Cake Smash: Cillian Turns One

Baby Cillian couldn't believe his eyes when we set his little "one" cake down in front of him. His happy parents encouraged him to taste it, but he couldn't help but keep looking up at them with these wide, are-you-sure-I'm-supposed-to eyes. After much coaxing and even a taste from Dad to "show him how it's done," we convinced him that the cake was not, indeed, a trick and that he was allowed to dive in.

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At-Home Newborn Session: Baby Bennett

When I was three years old, a kitten with a smashed paw showed up on our back steps late one night. My parents thought it had been stepped on by one of the cows next door and immediately rushed it to a family friend veterinarian. When the kitten came home a few days later from the vet with three legs, we had all fallen in love with him. He was now our cat and I was allowed to name him! I don't remember this, but my mom says I immediately said "Luke!" after my best friend at the time :)

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Downtown Alexandria Family Session: Julian Turns One!

"We just want to remember him like this forever!" Francesca shared as we walked along the waterfront in Old Town Alexandria. It was the perfect day for family photos. Sunrise on a Sunday morning, warm air finally signaling the start of spring, the entire waterfront to ourselves, and little Julian happily riding in his stroller pointing at each plane that flew overhead. 

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Brand Shoot: Jessica Part I Cherry Blossoms

I am so excited to begin sharing this project with you! I absolutely love working with businesses to upgrade their imagery and content to better tell their story. Jessica is a dynamic entrepreneur in Washington, DC who was ready to elevate her imagery to match her growing brand. Together, we developed a strategic outline to ensure her content imagery reflects her multi-faceted business and personality and communicates her brand authentically. 

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Maryland Spring Engagement: Kim + Ben

I would guess very few people have the experience of living in their childhood home as an adult. When Patrick and I moved into the house I lived in my entire life up until high school, it was pretty weird! The room Carla and I shared, the backyard that felt endless, the spot in the kitchen where I used to sit in time-out while the oven timer counted down :), the front room where I practiced piano... so many childhood memories held in the home I now share with my husband.

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Maryland Family Lifestyle Session: Baby Teddy

Baby Teddy greeted me with a giggle as I walked in the door. He clearly knew today was his photoshoot because he donned a stylish, yet comfortable outfit for the occasion. A sharp button-down, elastic-waist linen trousers, and teeny tiny loafers completed the ensemble. I appreciate that he found that elusive line between formal and functional wear that we all often strive for...

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Product Shoot | Nourish + Refine Spring Releases

You've probably heard me mention Cynthia and Nikki, the girlbosses behind Nourish & Refine before. They are two DC-based yoga teachers obsessed with making it easy to find beautiful, conscious, local, woman-made products that make you feel beautiful, inside and out. I've had the pleasure of working with them since the beginning of their online shop and I'm thrilled to share a few of the images from their spring line! 

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