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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 […]

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.

Photos and inspiration of Unicorn First Birthday in Washington DC and cake smash


Unicorn First Birthday in Washington DC

Planning a unicorn first birthday in Washington DC? Yay! I was too. I planned the perfect, at least for us, Unicorn First Birthday in Washington DC with a touch of floral accents. Keep reading for our daughter’s first haircut, unicorn-themed party, a cake smash, and so much fun. We started the day by taking Grandma […]

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