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Archive for February, 2010

So, most of you probably already know that I have been working for about a year on the planning stages for Flashes of Hope at DC National Children’s Medical Center. We are finally looking at getting started. Sponsors are in place, the hospital meeting took place last week, and we are finalizing the details to do our first in-hospital shoot within the next month or so. In the meantime, the email inquiries from the website have started coming in. This family needed photos done soon, and so rather than waiting for the first FoH hospital date, Frankie and I went to their home and did a session in the living room. It was a reminder that behind all the prep, and the fundraising, and planning, and meetings, it’s really just about the children and their families. This is what we can do as photographers to give back. If you are a photographer considering this kind of work – please do it. Is it hard? Yes. Is it too hard? No… it’s not nearly as hard as what these families are going through, and its such a real and relevant way to use our work to give back. And there is a lot of joy and happiness in it, too! We still get smiles and laughs and talk about favorite sports and bands and actors and singers. If you know of a family who would benefit from the gift of pro bono photography, please email me. It’s a gift to be able to do this.
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Snow Session

February 21, 2010

I love this! I loved that this family was up for the snow, I loved that they were up for climbing the building-sized snow-plowed drifts that were blocking our access to the location, I loved that they didn’t mind traipsing knee-deep through snow for an hour to get the shots we wanted. This session was proof-positive that winter sessions in hats and coats can be just as great as summer sessions in sundresses and bare feet.
Here is a quick preview – the gallery will be done soon!
Children Snow Portrait
Boy Snow Portrait
Girl Snow Portrait
Children in the Snow
Little Girl Portrait
Family Snow Portrait
Last frame – just for fun!!
Snowball Fight

Snowmageddon 2010!

February 8, 2010

Helllllo out there from snowy snowy snowy DC…
Snowmageddon, SnOMG, Snowpocalypse, Snowtorius BIG… call it what you want, we got a LOT – and I mean a LOT – of snow. We are currently on day four of house arrest, and while folks have started to hit the roads a bit, I don’t think my rental Yaris is even as tall as the drifts. Not to mention, I have already gotten a call from one friend today who was stuck in our own neighborhood. Think we will just lay low a bit longer. Of course, I did venture out to take some photos. The snow is SO deep that the kids don’t even seem to want to play in it for very long – it’s up to Maddie’s chest, and the boys’ thighs. All in all though, there is something about a historic snowfall that is just cool. Our area hasn’t seen this much snow in 90 years, and it’s doubtful we’ll see it again any time soon!

Wide Eyed Wonder

February 1, 2010

What a great newborn session! This little guy was almost 5 weeks old Рbut born early, so his due date was only this week. This made for photos of a very small baby with VERY wide eyes and real eye contact. I love that! Throw in a couple of  wonderfully laid back parents and their happy little grinning pug dog, and they were just a joy to work with. Of course, I had to take a moment to get over my jealousy of the fact that they live RIGHT by Eastern Market!!! Just kidding, of course Рbut I could live vicariously in that neighborhood and be very very happy.  At any rate, here is a preview of our session Рthanks for a great day!
RD

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