Corralling Cousins in Canada

Yes, I was going for an alliterative title for this post…but it’s also a good description of what you’re about to see. Last month Harriet and I visited my sister and her three boys up in Canada while her husband was traveling. It was no vacation with all the kids running around, but it was tons of fun to see the four cousins interact.

I mostly just took photos with my phone (too busy chasing kids!), but I did grab my camera for a few pictures. Here are some of my favorites. I can’t wait to get them all together again next week for Christmas!

Day in the Life Session | DC Family Photography

For millions of commuters, the DC metro system is just another mode of transportation, but for Adam and Caleb, riding the metro is an adventure. And a pretty inexpensive one at that. So it made perfect sense to photograph their family taking a typical Saturday morning metro ride to a museum on the National Mall. I so enjoyed spending time with this family and capturing their sweet relationship.

Here are a few of my favorites from their session.

David Burke - Lovely work – so much prefer this sort of approach to family photography rather than everyone in a studio, on a white background, in a pyramid shape….

Briar Patch B&B Inn Wedding | Saule and Shawn

I love Saulé and Shawn’s story because it’s beautiful…and rare. Saulé and Shawn first met when they were just a couple of kids one summer on vacation. In a time before Facebook and email, they wrote letters to each other for several years. And then they lost touch. They reconnected in 2006 after Saulé found Shawn online…she still had the letters he wrote and the first gift he gave her.

Finally, on a cool day in November, they celebrated their marriage surrounded by family and friends at the whimsical Briar Patch Bed and Breakfast Inn in Middleburg, Virginia. It was one more sweet chapter in their story together…one of many more to come.

I so enjoyed capturing the moments of their day. Here are a few of my favorite photos from their wedding.

Tiffany - Gorgeous work!

Nancy - What great photos to capture their ongoing story. There are so many good ones, but I especially like the one with the mother in focus watching her daughter get married. Her face says SO much. Also, the last one by the fence is just beautiful.

Shawn - Great work Mary! I love them!!

Children and Chickens | Maryland Family Photography

I’m not sure what it is about farm animals, but kids love them! And for this sweet family, a trip to a local “farm” was the perfect thing to do for their family photos. We managed to squeeze this session in right before superstorm Sandy touched down. Thankfully, we didn’t get a lot of damage in our area–and we even got some sun for their photos!

Here are a few of my favorites from the “W” family outing to Old Maryland Farm.

nancy - What fun! That family looks like they love life….and the kids are adorable. I especially like the photo of the little girl on dad’s shoulders and the sweet smiling baby in her mom’s arms.