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Lauren: Author, lawyer, mother

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Twenty five people = Four families = One portrait.

More family photos after the jump! —>

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She is, in every sense of the word, a woman. Powerful, beautiful, wise, graceful, and tough as nails…

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Sometimes headshot and personal branding isn’t supposed to be suit-and-tie, all buttoned up, clean shaven. Sometimes they are supposed to look like you got up and walked of the Art of Manliness blog and sat down in a photo studio. 

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“There’s a story behind everything. How a picture got on a wall. How a scar got on your face. Sometimes the stories are simple, and sometimes they are hard and heartbreaking. But behind all your stories is always your mother’s story, because hers is where yours begin.”

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Is there even anything better than a baby at Christmas? 

Even though the majority of the portraits I take are now in my new Georgetown photography studio on the square, I still relish the chance to do a lovely “Lifestyle” shoot with a family or newborn. 

What makes a lifestyle shoot different from a studio shoot? A few things…

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From wedding to maternity to newborn to every family photo, one of my favorite things is being there from the beginning and becoming the family photographer. Nothing is as sacred as family, and being present in their lives every year is an honor. 

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Megan said this to me afterwards:

You made me feel really pretty, Anna… I haven’t felt that in a long time. I’m serious, I cried. You really blew my mind! I love my photos, I will cherish them always.

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The reality is that we live in a world where image is king – your image gets you that swipe on Tinder, the free drink at the bar, and even the interview or job.  Who we are on our social networks and the image we display at our offices or places of business are no longer optional elements of success in social or business environments.

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One of my favorite things to do is to look back through the (now decades!) of family photos my family has collected over the years. Everyone changes so much over the course of their life, especially in childhood and watching the transformation in a matter of moments looking back on the past is something to […]

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On Saturday I had the immense pleasure of photographing the San Marcos Artist’s Retention & Training Orchestra Benefit and Gala. Red carpet and everything. I photographed probably 150 people (some of them multiple times!) before the gala, during intermission, and after the performance – so in maybe an hour and a half? I learned so […]

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