Family Portraits: Dan & Elizabeth

Time for the 1st post of 2014. I thought it would be fun to look back at a Christmas session :) Better late than never!



I love motivated people. They inspire! And these people are MOTIVATED! He goes to work in a flight suit, representing the US Air Force. She wears a Doctor’s coat because she is a nurse practitioner for an endocrinologist. They are a very special couple and they share a very special love. It is obvious that they are a team unit and they are happy to be back together. Dan just recently returned from deployment and he was definitely missed. It was a pleasure to spend time with them out at the Goodstone Inn & Restaurant and get a glimpse into their love. Dan & Elizabeth you guys are very special people and I deeply respect your hard work and loving hearts.

Family Portraits: Ashburn

I need to have a cool quote here or something that speaks to what a beautiful phase of life this family is at. Sam is raised, she is accomplished, she is a jewel in their crown. And now BJ and Brian don’t just parent her but also really respect her. When BJ talks about her daughter she beams. Mega Watt! The light in her eyes and the joy in her voice is very powerful. Sam is going some gr8 places and everyone who knows her… know that! It was a pleasure to spend time with these people. They are my neighbors and it was really nice to go from seeing them in the front yard to getting a glimpse into their family. Thank you for allowing me that view.

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See the Mega Watt smiles. The love is right at the surface. I LOVE that!

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Newborn portraits: Keenan

St. Patrick’s Day is his holiday. His name is Keenan and he is the youngest of 5 very Irish individuals. He is my neighbor and I was thrilled to get to spend this time with him. He is such a cute little leprechaun! I think his family thinks he is a pot of gold… and maybe his neighbor too.



Virginia newborn: Eric & Sara

I have boys. 2 of them, (picture bugs, blood and lots of loud family football matches) so when I had the pleasure of photographing 3 month old little Madeline, some part of me curled inside. She coos! I think she did it for me, somehow she knew my life was full of all things non-coo-ing.

She was an adorable little 3 month old but what was distracting was how much her parents LOVE her! They can’t get enough. After 3 months of sleepless nights and diapers they still hang on her every smile, sound and gesture. I LOVE love! I love seeing a new families in all their shiny newness.