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Metro DC Family Portraits: Crazy X Four

Thursday, November 4th, 2010

Since I starting booking my fall shoot schedule in January this year, I know it would be a busy fall for me. I am so grateful to have fun clients, and am sorry to refer on so many people this time of year.

I need to catch up on my week’s shoots before I head to the Foundation Conference next week (which I am so looking forward to–I am ready to get some inspiration from some of the most-talented, hardest working photographers in the industry).  I have three more shoots before I leave, and a wedding when I get back.  NOVEMBER!!!

Here are my four for the week:

Meet Lucas, and his brother Mason.  When we moved to VA 6 years ago, Leslie was one of the first families I met.  Lucas and my daughter became fast friends, and Bella had her first marriage proposal, left on our answering machine, from Lucas.  She called back to say OK.   Now they are big kids, and can’t believe they actually did that.

These boys are the most naturally athletic kids I have ever seen.  Well, except for rollerblading.  It looks like they may need to work on that. : )  Love these kids:

RestonVirginiaFamilyPhotography

RestonVirginiaFamilyPhotography

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RestonVirginiaFamilyPhotography

RestonVirginiaFamilyPhotography

RestonVirginiaFamilyPhotography

RestonVirginiaFamilyPhotography

Natalie, Caroline and their new brother Ryan showed me a good time around their new home. Natalie is an absolute crack-up, camera hog, and fun kid. Caroline is a sweet kid trying to catch a little light from her big sister–I’m so glad a I had few minute with her and her “Man”–her little lovey. And Ryan is delicious at 1 month old. Exactly.

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Oh Daniel…. What a sweetheart. He has so many smiles, and happiness. We played in and around their home, then headed to the Masonic Temple in Alexandria.  It’s just beautiful.  I was so glad to meet this family–they are really wonderful!

AlexandriaVirginiaFamilyPhotography
AlexandriaVirginiaFamilyPhotography
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AlexandriaVirginiaFamilyPhotography
AlexandriaVirginiaFamilyPhotography

Declan has just been blessed with a baby sister Cordelia. I met Declan when he was just a wee thing, and now he is well into his twos, and full of fun and goofs. His sister, well, she just couldn’t be any sweeter and I was so glad to pop into Georgetown to have a peek.  Great, great family…

GeorgetownFamilyPhotography
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DC Fall Family Portraits: Times Two

Thursday, October 28th, 2010

I really am so lucky to have people invite me into their homes and lives, and share their time with me. It really makes me want to create a book where I step into the lives of all types of Americans from all over our nation, and do a pictorial essay of each. I envision a book where by the end, it is so obvious how similar we all are at our core and within our families no matter our race, religion, or plight. The love we have and the dreams we make are all so similar.

I’ll keep that idea brewing in my mind for when I get a little more free time…

I stepped into the lives of two families this week, and they are both so beautiful!

Meet Jack and Claire. Jack, proving to be a two-year old boy, was very busy playing with cars, trucks, dirt, and doing everything but sitting still. Claire is a sweet, delicious thing that LOVES her Mommy and despite missing her nap, was happy to hang and enjoy the beautiful day.

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ArlingtonFamilyPhotography
ArlingtonFamilyPhotography
ArlingtonFamilyPhotography

And we did it!  They wanted one family shot with ALL four of them.  After chasing Jack down and giving a sweet bribe, we did it!
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Mojy called me in March making sure she made it on to my fall calendar this year for her family pictures, and I’m so glad she did! I think we got a great sampling of their lives, right now, and it would make a perfect little book to keep going back to. They are a family in love.

Mojy is, as always, an amazingly warm hostess and has a wonderful, open home. Through her, I’ve learned I LOVE Iranian food (even the bulgar with ghee, until I realized it had pulverized turkey in it–so much for secret ingredients…) and the traditions she has shared with me.

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