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Catching up with the blog and Milk Bath Portraits

December 26, 2016 - I can't believe it's been 10 months since my last blog. Here's a quick catch up, we bought a new house in Springfield, V...
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Friends Pinup Casey and Dallas

March 04, 2016 - Casey and Dallas are friends and coworkers that wanted to do a modern pinup shoot. I consider modern pinup to be pinup i...
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Visual Impact - Why hire a professional photographer

February 28, 2016 - My husband and I recently bought a house and are in the process of closing and preparing our townhouse for sale. As we l...
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5 Reasons to book a Boudoir/ Pinup session

February 19, 2016 - I love shooting boudoir and pinup and it's a lot of fun. I like it because I enjoy working with each woman to find the b...
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Cosplay fun

November 13, 2015 - I did another cosplay shoot, this time in the studio with the lovely Jennifer. We collaborated on costumes and looks and...
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First Cosplay event

September 10, 2015 - Portrait Photographers are always looking for models to work with and it seems that Cosplayers are always looking for ph...
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Pinup boudoir with Elena

September 06, 2015 - Elena had a vision of doing a pinup style boudoir glam shoot. Well of course I was all over that. She's vavoom and she's...
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Edgy Boudoir

July 22, 2015 - Recently I took a workshop at work from Franklin Covey on the Seven habits of effective people. What does this have to d...
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Retro Boudoir

July 12, 2015 - I love the contrast and mood of 1940's glam and film noir images. They have class, beauty and an element of drama that r...
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My race car photography adventure

May 23, 2015 - I was recently contacted by my favorite female race car driver Christina. She needed a good shot of her with her car at...
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Introducing Boudoir

April 13, 2015 - I have always loved the look of retro boudoir glam images. When I see the film noir images or the 1940's movie star head...
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Zumba dancing

March 27, 2015 - I recently was contacted by Kareemah who wanted to do some images to promote her Zumba business. She chose to do my stud...
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Project 52 - a piece of art a week

February 22, 2015 - Last year I completed Project 365 and took a picture a day. While I learned a lot and I enjoyed finding new ways to see...
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Don't listen to me, listen to Sherri

February 21, 2015 - I recently had a photo session with Sherri and blogged about my favorite images. Here's a reminder of one of the shots f...
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Headshots Plus Fun Shots

February 14, 2015 - I've recently had a few sessions where a client wanted wanted some headshots but also needed a few images for online dat...
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The Northern Goddess Studio shoot

February 13, 2015 - I have not stopped shooting my goddesses but I have stopped trying to find what they're named. They depict goddesses of...
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Friends getting headshots

February 02, 2015 - I was recently contacted by Cecile to create some headshots for her. She wanted to mix it up a bit and have some for Lin...
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The Peacock feather dress

January 30, 2015 - Not long ago a friend of mine sent me a link to a blog that inspired me. She had a quick little note stating that she th...
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It's CompoSITing not CompoSTing

January 06, 2015 - Lately I've been doing a lot of compositing. I post the images on my Facebook page and I hear one of two things. "What'...
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Photography inspiration - following my interests

December 02, 2014 - I used to say to my husband that I loved Thai food, he would reply with "You don't love Thai food, you love Pad Thai." H...
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Photo session with a teenager

November 08, 2014 - I love working with teens. I like their energy, creative ideas and hearing what they have to say. I recently had the opp...
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Capturing experiences and creating memories

November 02, 2014 - Some very good friends of mine Sara and Tyler just got married. They had a destination wedding down in the area of Tail...
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Head shots Jesse

October 31, 2014 - Jesse recently contacted me to create some head shots for him. He's in a masters program and will be sent overseas as pa...
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A fun Maternity Shoot with props and a painterly effect

October 21, 2014 - I recently met with my neighbors to capture their joy in her pregnancy. We met at a local park and I brought along a pro...
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Shawna The Fashionista

September 30, 2014 - My friend and co-worker Shawna is a blogger for fashion. http://soworkweekchic.blogspot.com/ I love her sense of style...
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Headshots Tiffany

September 21, 2014 - I really do love working with someone to create a headshot. They're fun and engaging and people are motivated to get the...
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Headshots in Georgetown DC

September 15, 2014 - I was recently hired by John to capture some professional headshots. He wanted an urban look to the images and chose Geo...
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The Goddess Aphrodite Part 1

September 08, 2014 - I recently shot my second goddess image of the series. The model was Sasha and she and I chose the goddess Aphrodite for...
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I want the studio photography experience - Angie

September 05, 2014 - In the Spring Angie contacted me to do a studio photography session. I asked her what she wanted out of the shoot and sh...
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Portrait Photography at MINIs Take the States 2014

August 14, 2014 - My husband and I just returned from an amazing trip hosted by MINI USA. It's called MINIs Take the States (MTTS) and it...
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Jane's headshots

July 29, 2014 - I recently donated a headshot session to a charity and Jane won the bid for my services. She wanted updated headshots fo...
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The Huntress Goddess

July 15, 2014 - It's been quiet out here lately. I had knee surgery in early June and haven't been able to do a lot of photography. Howe...
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Is your LinkedIn headshot helping you?

July 02, 2014 - I’ve blogged many times about headshots. Why do I do this? Because there is a huge need for people to understand why a g...
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My Head shots Package

June 08, 2014 - I frequently meet people that just want good head shots for Facebook and LinkedIn. They need their images delivered digi...
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Staff head shots

June 02, 2014 - A few months ago I got an email asking about taking some staff headshots for a publication called Reason. I found the em...
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Fulfilling my artistic vision

May 22, 2014 - Recently we went on a trip to MINIs on the Dragon. The organizer is Barry and last year I created an image of his new MI...
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Crazy fun photoshoot with Kelli and her MINI Cooper Blaze

May 11, 2014 - I recently went to MINIs on the Dragon (MOTD) for the 5th year. This event is a big event for those of us that own MINI...
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Glamour Shots for MINIs on the Dragon

May 06, 2014 - I just got back from my annual trek to the Smokey Mountains where I meet up with about 1,000 other people and around 750...
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Femme Fatale photo session

April 21, 2014 - I recently worked with Suni to do a portrait session to reveal her inner femme fatale. Prior to the shoot Suni and I dis...
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My recent adventure to Photoshop World

April 13, 2014 - One thing I feel is important is to keep my skills up. I am a member of Kelbyone training because they have world class...
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Corporate Headshot Steve

March 28, 2014 - I was recently contacted by Steve who needed head shots for a new job. He had recently retired and was starting out in c...
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Corporate Board Portrait

March 20, 2014 - I was recently hired by the Executive Women in Government to take a picture of their board of trustees for their website...
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Christie and her MINI Cooper Photo Session

March 04, 2014 - Christy has a custom painted black metallic '06 MINI Cooper Cabrio S which I have always loved. I partly love it because...
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Badass Car Shoot with Erin and her MINI Cooper Countryman

February 23, 2014 - I love, love, love to shoot a person with the car that they love and capture their personality. This shoot was about Eri...
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MINI Cooper Car Photography with Chris

February 15, 2014 - Chris loves his MINI Rocko and wanted some shots together. We collaborated with an awesome shop called PTuning to do the...
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Sasha Modeling Portfolio- Beauty head shots

February 12, 2014 - I recently worked with Sasha for her portfolio. She needed head shots and I wanted to work on beauty poses. Beauty poses...
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Stephanie Beauty Session

February 06, 2014 - Stephanie wanted to work on her modeling portfolio so we decided to work in the studio and bring in a makeup artist. We...
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Car Chick photography with Christina

January 25, 2014 - Today I met with Christina to do some shots of her and Carl, her BMW. She was a breath of fresh air and a total joy to w...
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Time to look at your headshots

January 20, 2014 - It's January when we look at our lives and make declarations and revisions. While you're at it you may be making a revie...
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Vintage Glam with Sasha

January 06, 2014 - I had the pleasure of working with the lovely Sasha again at the National Building Museum. She and I had discussed doing...
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Michele's fitness Session

December 17, 2013 - Michele recently took advantage my creative deluxe in studio package. She is a health and wellness coach for Herbalife p...
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Steve Head Shots

December 14, 2013 - I recently did some head shots for Steve. I always ask what people do and what they want to portray. It is typical that...
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Headshots

December 01, 2013 - I love doing head shots and I tend to get a fair amount of sessions for them. There are a few things that I've found are...
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Capturing moments

November 24, 2013 - I recently had a photo session with Melissa, Jon and their daughter Julliette (Jules). We got some really cute shots of...
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Dance Portraiture

November 19, 2013 - As a photographer I like to indulge myself in artistic images and I really love the human form and movement. This month...
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Portrait with a horse

October 26, 2013 - I recently did a wonderful session with Emily at the stables. The connection that she has with her horses is beautiful....
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Headshots for Candi

October 24, 2013 - I was recently contacted by Candi to create some headshots for her to use on her website. We discussed what she was tryi...
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Engagement session - Washington DC

October 22, 2013 - I recently had a wonderful time with an engagement session for Sara and Tyler. They wanted to work at the monuments so w...
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Mad men style portrait session

October 13, 2013 - Erin and Sara wanted to do a mad men style portrait session. They met me at the studio with an entire wardrobe and perfe...
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Dramatic lighting portraits

October 10, 2013 - I'm a member at Union 206 studio which is where I rent space for my studio photo shoots. I love working there because th...
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Dance portraits - Pole dancing

October 09, 2013 - My friend invited me to shoot a class of pole dancers. I love the human form and was intrigued as I had never seen one o...
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Why Backlit portraits work

October 06, 2013 - I love shooting backlit portraits, especially of women. I remember when I first picked up a camera and learned that back...
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Jun, Sean and baby Sabrina

September 23, 2013 - A few months ago I took maternity shots of Jun, she is now in full mommy mode and looks fabulous. The baby Sabrina...
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Alex shoot at Lorton Prison - Character photography

September 22, 2013 - Today I had a really fun shoot with Alex. We met at the closed Lorton Prison parking lot. I've always wanted to do a por...
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Finding nice light on the fly

August 25, 2013 - Today we went to lunch with my Mom for her birthday. Her sister, my Aunt Cynthia was visiting so it was an extra special...
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Something new Facebook Timeline headers

August 20, 2013 - I like to offer my clients something fun and recently started working with these templates that allow me to create a Fac...
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Teen Portraits

August 12, 2013 - I love to work with teenagers, I truly mean it, love them. I love their fresh attitudes and how they negotiate with you...
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Molly and Abby - Sisters

July 29, 2013 - I was recently on an assignment to work with two sisters Molly and Abby. Molly is 12 and Abby is 6; they were a pure joy...
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Vacation time with Mark

July 01, 2013 - Someone I rarely photograph is my husband Mark. Funny how you don't make time to get images of the person that you live...
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Black and white and mono portraits

June 19, 2013 - I love to play with color saturation, however it's not as simple as many might think. In this post I'm going to walk you...
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Quitta portrait session

June 17, 2013 - I recently did a session with Quitta (pronounced KWEE-Ta) in the studio. We had A LOT of fun and she really ripped throu...
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High School Senior Portrait - Kayla

June 13, 2013 - I recently had the pleasure to work with Kayla, she's a very sweet and pretty girl. We worked in Old Town Alexandria lat...
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Post processing a portrait- Stephanie

June 07, 2013 - Stephanie is a really good friend of mine that's always willing to dive in for a photo shoot to let me try a new techniq...
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High School Senior Libby

June 07, 2013 - I recently did a session with Libby. She is just graduating high school, a smart and quirky young lady with a boatload o...
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Newborn Sabrina

June 04, 2013 - This is Sabrina and she's 11 days old. These images were taken when she was well fed and sleepy, the house was turned up...
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Post processing a portrait of a male - Haemish

May 27, 2013 - When you choose a portrait photographer you are hiring more then someone to take your picture. What happens during the s...
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Baby Savanah

May 26, 2013 - I am not by any means an infant photographer, but I love a challenge. I recently shot a beautiful 5 week old baby named...
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Bekka Maternity

May 20, 2013 - I just finished a very exciting maternity session with Bekka. She's due in about 6 weeks and is doing great. She wanted...
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June Maternity

May 16, 2013 - I recently did a session with June who's due in a few weeks. She looks amazing and had incredible energy. We shot the im...
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MINIs on the Dragon Glamour Shots

May 15, 2013 - I was recently at a very fun MINI Cooper event in the Smokie Mountains. My friend Craig and I shot some sessions of "Gla...
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Will and Angela

May 09, 2013 - I consider myself a portrait photographer, but not really a wedding photographer. I recently took a job to work with Wil...
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Portraits of Andre, not your average realtor

April 19, 2013 - I recently did a session with Andre. He needed head shots and full body shots for his website and business. He is not yo...
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Stephanie Urban Glam Session

April 10, 2013 - I recently did a session with Stephanie to do more of a glam pin up type of shoot. We had a lot of fun and I have the pr...
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Rockabilly Pin up with Leah

April 08, 2013 - Yesterday we had a blast at a shoot. We had an awesome location with graffiti walls and an enthusiastic rockabilly model...
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Get a buddy and shoot in the studio

March 06, 2013 - I charge $400 for a 2 hours studio shoot. When we shoot in the studio the weather is always nice and we have full contro...
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Fun Studio Shoot Today

March 03, 2013 - This afternoon I shot two friends in the studio and we had a lot of fun. I also brought along my friend Craig as a secon...
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Cory Portrait

February 16, 2013 - I recently did a portrait session with Cory at the studio. I love working in the studio because I'm a control freak and...
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Shawnee's headshots

February 08, 2013 - Have you looked at your Linkedin Profile picture lately? Do you have the ghost image? There are a lot of good reasons to...
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Stephanie's pin up shoot

January 12, 2013 - I recently did a really fun shoot at the studio where we brought in cars and shot the owners with their cars. Stephanie...
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Headshots of Lacy

January 01, 2013 - Today's client was Lacy and she needed some professional headshots. She does speaking engagements and wanted something p...
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Getting over the pre-portrait anxieties

December 27, 2012 - A lot of people get nervous about having their picture taken. Who can blame them, there are a lot of bad images out ther...
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Fun Shoot

October 12, 2012 - I recently had a shoot with a beautiful friend of mine Stephanie. She's a wonderful model and we had a lot of fun. I've...
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