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.
Yesterday I had an engagement shoot with Jennifer and Jonathan. Engagement shoots are always fun and I had a great time with them in spite of the heat. Doesn’t she have the most beautiful curly hair? These are a few of my favorite shots plus a slideshow of more.
I spent all weekend at the first annual Cancer and Nutrition Symposium sponsored by the Cancer Project.The power of whole plant foods to prevent disease is really amazing!Plus I’ve found the benefits of feeling better today is an added bonus of eating healthy. So when I’m not busy shooting weddings and portraits, I’ll be teaching Food for Life cooking classes to help people (and particularly those surviving cancer) use food to their advantage.
The Cancer Project is a non profit here in DC that promotes nutrition as a way to prevent and treat cancer.They sponsor research and provide cooking classes all over the country.If you look over the list ofcooking classes,the ones listed for Arlington, Virginia are where I’m teaching; you’re welcome to attend!
I love flowers, which is just another reason why I love weddings! I went out to pick blueberries (my favorite fruit!) on Friday at Butler’s Orchard and discovered that they also had a “pick your own” flower garden. The flowers are beautiful and they smell incredible too. If only Butler’s was closer so I could have fresh flowers all the time!
Riley is 6 months old now and looks like such a big girl for her 3rd photo shoot. Earlier on the beach the sand was very tempting so the boardwalk proved to be a less distracting prop. How cute is she?
What fun memories!For the 5th summer in a row, the Attaways and the Graves (and the Hires) have taken a family picture at the beach. It’s officially one of our many yearly traditions! However, this is a banner year as it’s the first year we’ve had every last one of us in the picture. Every year we pick a different color scheme and endure the comments from onlookers. It’s impossible to hide what we’re doing, but it’s worth it! And, our shoot always inspires others to go grab their cameras and have their own impromptu beach shoot.