Jan is one of Washington DC’s most sought-after photographers, with a style best described as elegant whimsy. Her vast knowledge of lighting, composure, and posing is rivaled by few professional and fine photographers today. Pair her alluring style with a romantic sensibility and the result is nothing short of astonishingly beautiful photographs, reflecting the true essence of her client’s personality.
Jan earned a degree in Business Administration with a minor in Economics. She later added a degree in Professional Photography. Today, she is a member of The National Association of Photoshop Professionals, The Professional Photographers of America, as well as Wedding and Portrait Photographers International. She is also an enthusiastic world traveler and has a slight addiction to dark chocolate.
Oh sweet Caroline! Isn’t she the most adorable baby girl? Little sister gets her own photo shoot today featuring her Christening gown. I love it when parents make as big a deal about baby number 2 as they did for baby number 1. I know Caroline will treasure these pictures when she’s older!
She’s starting to crawl, but the dress slowed her down thankfully. Sitting babies is the perfect time for pictures to capture the cuteness before they are mobile and on the go. and much more challenging to catch!
She was figuring out how to clap her hands mimicking her mama. So sweet!
I am so blessed with amazing clients, and always enjoy meeting a new family! How fun is photographing a slice of Hawaii life for them! These busy boys kept me on my toes, and trying to think of every trick in my book to keep them engaged. Kudos to their parents who stayed in good humor and kept the boys reasonably dry, which made for a delightful evening on Kailua Beach, capturing a little of this family’s story. Military service has taken them all over the world and this is the second time they’ve lived in Hawaii. The first time was sans children, though adding their firstborn son before they left. They previously lived near this beautiful beach with a view of Kaneohe Marine Corp base, and it holds many fond memories. This time in Hawaii these three boys will make many memories and I bet Kailua Beach will be a favorite of theirs too!
Jumping also keeps the boys engaged – getting off the ground at the same time is the challenge. Good jumps, boys!
So many silly faces!
This little guy wanted no part of parting with his shoes and once he located this coconut he was much happier. Such a cutie!
components of a great siblings picture: 3 aloha shirts on 3 brothers, 2 coconuts, 1 driftwood log on 1 gorgeous Hawaii beach
Lot’s of toddler wrangling.
Ready, set, run! Sometimes that’s the only hope of getting three boys going in the same direction!
Sunset Sundays in Ko’Olina is a tradition for this family, as they enjoy a few years on the island of Oahu, Hawaii. Thankful that Chris is willing to serve our country as a Navy doctor, and thankful these friends have allowed me to experience a little bit of paradise with them! It’s been a few years since we’d taken family photos, so it was time to update them as the kids are growing like weeds and thriving with lots of sun, sand and waves. Glad we were able to go to one of their favorite places for pictures, to document their time in Hawaii and their kids at these ages. And God outdid himself by painting the most amazing sunset to cap it off! You’ve got to scroll down and see it!
Why do kids (who are begging to “be done”) always want into the photos, when it’s not their turn?? These kids sure know how to put on a side show! Grant even jumped OVER his parents, much to their surprise!
Secret Cove in Ko’Olina. A seal was sunbathing to the right (along with a bride and groom taking wedding photos).
This sunset is getting pretty!
And even prettier!
This was the prettiest sunset in weeks! So glad God put on a vibrant display for them!
I love catching up with my wedding clients, especially when there’s the excitement of newborn identical twin boys to photograph! And so fun to see big brother, Everett, again who has grown up so much since his one year old photo session a year ago. He loves his letters, as you’ll see he brought handfuls to hold onto for pictures with his baby brothers. These three boys will have so much fun growing up together!
Double the sweetness! Theses adorable fraternal twin brothers were so good for their first baby pictures! They and big brother are a handsome bunch, aren’t they?! I always enjoy photographing newborn babies, and the preciousness of the short time they are so tiny. And twins are a special photo session for sure! It’s so fun to see how they already have their own personalities, right from the start!