The gift of color and play

“So there’s this thing I want to do for Mother’s Day – I mean not on Mother’s Day itself – for my gift – Dina invited us to come too and…” I went on to make the case for going to the Holi Festival with Dee’s family, describing my favorite holiday from back when I…

Family Picture Day: The Spring Fling

I finally took action this year and put a Family Picture Day on my spring calendar.  Family Picture Day is a way to group mini sessions into a single place and time, which means I get to drive less and charge less too… double win!  It has become a popular option in the fall when…

Stars, Stripes & Christmas Lights: Part 1

Pierce’s nursery suggests the Fourth of July but the time was Christmas.  This is my first “now and later” post, so to speak.   I want to share some photos now since we’re closing in on a six month shoot, making introductions a must!  But I’m also tucking a few away for the days when…

Outside and In

I think I open every post about belly pics the same way:  I talk about the challenge of it.  I’m sure its no picnic going the staged photography route either, I mean there’s a pretty fine line between the art of Queen Beh and the disasters that become the next post on Awkward Family Photos!…

Magic Bugs

I read the first line of Beth’s email last summer and was ecstatic…”expecting baby #2″…YES!  Only to have my heart skip a beat while reading the next line…”will be born in London”… Wait.  What?  No! Before you think me too possessive of my longtime clients (I am, I totally am), here is one of my…

Breakfast at Charlie’s

The story I’m told is that twenty minutes before my scheduled arrival, Dan handed Erin the baby and told her he was headed up for a shower.  Erin handed the baby back and said, “No, you’re not….” The plan to take pictures over pancake breakfast as Archie approached six months of age was made far…

More soon. (And deep thoughts on Game of Thrones.)

Hello there, patient readers, clients and friends! I know its been awhile.  There’s  a lot to share picture-wise, I’ve been an awfully busy girl.  The delay, then?  I’ve been spending my time under the hood, rebuilding the engine so that the instruments of my one-woman-band are equipped to play to the beat of my own…

bunnies and blossoms

Hippity, hoppity, Easter’s on its way… Its our first Easter as residents, rather than guests, of the DC area.  Like every year there will be hyacinth on the dining room table and the garlic in the fresh Polish sausage will overwhelm more delicate aromas coming from my kitchen.  Some things will be the same as they…

seasons change

Over the past week my son and I have both slipped on the ice out front and splashed in the creek out back, and so it goes when the outdoor temps toggle between 20 and 70 degrees on any given day.  As long as we’re in the thick of seasonal confusion, I might as well…

Welcome, Baby Archie

To A:  Welcome!!!!  We’re so happy you are here.  We need you, buddy. To B:  We miss you.  All the time.  Always. To C:  Congrats, big guy!  We’re so excited that you are a big brother so you can teach him everything you know…. like how to booty shake. To D&E, our best friends:  You…

From Libby Hill Park to Cherry Hill Park

Shortly after our arrival in Falls Church Fiver asked me something along the lines of, “Do you know what’s good about moving?”  I must have been playing Tetris with the boxes in the closet because I remember my response  verbatim. “No, son, I really don’t. Please tell me.”  He told me that you get to…

The fall season began in a special place…

The lack of recent posts combined with mighty cold weather might suggest hibernation on my part but life has been anything but sleepy.  The busiest fall season to date, a new home, happy holiday madness and winter weather have kept things interesting.  Strange as it seems to share photos dating back to autumn while watching…