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I am looking for Senior Reps for the Class of 2015.  If you know of a rising high school senior in the Northern VA area who is interested in participating, please have them fill out the form below.  I will be selecting 4-5 students to be my 2015 Senior Reps/Models, and they will receive a […]

In Search Of….Class of 2015 High School Senior Reps

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There’s nothing like a late afternoon on a June weekend.  The flamenco guitar music was playing, some of us enjoyed a glass of chilled white wine and these beautiful women bravely posed for me.  Thank you girls for giving me the privilege of photographing you – it’s what I enjoy doing and you did it […]

Summer Evenings, Cocktails and…Portrait Shoot


When people ask me who the adorable little girl is on the back of my business card, I tell them that this little girl has not only been one of my favorite models throughout the years, she is an inspiration to me in overcoming adversity,  This is Shaylie’s story:   Eight years ago, I did a […]

The Story of One Amazing Girl (and my favorite photo subject) and her Family


I am what is considered a “lifestyle photographer,” which means that I want my photographs to reflect the subject as they truly are, not some stiff “school portrait” or a representation of what people think a portrait should be.  I like to make the sessions comfortable and relaxing, have fun and capture personality; which is […]