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…

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…

James and Baby William at 9 Months

You know what they say… life is what happens when you are busy making other plans.  Apparently, the same can be said about photography as well since this is the shot I was trying to take: And this is the shot that happened instead, right behind me: Which only prompted the shots that followed: That’s…

Gratitude: My Cubs

The grocery store is on the way home from preschool and since we carpool, I took both Fiver and my niece Jordan with me to pick up a few things.  They managed to cram both their little butts into the front seat of a Kroger grocery cart car and proceeded to shout out driving directions…