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March: Stray Frames | Personal

Here’s what happens every winter: I look at my calendar with so much empty space and I say “dang, I’m going to be sooooo bored.” I then proceed to say “yes” to my every tiny whim. For instance, this winter, I was simultaneously taking classes or self-directing learning in calligraphy, Judaism, ceramics, Java programming, guitar and yoga.


In March, I traveled to Charlottesville for a friend, took the Northern Virginia Short Course in Photojournalism, spent a few quality days in NYC, and juggled many things for a styled shoot last week. It feels like it’s been crazy and Spring has barely broken through.


But, truth be told, I love to be occupied. Gaining new skills makes me feel useful and travel is always on the agenda. I have a really big announcement to make but you’re probably going to have to wait quite a while to hear it. My mental energy feels like it’s split right in thirds: clients, side projects and enrichment, and “the news”. I’m being vague on purpose. You’ll have to deal. Or talk to me in person.

ANNAdventureApril 9, 2015 - 3:22 pm

I love your style of shooting!

Miranda & Josh | Mexican Cultural Institute wedding | Washington, DC

Miranda and Josh got married at the resplendent (that’s a new word on this blog!) Mexican Cultural Institute last month, amid scads of friends and family and minus frills and buffet seating and white dresses. These two threw exactly the party they wanted with all the things they needed – good food and drink, lots of folks, an amazing venue and none of the fuss. Miranda and Josh:

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Miranda skipped a giant white fluffy dress for this elegant azure number.

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The Mexican Cultural Institute has these amazing murals in the stairwell, echoing the Federal Buildings in Mexico City. When we met before the wedding to walk through the venue, I was floored (walled?).

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And the rest of the house is really sweet too – that’s an organ on the right!

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Cherry Blossom Mini Sessions | 2015

We had a blast last year getting our cherry blossom mini sessions on, so I’m taking the plunge again this year. Cherry blossom minis!


Quick, painless and beautiful photos with the iconic blossoms, at half the price of my normal portrait sessions. Write me to reserve a spot!

Here’s a few favorites from last year’s sold-out mini sessions:


Robert DodsworthApril 2, 2015 - 1:58 pm

Cute couples! Love this idea – got a great big cherry blossom on our front lawn!

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