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Meet Mattea

Baby Mattea was just 2 weeks old when I met her last Sunday for her debut photo shoot (see the maternity photo shoot I did with her family in November...)

We had fun posing her with lots of accessories, and discovered that she loves bean bag chairs. She fell right asleep when we snuggled her in the bean bag. Congrats, Deb and Jay!











 

Greg and Caroline

I met Greg and Caroline at the National Arboretum last weekend to take engagement photos. It was the perfect spring day. We may have missed the cherry blossoms this year, but the park was gorgeous and everything was in bloom. I strategically placed us to avoid shots with the throngs of tourists who also thought it was the perfect spring day-man oh man was that place crowded. We enjoyed columns and gardens until the security guards kicked us out at closing time, then we headed to the Capitol Building. The second location was sentimental because Greg proposed to Caroline at the Capitol building, and then whisked her away to Paris to celebrate. Tres romantique, non?

















Abby!

Baby Abby was born to my good friends Maggie and Chris on January 27. Abby was a dream model-at just two weeks old, she tolerated wardrobe changes, hats and hair bows, and hanging out in wicker baskets. I am in love with this baby.

I especially love Abby's hair--it's brown hair with natural blonde highlights/frosted tips. Maggie said it's like her hair started out blonde and then suddenly switched to brown. Absolutely amazing--people pay big bucks for highlights like this!













The Ferrara Family

I spent Saturday morning with the Ferraras! Baby Isaac is five months old and so cute, with a big bald head and big 'ole eyes. Isabella is two and full of sass and personality. I've photographed the Ferraras several times before. The kids just keep getting cuter and cuter.

















 

Michaela and Atlas

I spent last Saturday romping around a park with Michaela and Atlas. Michaela is a good friend from grad school, and Atlas is her fluffy, gentle Goldendoodle. It was almost more difficult to get Atlas to look at the camera than it is to get a toddler to look at the camera. Atlas was too smart to fall for my ploys, like asking him if there is squirrel on my head. I had to resort to meowing like a cat and shaking boxes of treats to get him to look at me. Michaela was much easier to work with-I only had to bribe her with promises of Chinese hot pot and beer after the photo shoot.











Ben's Bar Mitzvah

Ben's Bar Mitzvah was Saturday, October 22 at the Beth Chaverim Reform Congregation in Ashburn, VA. Ben is one of the coolest teenagers I know and I was thrilled to share the day with him.



Mike and Meredith

I had a blast shooting Mike and Meredith's engagement photos. We met at Meridian Hill Park in D.C. for some photos at dusk, and then we hit U Street and Logan Circle for a few nighttime shots. Mike and Meredith were great models and they went along with all my crazy ideas. They stood in the middle of Mass Ave with traffic zooming by, posed in front of Ben's Chili Bowl, and feigned terror over an imaginary UFO attack. The fingerstaches were a nice touch, too.

























Mad Dog Madeleine

I met "Mad Dog" Madeleine on Sunday. Madeleine was a full two weeks late, can you even imagine? Her parents, Sharkie and Johann, are good friends--I've known Sharkie forever, since my grad school days at Georgetown.

Madeleine was the perfect model--she stayed awake the entire time with barely a peep. What a great sport.

As a side note, I did learn that day that when there is traffic leading onto the beltway from 95 in Maryland, it does NOT save any time to go the opposite direction, on the New Carrollton side. My "shortcut" to avoid sitting in the traffic was about 20 extra miles. You think I would know that after living in DC for 9 years.

Congrats again to Sharkie and Johann!