Autumn Weekend – Fun Monday

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Happy Monday and happy autumn! It’s finally starting to feel like fall here in the D.C. area. Chillier temps? Check! Gloomy skies? Check! Periodic rain? Check! Leaves on the ground? Check! Lots of family photo sessions? Check! Can’t wait to share some photos taken over the autumn weekend! I kicked off my autumn weekend on Friday night when I was … Read More

Columbus Day – Fun Monday

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It’s Columbus Day! Oh, and it’s Monday too. Monday’s go a little easier when it’s a holiday… I had a busy weekend so this Monday is like a lil’ vacation haha You never really hear that, do ya?! This weekend was the kickoff to my mini session marathon weekends and I got to meet some wonderful local families! I started … Read More

Centennial Park Engagement Photos – Azeezat & Jeremy

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Sometimes this job seems like I’m getting away with something. Are you really allowed to have this much fun while doing your job?! I pinch myself and realize, yep – not only is it allowed, this is real life! I had the *best* time with Azeezat & Jeremy during their Centennial Park engagement photos shoot in Clarksburg, Maryland this week! … Read More

Oktoberfest – Fun Monday

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Happy Monday & happy October! Autumn has certainly taken over here in the D.C. area, with chillier temps and brisk breezes. This weekend I became intimately familiar with this change in weather, as I spent a LOT of time outdoors! First at Oktoberfest and then at a shoot and a vineyard. I also became familiar / reacquainted with my penchant … Read More

Family Photography Session Tips

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Last week we turned a page on the calendar and wound up in a new season: fall! Here at REHP fall means it’s family mini session time! The time of year where I get to work with local families who are looking to create images they can add to their holiday cards and capture memories of their families just as … Read More

Keswick Vineyards Autumn Wedding – Kim & Mike

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I’m always excited to share wedding photos, but today are a couple extra layers of excitement weaved in! Kim & Mike’s Keswick Vineyards autumn wedding in Charlottesville, VA, this past weekend was so beautiful, so incredible, and so, so special. Kim & Mike put a lot of thought into all of the details on their wedding day, but the bonus … Read More

Capitol Hill Family Photos

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One of the beautiful things about living and working around Washington, D.C. is having the opportunity to meet people from all around the world! My life and my business have truly been enriched by getting to interact with people from cultures different than my own. I mention this because for this Capitol Hill family photos session featured today, I had … Read More

Wedding Hangover Cure – Tips & Tricks

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I’m super excited to share this information with you today! There’s always much talk on wedding related forums about the infamous ‘wedding hangover’, which is not what it sounds like. For wedding industry professionals, a ‘wedding hangover’ means something much different than it means for the wedding guests! It has nothing to do with drinking too much celebratory champagne (or … Read More

Relaxing Weekend – Fun Monday

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It’s Monday again! And Fun Monday at that! I have a busy week ahead and am gonna love taking the time in this lil’ blog post to reminisce on my relaxing weekend. Maybe I’ll come back to it throughout the week when I’m feeling overwhelmed so I can remember what relaxation feels like – haha! The weekend kicked off at … Read More

Wilkes Street Tunnel Maternity Photos – Ashley & Antonio

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All of my clients and all of my photo shoots have a special place in my heart (my heart has gotten really big! Awesome side effect of being a photographer!), let me just say that up front. But there’s something extra special about coming full circle with clients and getting to capture multiple sweet events in their lives. Such is … Read More