Old Town Manassas | Fairfax Family Photographer

When Kim contacted me to photograph her family in the historic Old Town section of Manassas, VA, I was thrilled to say the least.  First off, her family is downright gorgeous and then when you add some color, texture and architecture, its a win win! The rain held off and since we met on a weekday, the crowds were light…

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Double Digits! | Fairfax Family Photographer

Our girl turns 10 today!  Truth be told…these images were taken two weeks ago when the cherry blossom trees that line our driveway were just about in full bloom…

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  Yes, I said my driveway!!!!!

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Pizza Night

After the beautifully busy holiday season, it was nice to pick up the camera again to document the night my brother made pizza with the littles.  Just a simple pizza dough from scratch…

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Ok, ALOT of extra flour and of course a heart shaped pie made it even more delicious.

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Any night I don’t have to worry about dinner is a good night in my book.  We miss you already Uncle Joe and Aunt Liz. Come visit again soon!

Baby Elizabeth |Reston VA Family Photographer

Baby Elizabeth…Sweet and perfect in every way…

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Even when she really wasn’t feeling her best, she gave us the cutest moments…

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Sometimes your session looks like this… The pouting and the crying, the mess and the imperfection…It’s all part of this parenthood gig isn’t it?

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This is why I just adore at home newborn sessions.  Documenting all the things…Looking back, the chaos becomes art and the messy becomes pretty and we can’t believe how fast our babies have grown right before our eyes. They tell us this happens but we never really know until we are right there in the thick of it.

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2Z9A9554I’m so honored when families welcome me into their homes to share a piece of their daily life with me.  It truly is the best.  Welcome Baby Elizabeth!

Hayley | NOVA Lake Braddock Senior Photographer

We had the most perfect evening for Hayley’s Senior Portrait shoot!  For someone who prefers to be behind the camera…I think she really nailed it. Hayley is a Senior (10 of 57)-2collage5-2Hayley is a Senior (22 of 57)-2collage3-2collage4-2collage1-2Hayley is a Senior (56 of 57)-2

I hear Senior year is just a whirlwind and in the blink of an eye, college awaits.  Do all the things, dream all the dreams…go out into the world and show them just how amazing you really are.

A Night at Urban Posh

I was thrilled to capture these shots from the Sip and Shop event at Urban Posh Boutique in Historic Occoquan, VA.  Angie and Pam have created the most fabulous collection of clothing and accessories…

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What an amazing turnout!

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Give me all of those beautiful Fall tones too…

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The styles are clean, classic and fashion forward and when you add in the coolest, most helpful staff,  it’s pretty clear Urban Posh will continue to be a shining success.  I can’t wait to go back and do some shopping for myself!!

Newborn Haze

That precious time with a newborn in the house…

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All of the dreaming, all of the waiting, all of the preparing…

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It’s more work, more energy and more love than you even imagined…

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And those toes!!  I’m SO grateful to be able to capture these moments.  Babies change and grow so fast and I hope these images help this new family to hold on to their memories.