Surviving a Photo Session With a Toddler

Anyone who’s ever had a toddler knows that they are a pretty opinionated demographic. These little people rule their kingdoms with authoritarian precision. We are but serfs in their quest for independence and knowledge. Understanding how toddlers behave and react to situations can be a lifesaver when taking their portraits. Bribery only goes so far, […]

Aug 4, 2017

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Todd and Erin are good friends of ours. Their youngest son is the same age as our daughter, which provides tons of entertaining visits and conversations! They also have a charming, smart older son, who is great to be around. Taking photos of this family is always fun since they have so much fun together. […]

Jan 13, 2017

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The Best Moments of 2016 // Turtle & Hare Photography

As usual, I’m running behind on things. It’s 2017, and I’m embracing my lateness. So, la-dee-dah, I’m here writing my look back at 2016. It’s only January 6, people. At least I caught the fact that when I first wrote the previous sentence it said I was writing my look back at 2015. And thus, […]

Jan 6, 2017

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I know, I’m pretty far behind to just now be writing my Halloween blog post. Oh, well. I’m making it happen anyway. I knew I wanted Anna’s first Halloween to be memorable. I’ve got a limited number of years where I get to pick her costume for her, at least without persuasion. So, it didn’t […]

Nov 11, 2016

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A Sunny, Scenic Midlothian, VA Family Session // Turtle & Hare Photography

This was my first time meeting this family, but they are super sweet! It was a bit of a blustery day, but they were all champs about it. I love shooting families with kids because you get to see this sparkle of personality come out when they’re all just hanging out and interacting with each […]

Nov 4, 2016

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Let’s talk about photographic style and posing techniques. I’ve been wanting to write about this for a while. There’s a lot to say about this topic, so trust me that this is just the tip of the iceberg. This isn’t meant to be advice for photographers. Really I’m writing this post for all of you that want to […]

Sep 15, 2016

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We Can All Be Successful!

Honestly, I’ve been feeling a bit discouraged with myself lately. In this world of perfectly curated Instagram feeds, it’s certainly easy to play the comparison game. I’m guilty of it. Lately, I’ve been looking at these photos of strong, successful women and believing the lie that they are better than me. Someone else’s success does […]

Jul 28, 2016

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I have to admit, taking Joshua’s hospital photos was extra special because he’s my nephew! The morning he was born, Paul and I were frantically running around trying to pack up everything we’d need to head up and stay in DC. We knew Paul’s sister was in labor, but once we knew Joshua was born, […]

Jul 26, 2016

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Cow Cousins!

One of the coolest kids around, my lovely cousin Hannah, visited us from Atlanta a couple of weeks ago. We all had so much while she was here! When we were deciding what we should do during her stay, Chik-Fil-A’s cow appreciation day came up. Being the silly, creative girls we are, we opted to […]

Jul 24, 2016

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A grand Virginia Bed and Breakfast, complete with a rose garden and lovely old shade trees. What could be more picturesque? Karla and Travis had a warm, dreamy wedding set against this backdrop. Despite the heat, these two had such relaxed attitudes. They made capturing photos a breeze. Ha, I couldn’t resist the pun usage. […]

Jun 23, 2016

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