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…

The Second Man Cub

Penny was Megan’s first child.  And then the first man cub was born and poor Penny was so put out that Megan went and rescued another puppy named Ray just for her.  Now that the second man cub has arrived, Penny is looking a little pathetic again. She went up to her room to sulk…

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…

where we are right now

“Brett, myself and Indy (the dog) are a family so you aren’t straying too far from family photography! :)” Lisa wasn’t taking no for an answer and I’m glad she didn’t.  In her first email she asked if I would take engagement photos for herself and Brett.   In my response I politely turned her…

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…