<3 | Silver Spring Family Photographer

I have an incredible relationship with some of my clients - who, at this point, aren't even clients anymore, they are just plain friends. I have had the incredible opportunity to watch their children grow up, and to capture for them slices of time and place and memories that will last a lifetime. 

This family is one of those. 

If you look closely in some of these, you will see photos of little brother that I took shortly after he was born. And now look at him <3 I have had the immense honor of being there for and with these guys through so many years, and I value that more than I can put into words.

Plus, this time big sis told me a joke that I STILL tell. She's hilarious :)

(Q: If a seagull flies over the sea, what flies over the bay?  A: A bagel! HAHAHA!)

My Love Affair with DC Continues | Washington DC Family Photographer

I've waxed poetic about this city before, but I'm telling you again, DC is about as gorg as it gets. I think Georgetown is just the epitome of adorable, with it's cobblestone streets and brick and fun painted walls. Every time I go I find something new and beautiful. 

I'm pretty sure all the families of this day of minis agreed with me. I was met with beaming smiling faces, excited sweet kids, and a bunch of new friends! <3

Golden | Kent Island MD Family Photographer

The Eastern Shore of Maryland truly is a sparkling gem. I love it here. The light shines a little more golden here. The smiles stretch a little bit wider here. The pace is a little bit slower here. The hugs are a little bit stronger here. 

And if this isn't happiness personified, I don't know what is. What a beautiful evening, with two beautiful families. 

Our Nation's Capital | Washington DC Family Photographer

I have been lucky enough to live in some of the East Coast's coolest cities, and DC? It ranks right up at the top. I love it here. It is so rip with history and everyone you bump into does something fascinating and important. It brims with an excitement not found in other cities, DC is different.

DC also provides some of the coolest backdrops for photos. With so many picturesque spots and nooks and crannies, there's always somewhere to grab a slice of sweet light and beautiful scenery. Which is why, for the fourth year in a row I was back again for a day of minis - I just cannot say no to this city!

We had a great day <3 

A Trip to the Beach | Kent Island MD Family Photographer

My first shoot back from maternity leave.... I was nervous! Did I need to be? NO! Not at all! I couldn't have asked for a better set of families to welcome me back :)

We live in one of the most beautiful places, and I love having such gorgeous locations right at my fingertips. Such a lovely day at the beach, with a lovely bunch of families. 

I loved seeing so many favorites, so many littles who had gotten so big!, and making so many new friends :)

Memories and Special Places | Easton MD Family Photographer

Being asked to photograph another photographer's family is pretty much the highest compliment I could get. It's also incredibly nerve-wracking!! But when the photographer and her family are as sweet as this group, it washes those nerves right away. 

Stephanie asked me to come and photograph her family at a place that was incredibly important to them, and I can see why it is so special. We happened to meet up on one of the coldest days of the year, but they kept warm by snuggling, laughing, jumping and running! Even their sweet old pup got in on the action. 

I am so happy I could spend this time with them and capture these memories. 

Baby Bro | Easton MD Newborn Photographer

Oh, this family <3 <3 <3

You know when you meet someone and you're instantly comfortable with them? When you feel like they could have been old friends, long lost cousins, they are just straight up kind, genuine people? This is them. AND they have two ridiculously cute little guys, to boot. 

I was so excited to meet their newest addition, and he showed how excited he was to meet me too by staying awake for our entire session!

Besties | Annapolis MD Family Photographer

This group has my heart <3

Every year they plan a day together, to bring their families together, to laugh, play, chat, and get some amazing pictures. They make time in their schedule and make family pictures an event. It's about the experience, for them, and that experience leads to photos that don't just capture a second - they exude the memories of that day, and the feelings of happiness and togetherness that they share. 

I love them. And all of these pictures. 

Talent | Stevensville MD Senior Photographer

At the very last minute in fall of 2013 I enrolled my then two year old daughter in a beginning dance class at a local studio. I had no idea I had managed to choose the BEST dance studio ever, but I did. And while I can tell you lots about the world of 2, 3, and 4 year old dance, having not been a dancer myself, the rest of it has always been a bit of a mystery to me. I sit in awe at the showcases at marvel at the talent of both the students and the teachers at this amazing studio. 

So, when they asked me to do a shoot with their student teachers (proteges), I jumped on it. I love everything this studio represents, and I was excited to see these young people in action. 

And wow. 

WOW. 

Like most parents of young school agers, I'm a little nervous around teenagers. Here is an entirely new breed of kid that I know nothing about. But these young men and women are exactly the kind of teenagers I hope my kids grow up to be - polite, funny, engaged, kind, and so incredibly strong and graceful. They are athletes through and through. I was blown away.

Heyyyyyyyy Alamo! | Travel Family Photographer

This is my friend Michelle. Michelle and her family live in Texas and I... I do not.

It's painful, when you're a photographer and you have beautiful friends with beautiful families who live on the complete other side of the country, and who you can't get in front of your lens. 

And then suddenly the stars align, fate intervenes, and a speaking job at a photography conference lands you in Texas! Near your dear friend! 

And then magic happens <3

Sunday Funday | Washington DC Newborn Photographer

This family stole my heart a long time ago. It's been amazing watching them grow up and together as a family, and this session just makes my heart burst. Seeing them with their newest little sweetheart, existing in the world of second-time parents, managing a newborn and a toddler with ease... it's moments like these that remind my why I do what I do. 

I love my job. 

I love these guys <3