Traveling with toddlers can be quite the daunting task, but I’ve found the best way to calm your nerves is to be as prepared as possible! After moving to Ankara, Turkey this past summer, and just doing our first visit back to the states, I’ve compiled some tips and tricks that have worked best for […]

Personal, Travel

November 28, 2021

Tips for International Travel with Toddlers!

Today’s guest has been on our wish list for a while and she DID NOT disappoint! Lindsey Laurain, the founder and creator of EZPZ fun is on today and she opens up to us about so many things — building the brand and beyond! For those that don’t know (if there are any, ha), ezpz […]

Amidst The Chaos Podcast

November 23, 2021

Episode 46: A Silicone Baby Placemat To Support Infant Development and Parent’s Sanity, with Lindsey Laurain

When I started this podcast, I wanted to highlight all the behind the scenes takes and insider tips on building something with kids along side. If 2020 (and now, lets be real) taught us anything, it’s that working while parenting is NO JOKE! I have loved getting to hear founders’ stories, specifically how they handled […]

Amidst The Chaos Podcast

November 16, 2021

Episode 45: Creating Clean and Caffeine-Free, Energy Boosting Snacks, with Lisa Curtis

Be honest – how many of you have found yourself scrolling social media during the different pockets of your day? In between Netflix episodes, on your walk upstairs, waiting for your kids to get out of school — anyone? Well, I definitely have, especially these past two years! I have found myself relying on social […]

Amidst The Chaos Podcast

November 11, 2021

Episode 44: How to Limit Your Social Media Addiction

Have you ever been to an amazing wedding, party or celebration and thought ‘damn, I can’t imagine what it took to bring this all together?’! Well, today, you get all the inside scoop on event planning and building a brand that allows you to plan and execute a range of celebrations. I am so excited […]

Amidst The Chaos Podcast

November 9, 2021

Episode 43: How to Grow Your Event Planning Business at Your Own Speed, with Betsy McKay

There are some people who you meet and you realize that they are doing EXACTLY what they were meant to be doing!Kathy Bartelloni started Evolv Hol, providing integrative health tools to support women, mind, body and soul after years of previously professional lives. She dives into how her life has had some crazy pivots and […]

Amidst The Chaos Podcast

November 2, 2021

Episode 42: Becoming a Holistic Health Practitioner, with Kathy Bartelloni

Adding another product to my list of things I wish I had when my kids were little today — all thanks to our guest, Beth Fynbo! Beth is the founder of Busy Baby Mat, which helps make life a little easier for Busy Parents everywhere! Beth starts off telling me about her childhood and seeing […]

Amidst The Chaos Podcast

October 26, 2021

Episode 41: Keeping Your Baby Entertained Anywhere and Everywhere, with Beth Fynbo

Any of you out there feel like there MUST be a certain product you are looking for, but when you search you can’t find it? For most of us, after we come up empty, we find the next closest thing. But today’s guest is not like most of us! Ashi Jelinek was looking for a […]

Amidst The Chaos Podcast

October 19, 2021

Episode 40: Hydrating and Nourishing Families in a Healthier Way, with Ashi Jelinek

Bringing another amazing human, mother and entrepreneur to you all for today’s episode! Heather Greco is the founder of Chaos N Cookies, where she helps business owners increase their efficiency and social media impact through her organizational and automation skills, Her main goal is to make sure you are working smarter, not harder! Heather talks […]

Amidst The Chaos Podcast

October 14, 2021

Episode 39: Keeping Moms From Crumbling, with Heather Greco

Today’s guest has been on our wish list for months now, so I am SO PUMPED to be able to share her story with you all. Jacquelyn Rodgers is the founder of Greentop Gifts, which brings diversity to your celebrations with apparel, home décor and stationery. Jacquelyn dives into her past career at Mars, selling candy […]

Amidst The Chaos Podcast

October 5, 2021

Episode 38: Bringing Diversity To Your Celebrations, with Jacquelyn Rodgers

I am so giddy to bring today’s guest on the podcast!! My Marketing Director, Lauren Lorow is here! She is my behind the scenes, right hand woman on all things podcast and today she is here to tell her story! I found Lauren through a friend of a friend off of an IG story post […]

Amidst The Chaos Podcast

September 28, 2021

Episode 37: Finding A Way To Turn Your Past Experience Into A Thriving Consultancy, Lauren Lorow

I hope you are all ready to be blown away like I was during todays episode with Elizabeth Miller. I have enjoyed hearing from these amazing women talk about how they took a problem and built out a solution. Elizabeth did that and then found a way to monetize work that truly fueled her soul […]

Amidst The Chaos Podcast

September 21, 2021

Episode 36. Integrating Self-Care With Caregiving, with Elizabeth Miller

Super excited to share my conversation with Ciara Stockeland today — going into this, I had an idea of what she did and what we would talk about and WOW was I blown away by where things went! Ciara has taken her experiences, her failures (which she owns up to!) and her passions to help […]

Amidst The Chaos Podcast

September 14, 2021

Episode 35: Giving Boutique Business Owners The Tools To Thrive, with Ciara Stockeland

This was a real pinch me moment for the podcast! When I first thought of this podcast idea (years ago!), I had this vision of chatting with strong, independent and driven women and I have been BLOWN AWAY by the caliber of founders I have had on. Today’s guest is no different — I reached […]

Amidst The Chaos Podcast

September 7, 2021

Episode 34: Empowering Women By Decluttering Their Spaces, with Allie Casazza

Who is excited for our first Shark Tank guest to join the show (aggressively raises both hands)?! Tara Williams is the founder of Dreamland Baby, which makes beautiful weighted blankets to help you stay calm, fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer. Tara kicks off with some background on her professional experience; she started in […]

Amidst The Chaos Podcast

August 31, 2021

Episode 33: Helping You Fall Asleep Faster and Stay Asleep Longer, with Tara Williams

This is the first guest I’ve had that really combined my ‘old’ career and my current entrepreneur life together! Debi Yadegari is the Founder and CEO of Villyge, which is an employer-paid benefit that sets families up for success and helps employees to thrive. I was excited to chat with her and as we got […]

Amidst The Chaos Podcast

August 19, 2021

Episode 31: Setting Up Working Parents For Success Through Support and Education, with Debi Yadegari

I am super excited to welcome my first UK guest on the podcast today — Cara Sayer is the founder of SnoozeShade, the world’s best-selling range of sun and sleep shades. Cara talks about her extensive career in marketing, PR and event planning (and how being an inventor was not on her career plan). However, […]

Amidst The Chaos Podcast

August 17, 2021

Episode 32: Protecting Babies From The Sun and Making Mum’s Lives Easier, with Cara Sayer

Allowing Moms To Stress Less In Life and Motherhood Without Guilt, with Tina Unrue Allowing Moms To Finally Be Selfish, with Tina Unrue Helping Moms Stress Less In Life and Motherhood Without Guilt, with Tina Unrue Ever leave a conversation with someone and you feel like you just got a free therapy session and were […]

Amidst The Chaos Podcast

August 10, 2021

Episode 30: Allowing Moms To Stress Less In Life and Motherhood, with Tina Unrue

I never thought I would be thanking TikTok scrolling for finding me a guest, but here we are! Janna Hattingh is the founder of Booby Food, which (wait for it..) freeze dries your breastmilk into powder so you never have to worry about tossing your breastmilk again! Janna tell me how her personal experience pushed […]

Amidst The Chaos Podcast

August 3, 2021

Episode 29: Avoiding Wasted Breast Milk For Mamas, with Janna Hattingh

I am excited to welcome our second co-founder story today! Mattye Woodcock and Rachel Coffey are the founders of Namesake Celebrations, which combines their love for thoughtful planning, family heirlooms, and classic beauty. For all my mamas and caregivers that have always wanted that beautiful, thoughtful birthday party but didn’t have the time or creative […]

Amidst The Chaos Podcast

July 27, 2021

Episode 28: Creating Meaningful Heirlooms for Special Occasions, with Mattye Woodcock and Rachel Coffey

So many of these mamas come on and I am blown away by their grit, passion and love for their industry. Many of my past guests have done some really cool things that many of us do, but they have found their niche and community to grow it. Today’s guest, Sara Reese, is a jewelry […]

Amidst The Chaos Podcast

July 20, 2021

Episode 27: Designing Custom Jewelry For Milestone Moments, with Erica Reese

Ever wonder where I find these amazing guests? Usually I scour the internet, stalk (no joke) and reach out to women I think would be a great fit for you all… until today! A couple weeks ago my sister in law called me to rave about a new brand of tortilla chips she found (and […]

Amidst The Chaos Podcast

July 13, 2021

Episode 26: Expanding You Snack Options, with Jennifer Davidson

When people think about entrepreneurship and building a business, they often think about the creative pieces and the awesome aspects that come along. What we forget to think about is all the strategic work that comes along with it (hello book keeping, invoicing and more)! Today’s founder is Dorothy Kolb, CEO of DK East Associates, […]

Amidst The Chaos Podcast

July 6, 2021

Episode 25: Empowering Business Owners at a C-Suite Level, with Dorothy Kolb

As I continue to talk with these amazing women, I’m hearing more stories of accidental entrepreneurship, which is so cool! Todays guest, Chantel Powell, is the founder of Play Pits, which she started out of necessity! Chantel gives a quick job history, which began in costumes for Tyler Perry Studios then transitioned to an Executive […]

Amidst The Chaos Podcast

June 29, 2021

Episode 24: Saving Parents’ Noses Through Natural Deodorant, with Chantel Powell

I am SO excited for our first medical professional to join us on the podcast! You may wonder how someone in the medical field, with years of schooling was able to change up her career path with tiny human in tow — and don’t you worry, I got ALL the details from our guest! Abby […]

Amidst The Chaos Podcast

June 22, 2021

Episode 23: Personalizing Physical Therapy For Pre and Post Natal Women, with Abby Bales

The number of women I get to speak with who are tackling different businesses and brands continues to amaze me! Today’s guest, Shannon McLay, is the founder of The Financial Gym, which provides you with a personal financial trainer to put you in control of your finances, one step at a time. Shannon starts by […]

Amidst The Chaos Podcast

June 15, 2021

Episode 22: Breaking Down Money To Give Financial Freedom, with Shannon McLay

YOU GUYS (!!!), I am so giddy about today’s guest!! Beth, from Days with Grey, joins me to chat all the things behind her amazing brand. As a mom with two toddlers that need a lot of stimulation and little time to plan a full curriculum for them, I am so appreciative that Beth created […]

Amidst The Chaos Podcast

June 8, 2021

Episode 21: Inviting Play Into Every Family’s Day, with Beth, from @DaysWithGrey

When I first found this week’s guest, Monica Lensink, I went down a HUGE rabbit hole of her site and recipes… and to be honest, the photography behind it!! Monica is the Founder and recipe developer of Nourish and Fete, an online food blog that is BEYOND delicious and (most importantly for me) practical for […]

Amidst The Chaos Podcast

June 1, 2021

Episode 20: Developing Recipes That Every Family Member Will Enjoy, with Monica Lensink

I continue to be blown away by the passion, enthusiasm and grit the mothers I have gotten to speak with on this show have! When I started the show, I wanted to highlight these women, the tools they used and the mistakes they have learned from, so that those of you who are thinking of […]

Amidst The Chaos Podcast

May 25, 2021

Episode 19: Reimagining the Way PR Agencies are Built, with Cristina Gordon

Have you ever had a time where you took a break from drinking? Maybe dry January, during pregnancy or just a health stint? Well, if you have (or even if you haven’t), you may have noticed that there are not many options out there. Have you noticed that there seems to be a different type […]

Amidst The Chaos Podcast

May 18, 2021

Episode 18: Changing The Non-Alcoholic Beverage Industry, with Emree Woods

Do you ever meet someone and instantly click with them on so many levels? Well that happened with my guest this week, Jill Cromwell. When I first came across Jill, I was very impressed by her professional path, then as we talked and got to know one another, I was able to confirm we were […]

Amidst The Chaos Podcast

May 11, 2021

Episode 17: Setting Her Own Rules While Helping Media Companies Grow, with Jill Cromwell

There are so many things you don’t realize about being a parent until you are one — the insane exhaustion, the HUNDREDS of photos you take while they sleep in that funny position or how snacks can easily become meals! One of the biggest things that shocked me, was how much STUFF these tiny humans […]

Amidst The Chaos Podcast

May 4, 2021

Episode 16: Creating a Shared Closet for Kids to Help Moms and Our Planet, with Lauren Gregor

As a mom of two little humans, I know I speak for SO MANY of us when I say that we will do ANYTHING to get more sleep (both for us and our kids)! Sleep is so essential to our lives, our health and our relationships– that’s why I’m so pumped to have Brittney Stefanic […]

Amidst The Chaos Podcast

April 27, 2021

Episode 15: Building A Brand Around Helping People Sleep Better, with Brittney Stefanic

I am tapping into my Richmond mom entrepreneur pool again to bring you another AMAZING guest for today’s episode. I am joined by Jammie Baker, a personal stylist who pivoted her career after realizing how difficult it was to navigate style postpartum herself! She aims to empower busy moms with confidence to crush their everyday […]

Amidst The Chaos Podcast

April 20, 2021

Episode 14: Making Her Love of Fashion a Career, and Making That Career Fit Her Life, with Jammie Baker

When it comes to quitting your job and starting a small business as a mom, your spouse is likely going to have something to say about it. In this episode, I walk through my journey in entrepreneurship with my husband Sean to get his insight and mindset from the beginning of my photography business to […]

Amidst The Chaos Podcast

April 15, 2021

Episode 13: Bonus Episode How To Get Your Spouse On Board When Starting a Business, with Dana’s Husband Sean Graham

I was super excited to chat with Aubree for this episode as her story felt so similar to mine, just in a different industry. We had our kids at the same time and decided to make the leap after our second, so I resonated with so many of the thoughts, doubts and challenges she brought […]

Amidst The Chaos Podcast

April 13, 2021

Episode 12: How a Teacher Became a Virtual Assistant, and Now Leads Other Freelancers to Success!

I continue to be impressed with the women who have taken time to come on this show, open up and give an in-depth look to some of the craziest times in their lives. Every guest has given me something new to take into my motherhood and career worlds and it’s something I can’t thank them […]

Amidst The Chaos Podcast

April 6, 2021

Episode 11: Leaving Law to Become a Gluten Free Baker, with Ilana Eck.

If you know me at all, or have been listening to these past few episodes, you know that I am not one for those cliché hacks that seem to be constantly thrown around in the self help world. Instead, I try to rethink and shift my approach towards things, which helps keep my sanity (for […]

Amidst The Chaos Podcast

March 30, 2021

Episode 10: How to change the way you think about time management

I am so excited for you to hear my chat with Katie McNamara today because her big leap from a corporate finance career to founding a children clothing brand reminds me so much of mine! Katie let’s me in on how she made such a drastic change, how starting her business two months before her […]

Amidst The Chaos Podcast

March 23, 2021

Episode 9: Founding A Sustainable Children’s Clothing Brand, with Katie McNamara

Today we have our first co-founders on the podcast. It was so fun and enlightening to talk to Danielle and Wendy from sweatconnected. We hear from their backgrounds and how it led them to starting a fitness company in the middle of the pandemic (talk about being bold!). They even get me emotional discussing how […]

Amidst The Chaos Podcast

March 16, 2021

Episode 8: Pivoting a Fitness Business During a Pandemic, with Wendy Wolfson and Danielle Devine-Baum of sweatconnected

Fear – it’s a heavy word and can be completely crippling emotionally, socially and professionally. Just typing this out, I’m starting to mental note things I am weary about in my day to day! Today I will dive into a fear phase that everyone has felt towards the beginning of something new (whether it is […]

Amidst The Chaos Podcast

March 9, 2021

Episode 7: How to move past fear when starting something new

Anyone else feel like they keep seeing these beautiful before and after organization photos, shows and videos, then immediately get the urge to do it all yourself? Somehow the idea of doing it sounds great, yet, I’ve never made much progress. BUT, after talking to today’s guest, Jessica Luck, founder of Inspiring Organization, I finally […]

Amidst The Chaos Podcast

March 2, 2021

Episode 06: From County Government Employee to Professional Organizer

Whoop woo, we’re back again this week! On today’s episode, I’m breaking down the difference between the NEEDS and WANTS in your business. This episode is primarily geared for those who are considering starting a business, but hopefully it will apply if you’re starting any endeavor. If you have already made this leap, there are […]

Amidst The Chaos Podcast

February 23, 2021

Episode 5: Oversaturated Markets and “Finding the Need” for your business

When I started my photography business, I didn’t have a ton of experience — let’s just say I needed to brush off the dust on my camera that was jammed in the back of the closet! I’ve found that one of the biggest obstacles people (women, in particular) have when thinking about starting a business […]

Amidst The Chaos Podcast

February 16, 2021

Episode 04: From Co-Op Mom to Toy Library Owner, with Lisa Bourven

It’s my first solo episode — that’s right, just me on this one! As a reminder, one week we’ll have a guest on for an in depth conversation and then the following week I’ll highlight a common struggle I have seen come up between moms and entrepreneurs. The topic will be based on the discussion […]

Amidst The Chaos Podcast

February 8, 2021

Episode 03: What If I Don’t Have Time For Self Care?

Stacey Caito is a leading Northern Virginia realtor and mom of three. She spent the early stages of her career as an assistant project leader at an electrical firm and has been a full time realtor for the past few years.

Amidst The Chaos Podcast

February 8, 2021

Episode 02: From An Electrical Firm to Real Estate Agent, with Stacey Caito

Are you trying to figure out how to spend more time with your babies, but can’t afford to quit your 9-5? Or maybe you’re already hustling your side gig and need some tips on how to manage your work amidst the chaos of your daily life. Either way, join me as we navigate through motherhood and entrepreneurship… and how so many moms just like you and me have made it happen!

Amidst The Chaos Podcast

February 8, 2021

Episode 01: From Insurance Broker to Motherhood Photographer, with your host Dana Graham!

You hear it over and over from podcast hosts — make sure to rate and review, it really helps! So, YES, Im going to tell you the same thing, but I want to give a little insight as to why. As you know, I am not a pushy sales person, so if Im asking you […]

Amidst The Chaos Podcast

February 8, 2021

How to Leave a Rating and Review on Apple Podcasts

GOOOOOOD morning and happy new year!! We are over here getting a fresh start on the week, the month, and the year. This squishy little girl seemed like the freshest way to start off the blog for 2021. She was born smack in the middle of busy season, and her welcome to the world blog […]

Newborns

January 4, 2021

New Babies and a New Year | Northern Virginia Newborn Photographer

A sunset family session with lots of tips for photography at golden hour!

Families, For Photographers

December 29, 2020

A Golden Hour Session Full of Glow | Sandy Spring, MD

I have been wanting to shoot at the DC War Memorial for a MINUTE. There’s access to clean light, a beautiful white marble backdrop, and it’s convenient for my DC families! I can tell you that it did NOT disappoint, and that had nothing to do with the location. I MEAN DO YOU SEE THIS […]

Families

August 19, 2020

A Morning Session in the City | Washington, DC

I just want to say… These two are some of my favorite people on earth! Their wedding was pretty heavily affected by Coronavirus, and I was just floored by the way they so eloquently pivoted their original plans into something new. This day was so perfectly them and I feel so, so honored to have […]

Couples

July 27, 2020

An Intimate Mountain Wedding | Charlottesville, VA

OHHHH man I am just dying over this session. A location with a field AND a beach?! This is the good life. This sweet baby boy was the absolute CHILLEST newborn I have ever seen!! He just hungout and went with the flow as we ventured around Terrapin Nature Park in Maryland. This family has […]

Newborns

July 17, 2020

A Waterfront Newborn Session | Annapolis, MD

More BOYS!! I just love all the little boys I’ve been seeing lately – they are so fun and bring such a wild joy to our sessions. The T family spent an hour with me mid morning, and boy did we find the CUTEST little area in Fort Hunt Park for their photos. Baby boy […]

Families

July 15, 2020

A Mid Morning Summer Family Session | Alexandria VA

Another baby born amidst a pandemic, and another family that has handled such unprecedented times SO well! I am so glad we waited for VA to open back up a little bit to have our session in their gorgeous home – little Evelyn’s nursery is just SO cute! Big brother showed me all around and […]

Newborns

July 12, 2020

A Pandemic Newborn and a FUN Big Brother | Ashburn, VA

It is not possible to remain calm and have ANY chill when you’ve just birthed twin newborns, have a toddler at home, AND IT WAS DURING A FREAKING PANDEMIC. OR SO ONE WOULD THINK. Turns out if you thought that (it me), you’re dead wrong. This mama and daddy were seriously so calm, cool, and […]

Newborns

July 8, 2020

An In Home Twin Newborn Session in the City | Washington D.C.

I have known this sweet family since they were a party of two… and now they’re a party of FIVE!! They are the sweetest (and maybe most model-esque?!) family and I just love to be around them. We met at the Agricultural History Farm Park and there were these beautiful tall grasses – perfect for […]

Families, Newborns

July 6, 2020

A Family of 5 Outdoor Newborn Session | Rockville MD

This family is our home away from home. Dustin was Sean’s Platoon Leader in Afghanistan in 2010-2011, and our families have stayed close ever since. They live just outside of Pittsburg, and we try to get together a few times year. I have to say, for a long distance friendship we do an excellent job […]

Families, Personal

June 27, 2020

A Mid-Afternoon Family Session | Gore, VA

We are done having babies… but editing session honestly made me reconsider that decision for a minute ?? We spent just about an hour in Manassas, just before sunset. It’s easy to have a sunset session when your baby has just entered thew world and doesn’t have a bedtime yet ? Baby Olivia ate and […]

Families, Newborns

June 25, 2020

A Pandemic-Induced Outdoor Newborn Session | Manassas, VA

My little fam headed down to Virginia Beach last week for our OWN family photos before Sean heads out of town for work. I was SO excited to sneak in a mommy and me session with these two GORGEOUS redheads. I honestly wasn’t even thinking about how absolutely glowy this session was going to be; […]

Families

June 13, 2020

A Marsh Motherhood Session | Virginia Beach, VA

This couple… I have all the love in the world for them! When Brittany asked me last fall if I would consider photographing her wedding I was honestly the most flatted I’ve been in my whole life. I am not a wedding photographer by nature, but I might revisit that position after photographing these two. […]

Couples

June 13, 2020

A Post-Corona Engagement Session at Maymont | Von + Brittany | Richmond, VA

To spare you of the absolutely mundane, technical details… I have a new website, with a new blog. My old blogs were not able to transfer, but I couldn’t care less. There weren’t many anyways (I think I blogged maybe 5 out of 120 sessions in 2019, whoops)! SOOO here we are… welcome! My name […]

Families, Personal

May 18, 2020

A New Virtual Beginning for Dana Graham Photography | Manassas Battlefield Family Self Portraits

There are very few times in life that you get to say, oh my GOSH, I am SO happy I didn’t wait to do XYZ. When I first had the inspiration for my Motherhood Appreciation Event to welcome all my 2019 clients to come see my new studio, I really didn’t have an excuse for […]

Milestones

May 9, 2020

A Motherhood Event… In February! | DGP Studio, Falls Church, Virginia

The curls. The kisses. The squishy cheeks. When going into a session for a new family of five, I tend to brace myself a little bit HAHA. There’s always some chaos just because of sheer number of people, but usually the children are all pretty little and are craving any new comer’s attention (as they […]

Newborns

February 15, 2020

The Best Big Sisters for the SWEETEST Baby Brother

A Mommy and Me Milestone session for this big girl’s nine month portraits! The joy and sass this child gives to all of us in these photos is priceless. I just love her sweet little rolls and her toothless grin! Mama is wearing a favorite from the client closet – it looks AMAZING on her, […]

Milestones

February 10, 2020

A Nine Month Milestone Session | DGP Studio, Falls Church, VA

This baby girl was just absolutely precious, but her parents were almost more precious. I love when you can FEEL how much new parents love their new baby, just from walking in the front door. Baby had a little scare on the day of our originally scheduled session, so we postponed until the next week. […]

Newborns

February 5, 2020

A Home Fit For a Newborn Princess | Reston, Virginia

“How is she ONE already?!” That’s pretty much the most commonly used phrase in my studio when it comes to first birthday milestone sessions, and rightfully so! How did your sweet tiny newborn become this little person in the blink of an eye? It was so fun to meet this family for the first time […]

Milestones

February 3, 2020

A Studio First Birthday | DGP Studio, Falls Church, VA

Marley and her mama came in to help me try on some of the new studio dresses for my client closet, and to take some photographs of the updated studio! Boy they did not disappoint! The dress, bow, and wrap are all in the client closet, and this is one of the studio set ups […]

Milestones

January 29, 2020

An Ethereal 3 Month Milestone Session | DGP Studio, Falls Church, Virginia

Happy first birthday to this ADORABLE baby girl!! I just love the simplicity of this shoot. The details were just so tasteful and adorable, plus those big brown eyes just melt my heart. The last outfit is now in the client closet!

Milestones

December 19, 2019

A First Birthday Cake Smash | DGP Studio, Falls Church, Virginia

You go with the kids’ flow. It’s just a very basic rule that I’ve learned as a photographer. If you want to keep the kiddos happy, don’t force the photo. Just get them to trust and like you by playing with them and paying attention to them, and they’ll do whatever you ask! This family […]

Families

December 6, 2019

A Winter Waterfront Family Session | Virginia Beach, Virginia

This new mama and daddy used to live in Northern Virginia, but relocated to Charlottesville for work before baby was born! OF COURSE I made the drive for these three, and couldn’t have been more thrilled to meet sweet baby C in just the first few days home from the hospital. This baby’s daddy read […]

Newborns

December 3, 2019

A Destination Baby Girl Newborn Session | Charlottesville, Virginia

I mean how in the world did I get lucky enough to get to photograph this couple?! What a gorgeous family, in a gorgeous location choice of Old Town Alexandria. We hit some of the cobblestone streets as well as the waterfront. It is such a great choice for a fall maternity session, especially with […]

Maternity

November 18, 2019

An Old Town, Fall Maternity Session | Old Town Alexandria, Virginia

This little boy smiled in EVERY. SINGLE. PHOTO. How is that even possible?! He was so, so cute and I just was blown away by what a happy guy he was. We spent the session letting him run around and love on his mama and daddy, and I honestly would have stayed there all night […]

Families

November 17, 2019

Changing Leaves and a Changing Family Session | Washington, DC

This sweet family wanted an outdoor session in the park with so much history for their family, so of course we went for it! Baby E was still small enough to keep warm in blankets, and I love the ‘newborn’ feel of this session, even if it was just a family session! It’s always possible […]

Families, Newborns

November 11, 2019

A DC Park Family Session | Washington, DC

The happiest, stick loving, dancing little boy captured my HEART at this family session! How adorable is this little man?! All three of them are actually the cutest little fam, and we all had so much fun at our session. We went down to Huntley Meadows Park in Alexandria, Virginia to capture some updated photos […]

Families

November 3, 2019

A Fall Family Session On The Marsh | Alexandria, Virginia

Fun fact: This family was fully outfitted by Target. And I love every minute of it! These babies are also almost identical to my babies in age and it made me literally go home and book a session of my own that evening haha. We spent the evening at the Rust Nature Sanctuary and had […]

Families

October 20, 2019

A Fall Family Field Session | Leesburg, Virginia

I choked back tears this entire session. Yes, I am aware that is a little unprofessional, but I will NOT apologize for just loving this family so hard that my eyes broke. It’s not my fault… I mean do you SEE them?! Plus, mama is my best friend of 10+ years, and dad is a’ight […]

Fresh 48

October 3, 2019

A Very Personal Fresh 48 | Alexandria, Virginia

Two toddlers. A very pregnant mama. Fall-In-Virginia weather (unpredictable, but of course hot and humid today, haha). And this amazingly fun family ABSO.LUTELY. ROCKED IT! We had so much fun and I was in awe of how in tune with each other all four of them were. It makes my heart so happy to capture […]

Families, Maternity

September 29, 2019

A Fall, Field Maternity Session | Manassas, Virginia

Baby R made her debut into this AMAZING family and stole everyone’s hearts in the process! I loved mom and dad’s white, neutral master bedroom and loved how the focus really could be on this new family of three. It was summer and a bright sunny day, which made the light in their house just […]

Newborns

September 5, 2019

A Gorgeous Townhome Newborn Session | Ashburn, Virginia

THAT BABY SMILED FOR A POSED PHOTO! Are you kiiiiiiidding me?! How adorable is she? This family was just perfection. I honestly couldn’t believe they had just come home from the hospital a week prior! This session was so fun and relaxed because mom and dad were so fun and relaxed. It made my job […]

Newborns

August 28, 2019

An Intimate In-Home Newborn Session | Washington, DC

When your best friend of 10+ years is pregnant with her first baby… yeah, that’s a motherhood photographer’s DREAM. Not to mention, her and her husband look like actual models. My life is amazing. These two (almost three!) made my life last fall when we ran down by the water in Arlington for a quick […]

Maternity

August 28, 2019

A Summer Evening Maternity Session | Arlington, Virgnia

This sweet family took front porch pictures before they were cool! While this family felt they missed the window for “newborn” photos, we still wanted to do something special for their growing family for mom’s birthday! We spent the morning taking photos on their porch and in their house, and I just love how they […]

Families

June 15, 2019

A Spring In Home Family Session

When your mom is a designer, you KNOW your in home newborn sessions is going to be epic! This sweet family in Washington, D.C. welcomed their baby boy home to the coziest, most beautiful sanctuary a newborn (and his photographer) could ask for! I just love the details on their walls – minimalistic yet makes […]

Newborns

May 21, 2019

An In-Home Newborn Session In The City | Washington, DC

True Life Confession: This session made me want to have another baby. …and we are done having babies. But oh man, what I would give to go back and have a Fresh 48 session for both of my babies. I feel like it was such a blur, and I wish I had known then that […]

Fresh 48

April 30, 2019

The Freshest of Fresh 48s at Fairfax Hospital | Fairfax Virginia

Sisters. There is nothing better! And these two are such a fun age apart. One is a blonde and one has dark hair – just like their beautiful and amazing parents! I had such a fun time getting to know this family in Falls Church when I photographed baby number two. It’s so funny to […]

Newborns

April 15, 2019

A New Family of Four | Falls Church, Virginia