Flower Girls

I’ve been dying to check out Fields of Flowers and was thrilled when these two were game to go!  Its a super laid back pick your own flower farm.  As you enter the barn you find an honor system cash jar, pairs of clippers and vitamin rich water to fill your collection cup.  Patty, who…

Far but Close

I need a change of scenery – badly.  Phil saw his shadow today and while seasonal info isn’t best taken from a groundhog, there’s little doubt that winter is here to stay for awhile. It doesn’t help that we miss them so much.  Evenings together always ran late night while a pack of boys tore…

Winter Wonder

Baby, its cold outside. Its been an unusually cruel winter here in the Mid-Atlantic so far.  Its been that bone chilling, fireplace huddling, static cling shocking, fighting over the “good blanket”, say a little prayer every time the heat kicks back on kind of cold. Which could make an outdoor-loving photographer feel rather down and…

fall FPD in Annandale

For the past couple of years I have chosen a spot on a local trail behind our home for an Annandale version of FPD.  A creek restoration project still underway has limited the workable trail area but I have returned again and again to one quiet spot with some green space running alongside a creek. …

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…

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…

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…