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a portrait’s enduring value

It was during my first year of business that I photographed Penny and this image is one of my favorite photos

Surprise!

sur•prise |sir-PRIZE| noun 1 an unexpected or astonishing event, fact, or thing : the announcement was a complete

New Client Inquiry.

When someone submits a request via my website for more information regarding portraits, it shows up in my inbox with

Changes for 2008

These are some of my favorite photos I’ve ever taken with my Holga, Sea World Orlando and Aruba, two of our

displaying family portraits

It really did start out this simply: I handed a very striking girl a flyer advertising my photography business. She

…this is to have succeeded.

I found this card several years ago in a paper store, right around the time I started my photography business; I

mental feng shui

Chinese Feng Shui horoscope Write your answers on paper. Find out your horoscope at the bottom. 1. Which is your

New York City

We took our Children to New York City for Christmas to take in all of the craze that is the city during the holidays.

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the Gingerbread Man

My mother always had a Gingerbread Man for me during the holiday season. Her recipe was my Gramma’s, Swedish

Putting Holly, Jolly and & ‘Tude into Christmas

Tonight is the big night! Our children are elves in “The Elfabet” Christmas play at school. We have Tude

thank you for a thank you

I photographed Dan and Sheila’s two blue-eyed beauties in October and Sheila sent me an email last week telling

family portraits

Even though I specialize in portraits of individuals, it’s difficult for a portrait photographer to avoid family

FAQ: What is the easiest way to get a great photo greeting card?

Answer: Find a good photographer and pay her to do it for you! ???? Here’s what clients get: One of my favorite

I handed a girl a flyer advertising my photo business…

…last summer at Seussical, and here’s just a handful of the fun that it led to this week:

my quote work?

Yesterday I met Tom and Carey, who brought me the sweetest, happiest boys imaginable. They were all so generous with

Brittany in black and white

High school seniors are fascinating to work with. I love talking with them about their responsibilities and plans for

portrait of Gwynne

Gwynne wanted something different for a Christmas card this year, and I wanted to show off her great cheekbones and

You must really love your job

My schedule this week is like a jigsaw puzzle; it all fits together perfectly, but very, very tightly and with no

champions nonetheless

The Gladiators graciously accepted their second place trophy after last night’s lost to Chantilly, 19-12. True,

In the driver’s seat

Laura Willingham was a college junior heading to Southwestern Colorado during winter break with friends when she and

Gladiators advance to championship game!

A perfect fall day: cold, very cold, we woke up early and dressed for football. It was so cold, in fact, that Alexis

‘Tis the Season for Greeting Cards

Extreme athletics is a Chapman family sideline. In addition to the academic demands of famed Fairfax County Schools,

Springfield Gladiators enter playoffs

manual exposure, 400mm ISO 400 f/5.6 at 1/1000, Nikkor 70-200mm 1:2.8G AF-S VR with TC20EII teleconverter Okay, so

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portrait of a coach

I generally work in-studio, a place where I can dial my lights to f/2.8 at 1/125 and create exactly what I expect to

Duck meets Quack

Duck, North Carolina beach house, seven families; very early mornings filled with sounds of air hockey, PacMan, Galaga

Operation: Love Re-United

It was midnight on December 23, 2001, and my babies were outfitted in red, white and blue. I was keeping them awake

the Fuhrmann family

On my list of Top 10 things I love about my job, the Fuhrmann family checked off all the highlights. ????

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blog redesign

Several of you have mentioned to me that my blog isn’t loading correctly in Internet Explorer on Windows

Christmas 2007 | photo greeting cards

I know; I’m barely into the swing of football practice and struggling to form the habit of grabbing a sweatshirt

John Stuart Hunt, Wall 7 West, line 129

I met John Stuart Hunt on Wall 7 West, line 129, of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. I was giving my

Photo tips for Moms: Lessons Two and Three

The rule of thirds is forever imprinted on my mind in the form of “Pulp Fiction“. The same day my