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

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

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

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

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

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

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