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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, […]

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4 Reasons to Photograph Seniors With Musical Instruments

Some of my favorite senior pictures I’ve taken over the years are of seniors with musical instruments. From flute, saxophone, drums, and guitar — I’ve seen almost everything and I’ve loved the challenge of capturing the relationship between musician and instrument. Sometimes seniors don’t want to go through the “trouble” of bringing their instrument, but once they see their pictures they are usually very happy […]

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Senior Pictures in Washington, D.C.

When Sam’s father contacted me a few years ago (yes I”m a little slow to blog) about Sam’s senior pictures, I was immediately intrigued. They live in Wisconsin, but Sam loves politics and wanted to have his senior pictures taken in Washington, D.C. at the Jefferson Memorial and the Capitol! Even though the Capitol was under construction, it was still a wonderful place to take […]

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Eight Signs You Need A New Professional Headshot

It is easy to procastinate and put off getting a new professional headshot, but in image-conscious northern VA and the DC metropolitan area, a professional headshot is especially important. Your headshot is often the first impression for potential clients or employers, and therefore it should enhance your professionalism and credibility. Not convinced? Here are eight signs that you need a new professional headshot 1. You […]

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5 Reasons for Studio Portraits

Why would a high school senior choose studio portraits, with so many beautiful locations available in northern Virginia? Well it turns out there are lots of excellent reasons for spending time in a portrait studio! Here are five for your consideration: 1. Total Control of the Light. The quality of outdoor light varies — it can be harsh and bright, grey and cool, or beautiful […]