Thoughts & shots

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  • Newborn: Baby R

    I won’t go deep into my beliefs here; you definitely didn’t sign up for that kind of thing this morning. But, I will say. Some of these photos really tugged at this feeling I’ve had where, I’ve known my children always, and they knew me. I’ll stop there, because it’s an interesting rabbit hole that…

  • Newborn: Baby E

    I write this post in silence. Well, minus the air conditioning’s (loud) whisper, the fridge’s humming, the dog licking her paws, and the house creaking when the wind blows. Finally, a comfortable day in NOVA, when the temperature has not risen to 80, in late September. These photos of Baby E were taken and processed…

  • Our {other} children

    “Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.” ~Anatole France For many of us, the idea of a home without our “other” children is one that is cold, still, and silent. Here’s to documenting these loves.

  • Newborn: Baby W

    Pilar and Jarad invited me to their Leesburg, VA home to photograph an early day with their brand new love, baby W. The morning was filled with the dynamics of baby W’s newborn squeaks, big brother L’s feet on the hard wood and up the stairs, Pilar reading Spanish out loud for L, Pilar soothing…

  • Engaged: Heather & Sarah

    It was Tuesday evening on H Street, on the one rainy day of the week. But in Sally’s Middle Name, this engagement session completely brightened my spirits. These artists (Heather a talented singer/songwriter, Sarah an amazing DC photographer) met at music festival years ago, fell in love, relocated to DC, where they hold such a…

  • Maternity: Marcy, Rahmin, M

    Marcy is one of my oldest friends, and is expecting her second babe later this month (oh my gosh, it’s already September). Photographing her family before they become 4 was so special for me—being a part of someone’s life at such different points in time is so exciting and humbling. So excited to have reconnected.…

  • Second Birthday: X

    If you keep up with my Facebook posts, you already read about my surprise when super shy X turned and began talking to me. While I’ve always found the emotion in family moments so rewarding to capture on camera, I sometimes forget about the rewarding feeling when a shy kiddo talks to you. Makes me…

  • Family: Kim, Bob, & Kids!

    I absolutely loved delivering this family’s gallery to them. This was the family I said was full of unicorn children who were SO comfortable in front of the camera; I got so many wonderful photos of them smiling right at the lens, and also so many sweet, candid moments (my favorite, if you didn’t already…

  • Newborn: Baby R

    I love my drives out to Leesburg; changes of scenery are important for sanity, in my opinion. Driving west every so often is necessary, and this newborn session was the perfect reason. Baby R’s mom and dad are so deeply in love with her. This 4th of July baby had a tummy ache for a…

  • 100 days project

    I read somewhere that a lot of growth happens when you focus on your personal work. I’m 54 days into a personal project: one photo a day for the “summer.” It’s taken me back to how my photography journey began, which was just documenting a little bit of my life. Back then it was just…