Monthly Archives: April 2011

A little London in Honor of the Royal Wedding

April 29th, 2011

In honor of the royal wedding today, I thought this super sweet maternity session would be appropriate.
Tanya and her husband moved here from the UK in November.  
She was eager to capture document her pregnancy so her family back home (especially her mom or “mum”) could see how gorgeous she is. 
We started at their beautiful home in Georgetown and then headed out to explore the town a bit.
I loved how relaxed and comfortable they were and 
I can’t wait until the little one arrives in the next few weeks!!  
Thanks for a fun day Tanya and Chris!

Carnival of Chocolates to Benefit The Dwelling Place

April 28th, 2011

Every year,  The Dwelling Place hosts it’s annual Carnival of Chocolates.  The Dwelling Place is a local Montgomery County non-profit that provides transitional housing opportunities and support services for families experiencing homelessness.  My amazing husband spent several years as the President for this organization and currently sits on the board, so it is an organization that is near and dear to our hearts.  

The Carnival of Chocolates is a night of chocolate confections and hors d’oeuvres donated by the area’s top restaurants, bakeries and caterers.  To make it even better, you spend the evening bidding on great auction items and drinking unlimited champagne! 

This year, in the current baby state, I will not be able to attend.  I am excited however, to contribute a Whole Hive Session to this fantastic event

For more information on attending or to learn more about The Dwelling Place, go to

Meredith and Steve Part Two: Fun in the Rain

April 27th, 2011

A few weeks before Meredith’s wedding, she called me and told me she had just bought boots and umbrellas in case it would rain. It was a sunny day then and rain seemed impossible.  However, Meredith’s planning paid off.  When it rained on this bride, she grabbed her umbrella and her bridesmaids and headed outside for pictures anyways.  Not only was this bride stunning, but she was super fun to photograph in the rain.  She and Steve were surrounded by their friends and family as they danced the night away and despite the rain, the day was absolutely amazing.
Meredith and Steve, I am so happy for you.  In the words of your Dad, 
“May your marriage be something you love, crave and just can’t get enough of.”  
Best to you both. 

Make-up: Aimie Decker Beauty 
Flowers: Blossom & Basket Boutique

Meredith and Steve Part One: It’s All About The Bride

April 26th, 2011

You may remember Meredith and Steve from this super sweet engagement session.  Meredith is a sorority sister of mine from college and I was so excited when she asked me to photograph her wedding.  She was such an absolutely STUNNING bride.  There was no doubt in my mind that she deserved a post of her own…isn’t it all about the bride anyways? Meredith you were beautiful. 
Stay tuned for more of this fun wedding.

Skinny Jeans

April 20th, 2011

I met Aiden last year as SweetBee was just really starting.  You may remember him as Buzz Lightyear or the one who I would affectionately refer to as “The kid with the glasses!!” (I have a soft spot for kids with glasses.  It’s just too cute.) I couldn’t get enough of Aiden last year.  
Now a year later, and a year older, I still can’t get enough him.  He is all personality.  When the first thing out of his mouth was “I can’t wait to get a picture in my skinny jeans!” I knew it was going to be a great session! Thanks Aiden for such a fun day!

BJ and Merlynn

April 18th, 2011
I met BJ almost 15 years ago when we were both kids- he was playing the cello and I was giving speeches. BJ and I have been lucky to be able to stay in touch over the years, so I was extremely excited when his fiancee asked me to photograph their wedding.  
The couple was surrounded by family and friends from around the world for their ceremony at the George Washington Memorial in Alexandria, VA.  
Here are just a few from the day that show just how gorgeous this couple is.  
Congratulations you two! Wishing you a lifetime of happiness together.


April 18th, 2011

I met Aimee and Scott down at the Cherry Blossoms.  Cherry Blossom season is always busy in DC and this Saturday was no exception.  As beautiful as the Cherry Blossoms were, I couldn’t find a photo where Aimee’s glow didn’t demand all the cameras attention. She was stunning.  
Congratulations Aimee and Scott!  I can’t wait to meet your new bundle of joy!


April 4th, 2011

I have not been good about taking photos of my own belly over the past few months, but I took this a few weeks ago as my toes were disappearing. Only my manicurist can see them now;)
 Just a few more weeks to go.