Respecting Toddlers During a Photo Session

I’m not going to lie, it can be hard. It can be hard as parents and photographer to want the “perfect” photo so badly that we brush aside the toddlers during a family or newborn session. They may be small, but they matter so much even if it is during a newborn session because they…

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The Wise Family -Washington, DC

When Carolyn reached out to me about photographing her family I knew right away that we would have a great time together. She was so warm and friendly in our correspondence, it made me excited to capture her family. Claire was adorable as she twirled in front of the Library of Congress, pretending to be…

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How to Collaborate with Bloggers

Collaborations can be tricky but also if done properly, can be invaluable to both parties. Even knowing where to start can feel intimidating but it’s pretty easy. You can use Google, Pinterest, or Instagram as a search engine to locate bloggers near you. You want them to be local so you can both utilize each…

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Winnie -DC Family Photographer

“Like stardust glistening on fairies’ wings, Little girls dreams are of magical things.” -Unknown

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Ladies Infertility Event- Lancaster, City PA

Last year I planned my first ever ladies event. It was something I had dreamt about for years. It was directed to ladies who struggle with infertility as a way to encourage, give insight and help them not to feel so alone. My goal was for woman to gather in a beautiful place to share their…

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The McKinney Family -U.S. Capitol, DC

This sweet family came all the way from Waco, Texas! Honestly, ever since Magnolia Market opened; I have wanted to visit Waco. They have family who still live in DC and wanted photos taken while they were in town. Because they both used to live and work on the Hill, they chose the Capitol area…

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The Martin Family -Washington DC Family Photographer

It’s so fun photographing family but to be honest they are usually my hardest clients. 🙂 The children know me and are so comfortable, you never know what to expect. I always use the first 10 minutes of ever session when the children are shy to capture the portraits and family poses. Then at the…

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Finding your Gentle “No”

I first heard the phrase “gentle no” from Abby with Abby Grace Photography. She spoke about it at Justin and Mary’s conference a few years ago, The Event. Here is a snippet form her blog post: “Small business owners often equate the word “no” with “negativity,” but let me be very clear: they are not the same thing….

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Washington DC Family Photographer -A Cozy At-home Session

I photographed this sweet family on Christmas Eve. I prefer to photograph outside but it was so windy and cold that day I didn’t mind at all. They were the most relaxed parents and truly loved their little boy to the fullest. The mater bedroom had wonderful natural light and so we started there with…

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How to Start a Meetup Group -Washington DC

For some time I wanted to meet up with a group of fellow creatives in my industry to brainstorm, critique and help grow each other’s businesses. The word most people are using these days is “mastermind” but we aren’t that fancy. I have created a list of things that you can do if you are…

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