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The commitment that goes with studying dance in the elementary, middle school, and high school years is a huge choice that requires sweat, blood, and tears from young women, yet builds in them tenacity and self-respect…

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D is the second rockstar senior I’ve photographed this spring, and with a look that’s somewhere between Gal Gadot and Zendaya, we ended up with some really gorgeous-yet-edgy portraits…

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One of my favorite things is getting to photograph families not once, but multiple times, as they grow and evolve into legacies….

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These have been a long time coming. N & G were some of the first visitors of the downtown Georgetown studio location when I first opened it, and we created some of my favorite motherhood and mommy/daughter images. It’s hard to believe that G is already over 4 years old now, she seems so tiny […]

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If in 5 years you feel like you heard about Malachi way before he was famous, well, you just look back and remember that you heard about him here…

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Combined with her sharp wardrobe and our precise styling, I feel we were able to capture a really next-level, high-fashion feel to these images. Pattie trusted me from the beginning, and you can really see her personality blossom in these gorgeous portraits. 

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A new little fresh baby around the holidays the ultimate Christmas gift. Coming from a religious background, newborn babies around that time of year pull at my heartstrings in a special kind of way. This little one was born a few days ahead of schedule (Christmas Day), and actually interrupted the decorating of their Christmas tree! When I got to their home, the top half of the tree had lights, and the bottom half was bare. It was a happy reminder of reality, the chaos, and the re-prioritized joy that a new life brings.

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This spring marks 10 years (ten?! really?!) since I first met Lizzie, Buffalo-native, dreamer, romantic who never stops inspiring me to seek beauty, be true, and love fiercely.

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What’s a beauty portrait?

A beauty portrait is you at your gala-best. It’s you in your imagination when….

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I realized two things: I needed to show off motherhood to the world as the beautiful, powerful role that it is, and I needed to give families the incredible, gorgeous studio portraits they deserved. Why can’t your family photo look like the Kardashians? Why can’t you look like that, too? What makes them so special, while you have to be stressed and go to a field outside at sunset in the cold? Did someone tell you that? Did someone say, “Well, you’ll never be a model“? Did someone say, “Just go with the so-and-so photographer, they’re more your style“? Did someone say, “That doesn’t look good on your body type, you should get this instead“? Did someone say, “Don’t be extra“? Did someone say, “Stop showing off“? 

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