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Rob + Kayleigh

August 12, 2017

Rob and Kayleigh met us on a quiet evening at the park, Wyatt, their son, in tow riding in a red Radio Flyer wagon. There are moments when as a photographer, you have a good feeling about things.  Diffused light, deep shadows, light haze that sculpts shapes in the air, these are things I notice […]

Danny + Kara

May 2, 2017

When Kara first contacted us about possibly doing photos with her family, we jumped at the opportunity. Like hibernating bears, the winter had been lean for us photography-wise.  But now the long bleak days of winter had since blown over and the DMV area buzzed with anticipation of cherry blossoms and warm weather…which we got…then […]

A Visit With Jesus

March 16, 2017

  The house creaks lightly as the cool breeze licks columns of volcanic dust up into the air. A mangy chicken, it’s wing feathers long since shredded by the advances of the yard rooster jerks and clucks between our legs and picks at the loose end of my shoelace. Beyond the thin plywood wall two […]

Bryan + Jen

February 28, 2017

“Oh my Gosh! We never win anything!” Jen texted us after finding out she had won our Instagram giveaway. We pulled up to their house on a cloudy Saturday only to be blown away by the beautiful diffusion of light inside.  Lauren and I looked at each other and did a mental high five. A […]

Ed + Rachel

December 27, 2016

I have known Ed for close to ten years, we both met in Newport Rhode Island at Prep School prior to attending the Naval Academy.  Over the next five years we kept in touch on and off and in the wave of post-graduation weddings I heard that he and Rachel had tied the knot.  All […]

Joel + Julie

December 20, 2016

One of the more fun aspects of photography comes from the people you meet through word of mouth recommendations.  Julie contacted us for a lifestyle shoot after seeing some photos we did for Lauren’s best friends (also blogged here, *shameless plug*).  We arrived at Julie and Joel’s house, a cozy row house in D.C., nestled […]

The Smiths

November 5, 2016

“Hook your arm there….yeah, like a cowboy.”  If there was one thing Porter and Hudson understand it’s the cowboy metaphor as I pose them against a worn wooden fence.  The fall air has a slight nip to it, exacerbated by the fact that both the Smiths and Lauren and I have just recently relocated from […]

The Shenks

October 9, 2016

Lauren and Danielle have been best friends since as far back as she can remember.  I remember as a relatively new interloper to their relationship early on when Lauren and I were dating, I got to know her in the car on long drives to trail races, chasing drunk drivers on 495, even getting down […]

Sons of the Sun

September 30, 2016

“They call us Sons of the Sun” a wiry Djiboutian explains to me as I sit at a bus stop squinting down a shimmering dirt road.  The heat is oppressive, and the color palette is a mute brown.  The uniforms are brown, the roads are brown, a brown film of talcum dust covers every surface, […]

Maania + Austin

September 27, 2016

“Careful there” Austin points out a wobbly rock as he and Maania venture ever deeper into the Hawaiian rainforest.  It’s a blue evening, the result of the Pacific sun’s last rays splashing upward off the dense green canopy.  The warm atmosphere breathes golden light and holds it, pursing it’s lips before blowing the stream into lingering […]

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