The Magical Forest – FPD 3 Lakes in RVA

So I shoot on a lot of trails.  I love each of them in their own way… some follow water ways, some are lush and overgrown, others feel more cultivated.  This one feels ethereal.   There is no lack of leaves on the ground and fall color hanging around but its different somehow.  There are also…

FPD at Libby Hill Park

I could wax poetic about Libby Hill Park in Richmond, VA.   Hang on… I have!  I feel like I tell the same story over and over again.  This park is the backdrop to the story of my early marriage and family life and has become in many ways my favorite place to photograph other family’s…

FPD: Cherry Hill Park in Falls Church

We discovered Cherry Hill Park in Falls Church when we first moved to the DC area more than four years ago.  It was within walking distance of our apartment so Fiver and I would take Arbus there to run while he played on the playground almost every summer day.  We were new inhabitants with no…

FPD: Long Branch Trail

In the past I’ve gotten local folks together for family photos right here on the trail in my backyard – talk about a great commute to work for me!  But last year our creek was still under an environmental restoration project, odd as that might sound, restricting usage.  And while a neighboring trail has pretty…

Learning to Fly

Before I head back out to meet this family for our annual shoot together, I better get around to sharing our photos from last year’s session! Especially because there was a special treat for me: it was time to release the monarchs the family had observed as they went from caterpillars to chrysalis’ to full…

FPD: Lubber Run in Arlington

Its odd to think about fall plans while DC temperatures are still in the upper 80’s and the remnants of hurricane Florence have barely left our area.  According to the calendar, kids are in school, fall is here and Halloween is right around the corner.  I’m just not feeling like a pumpkin spice latte yet….

Time travel

This shoot convinced me – time travel is for real. Susan is the sister of one of my close friends growing up so we’ve known each other most of our lives.  We grew up in the same small town right outside the city.  Its the kind of place with sidewalks, playgrounds, churches, a community center,…