Spring Family Photos in Chevy Chase

Springtime is a great time to update family photos in DC! Even if the weather is unpredictable all you really need is a room with decent light. I love working with past clients like my brides on keeping their family photos updated. For this session the mom, and interior designer, dressed the girls in perfectly coordinated chambray shirts and black bows. We spend less than hour chasing the girls around and I am so in love with the results!

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I know it can be hard to wrangle the kids, get them dressed in coordinating outfits and to wrestle a bow in their hair – but it’s usually worth it for some heirloom family photography. The whole process here was less than 45 minutes and we got a ton of great imagery and I believe we captured the true and distinct personalities of these two kiddos.

With family and kid photography it really is about preparation. I always suggest doing the shoot when they are in their “best mood” which is usually in the morning. Keeping lots of snacks and bribes around is helpful to get them to follow instructions! But after a few photos of smiling and looking at the camera I prefer to let the family loose to relax, draw, spin and do as they like so that we can get more relaxed photos. This is much more possible in an “at-home” session rather than at a park where they can run much farther, and faster, than any of us!

Editorial Beauty Shoot

A simple beauty editorial shoot with:

Makeup: Real Doll Makeup, Lauren Jaber

Hair: Jewel Hair Design

Models: Kelsey & Sara from THE Model Agency

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After many gloomy and gray months of winter I was desperate to photograph something again soon! So I pulled this  Editorial Beauty shoot together with my friend Lauren, a makeup artist. The concept of the shoot was to showcase natural beauty and clean, modern lines of style. The entire shoot was with natural light, in my garage. Shot on a Contax 645 with Fuji Pro 400h 120 film and developed & scanned by Goodman Lab.

Robin & Jesse at the Ritz Carlton DC Wedding

A wedding in March is pretty rare in DC, we are at the tail end of March right now and it’s a 75 degree day while we had a snowstorm and delay of the Cherry Blossom peak bloom just a week or two ago. But for this couple the day was sunny and clear last spring when Robin & Jesse got married in the Foggy Bottom area of Washington, DC. Their traditional Jewish Wedding with Ketubah signing and everything happened indoors, where it was nice and warm and cozy and we were outside for just the portraits. In DC I love shooting a mix of film and digital photography so that our local clients can get the advantage of both mediums. There was a super talented team behind the making of this wedding, credits at the bottom! Originally seen on United With Love.

Bride and Groom Portrait Classic Ritz Carlton

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Calligraphy at Wedding Classic Ritz Carlton
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Wedding photography Ritz Carlton
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Classic Black and White photography Ritz Carlton

Event Planning: A. Dominick Events  | Photography: Bonnie Sen | Floral Design: Amaryllis | Hair: Artistry by Claudine |Makeup: Claire Ashley Beauty |  Cinematography: Ryan Geldermann Wedding Cinematographer |Calligraphy : Lettering By Lynne  | Venue & Cake: The Ritz Carlton Washington Dc | Rentals: DC Rentals |Rentals: Party Rental LTD | Lighting : Frost Lighting | Invitations: A Fabulous Fete | Welcome Tags: Flourishing Penguin | Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier

Culinary Based Seattle Engagement Session

Michelle and Derek are two architects in Seattle who love to cook! For their engagement shoot they rented The Pantry in Seattle.  Then we all followed the shoot with a cooking lesson and finally private dinner as their engagement party.

Engagement sessions have the opportunity to be as creative and personal as possible, and therefore I try to incorporate as many personal details as possible! Michelle & Derek are two of my destination wedding clients. And as a result of my family living in Seattle we were able to work out an engagement session in the Spring to complement their late summer Oregon Coast wedding.

The engagement shoot consisted of making an apple pie, something they often do considering Derek is from eastern Washington State which is known for it’s apples. During the shoot the two of them dreamed about opening a restaurant as their next career.

As seen on Cottage Hill the rest of the credits are at the bottom!

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CREDITS

Bride & Planner, Michelle Hamilton Makeup by Clarins of Nordstroms, Seattle Apron was sewn by mother Nora Hamilton, pattern design is from Sewing Happiness by Sanae Ishida, fabric from Drygoods Design Bride’s striped shirt is from Lika Love Groom’s Shirt is from Butch Blum