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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Christmas Time Is Here

I'm closing down shop for a couple of weeks to enjoy celebrating the Christmas season with my family. But I'll be back to posting in January with a New Year's wedding and our second annual "Favorite Photos of the Year" contest with a great prize in store! I've decided to whittle it down to 12 photos for this year's contest, and I'll be notifying you by email if one of the photos from your 2009 session is nominated.
I'll leave you with our family Christmas cards with the main design props going to the fabulous Nichole Van. Have a wonderful holiday season!!

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Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Nicolette & Paul Engagement

Don't be fooled by the fact that any winter postcards of D.C. show snow-covered national landmarks. As a former Michigander, I can honestly tell you that we don't get much snow around here. So I was giddy-excited when Nicolette and Paul agreed to change their photo session so that we could shoot in falling snow.
To add to my weather excitement, I was thrilled to show up to the location and find such a beautiful couple as my photo subjects! Nicolette and Paul met in California and later even discovered that they had been born in the same hospital. They reconnected and became engaged while living in Virginia which is why they told me that Virginia truly is for lovers. :o)

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Isn't she gorgeous!!
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We lasted about 30 minutes in the cold, wet snow. I called it a day when my finger was too frozen and stiff to press the shutter button. So we met again the next day to finish the session and were blessed with some gorgeous sun!

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As usual, if there are 25 different comments on this post within a week, the happy couple will receive a free 5x7 of their choice. So give them some love!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Nicolette & Paul Preview

More from this wonderfully snowy engagement shoot in a couple days...
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Monday, November 23, 2009

Kelsey- Senior Portraits

Kelsey is an artist, avid reader, and self proclaimed tomboy. I don't how it happens, but I seriously get the best clients. Kelsey and her mom were easy-going and SO MUCH fun to work with. We ended up getting carried away and going way over our schedule session time; and I was loving every second of it.

As an added bonus, if there are 25 comments on this post from 25 different people within a week, then they get a free 5x7!
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My favorite part of the session was incorporating Kelsey's artwork.
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Serious about books...
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Kelsey wanted to incorporate her favorite coffee shop into the shoot. Now this a girl I can hang with!
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Sunday, November 22, 2009

Kelsey Preview

More to come in a couple days from this wonderful session!
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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Sophia at 6 months

I'm thrilled to be documenting the first year of this little cutie's life. She was so good natured with an overload of cute looks and serious stares, and I had an absolute blast capturing it with the camera.

So help Sophia parents get a free 5x7 by leaving a comment; because if they get 25 different comments on this post within a week, that's exactly what they'll receive.

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Sunday, November 1, 2009

Sunday, October 25, 2009

George & Tara Wedding

An avid soccer player, Tara had two tickets to the D.C. United soccer game; but she also had an injured right leg and no one to drive her. A friend of hers said that he knew of a guy who would enjoy the game and be willing to drive. It was George who pulled into her driveway; and the rest, as they say, is history.
George and Tara said their vows at the 326 year old Blandfield Plantation on a beautiful October afternoon, and I was privileged to capture the moment.
Congratulations, George and Tara; may your future hold many beautiful moments and much love.

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Wednesday, October 7, 2009

A Family

Modi and Randi decided that after well over decade of being together, marrying and having a family, it was high time for some professional family portraits. So you can imagine how thrilled I was when they contacted me for such a privilege. And as an extra bonus, they were all so beautiful and photogenic!
Thanks, guys, for such a fun, laughter-filled photo shoot!

If there are 25 comments on this post from 25 different people within a week, then they get a free 5x7. So help them out!

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Monday, October 5, 2009

About Me

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Mom of four, genuinely happy wife, photographer (though who's not these days), decorating wanna-be, coffee addict, laundry mountain climber, recipient of grace through faith.