Travel Sessions Washington D.C., Northern VA.


Washington D.C. / Northern Va.

May 18-20th
*to reserve a session time, please email  or call 713-842-0217.

retainer fee | $250
• includes $100 print credit, applied at time of order
• 60-minute photo session for one family of four [ or two children 5 months & older]
• additional siblings or parents $25 each
[up to two additional people]
• 20-plus artfully edited images presented in online proofing gallery for five days
• tax not included
• non-refundable retainer due to hold session reservation; paypal is accepted

Only two sessions remaining. Contact me for details on specific travel session packages.

Brett & Tami + 2

I had the pleasure of photographing this sweet family last weekend. I cannot tell you how much I adore shooting this kind of “at home” session. They are so personal and it makes capturing the essence of a family that much easier. Other than raising their precious brood, Brett & Tami are the owners of Chicago’s The Daily Method (fitness studios in Bucktown and The North Shore-Kenilworth). Check them out! Thanks again guys for choosing me to record a little piece of your history! xo


You were born a daughter…

You were born a daughter.

You looked up to your mother.
You looked up to your father.
You looked up at everyone.
You wanted to be a princess.
You thought you were a princess.
You wanted to own a horse.
You wanted to be a horse.
You wanted your brother to be a horse.
You wanted to wear pink.
You never wanted to wear pink.
You wanted to be a Veterinarian.
You wanted to be President.
You wanted to be the President’s Veterinarian.
You were picked last for the team.
You were the best one on the team.
You refused to be on the team.
You wanted to be good in algebra.
You hid during algebra.
You wanted the boys to notice you.
You were afraid the boys would notice you.
You started to get acne.
You started to get breasts.
You started to get acne that was bigger than your breasts.
You wouldn’t wear a bra.
You couldn’t wait to wear a bra.
You couldn’t fit into a bra.
You didn’t like the way you looked.
You didn’t like the way your parents looked.
You didn’t want to grow up.
You had your first best friend.
You had your first date.
You had your second best friend.
You had your second first date.
You spent hours on the telephone.
You got kissed.
You got to kiss back.
You went to the prom.
You didn’t go to the prom.
You went to the prom with the wrong person.
You spent hours on the telephone.
You fell in love.
You fell in love.
You fell in love.
You lost your best friend.
You lost your other best friend.
You really fell in love.
You became a steady girlfriend.
You became a significant other.

Sooner or later, you start taking yourself seriously. You know when you need a break. You know when you need a rest. You know what to get worked up about and what to get rid of. And you know when it’s time to take care of yourself, for yourself. To do something that makes you stronger, faster, more complete.

Because you know it’s never too late to have a life. And never too late to change one.


– Nike

This Nike ad was posted by my friend, artist, and mentor, Deb Schwedhelm, last spring. As a mother of three girls, it resonated with me. I was shooting at the beach this week-there to play with light and capture some images of my three, during this record warm spring, in Chicago. As I gazed through my lens, all I could see was my beautiful baby girl turning into a young lady. In just a few short months, I have started to recognize a change {child to tween ; 10-11}.  The changes I remember… becoming painfully aware that your legs seem longer than the upper half of your body, your gracefulness has been replaced with awkwardness, you have braces, maybe your first pimple, and the ever so rapidly changing social dynamics between your girlfriends {and God help me, boys}. I am acutely aware of my importance in her life. She needs help navigating these changes, but the freedom to become her own person. My mom has said to me a thousand times, “I wish I could make it perfect for you, protect you, but this is life and this is how you grow”. Oh, those words are becoming my own…You are my daughter, you are wonderfully unique, you are SIGNIFICANT.



Sesame Street Trance & Winter Light in B&W

I know I should be thankful for what is being called a mild mid western winter, (since I have lived in the south for the last 14 years) but there are certainly no January days by the pool anymore. I have been playing with the winter light in our home (my little muse is always happy to help) and even though it’s different than the bright sunny days in Houston, I’m enjoying the moodiness of it. Sometimes, it’s nice to see the winter season in all it’s apathy and fury. The sky is grey, the trees are barren, the ground cold and lifeless, covered in snow. So old man winter….I will cling to this quote by Robert Frost, “The best way out is always through”. Inside, we know we can still enjoy hot chocolate, movie marathons, big cozy blankets and soon enough spring will arrive…I will be updating my portfolio, facebook page and adding session dates to the calendar for spring, so stay tuned.