Liz & John in Old Town Alexandria

 Last Friday I met up with Liz & John in Old Town to take their engagment pictures. The weather was supposed to be cool but it quckly warmed up and made for a gorgeous day. We tried our best to avoid the heat & direct sunlight which led to some really sweet pictures. Enjoy!

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Look out for their wedding photos at the end of June!

Weekend Teaser!

Friday night I rocked Old Town Alexandria with Liz & John and Saturday I tore it up with Carolyn & Marcello at their wedding at 2941 Restaurant!

Stay tuned for more pictures, I know you wanna!

Jacquelyn & Matthew, an anniversary shoot in Central Park!

So 2 years ago I shot some fantastic photographs for my cousin Jacquelyn and her husband Matthew for their 5 year anniversary. Well guess what? Now it’s their 7th!! 7 years married and I think about 11 together. These two are so sweet, generous & kind. I am so happy to have them in my life and to be able to call them my family.

They live very close to Central Park so we thought that would be the ideal location for their shoot. After shooting and getting some lunch we went back to their place and did some more shots on the roof.

Enjoy!

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N & R - Engaged!

*sigh*

I am just so in love with these pictures from my session with N & R in Brooklyn!

Rahul very thoughtfully planned out every location and I was so grateful as I am not familiar with the area. He has a great eye and picked out some stunning locations. I think we walked a few miles in the course of this session but the sore feet were totally worth it. I also had to work off the super yummy pizza they treated me to!

I am shooting their wedding next month down here in DC but since Rahul lives in Brooklyn they really wanted to have their engagement sesion up there. I mean who wouldn’t want to take a trip up to New York in the spring to photograph such a beautiful couple!?

First stop was the Brooklyn Bridge:

And then down to the DUMBO area:

And then a stunning view of the Brooklyn Bridge & Manhattan skyline:

I don’t recall what this are was but it seemed to be a popular place for picture taking!

After pizza we ran back to Rahul’s place for an outfit change and then jumped into a cab to shoot more at the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens. WOW was this place stunning!!! Who needs to deal with the madness in DC when you can get Cherry Blossom shots like these?

I highly recomend going there if you are in Brooklyn and get a chance!

I can not wait for the wedding of these lovely high school sweethearts. What a great way to kick off the 2010 wedding season!

JLP - The NYC edition!

Hey Everyone!

I just got back from a weekend trip to New York City where I shot two AMAZING portrait sessions. I am so excited to share these that I just had to put up a preview for you all to see!

Meet Jacquelyn and Matthew & N & R:

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Stay tuned!!

Pete & Kristina plus 2!

 So I JUST got back from Florida and I just could not wait to share thises pictures on the blog!!!! Early Sunday morning I met up with my old friend Pete (I have known him for almost 15 years now… WOW!) at Sugar Sand Park in Boca Raton to photograph his family. It was my first time meeting Kristina and the kids but I felt like I had known them forever. They are such a warm and sweet family and I feel so lucky that I was able to capture this time in their lives!

Enjoy & leave this awesome family some blog love!

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Looking Back.

Some of you may know that 30 is just around the corner for me. So out of curiosity I started going through an old personal blog of mine which dated back to April (how fitting) of 2001. I found this little gem and thought it was very fitting for the place I am at today. The entry was written in the fall of 2001, my senior year of college, 21 years old. I was venting about things I heard my best friends boyfriend was saying about me and my photography. The context was typical art student bs mixed with dated punk rock DIY ideology.The original post is long but what stood out to me was this:

The day I can live off of my photography and not have to wait tables and work at one hour photo labs I will consider myself a success, not a sell out.

*Cheers to that!!!* There are many people I went to college with (and some professors) who think making a living off of portrait and wedding photography somehow compromises your artistic integrity. Well you know what I say to them? I am living my dream and THAT is what matters!

Here are a few of my favorite images from way back then…




A few personal pictures.

Do I have the cutest nephew or what?

Last month we got together to celebrate my husbands grandfathers 87th Birthday. Look how handsome Charlie looked!

And of course I have to share my fur babies!

Princess Lexi:

Mr. Cricket (Sir Cries-A-Lot).

Stay tuned as I have some new products to show you and shooting season is almost underway!

Robert James!

 So I admit I have been slacking with the whole blog thing this winter. I think all this snow has kept me in a blog haze. However, I am now back in action and ready to show you these adorable pictures!

Our good friends Liz & Andrew welcomed this amazing little boy into this big world on 12.28.09!

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Mary & Chris - July 3, 2009

Back in July I was lucky to be able to tag along with my good friend Laura at one of her weddings. Mary & Chris are super laid back and very cool. I had such a blast being the second photographer that day. Big thanks to Laura for letting me post these images for you all to see!

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