It’s Tuesday after a holiday. I don’t know about everyone else, but I had a fabulous weekend. It was full of shoots of amazing people and while I was “working” it was also relaxing.
I thought everyone might enjoy a little dose of relaxation and sun and sand today, so here is more from Joey’s owner’s session. Yes… Joey owners. He stole the show. Ok well maybe not entirely, but I couldn’t get enough of him!
We had such a great time photographing his little family in Annapolis.
Having grown up in the DC area, it is easy to forget the magic of the monuments here. Combine beautiful marble, historic locations and a vivacious little one who is oblivious to is all and you have the makings for a gorgeous photo shoot.
Little Joshua is no stranger to DC or my blog. He has been making an appearance for the past year when I first met his parents anticipating his arrival. No matter where Joshua goes, he is just the happiest little guy and takes it all on like he owns the place. His parents and I got such a kick of how the tourist just let him have the memorial to himself.
Can’t wait to see you again Joshua! Keep taking on the world little one!
Meet Kim and Steven. These two are just too much fun. It always seems like certain couples and families do not have the weather on their side and are forced to reschedule again and again. This wouldn’t have been a problem for them this past winter if it had actually been snow, but when the weather didn’t cooperate for the third time, Kim just decided they were going to go for it.
We had a blast marching around Frederick and laughing at ourselves and the people that were wondering just what we were up to. Despite all of the rain, these two were able to dance away and cuddle up just as they normally would. Kim is so extremely happy in Steven’s arms and it literally warmed my heart in the middle of the cold (did I mention it was less than 50 degrees?)
Thank you Kim and Steven for such a fun time! I hope we have snow for you on your big day!
Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore. -Andre Gide
Today is my 27th birthday and if I am being honest, I have to tell you I was sad to leave 26. I am certain by far 26 will be one of my most memorable years. It will be the year I didn’t become a mom, but became mom. The year I made a decision to follow my dreams. It will be the year I pushed myself. The year I lost sight of the shore…
I know I owe all of this past year to God. He put a husband in my life that pushes me to trust Him, to dream as big as I possibly can and to make crazy dreams a reality. He put friends in my life who love me for me and who constantly encourage me to believe in myself. He gave me a daughter that has taught me to love like crazy and made me enjoy all of the little things that make life great.
To summarize what I learned in my crazy year it is this…
Don’t be afraid to swim off shore. To do something a little different. To be ok with taking risk. Have a little faith and everything else will fall into place.
I am so soso thankful. Let’s see what 27 has in store…
First birthdays are always special occasions. I obviously know this because I just went through it…
I was so excited to hear from this sweet family when they contacted me about first year photos for their daughter Maya. Their love of photos was apparent and made me super excited to work with them. They knew that their extended family would be in the city and wanted some casual family portraits around the tidal basin.
So many people and a tiny little one always makes for an interesting session, but I loved the classic DC setting and everyone joined in together to make it super fun. This family is no stranger to DC. Many of you will recognize the wonderfully talented Amber Karson of Amber Karson Events.
I am super excited to do Maya’s official one year session this weekend and see this wonderful family again.