Journal

  1. Tips for Starting Your 365 Project | Springfield, VA Family and Senior Photographer

    29 Feb 2020
    You may have heard of a 365 Project where you take a photo a day for one year. Every day for 365 days. It sounds intimidating and it is, but the payoff is extraordinary. I have learned so much more than I would have ever thought I could and I…

  2. Tips for Finding and Shooting in Golden Hour Light | Lorton, VA Family Photography

    11 Feb 2020
    In my previous post I talked about what exactly Golden Hour is and some reasons family photographers like it. Now that we know what Golden Hour means, let’s chat about how to find it and how to use it for great photos. The warm glow, sun flare, or hazy look…

  3. What is Golden Hour? | Fairfax, VA Family Photography

    24 Jan 2020
    Golden Hour, Golden Hour, Golden Hour. If you’re a photographer, then you’ve probably heard this term a lot. If you’re a momma, then you may have heard of this magical Golden Hour and at the same time not really 100% understand what it means. When I first started this business…

  4. Glimpse of my Fall 2019 sessions | Springfield, VA Family Photogrpahy

    23 Dec 2019
    Wow. What a Fall! This was my second official Fall in business and the learning curve was steep. I thoroughly enjoyed it and took LOTS of notes as I went along my journey. Here are a few things I learned and a picture from (almost) every session I had from…

  5. Styling your extended family session | Alexandria, VA Family Photography

    11 Dec 2019
    Hey look, its a blog where I use pictures of my OWN family! I wanted to take extended family pictures for a quite a while. My sister and I were going through lots of big life changes (aka - having or adopting kids) for the past 6 years so it…

  6. Things I consider when suggesting your location | Chantilly, VA Family Photography

    14 Nov 2019
    Location, location - it’s everything for your session. If you read my earlier blog, What I Look for When I Location Scout, then you know I spend a lot of time looking for locations. When I check out my lengthy list of locations, I still have more to think…

  7. What Happens After Your Session | Burke, VA Family Photographer

    24 Oct 2019
    What happens with your photos after your session? What do I do after your session? How long does it take to edit a session? These are common questions I get from mom or dad during or after a session. And they are great questions! My families want to know what…

  8. An October early Fall session | Alexandria, VA Family Photography

    17 Oct 2019
    I consider October and November to my Fall season. The mood changes from being focused on back-to-school to crisp, autumn days filled with Fall activities. This session at Green Spring Gardens kicked off my October with a bang. The beautiful gardens have new plants emerging and summer plants dying. This…

  9. How to capture the moments on your vacation | Fairfax, VA Family Photographer

    02 Oct 2019
    The beach. The word alone brings thoughts of relaxation, calm, and fun. If you have small kids it also brings thoughts of never actually sitting in your beach chair and finding sand in all places for days. We spent a week away from our home in Springfield, Virginia and travelled…

  10. Lovely Lorton field | Burke, VA Family Photographer

    19 Sep 2019
    Have you ever driven around, eyed a field, and immediately turn off the road to check it out? No? I do it all the time! And by “field” I mean a semi-maintained open piece of land. Just to clarify This family just moved to the Springfield/Alexandria area and contacted me…

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