Monthly Archives: January 2014

Paws Plus | Project 365

Cute paws plus a goofy face.

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Posted in Cats, Hipstamatic, Project 365

Ten Minutes | Project 365

Oh, if only I had left 10 minutes earlier! Last night I met a friend for dinner at National Harbor. National Harbor is a GREAT spot to catch the sunset. I know this. But didn’t think ahead to pay attention. When I left the office at 5:30 a spectacular sunset was in the works. Damn! By the time I arrived at National Harbor the sunset was just about over. If i had just been there 10 minutes earlier.  I did catch, literally, the last seconds of it. One thing taking a photo everyday is about is awareness. Or in this case, the lack thereof.


Posted in Hipstamatic, Nature, Project 365

Snow Globe | Project 365

Got a bit more snow last night. Not enough to create any real hassles and it could be worse. Four years ago we were about to be hit with back to back blizzards. But this morning the sun was shining brightly, so I’ll take a sunny cold day over a gray cold day. I noticed the wind was blowing snow off the pine tree next to our house and it looked like a snow globe. Snowflakes swirling all around. It’s a little tough to see here. I wasn’t about to go outside and try and get this photo! Too cold:)


Posted in Hipstamatic, Nature, Project 365

Brrrrrrrds | Project 365

And we’re back to butt-ass cold. Saw these birds huddled on a cable this morning. And yes, the sky was pretty much that gray. We are in the grips of winter. And I get that in order to truly appreciate the warmth and beauty of Spring, Summer and Fall, we have to live through Winter. And I try to find the beauty of the season but I’m over it. Ready for Spring!


Posted in Nature, Project 365

Balmy | Project 365

It’s about 40 degrees this morning and it feels downright balmy! Even the breeze feels warm. Thank you Mother Nature for a brief reprieve from the butt-ass cold.


Posted in Hipstamatic, Nature, Project 365

Apricity | Project 365

This morning as I was perusing Pinterest I came across this …

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Posted in Project 365

Cat Selfies | Project 365

Cat Selfies!! God I love the internet. Mostly for the silly animal stuff. Someone posted a bunch of cat selfies the other day and I was like oh yes, Lenny and Lucy need some selfies. Now, of course, whenever I pull out the camera or phone, they turn their heads in disgust. They just don’t want to cooperate. The other cats in the selfies were reaching out, looking at the camera, like you would do in a selfie. Anyway, this was the best I got for now. They’re off the hook for now but I’m sure I’ll be doing more and posting them to Facebook.

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Posted in Cats, Project 365

Peeks Around – Shawn’s Office | Project 365

These are just two shelves in Shawn’s office. There’s a lot to see and take in so there will have to be a series of Peeks Around for Shawn’s office. It’s challenging to get around in there right now as well because there’s like 30 plants in there. Anyway, two shelves, lots of books (can we say Tolkien fan?) and little toys from his childhood.

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Posted in Peeks Arounds, Project 365

September Sunshine | Purcellville, VA Photographer | Project 365

Another frigid day means we need another reminder that this will go away and soon enough it will be a sunny, gorgeous, warm day in September, Just like the day I did Rachel’s photoshoot.

Wow! What a gorgeous day and amazing photo shoot this was! Rachel was in need of some headshots, yoga shots and other promo kind of shots for her new website and her blog When we met she said that she simply wanted the photos to show her fun and cheery personality. No problem! I met Rachel in yoga teacher training five years ago and if there’s anyone who is fun, bubbly and cheery, it’s her.

We met at Fields of Flowers in Purcelleville. Rachel is like a gorgeous flower in bloom so why not a flower farm, right? Plus there was a cool red barn and an awesome field to get those expansive, totally free and liberated yoga shots. But oh my, there were some gnats!

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Then we went to her in-laws place also in the Purcelleville area. Uh, yeah, can I shoot all my clients here??? The home, farm, woods, art installation, it was all amazing. What a gorgeous place. By the time we started shooting here things were totally flowing.

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I’m not sure what I said to Rachel to get this shot but if this doesn’t capture her joyful and fun personality I don’t know what does!


And Rachel was so awesome to indulge me. I had been wanting to get some woodland nymph/fairy type shots with a tulle skirt. I made the skirt, we pieced together the fun costume and then went into the woods. It could not have worked out any better. I think she must secretly put on a tulle skirt and frolick around in the woods at dusk. This was all so natural for her. Thank you Rachel!

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Posted in Goddesses, Headshots & Promo, Personal Branding, Portraiture, Project 365, Yoga

Reminder of What’s to Come | Project 365

Because it’s frozen and cold, like -5 with the wind chill cold, here’s a reminder of what’s to come in about 7 months or so.


Posted in Nature, Project 365