owen | a georgetown headshot portrait session

i loved getting to photograph some new portraits for owen =). he’s a ton of fun! here are a few of my favorites…

washington dc headshot portrait photo

washington dc headshot photo

washington dc headshot session photo

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happy easter!!!

a walk among the cherry blossoms

cherry blossom portrait photo

this past weekend, my friend yasmin & i made a trip down to the tidal basin to see the cherry blossoms in full bloom, at their peak. the cherry blossoms were more and more beautiful as we walked along– i was enthralled.

cherry blossom portrait photo

cherry blossom smelling flowers photo

that final weekend of the cherry blossom festival, hundreds if not thousands of people sat under the cherry blossom trees and picnicked, laughed, danced, napped, and celebrated their love for each other. we even saw a guy propose to his girlfriend! it was so sweet.

cherry blossom portrait photo

cherry blossom portrait photo

cherry blossom portrait photo

cherry blossom portrait photo

cherry blossom festival photo

cherry blossom portrait photo

cherry blossom portrait photo

cherry blossom festival photo

cherry blossom portrait photo

cherry blossom portrait photo

cherry blossom photo

cherry blossom tree photo

tidal basin photo

cherry blossom portrait photo

cherry blossom portrait photo

cherry blossom portrait photo

cherry blossom portrait photo

cherry blossom portrait photo

i’m so grateful for these photos yasmin took of me =).

cherry blossom portrait photo

 yasmin mentioned to me that cherry blossoms are meant to symbolize the ephemeral nature of life. i let her words sink in as i realized that lately i’ve felt that life has been getting away from me, somewhere outside of my grasp.

i was excited each time the breeze picked up and sent the cherry blossoms falling through the air.

cherry blossom portrait photo

cherry blossom photo

cherry blossom portrait photo

cherry blossom portrait photo

at the end of the day, the wind blew a cherry blossom petal towards me and i walked away with a piece of life in my hands.

 





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sneak peek: a georgetown lifestyle portrait session with paige!

inspired monday: mysteries of the earth

rachel carson quote

i’m so glad it’s finally warming up over here so i can do just that– dwell among the mysteries of the earth. can you believe it snowed yesterday?? it actually snowed here in DC, which was a bit of a shocker considering the forecast only called for rain, lol. but i’m super excited about warmer weather because it means i can shoot outside again!!

i recently acquired a new lens and did a test shoot this weekend…. because of the hail/rain/snow mix that happened yesterday, i had to shoot indoors. here are some sneak peeks from the indoor portion of my bridal boudoir inspired shoot! it’s amazing to see how much i’m growing… every shoot i learn something new. my experiences, good, awesome, and less than, along with the practice of shooting…of learning how the body works and where light shines and how shadows fall and how to bring feeling into my images all make me a better artist day by day. and i couldn’t be happier about that. i’m so grateful. these are all self-portraits and they for sure were not easy, but oh so worth it. (i also have been asked to write about my self-portrait process and it’s on my to-blog list! so if you’d like to know how i shot these and wants some tips for you to shoot your own, stay tuned for that! ;))
los angeles boudoir photography photo

los angeles boudoir photography photo

los angeles bridal photography photo

photography by paulina los angeles boudoir photography photo

i can’t wait to shoot the outdoor portion of this shoot soon!

xxoo

(p.s. are we friends on instagram yet?? head on over there to see more sneak peeks!)

 

 





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