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For portrait photographers, it’s hard to wrap up the year before the year is over. I was taking family portraits right up until the new year! But January is my time to breathe. To reflect and to plan for the next year. Every year I say I need to niche and to specialize in one […]

My 2018 in Review

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I love it when my client has a specific vision and idea for their session; part of my passion in photography is helping that vision come to life. This extended family portrait was part of a very special weekend that was booked as a “Dad and Daughters” weekend at the absolutely majestic Air BnB, out in Virginia’s wine […]

A Unique and Fun Family Portrait Session


This is Michelle and Ilana. I recently photographed them in preparation for the launching of their online matching service. But…this is not just any matching service. Ilana and Michelle had been friends for many years, but the bond between them grew with their shared experience of having breast cancer. Although their personal cancer stories were […]

These Women are 2Unstoppable!


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Meet Susan Niebergall of Susan runs personal training and strength coaching business in the Northern VA area, and what’s super interesting about it is that a large number of her clients are coached online – so she can reach out to anyone in the world, including clients in Australia, Israel and Engand! What I also find […]

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