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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...
Part 2 –  How to Organize Print Photos

Part 2 – How to Organize Print Photos

Nothing is more horrifying than standing before a massive pile of disorganized print photos and not knowing how to make neither head nor tail of what you see before you. Should you organize them into albums? Shove them into a photo box? Or light fire to the lot and...

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Part 1: How to Organize Digital Photos

Part 1: How to Organize Digital Photos

  Digital photos may not take up much space on your family’s hard drive, but I’m willing to bet they are a significant inducer of headaches every time you click over to that pesky “My photos file” on your family computer. I’m no fortune-teller, but I would...

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How to Choose the Right Family Photographer

How to Choose the Right Family Photographer

Finding a quality photographer for your family photos can feel like a long, confusing, search in the dark. You’ll have to wade through dozens of websites and photo portfolios as you struggle to communicate what you’re looking for and to identify what sets...

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Choosing the right time of day for photographing

Choosing the right time of day for photographing

Whether you’re an amateur photographer, a seasoned professional, or a mom who snaps away with a camera from time to time, you probably know that proper photography lighting is crucial. Too much light and your images are washed out, too little and you’re left with...

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How to Prepare for a Family Photoshoot

  Preparing for your family’s photoshoot can be a hectic time, particularly for moms who are responsible for wrangling kids, dressing spouses, and somehow getting everyone to the shoot on time. Thankfully, over the years I've worked with hundreds of families and...

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The Poole Family  I Washington DC Family Photographer

The Poole Family I Washington DC Family Photographer

Before the winter months drove us all indoors, I had the pleasure of meeting up with the Poole kids for a sun-filled photo session in the backyard of my home, which is one of this Washington DC family photographer’s favorite backdrops.  Mea, age 4, and her...

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Step Into the Light: Photography Lighting Key Rules

Step Into the Light: Photography Lighting Key Rules

As camera technology improves we become more and more dependent on auto settings that presumably do all the heavy lifting for us. They prevent red eye, recognize people’s faces, and compensate for lighting extremes. But the moment those easy-click settings fail us and...

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Creative Ways to Display Photos in the Home

Creative Ways to Display Photos in the Home

Now that you've likely worn yourself out with digital snapshots from the holidays, it's time to print your photos and put them on display. Digital photographs have their advantages, but far too often the most beautiful images never make it out of the...

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The Price Family Photography Session

The Price Family Photography Session

  As a professional child and family photographer, it’s a great pleasure to stumble upon clients who become friends and to find families that allow me to document their history throughout the years. The Price family is one of those rare gems. I first met the...

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Wilding Family

Wilding Family

  One of my favorite aspects of being in the Washington DC family photography business, is the pleasure of spending an afternoon with a local family that I never would have met had it not been for the camera in my hand. The Wilding Family is just one of those...

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A Photoshoot with Rachel & Company

A Photoshoot with Rachel & Company

  I recently paid a visit to my friend, Rachel Rosenthal, and her super sweet 7-year-old twin daughters, Ellie and Marin, at their home in Bethesda, Maryland. The purpose of the session was two-fold: to update the family's photos as well as to create some...

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Valentine’s Day Photo Ideas for the Family

  If your home is anything like mine this week, you’re stuffing your child’s backpacks with Valentine’s Day cards and sweets to take to school. Often that’s as far as the festivities go and we let the perfect family photoshoot opportunity slip right through our...

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Family Portrait: The “B” Family

Family Portrait: The “B” Family

Before the new year sweeps us all away in a flurry of activity, I wanted to share with you some more of my favorite images from another holiday family portrait session. A past (and current) client, Meg, was kind enough to refer Myra and her family to me and...

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Auto Mode Rehab: Learning Camera Modes

Auto Mode Rehab: Learning Camera Modes

Photography has become so consumer-friendly that the vast majority of amateur photographers never venture beyond the safe default setting of “auto.” In fact, I would go so far as to say that thousands of people live with "auto mode addiction," in fear of...

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A Famiy Portrait with the “G” Family

A Famiy Portrait with the “G” Family

On a beautiful fall day I had the pleasure of conducting a family portrait session with a new family. Mom, Awo, shared with me that she would like to do periodic photo shoots with her kids as a way of marking the time in their childhood. A short while later, Awo...

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5 Tips for Stunning Snow Photography

5 Tips for Stunning Snow Photography

As a Washington DC photographer, I can generally anticipate that every winter I’ll be dealing with a very white, very cold, winter variable: snow. And as lovely as those little white flakes may be, they do present a bit of a photography challenge. Though to the human...

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Holiday Mini-session with the Wick Family

Holiday Mini-session with the Wick Family

With all the snow this week, I thought I’d take the time to share some of my fave holiday mini-sessions from the past season. The holiday mini-session season got off to a promising start thanks to the Wick Family and a beautiful fall day. I had the pleasure of...

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Photography-Related New Year’s Resolutions

Photography-Related New Year’s Resolutions

Tis the season of New Year’s resolutions and if you’re anything like me, January is filled with all the best intentions. For amateur photographers looking to hone their skills in the new year, there are lots of simple ways to improve technique behind the camera and...

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Grace at 8 Months

Grace at 8 Months

Grace’s second portrait session gave me the chance to create some stunning images of the Tindale family and their now 8-month-old baby daughter. My friendship with Christina and Greg goes back many years and this is the second of three family photography sessions that...

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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