• 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 [...]
  • Engelhardt Family

  • My session with the Engelhardts was memorable for a couple of reasons. Just as I got in the car to drive to Fort Ward Park, it started to rain. I wondered if we should reschedule, but just as I got to the park, the skies cleared. Okay, they didn't clear, but the rain stopped and we worked with the g[...]
  • Meyers Family Photos

  • I've known this family since I moved to Alexandria a few years ago. It's been fun to watch these boys grow. They had just come from a soccer game, so I was concerned they may be a bit tired. I could not have been more wrong! I had a lot of fun chasing these boys around and capturing their joyous smi[...]
  • The Curd Family

  • I'm friends with the Curds on Facebook and Instagram, so it was fun to watch them get excited for this session. They posted photos of shopping for new clothes (and shoes!) and status updates about how excited they were getting. I'm always excited to do family photos, but getting to see their excitem[...]
  • Jacobs Family Photos

  • Class is in session, and Adam and Carley are our teachers for the day. This awesome couple has three great lessons for anyone thinking about family photos: Lesson 1: Carpe Diem Don’t wait until everything is perfect to take family photos. Jenny and I went well over seven years between our weddi[...]
  • Independence Day - 2014

  • Over the last few weeks, I've been watching the HBO miniseries John Adams, which is based on a book by the same name by David McCullough. While I realize some dramatic license was taken and it's not entirely historically accurate, it gave me a greater appreciation for the courage and sacrifices of t[...]
  • H Family - Spring 2014

  • The family you see here is one of my absolute favorites. This is the third time they've asked me to take their family portraits. While I'm always flattered when clients return for more photos, I'm also excited because I love seeing families grow and it becomes easier to work with people I've photogr[...]
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