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Gorgeous fall colors. Glowy sunshine. Love, warmth, and smiles all around. Sometimes everything clicks into place for a portrait session, and this beautiful family session was definitely one of those times...

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For the past three years, Manuel and I have taken our own Christmas card photos using a tripod and intervalometer. It’s something I really look forward to every year, and I’m grateful that Manuel indulges me and plays along with gusto! ๐Ÿ˜› I always enjoy the creative challenge of being on both sides of the […]

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“I just want it to look like fall behind us,” Meredith told me as we were planning her family session. I think it’s safe to say that she got exactly what she wished for! After the warmest October in recent memory, we finally got a gorgeous display of oranges, golds, and warm greens at Burke […]

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There’s nothing quite like Green Spring Gardens in the fall! On this particular Saturday afternoon, the gardens were THE place to be, with countless families, engaged couples, and expectant parents alike vying for the perfect photo spot. I may or may not edited a few photographers out of the background in some of these photos! […]

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This session with the Greenley family was so incredibly special! Baby Lois was born extremely premature at 24 weeks, and her parents, Emma and Michael, wanted to have a family session to celebrate her life and the fact that she is now healthy and thriving at one year old! Older brothers Gus and Patrick were […]

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It’s always a treat to get to photograph the Gardner family! This is my third straight year working with Aurora, and we like to joke that every time we take her family photos, there’s a new member of the family for me to meet! We started out with just her and Tristan (see their adorable […]

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A few weeks ago, I got the sweetest inquiry from Lauren. “We are looking for family portraits with our two little girls and are swooning over your portfolio!” she wrote. “We would love to get on your schedule!” Thankfully, I just so happened to have one slot left in September, and we made it happen! […]

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I had the honor of taking these maternity portraits for Sommer and Stephen last month at Green Spring Gardens. There’s something so special about taking maternity photos for a couple expecting their first child. You can really feel the joy, excitement, and tenderness as they prepare to welcome their precious little one into this world! […]

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In honor of the first day of fall, I’m dedicating a whole blog post to fall’s most ubiquitous style item: sweaters! I can’t think of any other piece of clothing that invokes the coziness of fall, the new crispness in the air, and the beginning of falling leaves and changing colors. After all, it’s called […]

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The night before our session, I was frantically texting Nora to let her know that our original location, Burke Lake Park, would not be available. It just so happened that Burke Lake was hosting a huge cross country race the morning of our session, and their website warned that the park would be extremely busy […]

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A few months ago, I got an exciting email from Ken. His oldest son, Robert, was about to head off to college, and he wanted to capture some family photos as a birthday gift to his wife, Joceline, while the whole family was still together in one place. It had been almost a decade since […]

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I'm so stoked that you've stopped by! I'm an Alexandria & Northern Virginia family photographer, certified goofball, and chaser of glowy light.
I love taking portraits of all kinds, but I especially cherish photographing growing families and capturing the bonds between parents and their little ones. ๐Ÿ’• 

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