Category Archives: Seniors

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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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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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How-To: Trash Bag Dress Fashion Shoot

So you want to know how to do a trash bag dress fashion shoot. Good for you, they are so much fun! And for most photographers a bit out of our comfort zone. I wish I had taken behind the scenes pictures or video of the trash bag dress shoot, but I never remember those things when I am in the middle of the creative […]

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Sindy | Northern VA Senior Photographer

Another amazing senior, Sindy. So happy she chose me to be her Senior Photographer. As you can tell, she is into archery. I LOVE the picture above, it is so fierce, so intense. I admit it was a little disconcerting to take her picture with the arrow pointed straight at me! So we took a few outside as well. And then she changed into this […]

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Carly | Northern VA Senior Pictures

As a full-service photographer offering Northern VA senior pictures, I do offer studio portraits to my clients. Some high school seniors prefer the control of the studio lights, as well as the controlled temperature and lack of gnats and mosquitos and other creepy crawly flying things that are associated with outdoor, on-location photography. But some people belong outside. Their portraits come alive when they are […]

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Lauren | Northern Virginia Dominion High School

Okay, this beautiful Dominion High School senior makes me a little bit sentimental. It seems like just yesterday I was running into Lauren’s mom all over northern Virginia at all of the same restaurants when we were pregnant — we always had the same cravings!! Japanese, Mexican, Chinese — we ran into each other once or twice a month and became good friends. I remember […]

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Northern Virginia Senior Model — Delaney

Introducing Delaney, a northern Virginia senior model from Broad Run High School in Ashburn! She is one of my Class of 2015 models and I consider myself quite lucky — just look at how gorgeous she is! She is actually a very happy and smiley person, but she nails the killer fierce look so I decided to start this post with that. Here’s a smile: […]