Tanya and Matt were my very fist clients so i was honored and excited to photograph them again -- now as parents to two sweet littles. we had such a fun time at their home in Burke, VA, playing, swinging and being silly. after the girls were in for a nap, i was able to capture just the two of them again -- looking gorgeous as ever! thank you Matt and Tanya for inviting me to your home and allowing me the privilege of photographing your lovely family as it grows!
it was a beautiful fall day to share... wondering the trails, climbing the trees, and playing a bit of football with Katy, Marc and their three adorable littles at Bull Run Park. the warmth that emanates from this family is incredible and it was such a pleasure to capture their love for one another. big hugs to all of you and thank you again for inviting me to tag along for the day!
Elizabeth and Jess invited me to their lovely home in Alexandria to meet their sweet new addition, baby John. i watched as they worked together changing john's diaper, holding him close, and passing him from one another... such care involved with each maneuver. first babes really teach us an extraordinary lesson on how to slow down and live in the present -- honoring daily tasks as if they were sacred rituals. i am excited for this family of three to experience and cherish all of their 'firsts' together. i wish you all of the best in the future... may you enjoy every. single. moment.
here are just a few of my favorites from a recent family session in Landenburg, PA. the fields and woodlands of White Clay Creek Reserve provided the lovely backdrop, and the rain cleared up just in time -- leaving behind some soft dreamy light in which to play. i had such a great time exploring new territory with these folks, who are just so incredible, that i truly felt like part of the family by the end of the day!
thank you all for your warmth and hospitality. i hope to see you all again in the near future. cheers!
last week i played in Lucketts VA with these two crazy kids! Matt and Christie are quite simply an amazing couple. they have such a beautiful connection and a playful spirit that's infectious -- watching them together truly warmed my heart. we wandered through fields, explored lost treasures at antique markets and swung as high as we could on a nearby swing set . i left really wondering if i did any actual 'work'. thank you Christie and Matt for an unbelievable session and for the beautiful flowers! i am so looking foreword to spending time with you both again and i am beyond excited to capture your wedding in Connecticut this summer. stay tuned!!
I recently spent an afternoon at Meadowlark Gardens with Juyong and TIm and there babes, Koan and Kaizen. In honor of baby girl Kaizen's first Birthday, we set out on a mini adventure and took some photos along the way. Watching a family like this spend the day together is really quite special and i feel grateful to have had the opportunity to capture their sweet interactions. such a beautiful family in every way!
i'm not sure how it happened.. but all at once i found myself bidding adieu to yet another beautiful summer. it has always been the most sacred of seasons for me -- long days and warm nights spent with close friends and family.. swapping television for picnics, swimming and lightning bug chasing...
i was fortunate enough to end this summer at my most favorite childhood spot in North Carolina with my family, continuing the tradition with Aaron. our days filled with karate chopping waves… building cars and castles in the sand.. miniature golf.. soft serve... and stargazing on blankets in the sand.
these are the memories that will keep me warm through the colder, not-so-perfect days… and tethered, always, to this very special place i call home.