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For the Love of Film: Wedding

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Love of FIlm: Engagement

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The importance of play


The Importance of Play: Virginia Mini Session

Hellllooo. Heeeeeelllloo. Helllllllooooo. Yes, I’m still here! If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll see I’m still kicking and shooting. I haven’t shared on the blog in a while, but this Virginia mini session has me thinking about the importance of play. Let me share my thoughts– which includes advice about capturing kids! First, I […]

Work from home life hacks include days of the week hangers


Work From Home Life Hacks

As a work-from-home mom, I was in need of some work from home life hacks in 2018. I felt like I was rushing from one thing to the next, tasks only half done, being a horrible example to my kids, and feeling lacking to my clients. Do you feel like that? Here are some of […]

what to wear to 2019 photo sessions girl


What to Wear for Fall 2019 Photography Sessions Girl

During the fall, I shoot a LOT of family and engagement sessions. It’s also the busiest time of year for weddings the the DC-Maryland-Virginia area, so I am posting a few what-to-wear options in the coming weeks. This one- what to wear for fall photography sessions- girl. This fall, I’m hosting mini sessions. Mini sessions […]


Professional Mom Life Hacks

I smiled writing this title because after three kids, I’m juuuuust starting to figure this professional mom “thing” out. Some people seem to have being a professional mom down. I’m asked all time by new professional moms for mentorships or coffee to “pick my brain” about how I “do it all.” Sheesh! I don’t, am […]

Fantastic Beasts Birthday Party


Fantastic Beasts Birthday

For her 9th birthday, my oldest daughter wanted a Fantastic Beasts birthday party. Nifflers, magic, Harry Potter-eskness, and a movie watching party. Done, done and done. To be honest, life got in the way of birthday parties for my oldest in the last few years. Last year, a newborn and a car accident that totaled […]

Feature image of Amelia's session with Washington DC newborn photographer Jalapeno Photography.


Washington DC Newborn Photographer: Baby A

Washington DC newborn photographer Jalapeno Photography captures baby Amelia, perfect name for this pilot’s daughter.

and when you appear all the rivers sound in my body, bells shake the sky, and a hymn fills the world.