Engagement Session: Meredith and Scott

Last Friday I had the pleasure of photographing Meredith and Scott at a very unique location: Blind Whino. It is an Arts and Cultural Collective in SW Washington, DC. Originally the Friendship Baptist Church, built in 1886, it has recently been transformed into the home of The Southwest Arts Club. I could not find a reference to the origins to the name, so I will let your imagination be your guide.

We had lots of fun, and as a bonus they were able to include “Deke” short for Decoy, Scott’s 15 year old Black Lab. I am really looking forward to photographing their wedding, and maybe even a bit more anticipation for shooting them in a session the day after the ceremony. You see, they are both professional Paddle Boarders, so we have plans for a full-dress boarding session on the water! Here are my favs from the session. Click on any of the images to open them up!

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  • This is a really cool location!  I love these DC engagement photos!ReplyCancel

  • Love the A&C collective in DC- such a fun location! Really shows off this couple’s personality. ReplyCancel

  • Great location, love the backdrops!!  Excellent choice for a DC wedding photographer!ReplyCancel

  • holly

    what a cool spot for a DC engagement photo session!ReplyCancel

  • Erinn

    Beautiful DC engagement photos! They look so happy and in love!ReplyCancel

  • I just love all of the colour. Brilliant jobReplyCancel

  • Elizabeth

    What a fun DC Engagement session!  Love the location!  ReplyCancel

  • These are adorable! And I LOVE the idea of a post-wedding paddle board session! How fun!ReplyCancel

  • Emilyanne

    Oh I just love when people include their pups! Where did you find such adorable places to shoot in D.C.?ReplyCancel

  • Lindsay Zilke

    What a fun DC engagement session! Love the natural smiles, and the location is amazing! I bet they had fun with their photographer!ReplyCancel

  • Emily Moore

    I am loving these bright colors! Awesome engagement session!ReplyCancel

  • Alyssa Bouma

    such sweet shots! love that they included their pup. great DC engagement photos! ReplyCancel

  • What an awesome session. You are the go to Maryland wedding photographer! <3ReplyCancel

  • Liz Cleland

    I just love this. What a great shoot with vibrant bright colors!ReplyCancel

  • Janessa Valentine

    So cute! Great DC engagement session!ReplyCancel

  • Stephanie Fishbein

    Such fun colors! I’ll make sure to keep you in mind if I need a DC wedding photographer!ReplyCancel

  • Hannah

    Such beautiful colors! Another lovely Washington DC Engagement Session! ReplyCancel

  • Alekandra

    Love the location! You did a great job!ReplyCancel

  • sarah

    such a beautiful setting for engagement photos I love DC ReplyCancel

Newborn: Little Matthew

I had a special treat, photographing not yet two-wee-old Matthew this past Saturday. You see, it was for some special friends, Chris and Zahra. I have known Chris for a long time, since my first semester in College. I came in mid-year, Chris lived on the dorm floor below mine, and he made me feel right at home that first week there. We don’t get together a lot, but I consider him one of my dearest friends. Now that includes Zahra. Back when I was shooting sailboat racing almost exclusively, he drove my photo boat for me in several regattas. A shot of Chris and my then girlfriend, now wife Gretchen down in Key West, Circa 1994.. She calls that hair look “Monchichie.”


Here he is in the middle of the ocean on the way from the Bahamas to North Carolina, in 2012,  savoring a home made pizza that Gretchen  made for us. Let me tell you, home made pizza is good, when sailing for days at a time, it is heavenly. But I digress.

When I heard that Zahra was pregnant, I certainly was excited for them. I love to photograph special moments and events for friends and family when I can,  but I don’t take it as an insult if they don’t ask. So when Zahra recently reached out and asked if I would photograph little Matthew Rahman, I answered yes without hesitation. We started shooting after his noontime feeding, and the guy was so perfect, well, I have not spent a lot of time with newborns, so I was a bit in awe. Her are my favorite shots from the session.



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  • Melissa Johnson

    What a precious little family!! Beautiful photos!ReplyCancel

  • Amy

    This new born session is adorable, I love how much hair he has already!ReplyCancel

  • Made my heart melt. It’s precious!! ReplyCancel

  • Laura

    So cute! Love this adorable home session ReplyCancel

  • What a cute family! His little toes are adorableReplyCancel

  • Alissa

    What beautiful photos to capture!ReplyCancel

  • This is so adorable, congrats on your first blog post! Looking forward to more amazing work from you!ReplyCancel

  • Meagan

    He is too sweet! Great captureReplyCancel

  • These are precious. What a beautiful gallery! You did great!ReplyCancel

  • What a beautiful family. These are precious. You did great!ReplyCancel

  • EJ

    What a sweet little baby and beautiful family, well captured. ReplyCancel

  • Laura P

    I love that you added photos from back in the day before the ones of the baby session. It added something to their lovely story 🙂ReplyCancel

  • He’s so precious! What a lovely session.ReplyCancel

  • Emily Moore

    I love newborn sessions, and you captured it beautifully! Love your work!ReplyCancel

  • Love all the photos you took!ReplyCancel

  • Lynn Marie

    Such sweet newborn photos!  I love the tiny toes!  ReplyCancel

  • sarah

    oh my gosh that baby is adorable ReplyCancel

  • What a sweet little baby! Love the shots of the feet!ReplyCancel

  • Oh my gosh! Such a beautiful family! Congrats to them!ReplyCancel