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    I am a photographer with a passion for capturing emotion.
    I love real, authentic moments.
    I see beauty in so many things and love people with big hearts!
    I hope the images you see here leave you with the same full, happy heart that they give me!

    Currently serving all of Virginia, Washington DC, and the NYC area!

Gratitude-giving

Gratitude.

It’s such a powerful word. (n.) The quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness.

It’s so easy to get caught up in daily life. To, in a sense, grow accustomed to so many things we are fortunate to have – food, shelter, clean water, transportation, friends, family, travel…health. It’s not hard to find yourself in a space where you unknowingly take for granted all of these “normal things” that can seem promised. But on this day, a day of Thanksgiving, I want to find myself in a place of Gratitude-giving. Because I know how precious these resources really are, and none of them are promised. Ever. When human nature takes over, as it so often does, and we find ourselves thinking of all the things we could be doing better, the things we could have, the places we could go, the things others are doing on Facebook that we aren’t…all of the “wants”, and “have nots”, and “should be’s”, and comparisons…I find that it’s always sweet gratitude that brings perspective, re-centers the heart, and restores thankfulness.

So on this day, whether it’s 5 minutes or 5 seconds that I am able to slip away, I will make sure I not only count my blessings that are more numbered than I deserve, but that I give gratitude for each and every second I get to spend breathing in this life, looking on the bright side, appreciating the positive and the plentiful. That I give thanks and express gratitude for all of the wonderful moments this year that have afforded me the life centering, “turn off the noise, THIS is really what matters” kind of perspective that genuine heartfelt gratitude brings.  Here’s wishing you lots of love and piles of gratitude this Thanksgiving Day! (And maybe a little turkey and stuffing too!).

PS. THIS is awesome for gratitude! And so is THIS.

Heartfelt thanks to Marta Locklear Photography for this beautiful picture of the little one.

November 28, 2014 - 4:00 am

Lorin Barta Kain - thank you for helping me be centered for a minute and really appreciate all that we have. You are such a thoughtful and thought provoking person that I’m glad to have in my life. I have to remind myself to not be distracted by the noise!

December 2, 2014 - 7:03 pm

Marissa Roy - Love this :)

Frances + Greg | An Art Deco Vintage Inspired Wedding at the Thayer Hotel | DC Wedding Photographer

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Frances and Greg’s wedding day was full of joy, love, and excitement. For their engagement session in NYC we had snow, so it shouldn’t have come as too big of a surprise when it decided to rain on their wedding day. After all, precipitation is said to be good luck, and so these two have double the weather blessings!  This day was so full of so much beauty that no rain could dampen the happiness of these two. There was something really sweet about Frances and Greg both getting ready at their parent’s homes. Frances had an incredible team helping her. Claudia Pedala and Maureen Pedala did an amazing job with her hair and makeup, creating Frances’ vintage, 1920′s look. When she stepped into her Rosa Clara gown from Kleinfield Bridal I think every single one of us in the room gasped. And her veil!! I have never seen a more stunning veil or stunning bride. It was the perfect match! Her headpiece from Thomas Knoell Designs was the perfect crowning accessory. They were married at St. Columba Church in Hopewell Junction, NY and then we traveled to West Point grounds for portraits. The porch of one of the gorgeous mansions on the property was just the right backdrop for their portraits and was meant to be. It fit their day perfectly! The party kicked off the Thayer Hotel where the bride and groom didn’t waste any time getting on the dance floor! I loved how important it was to Frances for her guests to dance and enjoy themselves! One of the moments she was looking most forward to was everyone dancing to the song “Shout” and it didn’t disappoint! Everyone was on the dance floor and it was so much fun to photograph! All of her beautiful art deco touches came together perfectly in the reception decor – the prohibition labeled wine for favors, the rock candy served with each persons champagne for the toast, the various F. Scott Fitzgerald quotes around the party. It was so wonderful to see her vision come to life! It was such a joy and honor to capture their wedding day and I wish them all the best in their new life together! Congrats you two!!

Ceremony: St. Columba Church | Reception Venue: The Thayer Hotel | Hair: Claudia Pedala | Make-up: Maureen Pedala | Wedding Gown: Rosa Clara from Kleinfeld Bridal | Bridesmaid Dress Designer: Bari Jay | Cake: The Pastry Garden | Florist: Adam’s Fairacre Farm | Shoes: Ivanka Trump | Bride’s Headpiece: Thomas Knoell Designs, NYC | DJ: Enriquez Entertainment | Assistant Photography: Jen Cyr