Benitez Familia

It started with engagements, then a wedding.  Shortly after, maternity and then GGB’s first birthday.  I met Kat and Val in 2015 when I did their engagement photos in the snow at Ben Marl winery in New York.  I did their wedding the following July and found out Kat was pregnant as well.  I came back up to New York to do her maternity photos and then Gabby’s first birthday.  I told them they needed to come down to Virginia and I would take some family photos of them and that’s exactly what we did! I really didn’t know that when I met them they’d become such great friends.  We spent the afternoon in Old Town, Alexandria and then headed to my parents for dinner.  It was a great day with great friends and I miss them again! I’ll come up to New York again soon, thank you to my best clients and great friends!

Minguez Familia

Photographing your best friend and her family is easy.  Picking only a few photos to post on the blog is the difficult part. I love this family so much and you will see why when you see these photos.

Kaitlin’s Family Photos

I worked with Kaitlin about three years ago in georgetown and we got to become good friends.  She was pregnant with Livia while we worked together too, so it was nice to see her all grown up (about to turn three) the other day.  She also has a sweet baby girl named Eloise and I am obsessed with her cheeks.  Both babes were dolls for this shoot and I was so happy to see Kaitlin again. I hope you enjoy some photos from the shoot of her amazing family!

Stephanie & Stephen- Blizzard Wedding

When you think blizzard, you don’t exactly think wedding, however, that is exactly what Stephanie & Stephen had to think about.  Their wedding was to take place in the middle of Winter Storm Jonas.  Even though there was over two feet of snow outside, high winds, and freezing temperatures, they were able to tie the knot at Embassy Suites in Old Town Alexandria.  We were even able to get some shots in the snow! I don’t think Stephanie freaked out once and remained calm all day.  Although some guests had to cancel, the ones that were able to make it had a GREAT time! I’m glad a little snow didn’t stop these two from tying the knot and even though it delayed their honeymoon a day, they have a lifetime of memories from their snowzilla wedding!

Arynne in D.C.

Arynne and I drove around D.C. to take some shots for her real estate website. We lucked out with gorgeous weather!

Megan’s Dance Application Portraits

When Megan asked if I could do some pictures for her dance application, I was super nervous- I’ve never done dance portraits before, but I just went with it and I think they came out great! Megan is amazing and I was in awe of everything she did.  Also, I want her calves. And that blue door! My favorite pictures!!

Stephanie & Steve’s Engagement Photos

I met Steph while we both worked at Carlyle a couple of years ago and I’m happy our friendship has lasted even after both of us moving on from the restaurant.  She met her match in Steve, also a dog lover, and on the most perfect spring day, we spent the afternoon in Old Town Alexandria for some engagement photos.  We got lucky with an unoccupied fire truck, Steph feeling a little adventurous, and a beautiful sunset! I can’t wait for their wedding in January!