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Personal: February in Photos

I’ve decided to do a few more personal posts around these parts. Because I have a lot of friends and acquaintances who read the blog (thanks guys!) and because, though this is primarily a business tool, it’s also something of a diary for me. And if I commit to doing a monthly round-up post, maybe I’ll actually get around to taking more photos and downloading them. Big promises! In the meantime, at least I have enough material for a February post.


Also, you may have noticed that February isn’t over. This roundup is coming early because tomorrow I head off to New Orleans to cover Mardi Gras. I’m excited but also nervous. And I’m really, really hoping to come back with a lot of really great images. The big plan is to put together a book.

Shawn, Randall & Baby R | Maryland Documentary Family Photography

One of the joys of being a part of such a big moment in my clients’ lives is watching them grow from there. I come in at a big transition, and sometimes I get called back in for other changes, like new additions. Shawn and Randall had Baby R just a couple weeks before I came to their house to do a few portraits and document a little sliver of their lives as new parents.


We shot in their home, as that is where new parents spend all of their time. I believe the “normal” is beautiful – the wonder, discovery, gratitude and also the exhaustion, the spit-ups, the poopy diapers. Life is short. Photos help. Doggies too.


(S&R – don’t worry. I gave you a ton of color photos too. I just thought the black and white worked well for the setting.)


sheryl weinerFebruary 26, 2014 - 6:51 pm

Great pics!!

Marcia MonnettFebruary 26, 2014 - 8:16 pm

great photo shoot…love them all…thanks for sharing…blessings

Lynn E KruppFebruary 26, 2014 - 8:18 pm

those pic or so great. Lynn friend of Christy

Jude MartinFebruary 26, 2014 - 9:59 pm

Awe Struck!! <3

Sheryl WeinerFebruary 26, 2014 - 11:48 pm

Greats pics!!

Kathy AngelFebruary 27, 2014 - 2:52 pm

I love that one of the baby crying in the tub. I agree – the B&W helps you focus on the feeling of the photos. Beautiful pictures!

Cynthia ShippFebruary 27, 2014 - 6:45 pm

Awesome pics Amber! :)

Kerri & Brian | DC courthouse wedding

Kerri and Brian were married on their 19th anniversary. You just know when it’s time. They tied the knot on Valentine’s Day, at the DC courthouse, surrounded by friends and family. And then we hit up their Capitol Hill neighborhood for some portraits in their back yard and surrounds. Their dog is really soft.


The courthouse was surprisingly calm for Valentine’s Day and two days after our mini-Snowmageddon (Snowchi, I believe). The courts opened late but Kerri and Brian got in on time.


We had to grab the furriest member of their family for some photos by their house.


Hard to believe we had so much snow on the ground just last week.


They live right near a whole bunch of lobbying offices, so there was some random stuff to play with. They are really good sports.


KathyFebruary 24, 2014 - 1:21 pm

I love both the first and last shots! Beautiful wedding!