Family Vacation!

My family recently spent some time in Southern California, so I'm sharing a few snapshots of my kids.  I resume regular photo sessions (three this week!) on Sunday!

My blue eyed littlest.

My apprehensive big girl riding a train.

Sweet little bug who I finally got to meet!  Check out her Mama's



My morning sessions are FULL through the end of 2016.  I have a few evenings and afternoons left, though!

Georgetown Senior Session {Alexandria, VA High School Senior Photographer}

What do you do with an unexpected wide open Sunday evening?

If you're me, you call your intern because she's now officially a high school senior and you drive to Georgetown to explore, snap some senior photos, and convince her to update your headshot.  (Check out my

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After a muggy and hot spell, we had a nice breeze and some beautiful golden light.  Evening light always makes redheads just glow, and I will be editing this session all week!

Happy Senior Year, Jess!  Enjoy your final year at TC Williams.

I can't believe it's already July.  My daughter started summer school today.  I need to finalize our vacation plans, for a vacation that's sneaking up on me.  And I have been busy planning and plotting for sessions ranging from headshots for professional adults to high school seniors to new babies!  

Stay tuned... I have three sessions next weekend so lots of fun updates coming!

Dynamic Connections: Headshot Update {Arlington, VA to Ft. Collins}

Our baby girl is being baptized tomorrow, and lucky for us her godmother is back for her baptism!

(Caroline's baptism was originally scheduled for the big snowstorm weekend in January, and our friend Christina came to visit from Ft. Collins.  We're glad she could come back for the real deal.)

Christina recently started a new business,

Dynamic Connections Health and Wellness

.  When it's time to start a new professional venture, it's a good idea to get new headshots so clients know who you are, and so you can present a current image appropriate to your field.

Here's a few favorites.

I'm booking now for May 15 through August.  My fall calendar opens to new clients in just a week!  Hard to believe but the fall is already getting full so schedule ASAP!

Changing the Face of Beauty: Crazy Kukla Boutique

Have you heard of Changing the Face of Beauty?

Their goal is inclusive advertising, or encouraging companies to use models who reflect the real world, including people with disabilities.

The Crazy Kukla Boutique is one of the participating companies, committed to using differently-abled models.

It was my pleasure to provide a photo shoot for The Crazy Kukla.  Our three models, all with disabilities were hot and tired but they were troopers.

Full disclosure: One of the models is my four year old.  Ellie has Down syndrome and was also born with a heart defect, and is wearing a beautiful dress that shows off her zipper!  She was also the model who followed directions the least.

The other two models are two of Ellie's best friends.  Their parents started their family by adopting Charlotte and Louisa, both of whom have Down syndrome.  I've had the joy of photographing their first two adoptions and I cannot wait to photograph their next homecoming.  You can read more of their story here.

Three more sessions available before Fall, and booking for October 26 and beyond at the current rates for a few more weeks.  Prices go up if you book after Labor Day, so plan now for holiday cards, senior photos, fall leaves.... and baby bumps!  Limited maternity sessions coming in October!

Changed Lives.

These are two of my favorite girls.

Charlotte and Louisa are sisters.  They were both adopted from Eastern Europe and they both have Down syndrome.  They are also two of Ellie's best friends.

It's been my pleasure to photograph two adoption homecomings so far, and to watch these girls grow with the love of a mama and papa.

Sweet Lu (pictured above) has some big changes soon, though!  Her parents are adding TWO more little girls to the family.

You can learn more about their third adoption journey here.