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: 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…

More than Enough

First birthdays here in the US are often accompanied by a big party to celebrate not just baby’s first year of life but a Mom and Dad’s first year as parents.  We cast invitations far and wide, blow out a single candle and sing.  We let babies eat cake, cheering wildly as they make a…

coming next Sunday: FPD Falls Church

Cherry Hill Park was “our park” when we first moved to the DC area three years ago.  I have fond memories of playing on the playground with my son and throwing the frisbee to our dog in the big open space.  There was one day when Fiver decided the green play house would be a…

fall FPD in Arlington

“Fall is coming” doesn’t have the same dramatic flare as “winter is coming.”  And besides, fall is technically already here:  it just doesn’t feel that way with temps near 90 degrees here in DC.  So perhaps I should say, “fall FPD is coming…” instead. If you are new to the Family Picture Day tradition, its…