right around the corner and this year I have a creative way for you to spread the love and win a fantastic prize in the process with my big Mother's Day Giveaway 2015. I work with many amazing moms from around the Washington DC area, photographing...

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Wasylak Family I  Washington DC family photographer

Wasylak Family I Washington DC family photographer

The Wasylak family and I have a very special anniversary to celebrate – TEN family portrait sessions. Together with parents, Angie and Greg, son, Tyler, 5, and daughter, Madeline, 1, we have created countless pieces of artwork together and there’s much more to come. I...

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Washington DC Family Portraits – S-S Family

Washington DC Family Portraits – S-S Family

As the fall leaves started to gather on the ground, I had the pleasure of meeting with the beautiful S-S family to create their custom Washington DC Family Portraits. As first-time photography clients they certainly made themselves at home in front of the camera,...

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When to Schedule your Newborn Portraits

When to Schedule your Newborn Portraits

Are you pregnant and wondering when to schedule your newborn photoshoot? You’re not alone. Even the most hard-hearted among us cannot help but swoon for a perfectly executed newborn portrait. Everyone has their favorite element - whether it’s sparkling eyes poking...

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Walls Family: A Professional Photographer Exchange

Walls Family: A Professional Photographer Exchange

Katie Walls is unofficially known as my “business BFF,” a fellow professional photographer at Red Turtle Photography and friend who inspires me creatively, encourages me daily, and shares in the highs and lows of balancing the life of a female entrepreneur and mom....

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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