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6 Phone Photography Tips

One of the best things about phone cameras is that the camera is always with you, so why not take a minute to read through these phone photography tips to learn how to make your images pop! Phone Photography Tip #1: Clean your lens regularly and hold your camera steady for clear, sharp images. You can make yourself into a tripod by pressing your elbows […]

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Destination Senior Pictures – Sunflower Fields

When Victoria and her mom said they wanted to take senior pictures in sunflower fields, I was excited to try a new location. Nothing says happy and fun-loving like a field of sunflowers either, and it brought out Victoria’s playful side. It’s a bit of a drive, but the pictures are completely worth it! Victoria looked absolutely gorgeous in her white dress, cutting sunflower stems […]

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Book Review: Boys in the Boat

I love books.  When my children were small, I had much less time to escape into the pages (virtual or paper) of fiction.  I belonged to a neighborhood book club, but I was probably its least reliable member.  However, now that my nest is emptying out (!!!) I have a little more time and as part of my commitment to myself to do things that […]

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Senior Portraits at Meadowlark Gardens

Meadowlark Gardens in northern Virginia is a wonderful location for a photoshoot! Many of my seniors have their senior pictures taken there, as do many families. Meadowlark Gardens does charge a small admissions fee (about $5, although as a member I can bring in two guests for free), and there is an additional fee of $25 to use the garden for two hours of professional […]

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Terry + Ally – A Celebration of Love

This wedding was truly a celebration of love. The way the Ally and Terry treated each other, looked at each other, spoke to each other — it melted my romantic heart. And their love was not just reserved for each other, but also for every one of their cherished guests. Ally was a high school classmate of mine, and it was such an honor for […]

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Studio and Outdoor Senior Portrait Session

Everything came together beautifully for this senior portrait session. Emma is such a gorgeous girl, so athletic and smart and nice. She certainly made my job easy, I just had to point the camera at her and beautiful images would be created. She plays field hockey at Stone Bridge so we took a couple of shots in my studio of her in her gear: And […]

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7 Great Reasons to Have Your Senior Pictures Taken

Why Senior Pictures?? In parts of the midwest, having your senior pictures taken is a rite of passage. It’s a relatively new phenomenon here in northern Virginia. Maybe a few of your friends have had their senior pictures taken and you’ve thought they looked good, but you’re still on the fence whether you want them yourself. Here are 7 great reasons to take the plunge! […]

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Guest Blogger: Meredith Ehler of MeredithEhler.com

Meredith Ehler is a makeup and hair artist extraordinaire who has been enhancing my client’s beauty for years, for weddings, for senior pictures, and for headshots. Our girls grew up across the street from each other, and we started our respective businesses around the same time! She’s a creative, talented dynamo, and I am delighted to have Meredith Ehler as a guest blogger today! A […]

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After Hours — Northern Virginia Glamour Photography

This absolutely beautiful woman, Sudeima, works hard, physically, all day.   Usually you will see her with her hair pulled up in a ponytail, wearing workout clothes.   But when she lets her hair down, she is a modern day Cinderella!   We took these glamour photography pictures in my Potomac Falls studio. She was a little nervous, as she had never had glamour portraits taken before, […]