Winter Warmer

Just a little something to take the chill away.  It was in fact late summer when these were taken but that’s not what makes these photos feel so warm right now. (Oh, that rare newborn smile! 👇🏻💓) I know the days are long but going by crazy fast. K&A, I loved seeing you again and…

Hashtag Goals

Mornings and new years have a lot in common.  You start over, not from scratch but with more energy and insight.  You stretch your arms high, yawn, shake off the past and set yourself up for the adventures that lie ahead. With a new year comes new goals, new methods and even new language.  I’m…

Baby Maggie and the Gift of Family

Diwali has passed, Hanukkah is in full swing, Christmas is coming (fast)!  Festivals of light amidst the cold and the dark send the universal reminder to come home and gather. Most of the time I take photos of immediately families, parents and their children.  We make memories around fall or spring, around births, around babies…

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…