Holiday Story in Motion | film + photo sessions

Happy holidays, everyone! If you live in Nothern Virginia or Washington DC and are looking for details on my new limited edition Holiday Story in Motion film and photo {mini} sessions, you’re in the right place! I’m sharing everything you need to know below, but don’t hesitate to reach out if you have questions! These sessions are priced at an unprecedented rate for my family films, in very limited quantity, and they are first-come, first-served. Click at the bottom to inquire and book! Or, put this on your own Christmas wishlist and send the link to your partner or the grandparents!

What: My goal is to capture a slice of your life at the holidays so you will always remember that fun and special time as a family. I will spend one hour with you and yours, observing natural connections, humor, love, and any traditions or holiday activities you enjoy. There is no limit to the number of subjects at your session, so you are welcome to include extended family members or friends. Dress up, dress casual, or even wear pajamas! I will draw out your hopes and vision through a questionnaire and chat before our session so you don’t have to figure it all out on your own. I have been working with families for over 8 years, and I pride myself on high quality art and a stress-free client experience!

Some ideas to inspire you:

  • baking cookies

  • advent traditions

  • decorating your tree and home

  • a special announcement (pregnancy, move, adoption, marriage)

  • 2018 family recap with kid interviews

  • crafts

  • making tamales

  • lighting the menorah

  • gingerbread house

  • Kwanzaa celebration

  • holiday party with friends

  • a sentimental farewell to your home if you are planning an upcoming move

  • good ol’ family quality time

EXPRESS TURNAROUND: Within ONE WEEK of your session, you will receive your one minute HD highlights video (as an online link and a download) and a collection of 5+ high resolution digital images, suitable for printing, sharing, making holiday cards, and gifting. You can also share the video as a virtual holiday or new year card that friends and family will adore—no hassle, no paper!!

Where: Your home or other location in the Northern Virginia/Maryland/DC area that is meaningful to you (travel fee may apply for some locations)

When: Sessions will take place between December 1st-30th, with the exception of Christmas Day

Price: $1000+tax*

*Photo-only sessions also available. Inquire for details!

Life in Motion: March | Northern Virginia Birth Films

Another year, another film as part of our Life in Motion video blog circle. This time I'm sharing a film from a home birth earlier this year. This birth really touched me in many ways. Beginning with the continuous emotional and physical support from the birth team throughout both parts of labor, and the incredible genuine love and spiritual connection that radiated within this family, to the surprising location in the home where baby decided he wanted to be born. There were so many unforgettable aspects of this birth, and I am so grateful I was able to be there to document this beautiful story as it unfolded. Thank you to the wonderful providers at BirthCare and BirthPartners. Always a pleasure sharing the birth space with you.

Check out the highlight images and video below, and then stop by my friend Stacey's blog next to see her sweet summer memories film, and follow the circle around!

Life in Motion: November

For our November Life in Motion video blog circle, I am sharing a fusion video of a baby boy's glorious birth on September 11th of this year. After a fairly quick natural labor, during which his father supported his mother beautifully, baby Colin joined us earthside and let it be known that he was a big, healthy BOY amid shrieks of joy in the delivery room. Colin is welcomed with love as the third child in this sweet family. As we all marveled over his perfection and alertness in the hours after birth, the love and gratitude was palpable, and his parents remarked that they were so thankful to have this child whose birthday would forever be a beacon of light for them on that day.

After watching this birth story, hop on over to Heather Tully's blog to check out her Life in Motion video blog share. This is Heather's very first film...a fun showcase of everyday moments from her own family of ELEVEN!