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January 24, 2013 Reflecting on 2012

2012 was a big (and busy!) year for me - and not least of all because of photography. I got the opportunity to work with some amazing photographers, like Katie,  Jordan, and Erum, incredible clients, and somehow even found time for a person photo project or two along the way. As if that wasn't enough, I got engaged (!!) to the most amazing person I know - and I'm so blessed to be able to say that my good friend Jordan Bush was there to capture it as it happened. I also got to take a week off out in beautiful sunny San Diego, a place I'm sorely missing with the single-digit wind chills in D.C. right now. While I'm really looking forward to the new opportunities and challenges that 2013 will present, I'm even more excited to share the weddings and events that I was fortunate enough to cover this year. Over the

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November 2, 2011 Remembering Steve Jobs

I've been an Apple user my entire life. My house has always had Macs, in fact (and my mom may correct me later on this) my first Apple memory was using her Macintosh II, playing around with the Kid Pix software. As I grew up, so did our computers, and in high school I was able to purchase a refurbished G3 iMac from the Apple Store in the Palisades Mall. The fan was so loud on that computer that my mom could tell if I was up too late even if my door was closed, but I loved that machine. It was my first Mac, and I had paid for it all by myself. I love my Apple products, from my iPhone, to the newest addition, my MacBook Air. Apple products make doing my job easier and feel less like work - and I can only hope that Apple continues

I love the fall. The crisp breeze, the beautiful colors, and pretty much anything that has apples in it. So going out to pick apples at Stribling Orchards with Hilary and Sarah was a great way to spend an absolutely gorgeous fall Saturday. We picked our fair share of apples - 25+ pounds... which, just two weeks later, are all but gone - and I took advantage of the beautiful location and company to take a few shots. Take a look, I hope you like the results as much as I do! Click the image below to see the full gallery.  

October 17, 2011 Kindergarten to 60

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of photographing a sixtieth birthday party for a group of friends who first met in Kindergarten, along with their closest friends and family. This was my first event as the official photographer, rather than "guest first, photographer second," and it was quite an experience. In addition to sharing some of my favorite images from the night, I'd like to reflect on what I learned - and thank the guests of honor for allowing me to take part in their festivities.     The first, and possibly most important, lesson that I learned was that the more comfortable you are behind the camera, the more relaxed the guests become, leading to better pictures. I was quite "stiff" at first; I was afraid of interfering with everyone's night, of getting in the way, of disrupting the very moments that I was there to capture. And, to be fair,