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…

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…

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…

Baby Benjamin Turns One

I know, I know.  But I swear we didn’t intend it, Benajmin just so happened to pick the cupcake flavor that would give him a coordinating confectionary beard, fuller with each bite.  We really weren’t going for the Benjamin Button thing here, we swear, but it was pretty perfect anyway. This little guy is indeed…

No-Longer-Baby Maya at Two and a Half

I find myself sighing each time I make the conscious decision to cut the word “Baby” out of a shoot title. Its like a tiny, bittersweet rite of passage, the shoot where I drop the word, “Baby” from the front of a child’s name.  I was on the fence at 18 months.  But here and…

Baby Reyna’s Baptism

Ever since I posted my niece’s birth story, I have received several messages from you all asking about my sister and her family and how everyone is doing.  I know that I can get a little cynical, a little cranky and a little critical about the state of humanity at times but then you all…