Posts Tagged ‘Northern Virginia Photographer’

January 13, 2012

Delaplane Equestrian – Northern Virginia Family Photographer

My first shoot of the year was on a spring like day in January on a farm too lovely for words.

Beautiful horses…

Picture perfect family and uber delicious light…

As I was leaving, I stopped my car to capture this amazing view…

…the cherry on top of an unforgettable and personally inspiring shoot.

Happy New Year!

November 22, 2011


Dear You,
I am so thankful for my amazing clients, many who have become, or already were, my friend. Also, I am thankful to live in an enchanting place surrounded by such beauty and history. I truly appreciate the chance to capture the special moments of your lives. I hope you each have a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving.


October 12, 2011

Now is the Time to Plan for Holiday Photos & Cards

One of my very favorite things to do each holiday season is to choose and create cards to send to friends and loved ones. I start the process early because it usually takes me an excruciatingly long time to get the cards just perfect. (I’m kind of a perfectionist.) I like to include a photo of each family member that tells a story or shows off a part of their personality. That’s the hard part.

I’ll admit that choosing a design can be a challenge as well but that’s only because there are so many wonderful options! Tiny Printsmakes the rest easy with all of the filters on the left hand side to narrow down the selection. I always look for the holiday photo cards that have at least 3 openings for photos because between our four kids and seven pets, we need the space.

While I’m still deciding on which design to choose, where we display the cards we receive has become a family tradition.

Our french doors proudly display the delivered greetings well into February because I just love looking at all of the happy faces!

Where do you show off your holiday cards?

September 30, 2011

Saying Goodbye to September

A soggy September leads to Mushroom lane…

September 18, 2011

Comets blow up the Dynamite‏

First off, let me confess that I may love softball season more than my daughter (okay Grace, I know I do). The Comets, a U-12 recreational softball team in Fauquier County, is led by Coach Jon, an amazing father and role model who volunteers hours and hours of his time each week in order to teach our girls the sport and sportsmanship. He also writes the best post game emails ever. Below, please enjoy his recap of our second game along with a few of my pics (click for larger view).

Hello Comet Nation,

Today’s game was complete domination…with a few hiccups defensively in the first inning. Final score 23 to 6.

On offense, we scored 6 runs in the first, 6 runs in the third and 6 runs in the fourth inning, each time resulting in the mercy rule to end the inning. And, the second inning, we scored 5 runs. In two games we have scored 37 runs in 8 innings. Sam, Carleigh, Lauren, and Bailey scored every time they batted, resulting in 16 runs.

And Megan scored 3 out of 4 times up. Great job girls.

Pitching: Lauren pitched 3 innings, recording 5 strikeouts and Megan followed up with a scoreless 4th and final inning. If we keep pitching at this level, we will be untouchable.

Defense: We gave up 6 runs and I truly mean, we GAVE them 6 runs. All their runs were a result of our inability to throw and catch the ball, primarily in the first inning. We gave up 4 runs in the first inning and that is totally unacceptable. So guess what we will be doing on Wednesday… Ground ball drills and throwing drills. And if we still look sloppy, we will do more drills on Friday and scrap our scrimmage.

We will also work on our base running…coming off the base after the pitch and we will do our tag up – sliding drill. We were very lucky today, the umpire could have called us out on at least 3 plays for not sliding. And when we did slide, let’s just say we looked, on second thought, let’s not say. We will work on sliding correctly and more importantly, safely.

And finally, I want to congratulate Carleigh, our Catcher. The position of Catcher is the hardest position on the field, besides the Pitcher. You have to be mentally tough to play both these positions and Carleigh showed today through her play, she doesn’t give up.

She finished off the Dynamite in the final inning, sending us home 23 to 6 winners.

I hope everybody had fun today, I sure did, as I am still smiling and driving Shelley crazy going over every play of the game. I will see everybody at practice on Wednesday.

Coach Jon.

For all of the pictures of the games, please visit my Facebook page (and “Like” it pretty please).

Go Comets!!