Bookin’ in Arlington

I follow #lifestylefamilyphotography just to know what its even about these days.  To me, its going where a family goes and documenting what a family does.  About 35% of the time that’s what I see tagged and its amazing.  The extaordinary ordinary revealed. The other 65% feels…different.  Often I see a momma in a flowing…

Coming Back to RVA

… for a weekend!  Saturday 11/16 I’ll be shooting at Libby Hill Park in Church Hill and on Sunday, 11/17 I will be at Three Lakes Nature Park on the North Side.   Wanna join us? Richmond, I love you.  I do.   I miss you like crazy. I learned my craft where you are.  RVA is…

Growing Up

Meet Tootie and Poppi!!!!  They’re also known as Polly and Bill and I met them on a recent shoot.  There was a lot to celebrate with big zero birthdays in the fam as well as their 65th wedding anniversary. Each time I meet a couple that has made it to a big milestone in their…

Baby Maggie and the Gift of Family

Diwali has passed, Hanukkah is in full swing, Christmas is coming (fast)!  Festivals of light amidst the cold and the dark send the universal reminder to come home and gather. Most of the time I take photos of immediately families, parents and their children.  We make memories around fall or spring, around births, around babies…

The Magical Forest – FPD 3 Lakes in RVA

So I shoot on a lot of trails.  I love each of them in their own way… some follow water ways, some are lush and overgrown, others feel more cultivated.  This one feels ethereal.   There is no lack of leaves on the ground and fall color hanging around but its different somehow.  There are also…

FPD: Long Branch Trail

In the past I’ve gotten local folks together for family photos right here on the trail in my backyard – talk about a great commute to work for me!  But last year our creek was still under an environmental restoration project, odd as that might sound, restricting usage.  And while a neighboring trail has pretty…

Learning to Fly

Before I head back out to meet this family for our annual shoot together, I better get around to sharing our photos from last year’s session! Especially because there was a special treat for me: it was time to release the monarchs the family had observed as they went from caterpillars to chrysalis’ to full…