Baby days. I remember them well. Well, as much as I can recall the sleepy weeks after each of our three children arrived. Fragments of the most amazing times… I remember my husband and I staring down at the crib that held tiny Matthew, all snuggled up, astonished at the miracle we had created. Angela was the first girl in my husband’s family in 24 years, and the haze of pink that accompanied her birth was as soft and delightful as she. Joseph’s arrival was especially memorable, since I had knee surgery the next day, but that’s another story. In … Continue reading Baby Days
Usually the first question clients ask about portraits is : What should we wear? Well, that can depend on whether you are planning a family session, an executive portrait or a fabulous Cashmere Session, compete with hair, make up and … Continue reading Three Tips for Dressing for Portraits
Have you ever said that? It seems the natural reaction to looking at images of ourselves is to immediately hunt for flaws. This often results in women simply not existing in photographs. Our friends and families get used to us … Continue reading I Hate the Way I Look in Pictures!
It has been some interesting weather we’ve been having. One day I am photographing a high school senior in 55 degrees, the next driving home from a newborn session in a snowstorm. Last Saturday, we rescheduled our session because of rain and fog… so naturally, I grabbed my camera, put on rain gear and headed into the fog. There is something so peaceful about walking through the fog shrouded Mall before the tourists have arrived. Here are a few of the images I created… Continue reading Lost in the Fog
So here we are again…almost Cherry Blossom season. We have lived here seven years now and each spring the blossoms transform the city…for about 10 days. This short window of delicate pastel flowers and blue skies is such a favorite that guests flock to Washington DC from around the world. And we live here. So often, when we are creating portraits in the District, clients tell me they seldom make the time to go and enjoy all that DC has to offer. To all my wonderful Washington DC , Alexandria and Maryland clients, be sure to stop and enjoy the … Continue reading Cherry Blossom Portraits in Washington DC
I grew up in Chicago and became aware of politics when I was 7 and my grandmother, Mary Murphy McIver, was thrilled to have an Irish Catholic President. When I met my husband in college, one of the things we had in common was our admiration of the Kennedy family. Almost 50 years later, here we are, living in DC, when the last of the Kennedy brothers was laid to rest. John was producing coverage at C-SPAN, so I went to the Capitol with my camera to join the thousands who went down to say goodbye. The plane was late, … Continue reading End of an Era
Free concert, themed “We Are One”, at the Lincoln Memorial, celebrating the Inauguration. Come and bring a few hundred thousand of your closest friends. OK. The concert starts at 2:30. Realizing this is also dress rehearsal for Inaugural security, I arrive at 10:00 am, camera in hand. The Capitol is beautifully dressed, draped in red, white and blue. Thousands are already there, families and tour groups, photographing the preparations and heading slowly toward the Lincoln, at the other end of the Mall. You know me, I wander, admiring the city and collecting images of details that catch my … Continue reading We Are One