In the bleak midwinter
Frosty wind made moan,
Earth stood hard as iron,
Water like a stone;
Snow had fallen, snow on snow,
Snow on snow,
In the bleak midwinter,
Long ago.
~Christina G. Rossetti


The Kennedy Family

We can't all be Washingtonians, but we can all be patriots.  ~Charles F. Browne


Our First Christmas

Christmas is forever, not for just one day,
for loving, sharing, giving, are not to put away
like bells and lights and tinsel, in some box upon a shelf.
The good you do for others is good you do yourself...
~Norman Wesley Brooks, "Let Every Day Be Christmas," 1976


Samantha Bree

A baby has a special way of adding joy in every single day.  ~Author Unknown



Most people might not know this, but I have a "day" job is at a research company in Georgetown. I was asked to take some photos of the area as a gift for our retiring founder and his wife. I honestly couldn't feel more honored. I love where I work almost as much as I love Georgetown itself.


Blogging Slacker

Soooooo... I have been so busy shooting family sessions, that you may think I have been a blogging slacker...this may be partially true, but the real reason I haven't posted any new pictures is that I want all of my client's friends and family to be uber surprised by their awesomely adorable holiday cards.  So keep your eyes peeled after December 25th, because there is going to be an explosion of cuteness on the Dottie Millwater Photography blog.


Holiday Card Special

Hello Everyone, 

I wanted to pass along a Holiday Card special that one of my talented clients, Rebecca Weigle, is offering.  Rebecca is a graphic designer who has created the attached awesomely fresh and fun Holiday Card templates. Don't get robbed this year by shutterfly/snapfish and pay $1-$2 per card! For $20, Rebecca will take your family photo and whatever message you would like and create a digital hi-res jpg of your card. You can then go to Target/Walgreens(or even snapfish or shutterfly!) and print as many as you like for mere pennies. Send me an email if you are interested and I will pass along Rebecca's info. 

Happy Thanksgiving!! 


The Weigle Family

Courage, determination, pride...that's what little girls are made of. ~Author Unknown


Giving Thanks

For each new morning with its light,
For rest and shelter of the night,
For health and food, for love and friends,
For everything Thy goodness sends.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson
Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!! Gobble Gobble.


City of Magnificent Distances

It is sometimes called the City of Magnificent Distances, but it might with greater propriety be termed the City of Magnificent Intentions.  ~American Notes: Charles Dickens