A Great Falls Park Engagement Session: Heather + Barak

August 13th, 2015

Today was the day we chased the sunrise for a spectacular engagement session at Great Falls with Heather and Barak. With only a week to go before their wedding day, this couple took the opportunity to book an engagement session with me. Not only is it beneficial in that they have photographs they can now use as little details for their wedding, such as their guest book, or to add to their wedding website, but it allowed them to work with me and get comfortable with me as their photographer. They got to see how I work, and also got to know me. Weddings are so intimate and with me by their side for the entire day, it is as though I’m just another one of their guests celebrating their love and commitment. So with this session, Heather and Barak got a glimpse of my photography techniques and personality prior to their big day. I always love to offer engagement sessions to all of my clients for this reason!

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A Boudoir Session: The Lovely Trio

August 2nd, 2015

From the moment I walked into the hotel room, I knew this was going to be a fun session. These beautiful ladies were in good spirits … drinking wine, telling stories, laughing, applying each other’s makeup, and making plans for the near future. These three have been friends for MANY years, and even their significant others have become best friends. I enjoyed hearing their stories of how they met, the adventures they go on, and their bond with each other and each other’s significant others. But it wasn’t long before we had to go on our little adventure, consisting of lingerie, pearl necklaces, knee-highs, and heels! 😉

These ladies used this opportunity to do something new, to celebrate their joint birthdays, to feel sexy, to celebrate their youth and beauty, and to just let go and have fun! And that’s exactly what they did! It was a pleasure working with the trio and I loved capturing their confidence and beauty, both inner and outer.

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“I want to capture that light that shines through her and her beauty that radiates through her as a beautiful and elegant woman. Graceful. Beautiful. Elegant. Romantic. Loveable. Adorable. Gorgeous. I want to capture her heart, her love, and her soul.”

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“I felt that I now possess a maturity and self-awareness that is a different kind of sexy, and was, after all, the very reason for doing a boudoir shoot in the first place.” – Erica Jagger

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“True beauty is timeless.” – Marilyn Monroe

Kramer Search Group

July 13th, 2015

Kramer Search Group works primarily with law firms and companies in the Washington, DC area. Within law firms, on the Legal Recruiting side they conduct local and nation-wide searches for associate attorneys, patent agents, and partners with portable business.

On the Legal Support side, they have a successful track record of recruiting and placing support staff such as: legal secretaries, paralegals, IT professionals, Intellectual Property specialists, librarians, marketing specialists, accounting specialists and human resource professionals.

They also conduct searches for companies, government integrators and defense contractors.

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Karnas Family Session at Bon Air Park

June 28th, 2015

I absolutely adore this family! Zoe, even as a newborn, has always been happy and very photogenic, and same goes with her sweet parents. These three are always a pleasure to work with and I love catching up on the stories of little adventurous Zoe as she continues to grow!

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A Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens Wedding: Virginia + Juan

A Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens Wedding: Virginia + Juan

A Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens Wedding: Virginia + Juan

May 2nd, 2015

This couple was referred to me by a college friend who rock-climbs with them (thank you, Deirdre!). Never having met Virginia or Juan, all of our correspondences were by email, but I could tell right away that they were a low-key, fun couple. My instincts were dead-on as I was introduced to them on their wedding day. Not only were they a handsome couple, but their main focus was for everyone to have a blast at their wedding, including their photographers! The day went by smoothly and there was so much love radiating from the couple, their family, and their friends. Everyone had such relaxed personalities and there didn’t seem to be one person in the room who wasn’t grinning from ear-to-ear. Although it is my job to watch my clients, it would be hard not to even if it wasn’t. Juan and Virginia never took eyes off of each other the whole day, and the smallest gestures, such as wiping a tear from Virginia’s cheek during the remembrance song for their fathers, or softly stroking Juan’s back when talking to their guests, seemed the most intimate. I love capturing those moments and these two gave me so many photo opportunities! Congratulations to these two beautiful people – may you be blessed with love, friendship, and a lifetime of beautiful years together.

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It was such a magical day, thanks to these amazing vendors:

Venue: Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens

Cinematography: Key in Films