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5 Reasons for Pregnancy Photos

When you’re expecting a new baby in your life, and in your house, sometimes documenting the pregnancy with a maternity photo session is the last thing on your mind. However, I’ve found most women are either extremely glad they...
The “B” Family

The “B” Family

In September I had the pleasure of conducting a family portrait session with the “B” family at their Washington DC family home. This shoot included parents, Helen and Mark, as well as their daughter, Deena, 12, and their son, Sam, 10. Several months ago I donated a...

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Back to school mini-session with the “C-D” family

Back to school mini-session with the “C-D” family

At last, I have come to the end of my back to school mini-sessions and the "C-D" family helped me to start the fall season on a very high note. The photo shoot featured parents Stevan and Nadira, their son Nigel, 6, Stevan’s former spouse, Jametta, and their...

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4 Holiday Card Mistakes to Avoid

4 Holiday Card Mistakes to Avoid

With years of experience working as a family photographer, I work with my clients to create uniquely beautiful portraits to feature on the family's holiday cards. Thanks to Google and shows like Ellen, we've all been entertained by some truly horrible family...

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Photo-Friendly Locations in Washington DC

Photo-Friendly Locations in Washington DC

In between portrait sessions, you’ll probably want to host a photo shoot of your own and put all our snap happy lessons to the test! Today I’d like to share with you some of my favorite photo-friendly locations in Washington DC to help set your child and family...

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Back to School Photos for the “R” Family

Back to School Photos for the “R” Family

Several weeks ago I spent the afternoon with some of my favorite ladies during a back-to-school photos mini-session. Tori and Damon, the leaders of this gorgeous gang, won a Washington D.C. photo shoot that I had donated to our children’s school auction last year. So,...

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The Z-P Family Portrait

The Z-P Family Portrait

Thank goodness, the Washington D.C. meteorologists heard my urgent plea for a blissful September day - because the cooler autumn weather arrived right on cue. I was in the midst of a series of back-to-school mini-sessions, and the Z-P Family was the next up to bat....

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Holiday portraits with the “E” Family

Holiday portraits with the “E” Family

This year I donated four mini-sessions to my son’s school auction and the "E" family placed one of the winning bids. Deciding to beat the Christmas rush, they booked a September session for their holiday portraits in hopes of capturing a photo worthy of their 2014...

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Tips to Improve Your Child Photography Skills

Tips to Improve Your Child Photography Skills

As parents, we all want to improve our child photography skills. But creating candid portraits of your children requires a little bit of planning on your part to ensure that when the moment arises, you’re able to do it justice. However, children make for challenging...

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6 Tips for Choosing Your Ideal Family Photographer

6 Tips for Choosing Your Ideal Family Photographer

Stunning family photos are priceless treasures, but undoubtedly professional photo shoots come with a price tag. Nowadays everyone has a digital camera in hand and half of them offer photographer services on the fly. So the question inevitably becomes how can you be...

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Children’s National Medical Center Fundraiser

Children’s National Medical Center Fundraiser

The Care for Kid’s Fundraiser is up and running and this is my fourth year participating in this feel-good shopathon! As a local resident and Washington DC photography business owner, I have always tried to support local initiatives and service opportunities. However,...

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Madeline Turns 1!  I  Child Photo Shoot

Madeline Turns 1! I Child Photo Shoot

Little Madeline turned one year old back in August (you may have even seen my post wishing her a happy birthday). Her parents, Angie and Greg, and big brother, Tyler, have been long-time clients for almost 5 years now. We met for the first time when Tyler was just 6...

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Abby’s Early Days  I  Washington DC Newborn Photographer

Abby’s Early Days I Washington DC Newborn Photographer

As a Washington DC newborn photographer, I’m never quite sure where my next photo shoot will take me. With my latest newborn photo session, the commute could have involved nothing more than a short walk down the street to meet my neighbors Katie and Tom who had just...

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Flattering Poses for Family Portraits

Flattering Poses for Family Portraits

Notice something different?? It’s true.  This is not my usual blog post, because I’m hoping to provide new kinds of useful content and this is just the first of many new articles that I will be rolling out in the upcoming months. Tell me what you think in...

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Grace Tindale I Newborn Photography Washington D.C.

Grace Tindale I Newborn Photography Washington D.C.

Now that school is back in session and Sasha, my 6-year-old son, is back in the classroom I have some time to catch up on the photo sessions that took place over the summer. Because baby Grace’s parents, Greg and Christina, announced that they were embarking on a...

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Tips for Dressing for Your Family Portraits

Tips for Dressing for Your Family Portraits

As a mom, I know that getting everyone dressed and out the door can be a struggle.  So when it comes time to take family portraits it can be a scramble to find and choose the right ensembles to get everyone looking just right. To avoid the...

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A Family Portrait and Birthday Gift for Dad

A Family Portrait and Birthday Gift for Dad

Ada and I first crossed paths when she participated in my Snap Happy Workshop several months back, so when her husband Terry’s birthday rolled around she came to me with a creative way to mark the occasion with a family portrait session in nearby Rock Creek Park. But...

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Family Portraits in Georgetown

Family Portraits in Georgetown

Sumona and I first met when she signed up for my Snap Happy Class several months ago.  During the one-day workshop together, we reviewed some practical techniques that she could apply to her everyday photography.  Since then she's been working to spruce up the...

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Happy Birthday Liam!

Happy Birthday Liam!

I first met this little guy and his mama almost 6 years ago at the Breastfeeding Center when we were both new moms. The family ended up being one of my very first clients when I was just starting my child photography business after transitioning from photojournalism....

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Bring the kids to my next Snap Happy Class!

Bring the kids to my next Snap Happy Class!

I'm pleased to announce I'll be teaching another Snap Happy: Photo 101 class on June 29th, 2014, this time in partnership with Gymboree Play & Music in Woodley Park and UrbanSitter. Complimentary childcare and entertainment will be provided for parents who attend...

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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