Portrait in Silver Spring, Maryland
      Katherine and Ben
      Silver Spring, Maryland
      April, 2009

      I met up with Katherine, Judd, and Ben in downtown Silver Spring for their family portraits. I first met them two years ago, when I took their portraits around the time of Ben’s first birthday. Now Ben is almost three and preparing to be a big brother to the baby girl they’re expecting in June.

      Katherine chose Ellsworth Avenue in downtown Silver Spring for their photos. I love taking portraits in urban settings, because of the variety of backgrounds, textures, and lighting. I took all these photos with existing light only; the city provided all the shadows and diffusion that I needed.

      Thanks, Katherine, Judd, and Ben! I look forward to meeting your little girl next time!

      Portrait at the National Arboretum
      Here’s what Ben looked like two years ago…

      Portrait in Silver Spring, Maryland
      … and here he is today!

      Portrait at the National Arboretum
      Judd and Ben in 2007

      Portrait in Silver Spring, Maryland
      Judd and Ben in 2009

      Portrait in Silver Spring, Maryland

      Portrait in Silver Spring, Maryland

      Portrait in Silver Spring, Maryland

      Portrait in Silver Spring, Maryland

      Portrait in Silver Spring, Maryland

      Portrait in Silver Spring, Maryland

      Portrait in Silver Spring, Maryland

      Portrait in Silver Spring, Maryland

      Portrait in Silver Spring, Maryland

      Maternity portrait in Silver Spring, Maryland

      Portrait in Silver Spring, Maryland

      Portrait in Silver Spring, Maryland

      Maternity portrait in Silver Spring, Maryland

      Portrait in Silver Spring, Maryland

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      my favorites are the one where Ben’s kinda crawling away, but turned to look at you 😀

      and the third-to-last one, where he’s laughing with his parents 🙂

      and oh my gosh, he was so cute as a baby… and he’s cute now, too!

      O! They are so beautiful!:-)

      O! They are so beautiful!:-)

      What a precious, precious boy. His eyes are so unique, they’re mesmerising!

      What a precious, precious boy. His eyes are so unique, they’re mesmerising!

      one day i will meet ben (and katherine!)

      great pics! love the blue sweater w/ ben’s blue eyes.

      my fave though is katherine on the stairs, the light looks wonderful!!!!

      Some of those apprehensive pictures are really cute, in my opinion – and they also help to show how much more comfortable he got later in the session.

      What an adorable little boy!

      Great pics, and I love love love that both his feet are off the ground in that last one!! That seems very fitting for a nearly 3-year-old!

      as the mother of the subject, I can say yes, it took about 15 minutes (and many M&M’s) for him to warm up 🙂

      Very nice!

      I love taking portraits in urban settings, because of the variety of backgrounds, textures, and lighting. I took all these photos with existing light only; the city provided all the shadows and diffusion that I needed.

      I can see why. While I haven’t yet advanced to portraits, I love taking pictures in general in both urban and rural settings for the same reasons.

      And I love the fun challenge of using existing light.

      These are so sweet.
      I really love that last one. The way his legs are frozen and the pattern on the ground… it looks like he’s floating. Heh.

      Ben is adorable!

      If you have time this trip, give me a call! 🙂

      very expressive, i mean these photoes convey the warm of the relations very-very good)

      Cute! He looks so apprehensive in some of the pictures, but he’s completely forgotten about you in others.

      very expressive, i mean these photoes convey the warm of the relations very-very good)

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      Lifestyle, event, and portrait photographer with a vibrant, joyful style and 17 years of professional experience.

      Located in Reston, Virginia near Washington, D.C. and available for travel.

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