• The Other Side

  • It's vital to my business to have my own family's portraits done at least yearly. When I'm booking clients, it's very easy to get into a routine and into a good groove. I generally have an idea of what look I'll be going for and what I want the end result to look like. However, after being behind th[...]
  • 2014 Year-end review

  • I've been doing photography professionally for several years now, but 2014 represents the first year I've done it as my main job and not as a side job to another career. My final day at my last gig was May 30, and I haven't looked back. Jenny and I set a lot of goals for Chance Hammock Photography a[...]
  • Back It Up

  • Well, it's the day after Christmas, so there's a chance you're reading this on a brand new computer - wahoo! Even if you're not, keep reading. There's one important thing you should be doing that you may not have thought of. Backing up your hard drive is essential. Not only are there tons of impo[...]
  • Mulholland Family Photos

  • I had been wanting to work out at Chapman's Mill for quite a while. So when the Mulhollands told me they wanted something that had dilapidated buildings, I knew exactly where to go. It was a bit cold and windy, but we had the walls of the ruins to shield us from the breeze. It was a great session an[...]
  • Rozansky Family Photos

  • I told the Rozanskys it wouldn't be a problem when they asked if they could bring their dog. Admittedly though, I was a bit nervous. Working with dogs is a lot like working with little kids; you have to make a lot of goofy sounds to get the dog to look at you and then hope everyone else is looking a[...]
  • Mike and Chelsea

  • I'm a huge fan of this family. Mike and Chelsea were some of the first people Jenny and I met when we moved to Virginia and they've been one of our favorite couples since (and now with Leilani, one of our favorite families!). While this was my coldest session to date, everyone survived. Luckily enou[...]
  • Stinson Family

  • One of the best things about photographing families with older kids is taking photos of just their parents. I usually ask the kids to stand behind me and work to get their parents to laugh, and these kids took that request seriously! They stood behind me making goofy faces and sounds and ended up de[...]
  • Williams Family

  • When a client contacts me, they usually ask me for a list of suggested locations. When the Williamses contacted me, they asked for a list as well, but they ended up suggesting a place I'd never been to before: Gunston Hall, the home of George Mason. I'm always willing to try something new, but I was[...]
  • Donnelly Family Photos

  • I love doing family photos - it's fun to see how excited people get for their photos and it's great to hang out with families while they're having fun. There's something special about working with first-time parents though. Maybe it's easier for me to see since I'm a new parent, but it's fun to see [...]
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