washington dc family photography

Asa: Baby // Washington, D.C. Baby Photographer

Here is another lovely (mini) session that I've been meaning to share. I'm lucky to photograph this family in so many stages of their life. Meet the newest little bub: Asa! His big sisters adore him. : ) (Side note: we missed having Dad, Kurt, at this session, who was out of town.)

Maeve: One-Year Session // Washington, DC Family Photographer

Y'all! I'm so behind on blogging right now. I accepted long ago that it's just how things are with two kiddos and one almost here! So, I'll keep this short: looove this family. : ) They bring me so much joy. This is my third session with them! This time, they asked me to do some one-year photos of their second born, Maeve. I'm not sure how it's possible that she's already one, because it seems like I just photographed this family not long ago (but it was last November - crazy how time gets away!). Anyway, I met up with ahhhhhdorable Maeve and her always-awesome parents at Rock Creek Park last month. Love this little girl's inquisitive expressions -- she had me cracking up at times. She's so sweet. Check out some faves!

The Staiger Family // Washington, DC Family Photographer

This family is always LOADS of fun, and I am lucky to call them friends. I first photographed this crew a few months after Birch (the big sis) was welcomed into the world. Now the littlest one - Maeve - is here and they are SO darn cute together. And I can't forget big (puppy) bro Hank, who loves hamming it up for the camera. Thanks for inviting me back, y'all. Time spent with you guys is a real treat!

The Russell Family // Baltimore, Maryland Family Photographer

A quick note about something that's been on my mind: people have asked me recently if I'm giving up photography. Absolutely not! But you see...because I now have two gorgeous little ones who basically run my life : ), I have had to scale back considerably on the amount of shooting that I do. I used to photograph 30+ weddings and 20+ sessions a year but being a mommy to our little loves is now most important in my life. I'm lucky enough to have a partner that allows me to stay at home with our kids (I realize that it is a privilege that a lot of families don't have). I will admit (like probably most SAHMs would) that it's hard sometimes having to focus all your energy on the kiddos, but these years are so important and only happen once. So to come back full circle: even though my priorities may have shifted, photography is still a big passion of mine and I plan on shooting as much as I can.

Okay, back to the photos. : ) This is another one of my faaaaavorite families. I have been lucky enough to photograph a lot of milestones for this family: Bernadette and Casey's engagement session and wedding, Harrison's newborn photos, Harrison's one-year photos and now his two-year photos. I LOVE documenting a family as they grow. Since we did this shoot in late October, the Russells have welcomed their newest son, which I will also be sharing later on : ). For this session, we met at Fort McHenry in Baltimore. It was an unseasonably warm day and Harrison was in an extra adorable mood. I just LOVE how he squeezed his mama and showered her with kisses every time I asked him to cuddle with her. Enjoy the love of this family. : )

The Butler Family // Northern Virginia Family Photographer

I met Maria, Nick and their 13-month-old daughter Amelia on a sunny day last week in northern Virginia for a family session. Let me tell y'all... they were TROOPERS. Even though the sun was shining, it was windy and COLD! All of them handled the biting temps with grace, and we got some super sweet photos. I'm so grateful my friend Anna connected me with them. Enjoy this beautiful family!