Tuesday, December 11, 2012

It's Christmas time...DC/ Alexandria/ NoVa, Family/ Child/ Newborn Photographer

I love this time of year, but I always feel pressured to come up with something new for our family photos.  And even though I take the photos myself, I'm always behind schedule.  After taking these photos, I had so wished they had remote controls for the 5D.  Either that or a longer timer.  By the end of our session, I was dripping in sweat from the running back and forth.  
Merry Christmas!!
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Friday, November 23, 2012

Cox Farms - DC/ Alexandria/ NoVa, Family/ Child/ Newborn Photographer

Though I miss California very much, one of the great benefits of living on the east coast is being able to see my family whenever I want...well, as long as I"m willing to do the 4 hour drive. But I can still convince my family to drive down and visit us too now. So my sister and her family stayed with us during Thanksgiving, and we visited Cox Farms in Centreville, VA. I took Hunter here during their Fall Festival which is AMAZING!!! And though their Christmas Corner Market doesn't compare to the Fall Festival, we did have fun roasting marshmallows on an open fire, stuffing our faces with the most yummy kettle corn my taste buds have ever tasted, and bringing home a Christmas tree. Aaah the Holidays!!

Hunter just loves his older cousins.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

River at 3 months...almost - DC/ Alexandria/ NoVa, Family/ Child/ Newborn Photographer

Everytime I say my daughter's name, I start singing that old gospel song, "I got a river of life flowing out of me..." It's become her theme song. haha She just puts a smile on my face. I know all parents say that, but considering it's hard to get me to smile, that's a huge feat. I hope seeing these pictures will make you feel the same way. I wish I could fast forward 2 yrs so I can see what her personality will be like. I'm already planning the many shopping trips she and I will take together. She is my precious little jewel.
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Monday, October 22, 2012

Baby Ru - Maternity Photos - DC/ Alexandria/ NoVa, Family/ Child/ Newborn Photographer

This lovely couple is my sister and broter-in-law. They are expecting their first child in December. I am so happy for them and can't wait to meet their little one. Diptych 1 Diptych 2 Diptych 3 IMG_2281-12BWcrop IMG_2278-11B IMG_2263-8crop Diptych 4 IMG_2285-14horiz

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Happy 2nd Birthday Hunter!! DC/ Alexandria/ NoVa, Family/ Child/ Newborn Photographer

This little guy brings so much joy and laughter into my life...albeit it comes with a lot of pain and heartache too.   ;)  Seriously though, I am smitten by him.  When he's awake, I'm counting down the hours to his naptime, but then when he's finally napping, I miss him and hearing him laugh and watching him torture our dog, Zoe.  I love this age.  Especially now that he is slowly growing out of his terrible two's and becoming more and more of a grown boy.  I'm still always worried that something I've done will have scarred him for life.  Luckily, he will have Jesus in his life to undo all the damage.  haha  Happy Birthday little guy.  I hope I make you as happy as you make me and I hope you felt especially loved on your birthday!!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Can't forget about the first child...

With the arrival of the new baby, I tend to forget to take time to photograph my son, Hunter.  
Here's a post just of you Hunter!
ok well, I lied...Just had to throw one in of River.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Birth Announcement - DC/ Alexandria/ NoVa, Family/ Child/ Newborn Photographer

In the midst of all the craziness of raising a newborn and dealing with a toddler going through his terrible two's I am happy to say that I was able to mail out my birth announcement cards a week ago. phew! Now I can relax and go back to being a mom. :)

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Saturday, August 11, 2012

Welcome River - DC/ Alexandria/ NoVa, Family/ Child/ Newborn Photographer

Let me introduce you to our sweet little girl who is the newest addition to our family.  These photos were taken when she was only 4 days old, and it's so hard to believe that she is now 10 days old.  I feel so blessed to have two beautiful children who make me smile everyday.  They truly do bring joy to my life.  This little girl is so good at staying asleep, I couldn't stop myself from taking more and more photos.  I finally had to put the camera down though so that I could give my body some time to heal and relax.  Don't fret, there will definitely be more to come!!  
My favorite shot of the session is being used as our announcement card so I couldn't post it.  But once I mail out our cards, I will post it here.  Stay tuned...

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Sunday, July 15, 2012

Our Growing Family - Maternity - DC/ Alexandria/ NoVa, Family/ Child/ Newborn Photographer

It's been so long since I've posted...and for good reason. A lot has been going on in our lives. Let's see, I got pregnant with our second child, we did some traveling here and there, then we moved to Northern Virginia, and now I'm about 2 week away from giving birth. Phew! In the midst of unpacking our house and trying to get the nursery ready, I managed to squeeze in a few shots of my belly. I'm a lot bigger than I was with the first pregnancy. It's kind of scary to think of how much weight I will have to lose. oh and I should add...It's a girl!!! IMG_1664spotlight_logo IMG_1658spotlight_logo IMG_1678_logo
Then it was time for Hunter and I to have some fun. Can't forget about my first born son now can I!! He just rocks my world!! I love you Hunter. oh and thank you to my wonderful husband and father of my children for helping me out with these. I always complain that I don't have any pictures of myself b/c I'm usually the one behind the camera. Diptych 1 IMG_1704 IMG_1711 IMG_1684bw

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Hunter - Our Growing Boy

It's hard to believe that in a couple weeks, this little kid that came out of my body, will soon be 18 months. It's been so long since I've photographed him b/c I've been selling off my equipment to reorganize and simplify my life. So with this "borrowed" lens, I decided some photographing was in order. Of course now it's become much harder to keep up with him, being 5 months pregnant (oh boy!), and Hunter being so active. I'm lucky that I managed to get a few good shots in there. It was almost like he was taunting me as he would run away from the camera and start laughing. I still can't believe he's ours!!