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Why Sharing Locations is Okay

We've all done it. And after we've been rebuffed for the first time and we try it again, we do so with our teeth clenched and hope for the best, a little scared to open up a reply email.  

I'm talking about approaching another photographer and asking where a shoot took place. 

Location, location, location doesn't just apply to real estate. In the photography world, a location not only serves as a backdrop for your session but can set the whole tone of the resulting photographs. When I begin consulting with my clients, I always ask what look they want - industrial, urban, more earthy and nature-y (is there a better term than my made up one??) or even a beach theme.



These were taken by different photographers in the same area of Old Town Alexandria.

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My Favorite Spots at the Washington DC LDS Temple


This past week it was announced that the Washington D.C. LDS Temple will be closing for two years in March of 2018. As a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, LDS (or "Mormon") faith, this was an obvious bummer. As a photographer, I suddenly realized it meant something else - for two years I will not be able to photograph an LDS wedding using the beautiful DC Temple as my backdrop! 

Tony and Alison's Haymarket Wedding Day

Tony and Alison

Tony and Alison were the perfect clients. Alison knew exactly what she wanted on her wedding day and had planned every last detail to perfection. It showed, from her dress, to the wedding party, to the table settings and dessert table. Alison was not a meek or bashful bride - and I loved it! I got to know Tony and Alison well in the few short months between booking and shooting their big day. It's so rewarding as a photographer to shoot with a couple that values what you do, and gets so excited with the results! I just absolutely adore this couple and I can't think of the last time I had this much fun shooting a reception. I kind of wanted Tony and Alison to adopt me before the night was over..... 

Katie and Patrick's Sunset Engagements

I love having the opportunity to work with couples, even if I'm not able to shoot their wedding day. Patrick and Katie were so outgoing and easy to shoot. They were game for anything I suggested, and were so natural in front of the camera. Any time you get a couple talking about how they met and the wedding plans, it's easy to get them to open up. Plus, who doesn't love sharing their love story? We had an absolutely breathtaking evening for our session and I think it shows in some of my favorite images we captured that night!


Mackenzie's Senior Portraits

I've heard of artists talking about having a "muse" plenty - I am an art major after all. I have to say, when I started shooting Mackenzie's senior portraits, a few minutes in, I finally "got it". Yeah, I had that "ah ha" moment. The red hair, her gorgeous smile and her raw talent in front of the camera - I could have shot Mackenzie all evening if the sun hadn't started going down on us! The best part? Mackenzie is as kind and sweet as she is gorgeous. I can't tell you how much I enjoyed working with her. She hasn't declared a school quite yet, but I am sure she will do fantastic wherever her future studies take her!