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So in honor of the first day of Fall, I figured I’d share my favorite session from this summer.  After the whirlwind that my life was in June and July it was so nice to return to one of my happy places – Ocean City, New Jersey – to unwind and photograph a good friend and her family.  She chose to hold the session at the marina where her father keeps his boat – a place that holds special memories for her and her family and we were blessed that the impending rain held off until the session was over!


I had to include this one because I just adore her freckles.  :)

I sent the announcement of Fall Mini Sessions out to my mailing list today – did you get it?  Any remaining slots will be made available here on the blog tomorrow. Stay tuned for details! 

{Or How I’ve Spent My Summer Vacation}

7 weeks

25 Practices

12 Boys

24 Parents

3 Coaches

17 Siblings

1 Broken Femur

1 Super Fan

10 Dozen Krispy Kreme Donuts Consumed

3 Laundromat Trips

922 Miles Traveled


8+ Days Spent Playing “Hookey”

2000+ Photos Taken

10 Nights in Hotels

Hundreds of Facebook Updates

4 Wins at Districts


6 Wins at States



4 Wins at Tournament of State Champions


1 Hard Fought Loss


1 Team


Priceless Memories.

To those of you who caught baseball fever and followed along on this wild ride, thank you.  Whether you got updates on Game Changer, came out to Glory Days for the video feed of the Championship, or just checked Facebook for the score, we felt your love. I’m pretty sure the workday productivity in Loudoun County dropped significantly during game times. Our boys played their hearts out this summer and I could not be more proud of them all.  They held their heads high and played with sportsmanship and hustle.  We had amazing coaches and a great group of families.  I know for certain they will never, ever forget the experience.


I’m on a streak of photographing past clients and I love it so much!  I first met the L family three years ago when their youngest Miss A was just sitting up on her own!  Well she’s doing a lot more than sitting now and she and her big sister Miss L were absolute rock stars at this family session in Ashburn.


We were exploring a location that I stumbled upon (during a baseball practice) last fall when the leaves had already started to fall, and while it was gorgeous then, it is ten times more amazing now to see it in bloom. It felt like we were in an enchanted forest! We had the perfect mix of cool temperatures and overcast skies which gave me the freedom to shoot anywhere I wanted without worrying about squint-inducing light or raccoon-eye causing shadows.



It’s hard for me to decide which photo I love more.  I love the family shot above with Miss A hanging upside down above, but I think I love the sisterly butterfly kisses even more!



L family – It was fantastic to see you again, and I loved seeing the spunky young ladies that your girls are blossoming into!

I have three remaining weekend dates available for family sessions this spring.  Email me if you’d be interested in snagging one of them before they are gone!

Almost 6 years ago I walked Little Man into his first day of preschool and met this awesome family. I’ve watched them grow from a family of four to a family of six over those years and I have always been amazed with the grace and style that Mindy is able to pull off. Despite having her hands full with her little tribe, Mindy has been busy creating and developing a skin care product line and I was excited to take some family photos in Brambleton for her new website!


This one was hands-down a favorite, because it highlighted their littlest man’s personality to a T – such a goofball and marching to his own beat!

F family – Thanks for helping me get my workout in for the day –  I can’t wait to see the site when you launch!

Do you need a few photos for a personal project or just for a change of pace from Fall photos?  I’m offering Spring Mini Sessions on select dates through June.  Email me for details!

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    Kate - Gorgeous!

It’s always so much fun to see a family that I’ve photographed before, and the R family who I had the pleasure of photographing in Brambleton, Virginia last weekend is no exception.  When I first met them they were just a family of 3 and Miss T was just a toddler.  I visited them again a year later to meet their new little man, and this time when we got together he was all grown up and ready for action.  Despite a skinned knee and an overwhelming urge to go into the water feature, we had a great time, and I think we got some great photos!


Spring photos have such a different feel than fall photos do (and there’s a lot less stress about cold weather!).  If you’d like to beat the stress of fall holiday mini sessions, and cross a great family photo off of your to-do list email me today. I’m booking full sessions and spring Mini Sessions in Brambleton.