This session was taken a couple weeks before baby was born although you would never have guessed how far along this mama was. She was full of energy and excitement. She was beautiful with that pregnancy glow and was such a natural in front of the camera. Dad was already a doting father at the mention of his daughter he had yet to meet. The sweet smile on their faces as they showed off the pretty yet sporty baby Nike’s  was a tell tale sign that their little Emma may be a princess but she will have strength and character.  Here’s to years of laughter and joy and to savoring every second with their little one.


Birthday + Playdate = Happy Times


Coffee & Canine Event

Join us at Killer ESP on Saturday May 31st from 9 am to noon for the first ever Coffee & Canine Event!  Bring your people and pet friendly pooch, grab your espresso, sorbet, or pie, and meet us in the courtyard for a morning mixer with great vendors. Enter a raffle or partake in a photo session. Winthrop Clothing Company  will be there with her very stylish dog accessories. Your pet will enjoy treats from Raining Cats & Dogs!  For more information, head on over to The 5 Project!

Stylish Ties, Bows, & Bandanas By Winthrop Clothing Company





Spring Playdate

It was so fun getting to know this sweet family . We connected through Instagram, the military, and our love for Old Town Alexandria.  I  really enjoy their Instagram photographs through eyes of a young family enjoying all that Old Town has to offer.   They will be missed once they leave at the end of summer but new and beautiful adventure awaits them in a far away place. I can’t wait to see images from their travels and at the same time watch the little ones grow.



Just wanted to share photos from our recent Dog Photoshoot Event at Killer ESP.  So much cuteness and so much fun! So much so, that we’re going to have a monthly Coffee & Canine Event the last saturday of each month From May – August.  Come stop by our morning mixer at Killer ESP from 9 am – noon.  Grab coffee for you and treats for your fur baby by Raining Cats and Dogs.  Winthrop Clothing Company will also be with her beautifully made dog accessories.



45 Years

This session was so inspiring. For their 45 year wedding anniversary, they decided to celebrate with beautiful photographs.  They were both absolutely lovely and beautiful and such gems in my world.  You can see love throughout their home for each other, for their children, and for the little things that life has to offer.


Spring Sessions Coming Soon!


Union Market, DC

I find inspiration everywhere! Marketplaces included. When I visited Union Market  it was love at first sight. From the moment I entered I knew I’d be in for a treat.  I was  greeted by the very unique and beautiful water bottle chandelier. Yes, those are water bottles! Take a closer look.  Each step through the market there was visual stimulation. I tried not to be too intrusive with camera in hand but as I wandered the indoor market, which features a mix of artisans and restaurants, I couldn’t help myself.  I managed to to snap just a few pictures but most of all, I  reveled in inspiration overload.  Perhaps one of my favorites was Salt & Sundry,  a fine boutique of beautifully curated selection of housewares, linens, gifts, artisanal foods as well as vintage finds.  If  you haven’t gone, you simply must go. Do it for your senses!


Stand out in a sea of selfies

Solo portrait sessions are increasing in popularity due to the social media culture today. Never before have your portraits been so visible to so many.  Your face is stamped on all your social media accounts like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. For some, your profile pic is even on your email.   For business owners or entrepreneurs, the pictures on your website really becomes part of your brand.  Today, your customers have googled you and your company before stepping foot in your store or office. This then makes your website, including your profile picture, your client’s first impression.  Make it a good one.  Whether you want photographs for personal or business reasons, make sure you seek a professional to help you stand out in a sea of selfies!

Lovey Sessions

On this Valentine’s Day, I thought a share a few of the photos from our Lovey Session Event at the Old City Press & Co.  Lisa from Mud Stew Photography & Design LLC and I had so much fun capturing these little ones and their special lovies.  To the parents who joined us, we hope these photographs bring a smile to your face at every glance. They sure did bring a smile to ours. And to the children who delighted us, may you always have an open heart and beautiful friendships. For more images, you can view The 5 Project video.

Loveyblog copy 2