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I loved absolutely everything about this session with the Yamada family! After a pretty crazy February filled with sleet, snow, and icy rain, we were blessed with some warmer days last week, perfect for frolicking through the fields of Manassas Battlefield Park...

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It’s officially November, and that means that sweater weather and fall family sessions are in full swing! Today I thought I’d touch upon a topic that is sometimes woefully neglected…*drumroll* what to wear for your fall/winter portrait session, guys’ edition!! That’s right, dads and husbands, the spotlight is solely on you this week! 🙂 My […]

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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! This was my first time shooting at Green Spring Gardens, and I can already say with certainty that it’s one of my new favorite […]

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This family session holds a special place in my heart, and that’s because I love the Smith family dearly! I have known Hannah and Barrett for almost a decade now (wow does that make me feel old!), having met while studying together at Cornell. They are two of the smartest, most compassionate, and most loyal […]

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As soon as I met Aurora and Tristan by the Market Square fountain for their Old Town family session, I knew I was in for a fun one! Tristan had the most infectious and boundless energy, which made for some awesome candid shots between the more traditional photos we took. I also loved Aurora’s gorgeous […]

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This beautiful family session was gifted to baby Nora for her first birthday by her doting grandmother, and it’s safe to say that she rocked her portraits like a pro! 🙂 Caroline and Chris chose a lovely palette of soft blues, pinks, and grays that played beautifully with the lush greenery of Founders Park in […]

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I hope you all had an amazing Easter weekend! Here in Virginia, we were blessed with temps in the 70s and sunny, fair weather most of the weekend. Manuel and I celebrated with a dynamic Easter Egg-stravaganza (complete with a massive egg hunt, moon bounces, and story time!) with our church on Saturday and relaxed […]

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I usually try to avoid calling certain shoots my “favorite,” because like teachers and parents, we photographers aren’t supposed to show favoritism, right? 😉 Well…I might just have to be a bad human being and admit that this maternity session with Sarah and Jim (and their adorable labrador mix Jambon!) is honestly one of my […]

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Phew, it has been a while since I’ve last blogged! I have several super-belated spring posts, but first I wanted to share this lifestyle shoot I did a few weeks ago with the one and only Miss Abby! Abby and I met about seven years ago when we started studying fashion together at Cornell, and […]

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Last weekend, Manuel, I, and our good friend Mimi strolled through Pentagon City and Georgetown from noon to dusk, enjoying the crisp fall air, toasty hot Starbucks holiday drinks, delicious ramen and rice bowls, random hidden trails and fountains, classic waterfront scenery, and Georgetown’s famous shopping scene. I left my fancy equipment at home and […]

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This gorgeous engagement shoot took place at 6:30am just a few days after Praneet proposed to Savita at the Lincoln Memorial! Despite it being early morning, there were still a good number of tourists and Washingtonians out and about, and a few of them stopped to congratulate us (and comment on how gorgeous Savita looked in […]

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I'm so stoked that you've stopped by! I'm an Alexandria & Northern Virginia family photographer, and I have loved capturing joyful, vibrant, and heartfelt memories for families and couples over the years.

Whether you're engaged, newlyweds, or about to expand your nest, I would love to work together and commemorate this special time in your lives - let's make some magic!

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