When this long time friend from home messaged me about doing portraits in Washington DC, I was determined to make it happen. Her sweet family had grown by TWO littles since the last time I had the chance to photograph them AND they are a gracious and devoted military family that travels so I wasn’t sure the next time I’d see them. We originally scheduled during the time that Cherry Blossoms were blooming but with the complexities of massive crowds, timing and three littles ones, we found a more convenient time that allowed us to have the space and opportunity to set the kiddos up for success. It was a joy and a gift to be able to photograph this sweet family who commits themselves to our country.

We had the most beautiful afternoon! I’ve been fortunate to capture this amazing family in the past but this was the first time with their pup and it was super fun. The girls are full of personality and I love talking with each of them to capture that in portraits. 

This image was my favorite. I even printed it for myself!! I looooove it!

This family makes my heart burst. They are full of kindness and have the sweetest, calmest personalities. Little Nolan is a lucky little guy to part of this family and I’m so excited to watch his big sister guide him and love on him. Thanks R family for allowing me to capture these sweet memories!

What a gift it is to photograph this family. They have been clients (now friends) since their youngest was a baby. They are full of personality and have grown up so much. Of course the kids are as awesome as their parents who are both incredible parents and the coolest humans ever! So grateful for our time together and the gift to capture this super fun season of life for them.

Over the last couple of years, we’ve been fortunate to introduce the kids to the east coast cities…Washington DC, Philadelphia and New York. Boston has always been on the list but it wasn’t until this summer that we finally made it happen. I was cleaning out the kids’ bookshelf  as we were prepping for our trip and found a book that Sean’s parents gave us in 2009! “Make Way for Ducklings” by Robert McCloskey is well-known in Boston and we read it often when the kids were little but I had forgotten about it. And what a surprise to see this sweet note that Sean’s mom wrote…

Ten years (TO. THE. YEAR!) we were taking our “little ducklings” to Boston for a historic tour!

Crazy, right!? Such a fun story that I hope the kids remember. We had so much fun in Bean Town and I took some photos that I thought would be worth sharing if you ever plan a trip. These aren’t perfect but they are what make up our family memories. I’ll also make a movie in the coming weeks!

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I was at our neighborhood pool catching up with some friends when this wonderful friend and her husband told me about these precious children. They told me about the gift they’ve brought into their lives and how their personalities, their love and their sweet look on life has changed their lives in the sweetest and most treasured way. It’s amazing how the universe works. Thank you Phil and Toni for showing me how to be an amazing human, not being afraid to lean into a new life and the incredible gift of grace. It was truly an honor to capture your family and these children who are full of life, personality and love! Lots of love!

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I’ve been dreaming of capturing more life. Adventures with your family.  I know you’re all doing cool things! I see you…boating, hiking, horse back riding, skiing, biking, cooking, playing music, making art. I’ve been wanting to capture this in a way that’s editorial in style but something that connects the memories to something that preserves the feeling of being there. Thank goodness, I have have supporters that trust these crazy ideas. The Bourne Family trusted my vision and invited me to spend a couple hours with them on their boat on one of the most perfect summer evenings….calm water, excited kids and the most incredible golden sunlight.

These sessions are an investment but by definition it should be considered a something that’s special and unique to your family. These keepsake sessions include a family film that captures the adventure, the joy and the memories.

As an example, I’ve shared a collection of images and the Bourne Family Film.


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I’m so grateful this family has trusted me with some of their most precious moments. Watching this little guys is a gift and watching their parents figure it out with such grace not only make this family incredibly special but the boys are going to be super lucky to have awesome parents!

Also, this property belongs to some friends and they are incredibly gracious to let me use it. The light is heavenly!

I met this family when they were expecting their first little guy so being able to capture their sweet family in a season of two boys was truly special.

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Literally can’t wait to get back outside for family sessions. Especially when they are as fun as this family. Literally every frame had them laughing and goofing off with each other which is my favorite! The little guy has a personality larger than life! Colonial Williamsburg is such a fun place to shoot with lots of backdrops and locations.

fun family lifestyle photography session in colonial williamsburg, virginia

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