Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Little Miss "M": 1 year old | Washington, DC Family Photographer

1 year olds! Come one, come all! This has been the week of 1 year olds! "M" and her mom and dad met me down at the monuments this week. 1 is a tricky age because it's almost like they know exactly what you want them to do and they want to do just the opposite! They LOVE to run away, to look down at the ground all the time & never to look at you directly! But, I love 'em anyway! Mom also brought the cutest tutu for "M" to wear at the Jefferson! And I swear, normally they're so strict when they catch you taking pictures there but she charmed the security guards and they didn't say a word! Thank goodness! That will really come in handy later on when she gets pulled over for speeding! So, despite the insanely bright sunlight we were able to get some really cute stuff! Enjoy!

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Baby Boy "A": 1 Year Old | Northern Virginia Baby Photographer

This past week I got to see one of my favorite families! Baby Boy "A" is #3 of this family that I have gotten to photograph and he was just as sweet as the rest! He was toddling around, looking at stones & leaves. I love this age because they are able to do so much but yet they're still sweet babies. We did this session at Fort Ward Park, which I haven't been to in ages but have used it twice this past week and I really should go there more often! There are so many beautiful spots! I'm definitely going to have to hit it up again once they leaves change!

I love how they notice the tiniest things!

Can you tell I love this bridge? Such a great spot!

I snuck one last shot as he snuggled with his mama!

Thanks guys! It was so great to see you again!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Baby Boy "C" - 1 Year old! | Northern Virginia Baby Photographer

This past weekend some family friends were in town and the Aunt & Uncle, who live here in Alexandria, asked me to do some pictures for this little guy's birthday! This is one of my favorite families and some of our closest friends so I was more than happy to oblige! His uncle was This little guy is such a doll and so sweet & happy and he LOVES his mama! Dad wasn't able to make it on this trip so this will be surprise for him! Happy 1st Birthday "C"!!!

Daddy was a football player, so this one's for you!
LOVE this one! So sweet!

And this one...
I know this one and the next are similar, but I love how they're looking up together in the 2nd one.

Great seeing you guys!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Mike & Kim: September 19, 2009 | Northern Virginia Wedding Photographer

This past weekend I had the absolute pleasure of going photographing Mike & Kim's wedding in Virginia Beach! I am so lucky to get such great couples and these two are no exception! They are so sweet and so much fun to work with. The day was perfect, the dresses were beautiful, & the colors perfect for fall! Mike was so obviously in love with Kim and that always makes my job so easy! I'm so sad that I won't be working with these two anymore! I wish you both the best! Thank you for including me in your day!

The fabulous dress! I really loved this one!

Her veil is constructed of pieces of her moms veil...

Mom was so sweet and maybe even more excited than the bride! :-) Doesn't she look young enough to be here sister?
One of the precious flower girls. I love they way they always look at the bride.
A sweet note from her groom.
The groom's face as he first sees Kim!

"Sisters, sisters. Never were there such devoted sisters!"
If you don't know what song that is & movie it's from then you are missing a classic!

So happy!
Making it official!
Luckily we had some time to hit the beach and it was the PERFECT time of night! Right before sunset!

I had Mike & Kim jump for their engagement pictures so we of course had to do it again!

Gorgeous flowers!

Great idea!
Some really great toasts (or for Mike, a roast!)
He's taking it well though...

Thanks again! You guys are the best!

Reception: Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront

Flowers: Holly Hoffler of Hollydays

Hair and make-up: Gary Allen

Cake: Plaza Bakery cake

Reception Music: Fast Forward Band

Pronovias bridal gown

Jim Hjelm Bridesmaids dresses

Favors: Homemade Salsa by Carlos Gonzalez of Maddy’s in DC