The location of our shoot determines the look and feel of the photos, which is why I want you to think about what you want your images to portray and to take the time to determine the location, as we plan your shoot.

I have provided some information and suggestions below for you to consider.  Please review this information and then I look forward to discussing possible locations with you as we plot out the session

 

CONSIDERATIONS:

The subjects.

The look and feel you are aiming for.

+ Who are you?  Where are you the happiest? These photos are meant to portray who you are, where you are happiest and most comfortable.  You happiness will shine through in the photos and make them more beautiful

+ What is special to you and your family?

+ Where do your memories happen?

+ Is there a special park or area you frequent or that has meaning to you?

+ Is there a particular activity that your family loves to do together? Are you sporty, are you artsy, are you more city, urban or country?

 

 

AT HOME:

This is where you live.

This is where most of your memories are made.

 

There is something very special and intimate about an at home session.

+ At-home session is perfect for a cozy, cuddly, happy shoot, especially with newborns or in the winter.

+ Selecting an at-home session doesn't mean we will just be inside. We will use your porch, your backyard, your front stoop, your block, your street……your ‘hood!

+ An activity – do you love to cook? Let’s cook something together! Do you love to read? Let me capture story time. Do you love to play cards? Shuffle them out!

+ Here is an important one: listen, and listen carefully…..Your home does not have to be perfect. The housekeeper doesn’t need to be there that day. What I will do is come into your home and assess the light and what we have to work with. Then, together, we will go over the areas that I think would be best to use. Most common will be – master bed, living room, kitchen, kids play space….and ever the floor! Where ever the light is. But you need to be open, I may even move things around, or if you have colorful bedding have you stripe it down so we just have white sheets.

 

ON LOCATION:

 

WASHINGTON D.C

 

A Walk Around....Think Georgtown or your neighborhood....

The Canal: The toe path is an excellent spot for a walk and for photos - anywhere from Georgetown to Great Falls in MD or VA

Rock Creek Park: There are many locations throughout Rock Creek Park that would be good, but a favorite of mine is the horse stables off Western Avenue in Northwest, DC. Is if fun to visit the horse stables and there is an amazing field right next to the stables which has magical light during twilight

Montrose Park: Georgetown’s Montrose Park is wonderful for photo shoots. It has many different backdrops and is easily accessible especially for quicker shoots.

Foxhall Park: This idyllic setting in Northwest, DC off Foxhall Road on W Street, this park is relatively undiscovered. Its rolling hills and tall trees make for an oasis in the city! Good for shoots with dogs

Battery Kemble: This is an excellent spot for morning shoots and shoots with dogs. 

Grace Street Market, Georgetown: Really cool spot housing a coffee shop, smoothie joint and sandwich place. http://www.gracestcoffee.com

Union Market: https://unionmarketdc.com

Meriden Hill Park: both urban and park like feel

 

MARYLAND

Great Falls, MD

Westmoreland Park & Little Falls Trail, Bethesda: Park setting and trail which includes a beautiful bridge

Glenview Mansion, Rockville

Glen Echo, Bethesda

 

VIRGINIA

Bon Air Park, Arlington: Small but beautiful park that boasts roses during parts of the year

Difficult Run:  trail in Mclean, VA

Wolftrap: Vienna, VA

 

 

Foxhall Park: This idyllic setting in Northwest, DC off Foxhall Road on W Street, this park is relatively undiscovered. Its rolling hills and tall trees make for an oasis in the city!

 

OTHER

  • The Canal - anywhere from Georgetown to Great Falls in MD or VA
  • Diffucult Run, trail in Mclean, VA
  • Great Falls, MD or VA
  • Georgetown - For a real urban, funky, city feel
  • Old Town
  • Percy Park - Waterfront park in Georgetown 
  • Wolftrap - Vienna, VA
  • Roosevelt Island (http://www.nps.gov/this/index.htm)
  • Huntley Meadows Park -Alexandria (http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/huntley-meadows-park/)
  • Brookside Gardens - Wheaton, MD (http://www.montgomeryparks.org/brookside/)

 

Notes:

I am not longer shooting at, the Bishop's Garden and the National Arboretum. Unfortunately!!