Category Archives: Personal

Friday Favorites -Washington, DC Family Photographer

It’s been awhile since I shared a few of my favorite things so let’s drive right in! The Open Door Sisterhood, On Photography with Mary Marantz. This was one of my favorite podcasts that I have listened too in a long time. She has such a genuine heart and explains the importance of printing photos…

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Nine Years…and a little about life.

Today we celebrate nine years of marriage. It feels like yesterday we left our farm wedding in that old Ford truck, gifts piled high in the back and hearts excited for the future. 2 years best friends 5 years as co-workers 5 moves 4 years home-owners 7 years living in DC 3 months of intense…

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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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Happy New Year 2019

Happy New Year everyone! Last night Daniel and I were probably as boring as we could be. We ate an early dinner and were in bed by 9pm. I looked at him and said, “This is terribly “old” of us” but we both agreed that we didn’t even care. 😉  We woke up, drove around…

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Cozy Gift Ideas

Cozy in the new rage right now and I’m all in! I wanted to give you a list of my favorite, cozy items that I always have on hand.   1. If there is one thing that can make a room cozy it is candles. The flame is so welcoming and adds a homey touch….

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My Favorite Christmas Gift Ideas -2018

I wanted to share with you a few of my favorite things right now and hopefully inspire you for some Christmas gift ideas.    Cluse Watch -this is a staple I use every day. I bought it on Amazon a few years ago and it was worth every penny. It’s made well and looks timeless….

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How to Capture Christmas Tree Lights

So many of you have asked how to take self-portraits with your camera. Since today was the first snow day in DC I thought it was the perfect time to share. It’s a bit tricky but I have practiced a lot this past year and it does get easier. I thought I would share my…

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Girl’s Weekend Away in Fredrick

It’s hard to fully describe this weekend. I met up with two of my good friends and had a girl’s night. Heidi lives in Pittsburgh and Rachel lives in Virginia so it’s rare when we three can be in the same place at the same time. We rented a darling carriage house and caught up…

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Christmas Cards -My Favorite Photo Labs

I love the tradition of handing out cards. If I could pick one holiday tradition I think it would be on the top of my list. It connects friends who haven’t seen each other in some time, it delights Grandparents, and brings families a little closer. This time of year we are all looking for…

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Fall Favorites

My family has never celebrated Halloween, but we do love fall! Here are just a few fall staples I love to have each year. Booties  I love a comfortable pair of ankle boots-preferably if they are a camel brown. This pair I bought thrifted and I can wear them with almost any outfit. 2.  A…

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