Monday, April 14, 2014

Portrait Studio: Occoquan, Virginia

Fell head over heels for this handsome young gentleman!  He is 18 months young and so well-behaved!
It was awesome to have him in the studio as we head full swing into SPRING!

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Matilda Jane Clothing Review: It's A Wonderful Parade

I continue to be very humbled to take part in another review for Matilda Jane Clothing.  This time our lovely model is wearing a girl's size 12 Roller Coaster Tiered Ellie Dress.
As always, Matilda Jane delivers an amazing product that girls love to wear!!  The attention to detail, especially in the fun and funky color combinations make their boutique clothing a huge favorite!  The fabric is soft and durable, and most of all it is modest, stylish and COMFORTABLE!  You can pair this particular dress with so many different colors and accessories.  Since it was a breezy Spring Day when we were doing the photo shoot, we opted for a simple necklace and simple hair pretties, but this dress will also look amazing with the Blue Ribbon Leggings.
The crochet heart and crochet star were custom designed by Love Hadleigh Designs

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Family Photography Northern Virginia

I am in the process of finally updating my old 'flash-based' website, and know it's been quite awhile since i updated the blog! Enjoy these adorable siblings who came by the studio...and stay tuned for some some special offerings in the coming days.  I thank you for your support!

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Matilda Jane Blog Review (Paint by Numbers ENCORE)

I hope everyone is enjoying their December.  Recently i was asked again, to give a review of  a lovely clothing ensemble from the incredible Matilda Jane Clothing Collection  This particular set that i was sent is a young lady's size 12.  The top 'ARCTIC ICE MARJORINE' is buttery soft, vibrant and according to my model is 'super comfy'.  The bottoms are the scrumptious 'MADELINE BENNYS' and the hair pretty is the 'LAUREN ROSE HEADBAND'.
Like all Matilda Jane Clothing, every piece is exceptionally well-made, true to size and able to be mixed and matched.  We love Matilda Jane and look forward to enjoying this set during the Christmas Season and beyond!

Saturday, November 9, 2013

2014 DSANV Calendars are ready for purchase!

Taking a moment on this blustery Fall day to remind everyone that the 2014 calendars benefiting the Down Syndrome Association of Northern Virginia are available for purchase.  You can ORDER YOUR CALENDAR BY CLICKING HERE
Enjoy this sampling of some of the beautiful models i had the great privilege to photograph.  The young man is a student at Pope John Paul the Great High School in Dumfries, VA.  You can learn more about the school and their Options Program by clicking the link here: Pope John Paul the Great High School


Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Photographer in Northern Virginia {Fall Portraits}

I think i've come to the realization that i am not a writer....and a lot of times, that fact has kept me from making a blog entry...when really, it's not about what i say with words.  Really, it's about what i say with my camera.  So with that in mind, i will simply be sharing some recent sessions, along with some i never made time to share before.
As always, the support you've all shown over the years is much appreciated.  Fall is pretty much booked, but there is still time to get some portraits in time for the Holidays =)


Thursday, September 12, 2013

Matilda Jane Clothing "Paint by Numbers"

Recently i  was asked to share my thoughts, along with some photos from the latest collection by MATILDA JANE CLOTHING 
i am really honored and excited to do this!
As the mother of a young daughter, i am always aware of the challenges presented when trying to find stylish, affordable, comfortable, and modest clothing for her.  So a few years back when i discovered MATILDA JANE CLOTHING 
it was a perfect match.  And their latest PAINT BY NUMBERS COLLECTION 2 is no exception.
style, not only are the pieces beautifully made, they mix and match really well with what we already have in our closet!  My daughter raves about how comfortable they are; no itchy or stiff fabric, and i love that while they are super funky and fun, they are also modest and allow her to express her sweet personality.

The three pieces i was sent to review arrived in typical Matilda Jane style; beautifully packaged and exceptionally well-made. My daughter is wearing a size 10, and the fit is generous, allowing for room to grow.
So without further adieu, here is my favorite 'model' wearing some of the cutest pieces from

if you are looking for some beautiful pieces to add to your daughter's wardrobe, i give Matilda Jane 5 stars all around!