When this brand new mother came to the studio with her husband and told me about her style and the little babe she's carried, I was determined: we had to create something absolutely special for her and her husband and baby!
Her home is decorated in a contemporary and modern style, but is also full of antiques. She needed to be represented as strong and ethereal at the same time. We created some... Read More
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, friends!
Despite setbacks and cancellations we got most of the gang into the photo this year right before Christmas... Read More
I realized two things: I needed to show off motherhood to the world as the beautiful, powerful role that it is, and I needed to give families the incredible, gorgeous studio portraits they deserved. Why can't your family photo look like the Kardashians? Why can't you look like that, too? What makes them so special, while you have to be stressed and go to a field outside at sunset in the cold? Did someone tell you that? Did someone say, "Well, you'll never be a model"? Did someone say, "Just go with the so-and-so photographer, they're more your style"? Did someone say, "That doesn't look good on your body type, you should get this instead"? Did someone say, "Don't be extra"? Did someone say, "Stop showing off"? Read More
When Angel contacted me to schedule her family portraits I knew right away she was going to be a ton of fun to photograph. Check out their two Christmas card photos at the end! Would you ever do a family photo in your Christmas Eve pajamas? Read More
I've said it before, and I'll say it again. I could photograph women of this age ALL. YEAR. LONG. You women who have lived life and wear it on your skin with pride... let me photograph you, please? You have the je ne sais quoi that a bleached-blond, size-00, 18-year old can never have. You have an sexiness combined with subtlety that is impossible to put into words, but oh-so-beautiful to photograph. Read More
The Traveling Table of Georgetown... Read More
"As I sat there listening to these mothers, I felt really out of place. One of the women had been coming to the group for about a year, and she just kept talking about how horrible her life was, and going on and on. Some women didn’t want to open up, and others really opened up. But to me, it felt like the women there saw themselves as victims and were [myopic and] unable to see a bigger picture. I didn’t feel that there was any instruction or encouragement [on how to get better], and I ended up feeling even worse when I left. I knew I never wanted to do that again. It shook me awake. I [realized that I] saw myself as a strong person, not as a victim, and I needed to redirect my negative energy into something else. That was the permission I needed to start working again on my business, and to really pour myself into that."
I didn't want to be someone who was still struggling a year later, and I decided that wasn't going to happen. Read More
Work smarter, not harder, and communicate yourself succinctly, successfully. Read More
I don't know about you... but if I showed you my high school photo you'd feel bad for me. Eddie Bauer button up shirt. Frizzy blond hair. Pre-braces. Hot pink lip gloss, poorly applied concealer with the smallest hint of mascara. Read More
I am beyond glad to announce that this year, the week before Christmas, I will be taking a very limited number of sittings in... Read More
Preparing for a family portrait is not for the faint of heart. If you done it even once, you know this. It's not as easy as it looks, is it? Especially if you, mom, or dad, are the ones with the nice camera on a tripod with a timer, trying to get everyone to look AT THE SAME TIME!? HOW HARD CAN IT BE, RIGHT? Read More
Malachi and Jerusha came over to help with some light tests and I'm loving this Ralph-Lauren, but kind-of-old-hollywood-inspired photographs. Read More