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June 30, 2020

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A worldwide pandemic changes everything, and yet babies are still being born and beautiful families still need photos! I was so sad when hospitals in the Northern Virginia area began restricting visitors, knowing that I would miss the birth of my dear returning client Jessica, now pregnant with baby boy #2. I am so grateful […]

pregnant in the time of COVID :: northern virginia maternity photography

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May 18, 2017

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As I finish up this sweet family’s birth film, I thought it fitting that I share my favorites from their maternity session, from way back in March! Spring had bloomed – or so we thought – so we arranged to meet at the Smithsonian Gardens, which according to Instagram were in full bloom. When we […]

waiting for their little girl :: washington dc maternity photographer

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September 24, 2015

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As I get back into my blogging routine coming off my maternity leave, I’m finally blogging a few sessions from last year that never made it up here. This one is one of my *absolute* favorite sessions, EVER, and it wasn’t even a “full” or “client” session. It was for my best friend Angel, last August […]

angel :: northern virginia maternity photography

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September 9, 2015

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There is no greater compliment than having a client from two years ago call you up and say that they’re having another baby and they want you to photograph the whole story all over again! I absolutely loved working with Marco and Sharon when they welcomed their son, Jethro, in 2013, and I am SO […]

sharon :: northern virginia maternity photographer

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June 16, 2014

bellies

I knew from the moment I met Clarissa and her beautiful family that I wanted to photograph them. They literally ooze joy and happiness. I was so excited to meet up with them two weeks ago at Jones Point Park for an evening session to celebrate the anticipation of their little girl, due any day […]

{belly} Clarissa :: Northern Virginia maternity photographer

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March 25, 2014

bellies

I absolutely loved hanging out with Sarah and her family for a warm March afternoon a few weeks ago. Their joy was infectious and the love they have for each other was tangible. Any day now, they will be welcoming a new little one into their home and their hearts – and this family has […]

{belly} Sarah :: maryland lifestyle maternity photography

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November 15, 2013

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I first met Bonnie when she brought her two-year-old son Leland over for a playdate/birth photography meeting. Leland hit it off with Tristan and while they got soaking wet playing in the water table on our deck, Bonnie and I talked about birth and photography and parenting. I liked her immediately and was so excited […]

{belly} Bonnie :: northern virginia maternity photographer

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October 25, 2013

bellies

When I first met Julie, she sat in my living room and told me with tears in her eyes that life goes by too fast, that her little girls were growing up so fast, that she wanted to capture these moments before they were gone. And in a nutshell, that’s what it’s all about right? […]

{belly} Julie :: northern virginia maternity photographer

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September 9, 2013

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Maternity shoots, to me, are all about love: the love that created a new human, the love that a mom and a dad have for their baby whom they’ve never met, the love that gets you through the ups and downs of pregnancy. I especially love hearing the love story that started the whole thing. […]

{belly} Kara :: northern virginia maternity photographer

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August 1, 2013

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I am always honored when a mama comes to me with a story of not having very many photos from her first birth. There’s something about going through the birth experience and having very little to look back on that deeply impresses upon you the value of capturing these transitory moments. That was the story […]

{belly} Amber :: northern virginia maternity photographer

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May 10, 2013

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I first got an email from Jenna way back in September when she was newly pregnant. A photographer herself, she knew that she wanted to capture the story of her baby. We’ve had several coffee dates, many emails, and lots of laughs as the months have passed. I’m thrilled that any day her little girl […]

{belly} Jenna :: northern virginia maternity photographer

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May 2, 2013

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The creation of a new life begins with two people – hopefully two people who adore each other as much as Sharon and Marco do. When I asked Sharon what she loved most about Marco, she replied that “He makes me laugh.” And did he ever – I’ve rarely photographed any couple that is SO […]

{belly} Sharon :: Northern Virginia Maternity Photographer

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March 29, 2013

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I was super excited to join with Birth Matters VA to photograph their “Birth Arts” night at the NOVA Birth Center: they brought together a henna artist and a body paint artist who together made a lot of pregnant moms looks and feel beautiful. Some nursing moms joined in the fun too making it a […]

Birth Arts night

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March 6, 2013

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“I know I’m going to want photos to capture this special time in our lives and it’s been a real struggle for me to sift through all the photographers out there and find one I think embodies the style that I connect with. Until I found you:) Your style is so real, yet romantic, in […]

{belly} Sarah :: Northern Virginia Maternity Photographer

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March 3, 2013

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A week ago, I met up with Aleksandra and her husband for a last-minute maternity mini-session. I loved how Aleksandra was glowing with love and excitement for this, her third baby, but first daughter. Any day now, I will get called for this little one’s birth and I can’t wait – I know that this […]

{belly} Aleksandra :: Northern Virginia Maternity Photographer

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February 11, 2013

bellies

It was three and a half years ago, just a few months after I had picked up my very first “real” camera (a Canon Rebel xsi) and back when I was doing a bunch of free portrait shoots for friends and trying to figure out if maybe I wanted to “do” something with photography. I […]

{belly} Irene :: Northern Virginia maternity photographer

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November 23, 2012

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As you may have picked up, in the last few weeks I’ve acquired a medium-format film camera (Contax 645) and have been experimenting with film. My friend Leeann agreed to model for me for a practice film session, and while I am ever more aware of how much I have to learn, I am thrilled […]

{belly} Leeann :: Northern Virginia maternity photography

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October 11, 2012

bellies

Pregnancy is hard, there’s no two ways about it. Even an “easy” pregnancy isn’t easy. From nausea to heartburn, insomnia to back pain, building a new person is not for the faint of heart. But every time I see a pregnant woman I think “beautiful.” I love imagining baby snuggled up inside the round belly, […]

{belly} Celeste :: Northern Virginia maternity photographer

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