THE BEST OF 2018

THE BEST OF 2018

This is always a favorite post because we can look back over the year and see the variety of work we’ve gotten to do, and remember joyful and funny moments. We are so thankful for the many opportunities we’ve had to create photos our clients are proud of. In July, Nick was published in USA Today for his architectural interiors of the new Why Hotel and Erin photographed our first Fort Lauderdale wedding! We worked with many families, couples and took headshots galore. Proposal photography has also been a new area of business, mostly due to excellent weather and beautiful beaches! It’s been a truly wonderful year growing in our business and skill. Thank you for all of your support. We’re excited for what 2019 will bring!


MIAMI BEACH ENGAGEMENT: DANISH & SONYA

MIAMI BEACH ENGAGEMENT: DANISH & SONYA

Miami may just be paradise in the winter time and Danish got a perfect, sunny day for his sunset proposal to Sonya. I helped Danish map out his plan to navigate Bill Baggs State Park and plan the perfect proposal. Under the ruse of visiting friends, Danish had accomplices bring Sonya to the beach where a line of roses in vases and a letter from him were waiting. As she rounded the corner, he was standing in front of the gorgeous lighthouse on Key Biscayne. All of our planning and Danish’s hard work was rewarded when she said, “YES!”

FORT LAUDERDALE FAMILY CHRISTMAS CARD SESSION

FORT LAUDERDALE FAMILY CHRISTMAS CARD SESSION

Suzanne and Paul recently moved to Fort Lauderdale and achieved their dreams of living on the water and getting a boat, but have also undergone the difficult loss of Suzanne’s mother. To honor her mother who always asked her to do Christmas cards, Suzanne and Paul wanted photos at their house for their family Christmas card with their three dogs. Nick and I used our lighting equipment to make them look their best in the early afternoon and ensure none of their doggies would get lost in the shadows. The photos show their zest for life and love of being on the water. I hope this session also brought Suzanne a sense of peace and closeness with her mom.

LAUDERDALE BY THE SEA PROPOSAL: JORGE & CRISTA

LAUDERDALE BY THE SEA PROPOSAL: JORGE & CRISTA

I was thrilled when Jorge reached out about proposing to his girlfriend (now fiance!) Crista. He was very thoughtful about what he wanted the experience to be like. He wanted to propose at the beach at sunset somewhere intimate and more private, and he had a plan to lay out messages in bottles recapping their past, present and future together before proposing. We worked together to determine the best location would be Lauderdale By the Sea a little ways off the beaten path. Jorge sent his friend Casey to be my accomplice that day. We placed the bottles and were able to set up Casey’s iPhone to capture the proposal on video! He also held a light for me, so we were able to work later as the sun went down. And the sunset we got was incredible! Bright blues gave way to pink sky and ground. The best part was seeing our plan come together for their beautiful proposal.

FAMILY SESSION: OLD TOWN ALEXANDRIA

FAMILY SESSION: OLD TOWN ALEXANDRIA

I met up with some of our star clients Josh and Alanna and their sweet little bundle of joy (you may have seen their epic library wedding portraits, their Key West bi-plane maternity photos, or their Nationals Stadium engagement session–basically, they are masters of awesome photo locations). For this session, we wanted to keep it simple and short because 7-month-olds can only model for so long.¬†Sometimes all you need is a brick alleyway and a yellow wall in the middle of the day for a few bangin’ family portraits.

FALL FAMILY SESSION: MCGINNIS FAMILY

FALL FAMILY SESSION: MCGINNIS FAMILY

I adore this family and have worked with them over many years now. They love humor and silliness and I have really enjoyed watching the kids grow up. Their oldest has now officially entered the pre-teen phase and was not doling out smiles as usual, so we decided to embrace it and take some “cool” family shots, as well as some fun ones that made him look like the only responsible one in the group. Every once in awhile, I’d get a little hint of a smirk. No family session is the same. The kids are always in a different mood and I want to be receptive to what’s going to be the most fun for everyone. I also try to put new or unique combinations and ideas together in addition to some more classic poses. If you’re looking for help to get the best family photos possible, please ask for more info about setting up your family session!¬†

HEADSHOT DAY

HEADSHOT DAY

Headshots are important for many outlets: LinkedIn, websites, branding images, marketing brochures, and social media to name a few. We offer a variety of indoor and outdoor options to ensure everyone looks their best and that photos match our clients’ style and brand they are trying to achieve. Indoor AND outdoor photos can look professional, creative, or dramatic. The next time you’re considering a headshot or portrait, don’t be afraid to try something new! We’ll be your guides to make sure you get the best headshot possible.

FALLS CHURCH VA FAMILY HOLIDAY SESSION: HEMRAJANI FAMILY

FALLS CHURCH VA FAMILY HOLIDAY SESSION: HEMRAJANI FAMILY

I have known this beautiful family for several years now and their impeccable taste always impresses me. Vishal make the most beautiful jewelry (his was the ONLY company in the area able to make the custom engagement ring Nick wanted for me!). They are also incredibly kind, humble people. We met in Olney Park near Falls Church for some Christmas time photos. Gurveen did an incredible job styling everyone and the kids’ personalities shine through these photos.

If you’re interested in setting up a holiday session, we recommend getting photos taken in late October/early November to ensure you have the turnaround time for ordering your cards. For travel dates and information on our family sessions, be sure to sign up for our newsletter at the bottom of our home page!

VIRGINIA CHRISTMAS CARD SESSION: THE GARRIGANS

VIRGINIA CHRISTMAS CARD SESSION: THE GARRIGANS

The love between families is one of the most fun things to capture as a photographer. For more eye-catching family sessions, I focus on finding locations that suit the age of the kids, whether that’s giving them room to run around or keeping the stroller in easy access. The Garrigans met me in Old Town, Alexandria for some holiday-themed photos. There was still beautiful color in the leaves and the weather had just begun to turn colder–it was a perfect day to create some beautiful images and begin dreaming about the turn to winter (which is really only a thing when we travel now!). If you’re interested in setting up a holiday session, we recommend getting photos taken in late October/early November to ensure you have the turnaround time for ordering your cards. For travel dates and information on our family sessions, be sure to sign up for our newsletter at the bottom of our home page!

VIRGINIA FALL FAMILY SESSION: THE SYLERS

VIRGINIA FALL FAMILY SESSION: THE SYLERS

It’s Thanksgiving week and nothing feels more like fall tradition than throwing some beautiful, colorful leaves around! The Syler family wanted some photos they could be proud of for their Christmas card this year, so we set up a day when I was in Virginia to do some good old fashioned leaf peeping (and tossing). The photos capture the beautiful connections between this family and their joy and zest for life! If you’re interested in setting up a holiday session, we recommend getting photos taken in late October/early November to ensure you have the turnaround time for ordering your cards. For travel dates and information on our family sessions, be sure to sign up for our newsletter at the bottom of our home page!