Archive for October, 2009

I enjoyed photographing these three brothers and their parents – they were so much fun to be with.  These brothers love moving around, playing sports and enjoy the outdoors – so their garden made for a wonderful setting for a family portrait session. The late afternoon gave a soft, sweet light, perfect for active portraits. I love running around with children ~ and we did our share of running, jumping, kicking and laughing. Oh and I loved the front steps decorated with mums and pumpkins. Even their cat is orange ~  Autumn is really here ~ it inspired me to put out our Halloween & fall decorations, but we still need to buy a pumpkin or two… and start carving… Until then, here are some sneak peeks from my fun session with this wonderful family!










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While I spend much of my time photographing children and families, I work on assignment with newspapers. This past month, The Washington Post Travel Section photo editor Giuliana Nakashima hired me to photograph the lodge at Primland, a resort in Meadows of Dan, Va. This is no ordinary lodge – it has an observatory with a high powered telescope in it. So I had a lot of fun photographing the building, the silo-like observatory and the night sky. It’s  a little tricky to balance the ambient light of the lodge with the stars, but a long exposure and a sturdy tripod helped to make it happen. You can see the story in today’s Washington Post travel section.  The story is beautifully written and will make you want to visit!

Here are some of my favorite photos from my assignment at Primland resort.





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Three Fun Brothers

I had a blast photographing three wonderful brothers ~ full of energy and spice. Their grandparents were visiting and it was a great time for a family portrait session. Their mom and I have been talking about getting together for a portrait session for a while, and the timing was perfect. An impossibly blue sky, golden sunshine, a gorgeous front porch bursting with flowers & greenery and really fun back yard ~ all worked together to create a special time for this beautiful family. And without further ado, here are some sneak peeks from this super fun family photo session…








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And Baby Makes Four

I love newborns. So soft, sweet and cuddly. I could just sit and watch them for hours. Well, last weekend I got to photograph an 11 day old baby and his family. It was so much fun! This is the third time I have photographed this sweet family. The first time I did, his older sister was five months old. Last year we spent time together at Fort McHenry in Baltimore. This time, we didn’t leave the house – the light was gorgeous – streaming in through the windows to dance around the walls and throw around soft hues. Baby brother slept much of the time, but when he was awake he was really hungry! His adorable sister has developed a head of soft curls and a smile that will knock your socks off. Congratulations Mom & Dad – I feel honored to be able to document your growing family! Here are some sneak peeks from our Baltimore city session … P.S. I travel to the the Baltimore-Washington area several times a year. Please contact me through my website if you are interested in booking a photo session.







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Family Love

Loved spending time with this very special family. Our families have been friends since our children were babies ~ I met mom at the gym and our children played together in the nursery. Nine years later, we’ve gotten together for a family photo session. The children love playing in the trees and spend a lot of time in their yard, so we chose to photograph them on an early Saturday morning in their garden. When I think of them I think of the color that fills their lives ~  I love being around this family – they have tremendous fun and great love for each other . I was fortunate to be able to work with them during my trip to the Baltimore area last weekend. Here are some sneak peeks from our morning together ~






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Fun With Siblings

I enjoyed traveling to my old stomping grounds ~ the Baltimore, MD area ~ to photograph several wonderful families last weekend. I met these two siblings nine years ago when they were oh so tiny. They were neighbors that became fast family friends. We celebrated birthdays and traveled to the beach and mountains together. (We miss them a lot!!) So I was honored when their mom asked me to photograph her children – they are growing up too quickly! They love the outdoors so we chose their garden for the setting for their portraits. Here are some sneak peeks from out time together. Stay tuned for the coming days for more sneak peeks on my Baltimore area sessions!






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Sweet Ballerina

I had a wonderful time photographing this beautiful ballerina in her garden. Her mother contacted me a while back and had always wanted photos of her daughter in her tutu. We chose the late afternoon for soft, sweet light, and had a lot of fun together. We also photographed her in her favorite blue dress. Here are some sneak peeks from our simply gorgeous afternoon of dance!Brown_092709_027






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