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how to: prep your home for a photo session

Creative Offbeat Maternity Family Photography DC

It’s no secret that I love photographing in the homes of my families. It’s so much fun to capture you in the place you’ve decorated and lived in and now call home. The backdrop might be a favorite piece of art, or a brand new kitchen, or the tail of the family pet. Any way… Read more »

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my new project /for awesome people/ is, well, awesome.

badge-round

I seriously cannot believe I haven’t blogged this yet! Too busy ogling over the cutest/prettiest/most fun photos on the entirety of the internet. So! You’re wondering what my new blog project is, dear reader(s if I’m lucky)?

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Holiday Gift Catalog :: Custom Photo Gifts Always Win!

Well, somehow we miraculously have power over here, so I’ve been finishing up the holiday gift catalog for 2012! I hope everyone is staying all safe & warm & snuggly at home today If you’re looking for beautiful custom gifts for your parents, grandparents, or spouse–or pretty much anyone–photo gifts are an easy choice. I’ve… Read more »

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a guide to “just photoshop it”, and why I don’t.

Washington DC Engagement Photography Session 0918

“Well, you can just Photoshop that out, right?” If I had a nickel… Let’s be clear. Photoshop is awesome! The things people do with it are crazy. But it has also created a culture where we expect that anything can be “fixed” afterward. Many photographers will remove trash cans, light posts, and other objects from… Read more »

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8 Things To Do This Fall

fall family photography ideas in arlington virginia

Since I grew up in the Arlington area, I sometimes feel like I’m in-the-know. Plus, I’m a huge fan of encouraging families to spend quality time together. It’s one of my favorite things about photo sessions! It’s pure hug-&-enjoy-each-other time. But regardless of the photo-ops, spending time together is awesome. Here’s my personal list of… Read more »

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Choosing a wedding venue that will shine in photos

Advice on choosing a wedding venue in washington dc

Hey guys! This is a new category of posts, where I try to answer all the questions I’ve been asked about photography. I figure that I have all this wedding & portrait photography knowledge up top, and it couldn’t hurt to share! Seriously, I have too many thoughts.  So I’m going to start writing tips… Read more »

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tips & tricks for lifestyle newborn photography

Hey guys! This is a new category of posts, where I try to answer all the questions I’ve been asked about photography. I figure that I have all this wedding & portrait photography knowledge up top, and it couldn’t hurt to share! Seriously, I have too many thoughts.  So I’m going to start writing tips… Read more »

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How to Prepare for Awesome Bridal Party Portraits & Family Formals

Wedding photography bridal party portrait ideas

Hey guys! This is a new category of posts, where I try to answer all the questions I’ve been asked about photography. I figure that I have all this wedding & portrait photography knowledge up top, and it couldn’t hurt to share! Seriously, I have too many thoughts.  So I’m going to start writing tips… Read more »