Kids and Families, Special Events

Bat Mitzvah: Lisa’s & Avi’s daughter!

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This girl is officially a bat mitzvah! And I’ve decided that bar/ bat mitzvahs are my new favorite event to photograph. First, it’s sweet and sentimental—I’ve seen this girl around since she was eight, and now she’s quite the young lady, and that growth is acknowledged nicely with a formal ceremony for which she prepared for months. She even wore her hair out of a ponytail—a rare sighting—and coupled with her mature conduct during the ceremony, she really shined. Since her ceremony wasn’t held in a synagogue, I was allowed to take a few shots, but out of respect for those who might be alarmed I didn’t shoot the entire ceremony. Second, bat/ bar mitzvah parties are SO MUCH FUN. I wish we had gotten one of these emcees and played games at our wedding. Plus, at this one, the grown-ups held their own on the dance floor, risking pulling muscles and backs trying to play Coke and Pepsi with the kids and more. Her party theme was Around the World, and I loved the mini-suitcases with the vintage postcards and symbolic items to represent each country. Here are some shots from that day!

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Kids and Families

Family session: The Klaiman family!

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Stunning family, right? Dr. Mark Klaiman, is one of Washingtonian’s Top Doctors and rightfully so for his incredible patience and accuracy to diagnose your physical pain issues (pointperformance.com, if you’re looking for someone to examine those back or knee issues). His wife, Lynn, is passionate about childhood education and created a fantastic learn-to-read program called Rhyme to Read. Together, they raised two kids who are mirrors of themselves, as you can see. We wandered over to Rock Creek Park one humid Washington day for some photos before their daughter headed back to college. It was a bittersweet reminder that once the kids grow up and move on, the opportunities for family moments, even a photo, are harder to come by. Here are a few from that day.

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Family Session: Montana, Jack and twins!

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I’ve known this family for years, and they live around the corner from us. Their twins are creative, bright, and never dull; Jack and Montana are clearly partners when it comes to handling two of the same-aged kids. We went to Woodend Sanctuary for some beautiful fall photos, where the kids picked leaves, ran through the woods, and possibly clung to Montana for a little bit through the initial pictures. Here they are!

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I love this family! More to come…

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Snapshot: Montana/ Jack and twins!

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Kids and Families

Family Session: Doggy Days

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Salsa, Jeff, Beth, and their daughter spent a warm afternoon walking through a rustic path in Takoma Park, coaxing their pup with treats to stay patiently for a few family photos. Dogs are like toddlers and babies: you call out their names a lot, try to distract them by dancing around or waving your hands, trick them with treats. The difference is dogs are a lot of wiser, so they don’t fall for our human antics as often. Every once in a while, Salsa would just sit and gaze towards the camera, and we seized those moments to capture a few memorable shots. Here are some of those!

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Family session: Cristina and Patrick and kids!

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This family – they could be a Gap ad or something (not because they are wearing Gap – I actually have no idea what they are wearing). But they have a clean, fresh and happy glow and were so laid-back and fun to photograph. The kids ran around the playground, but the little girl stopped every so often to flash me a bright smile. Here are a few from that afternoon.

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