Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Hello, It's Me: Playing Catchup After a Long Hiatus (and Snaps of Move Well DC's Amy Rizzotto!)

I feel like I should serenade my blog readers with an Adele medley to make up for the months its been since I last posted.

 January, really? Has it been that long? Yikes, I'm embarrassed, but not really, considering all I've been up to in the time since I've last posted...

Forgive me yet for my hiatus? Good. Let's play some catchup then, starting with this fun little outdoor mural shoot I did for Amy Rizzotto of Move Well DC back in December 2016.

If you're a regular follower of my work, you know that I've done several projects with Amy in the past, so its no surprise I was jazzed when she approached me about doing a colorful, tabata shoot for her social platforms for the early 2017 fitness rush.

While the focus of this shoot was actually video (we shot about 20 mini videos which she's been pushing on Instagram!), we took a few moments to take these fun snaps after the video portion was done. I just love how fun and colorful this wall in Rosslyn is!

Where is your favorite mural in your city?

Friday, January 20, 2017

Flashback Friday: Leaves and Friends and Hiking in the Fall Colors

As I was organizing my hard drives this past week, I came across a long-lost impromptu shoot I did of my friends Zach and Clare that I knew just had to share.

A bit of back story to these photos: Sometime this past October, Mr. Man and I were on a hike with our friends Zach and Clare at Rock Creek Park.

I just happened to have my camera on-hand incase we saw something beautiful when Clare mentioned that she was wondering if I could find some time to good photo of them for their Christmas card this year.

The leaves, the crisp cool air, the impromptu-ness --- I just couldn't resist the moment and suggested we should just take those photo here and now!

Sometimes, spur of the moment things are wonderful, right?

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Hanging on to the Holidays: The Last Snaps from My Canada Trip at Vermillion Lakes

With the memory of New Year's Day well behind me, I've been reminiscing more and more about the wonderful time I was able spent with my family in Canmore, Alberta, Canada over the holidays.

As ya'll saw on a few of my other posts, Mr. Man and I enjoyed a wonderful snow, skating and kiddo-filled holiday in the great white north.

In between chatting with family members, heading to a Calgary Flames game, bumming around Banff and generally taking it easy, we managed to make to to Vermillion Lakes during on of our last days in Canmore.

I of course had my camera and HAD to take some photos. I mean, its BEAUTIFUL there!

Here's a few snaps I was able to catch (don't worry, this is the last batch I have from Canada!):

Saturday, December 31, 2016

A Glimpse of the Holidays: Christmas In Canmore, Alberta, Canada

Oh the holidays -- one of my favorite times of the year!

As I mentioned in my last post, I've been spending my time off this December/January with my family in Canmore and Calgary, Alberta, Canada. 

It's been a magical two weeks up here in this winter wonderland and I've had a wonderful time relaxing, catching up with family and, of course, capturing a few shots of my time off!

I won't take a ton of time away today to talk about my vacation (I still have a few more days left!) but here's a look at what I've been able to capture between snowshoe excursions and cookie baking so far:

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Happy Holidays: Gingerbread Houses

Hi friends! Can you believe it's Christmas Eve already? I sure can't!

It seems like just yesterday I was in full-on work and school mode, balancing my USO work responsibilities with writing my final papers for my Georgetown grad school courses, just counting the days 'til my winter vacation...


This year, I'm spending the holidays in Canmore, Alberta, Canada with my family and I couldn't be happier. Mr. Man is coming too and will be celebrating his first Canadian Christmas with us!

In preparation for this year's festivities, my niece, nephew, mum and I all sat down to put together and decorate gingerbread houses. I know I'm the biased aunt, but I think they turned out lovely!

What do you think?

Monday, December 19, 2016

All of the Fall Feels: Mini Session with DC Zumba Teacher Melanie Smith!

The holiday season is in full swing, but my mind is still in fall mode, mostly because I've been doing this fall mini session flashback blog posts :)

Speaking of --  for the final installment of my fall mini session flashbacks, I present the lovely Melanie Smith.

Melanie is a zumba instructor for Washington Sports Club in Silver Spring, MD and is an amazing fit model. I mean LOOK at these shots!

If you've been following my work for a while, you'll probably recognize Melanie. I've done several shoots with her before -- urban DC, Costa Rica, etc. -- she's basically my best client.

Anyway, I'll let the snaps speak for themselves...

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Autumn Mini Session with DC Yoga Teacher Charlotte Bowden!

Happy almost Friday world! 

I thought I would keep to my fall flashback theme from last week and share about another yoga mini session I had in October. I mean, who doesn't love looking at fall photos, #amiright?

On Halloween weekend, I had the pleasure of snapping some photos of local DC-area teacher Charlotte Bowden. If you're a local yogi, you may have seen her teaching at Grip the Mat events or at Corepower Yoga in DC.

Charlotte and I had an early morning session, which was absolutely magical. The fall colors contrasted perfectly with her outfit and the scenery of Rock Creek Park was stunning.

I think I'm going to let the photos speak for themselves...