everyday life

She turned 6 • Personal ongoing project

For the past 4 years I've been doing a personal project documenting my kids growing up. On their birthday month, I take 1 photo a day for the whole month and print them in a book (I use Artifact Uprising).
Because I can't commit to a 365 project (where you take a pic a day for a year), I thought this would be a nice idea to work on and push me to CREATE something tangible. It feels less intimidating and something I can totally do for 1 month. One year I decided to shoot black & white only but I try to keep it simple and to put not too much pressure. The goal is to portray my daughter/son in their daily activities and remember the places, the toys, the clothes, the friends, the activities they liked...

Getting the photo-book in my mailbox totally makes my day and I love to see all the little books stacking up. 

2015 in review - part 3 • Maryland family photographer

Part 3 of this BEST OF 2015 to share some of my best moments with the families I photographed in Maryland, Dc and Virginia along with some personal photos too. No particular order. Just the chaos of life as it happens :)

*Size matters*
click on the images to see them larger. Your eyes will thank you.

Paula, Daniel and Vinicius • Bethesda family photography

Paula sent me an email saying she wanted a lifestyle family photo shoot with me because Vini was about to turn 2. It was a year ago (yes I need to blog all the lovely sessions I have on my hard drive) and I couldn't be more happier… and pregnant! But she got me at "new house with a lovely yard".  

They turned out to be my dream clients and we eventually became friends. She asked if I could capture their new life in their new home, naturally, unposed. I did a little happy dance as it is something I really like to do: capturing people in a meaningful location doing what they love most (and it can be anything from chillaxing at home to riding bikes or having fun at the playground). So I documented the all gamut of emotions from pure joy to cries. 

Because life with a toddler can be an emotional roller coaster! But it's all worth it. 

To book a session with me for a maternity, newborn, or family session, simply contact me and we can start chatting about what’s important to you and your family to remember, years from now.