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Jeepers Creepers, where’d you get those peepers?! I keep getting kids with incredible eyes! How happy this little guy was for our session! Mom and Dad were a pleasure to work with – so laid back and willing to try every spot I spied – even with soggy ground. Thanks so much for a great session – gallery to come soon.

 

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baby photography washington dc

 

baby photography washington dc

baby photography washington dc

 

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family photography washington dc

family photography washington dc

family photography washington dc

Just LOOK at the amazing eyes on this adorable baby girl! They are sooooo big and beautiful! I could just eat her up, she’s so cute. Great session at the park – she was really a trooper. And I am betting she slept alllll the way home. Am I right, Mom? Enjoy the preview!

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It’s not often you get to celebrate a newborn and a birthday at the same session – but this big sister turned two today, and I was able to get both newborn and birthday portraits! Not to mention – I have photographed big sis 4 times now – as a newborn, “barely sitting”, toddling, and today – as a “big girl”!

We WORKED for the sibling shots… I wasn’t sure how they were going to be. The irony is, they are some of my favorite sibling shots ever!
Many thanks to these wonderful clients for letting me document their girls as they grow. Following kids and marking milestones is truly the greatest part of my job!!

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I have been waiting with great anticipation for this newborn session! This is the niece of a dear friend, so go ahead and tell us how GOOOOORGEOUS she is!! After a couple of false starts, she slept and slept for us, and we had so much fun getting tons of great poses.

Here’s  a preview of this little pretty one:

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As promised, this week I am featuring Hela Spa as the local business of the moment. I am pleased to be working together with Hela on mini-session events and to spread the news about all the great services they offer at their Georgetown and Chevy Chase locations.

I asked Mary Szegda, Senior Massage Therapist, to tell us a bit about the spa and it’s services – and specifically about the Baby Spa menu. Be sure to check out their website for photos of their gorgeous facilities and all the latest on their services and specials!

What services are offered at Hela, in addition to Baby Massage?
Hela began as a medical spa in the heart of Georgetown. We provide medical services (botox, restalyne, laser hair removal, photorejuvenation, deep chemical peels) Esthetic services (facials, waxing) and therapeutic massage.  About a year ago we partnered with the Ted Gibson Salon and opened our new location in Chevy Chase. We now offer full salon services for hair and nails in addition to our spa services.

What about your job do you like most?
I love helping people and being creative.  There are so many ways in which people can improve their lives through bodywork.  Many traditional spas limit their massage menu. Hela allows me the space to truly be innovative and to make cutting edge modalities available to our clients. The Baby Spa is part of that.  It is such a beautiful thing to watch a parent and infant interact during the massage.  Over the course of the class families can work up to 20 minutes of pure face-to-face massage time. It is so beautiful that sometimes I tear up:)

How did you get started?
Hmmm, how did I get started with massage? I’ve always been interested in the mind-body connection and developmental psychology.  Before becoming a full time massage therapist I was a registered dance movement therapist and a licensed professional counselor. I also taught creative movement for children in Montessori Schools and worked as a research assistant at an Infant Development Lab. I kept looking at different pieces of the mind-body puzzle. I began a private bodywork practice in DC while completing a graduate degree in choreography when Hela asked me to join their massage team. That was four years ago. Now  I’m lucky to be the Senior Massage Therapist with a team of seven fantastic therapists.

Where can we find you (website, blog, location)?
www.helaspa.com
http://helaspaandtedgibsonblog.blogspot.com/

Do you have any upcoming events that you would like to share with readers?
I’m really excited about the launch of our Baby Spa menu. It is such an honor to work with expectant and new mothers. The photo session that is happening on June 1 will be so wonderful. I am also excited about the possibility of supporting Flashes of Hope (www.flashesofhope.com).


What is your favorite thing to do when you aren’t at Hela Spa?

Well, today was my day off… and I went to the spa! There is nothing like getting complimentary spa services as part of your compensation package!! When I’m not getting or receiving massages I like to take yoga and choreograph. Every now and again I perform at small venues. You can also often find me on Skype singing Baby Beluga to my niece Amelie who is almost a year old and lives in Kalamazoo MI.

I am so excited to announce that in summer of 2009, I will begin partnering with Hela Spa  for mini-session events at their beautiful Chevy Chase location. In addition to being the premier medical spa in the DC area, Hela offers a fabulous Baby Spa menu including Baby Massage classes at both their Georgetown and Chevy Chase locations.
The first mini-session date will take place on June 1st. Call or email me to reserve your spot: rdavid@rdavidphotography.com or 703-722-1268. Special pricing and packages will be offered. Book soon, space is limited. Watch this space for a feature on Hela Spa in the next day or two!
For more information, check out the Hela newsletter by clicking here: Hela Promotions

Finally!
It’s been a long time coming, but here it is…the new blog. I know, I know. It’s kind of sad losing the old one. So it will stay live for a while longer, until this one grows on us. ;-)  
You can always link back to it by clicking here:  R. David Original Photography Old Blog.
Now to get on with the new stuff… always moving forward!