Cherry Blossom Family Photography Washington D.C. Bethesda Arlington Maryland Virginia Potomac

I took some time today to seize the moment and take some family photos of my own with the blossoms.  It was a gorgeous afternoon and I love that we got to spend a few moments enjoying the weather, the blossoms, and our tiny little family.  You can tell from the photos who Eleanor likes just a little better.


Cherry Blossom Family Photography Washington D.C. Bethesda Arlington Alexandria

Cherry Blossom Mini-Sessions have started with a blossoming bang! Can't wait to see more of my clients this weekend!


Fall Mini-Session Round Up- Part 1

Contrary to what my Facebook or Instagram feed might imply, I do take pictures of people other than baby Eleanor on a daily basis. :-)

This fall 2014 family photography season was a whirlwind in the most amazing way possible.  I know I have said this before, but I seriously feel honored to watch all of my client families grow up. Each season I get to see little babies take their first steps and then "poof"- 4 years later they are running and laughing and winning games for gummies. The best part is they are about as excited to see me (most of the time) as I am to see them.  

Here are a few images from this season's family photography mini-shoots.  More to come next week!


Happy Halloween!! | Maryland Virginia D.C. Bethesda Arlington Family Photographer

Today is baby Eleanor's first Halloween and she was lucky enough to rock out quite a few costumes with her friends!


Autumn Smiles | Lake Linganore Family Photographer New Market Maryland

“Autumn...the year's last, loveliest smile." ~William Cullen Bryant


When Gray Skies Make for Sunny Smiles | Arlington Alexandria Bethesda Washington D.C. Family Photographer

Look at any interior design publication today, and you’ll see that gray is the color of the moment. It’s easy to see why — everything just pops against it. As an Alexandria family photographer, I’m always amazed at how gray, rainy days often make for the best pictures. For the Lee family, the cloudy skies were definitely the silver lining on what turned out to be a very brilliant photo shoot at Jones Point Park in Alexandria.

While fall naturally brings a vibrant palette to the table, Ting Lee’s carefully chosen outfits really made a splash. I’ve been photographing the Lees since their oldest, 4-year-old Parker, was a baby, and Ting always picks the best clothes. Today, she knit her family into a quilt of coordinated colors and textures — her yellow skirt matched to Parker’s jacket and 2-year-old Skyler’s little teal leggings harkening the hues of husband Brad’s knit sweater were the perfect unifying motif for their shoot. That’s probably why my favorite shot is of the family playing in the leaves — against the gray backdrop, the the colors — and the fun — just soar.

As an Alexandria photographer, I love seeing first-hand what children bring to each on-location photoshoot. Puddles aren’t problems but playthings to 2- and 4-year-olds, and a chance to wear chunky boots is an invitation to romp to their hearts' desire. During their visit to Jones Point Park, the Lees had the world at their fingertips to play and make memories — and the smiles that we captured were brighter than any sunny day I’ve seen.