Life at Home: Arlington, VA Lifestyle Photographer.

I've had a bit of a break from family sessions due to some weather and personal commitments.  I'll be back with a session on Sunday and three sessions the following weekend.

The nice thing about a break from photographing and editing everyone else's kids is a chance to get my own kids in front of the camera.  Neither is a big fan of posed photos.

Ellie, my five year old, insisted in following me outside the other morning to investigate the weather.  It was starting to sprinkle, but I wanted to check out the light just in case of a miracle.  Ellie also got her ears pierced on Thursday.  The day was windy and she hates the wind, so I snapped some pictures by window light.  She was so brave!

This morning, I tried to get Caroline, my one year old, to play in the leaves.  She had zero interest and wanted the slide and the playhouse instead.

These aren't fancy, well-dressed (although Ellie's jammies are pretty cute) or scripted moments.  They are the reality of my life.  Contact me if you want to schedule a session to capture your reality as well!

Newborn + Big Sister {Arlington, VA Family Milestone Photographer}

I love having the same families in front of my camera.  What started with updating dad's LinkedIn profile has turned into multiple sessions a year, and I've loved watching their daughter grow.  I've also had the joy of watching their family grow!

On a gloomy Saturday morning, I headed to their new house to capture their almost-three-week old baby girl.  The rain took a break long enough to also squeeze in a session for big sister's second birthday.

Sweet nursery window light and outdoor play and trikes and swings and snuggly baby girl....

Batman and Mommy {Old Town Alexandria Family Photographer}

"Mommy and Me" families are some of my favorite to photograph.  I love seeing the bond between mom and child at any age, and these two were no exception.  The sweet three year old donned his Batman shirt, complete with cape and his mom was simply lovely.  Batman posed, flexed, ran and saved Old Town Alexandria from bad guys.

I always love Old Town, but this family made it extra special since it's so close to their home.

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Family of Three {Arlington, VA Fall Family Photographer}

Sunday morning had what could actually be described as a chill in the air.  A few leaves are starting to turn and fall seems to be arriving.  The morning light was beautiful and the perfect time of year for family photos.

This little guy was adorable.  He led the search for bugs, rocks, leaves, dogs, cats and cars.  His parents were sweet as can be and I was happy not only to meet them but to work in Fairlington again.

Tis the season for my calendar being packed full of photographing your beautiful families!  Stay tuned here for lots of updates and sneak peeks, and as always,


is also full of previews!

And in the spirit of fall and the upcoming holiday season, check out my new

Gift Guide for 2016


A First Birthday Celebration {Alexandria, VA Baby Photographer}

The cutest, pouty-ist lips.

The thickest hair.

The most beautiful siblings and parents.

And the most anti-cake baby I've ever met.

This first birthday session was hilarious and adorable.  This sweet little man acted like we were torturing him to get him to try some cake.  His older siblings were happy to sample, but he was not having it.  However, he was still completely adorable and I loved working with his family!  I'm working on putting together my own baby's cake smash next week and wondering if she'll feel the same way!