Oh my goodness you guys…I just LOVE photographing brand new babies! I had the absolute pleasure of photographing sweet baby Charlotte & her sweet parents, Rebecca + Ian, in their Arlington, Virginia home last weekend. She was a 10 day old, 9 pound ANGEL. I went straight from Charlotte to a newborn session with a five pound baby boy, and it was hilarious to see the size difference between them! It was so nice to get a baby girl to photograph, since my last several newborns were baby boys. I got to use all the frilly headbands, diaper covers, and pink wraps, and oh man was it glorious. Charlotte was a total rockstar baby model and slept for the entire time that I was at her house. She let me move her in any position I wanted, even with my freezing cold hands. At the end of our session, we hopped out on the front porch for a few photos outside with Charlotte & her parents. It was raining, and we were in a city, so I was grateful for a large covered porch and a huge green tree – you can’t even tell that we are on a street lined with houses and cars! Here are a few of my favorites from our time together:
I got to meet up with the Weisgerber family last week, and it was SO FUN. One of my favorite things about this job is getting to meet such kind people who I get the opportunity to see repeatedly through important milestones in their lives. The Weisgerbers are some of my FAVORITE clients. I worked with Megan + Chris for a maternity portrait session last fall, and also newborn photos over the winter when their sweet baby boy, CJ was born. They are the cutest family, and I have enjoyed my time with them so much, so when Chris contacted me to see if he could surprise Megan with a mother’s day portrait session for her first mother’s day, I was SO excited. First, let’s all pause and reflect on that…he surprised her…AND her mama…on her first mothers day with a gift that she can keep forever. I think Megan may have won the husband lottery at some point, because it doesn’t get much more thoughtful than that! Chris & I planned the session for an early afternoon at Red Rock Wilderness Overlook when CJ would be perky between nap and bedtime, and it ended up being a perfect plan, because he was HAPPY, and also the weather held out for us – there was a gigantic storm just after our session. I love that he chose the same location as their maternity photos, so that we could tie in some of hte same themes, and I also loved how they brought his giant stuffed Pooh bear that was in his newborn session. It was such a creative way to tie all of the portraits together. Another thing that I loved about this sessions is that Megan’s mom, who has been such an important part of their family – especially since CJ was born – was able to be in town for the photos. She is from Delaware, but spends so much time here in Virginia to help Megan & Chris take care of CJ during the week, and while I know she cherishes the time with her new grandson, it must be hard on her to be away from home. Megan and Chris are so appreciative of her, and I think it was such a sweet gesture to have a mother’s day session that included Megan’s mom too. Here are about a million of my favorites from our shoot – I just couldn’t narrow them down with such a happy crew!
A few weeks ago, I got to go photograph our friends’ brand new baby boy in the hospital! It was a foggy and overcast day, and I managed to arrive at the hospital exactly when our friend Shane was arriving with Mason & Camden, who were very excited to meet their brand new baby brother. The dreary day, coupled with hospital lighting made for some moody black & white images, but we managed to tone down the fluorescent lights enough to have some color images too. Liam is the third boy in the Confer family, and I am sure that the three of them will raise hell when they get to high school…probably with help from my two boys….just like their daddies did. Melissa & I will have our hands full ;). Here are some of my favorites from our session:
I met up with Andrew + Amanda at my favorite location of all time last weekend for a sweet engagement session. I always say that Silver Lake Regional Park is my favorite location, and aside from my front yard, it really really is. I mean, its got everything – forestry, a lake, a bride, long romantic grass, big open fields, cool and interesting trees…you name it, and Silver Lake has it. I just love that I can have a single 1-2 hour portrait session in ONE location and get so many different settings and varied scenery. Also, its so beautiful year round…in the spring it is green and there are so many florals throughout the park, and in the summer everything is so GREEN. In the fall….its like a freakin painting with all the gorgeous foliage. I can’t even adequately describe how beautiful the backdrop of the wooded areas are when the leaves peak each year…it is really unbelievable. Needless to say, I was so excited when Amanda reached out and said that she didn’t really have a set location in mind for their engagement portraits and asked for recommendations. I was so happy to recommend my fave place, and was excited when she agreed that it would fit her vision for her engagement portraits.
Amanda + Andrew were the sweetest couple. They were so clearly in love and excited about starting their future together. They are getting married in Andrew’s home state of Illinois next summer, and I am sure that everything will come together beautifully. Amanda & Andrew both are from out of state, which is so common here in the DC Area. They met here and have started to put down roots and build a life together. I was honored to be able to capture this very important time in their lives, and am SO excited to share some of my favorites below!
I had the pleasure of meeting and photographing the Roy family last weekend, with their sweet and wonderful new baby, Veeraj. Veeraj has to be the easiest baby I have EVER worked with! He slept for the entire three hours that I spent at the Roy family’s home, and allowed me to move him around in any manner that I wanted! In short – he was the perfect model baby, and I am so excited about how well his portraits turned out! Veeraj has a big sister, Aanya, who is clearly smitten with her new brother. Here are some of my favorite images from our time together: