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.
Recreating their engagement portrait behind the Lincoln Memorial, to show the additions to their family. 10 years, 4 kids – it was certainly time to create this beautiful family picture! 3 boys, then a little sister, how sweet is that? And what a lucky girl to have 3 big brothers on her side! And somehow their parents haven’t changed a bit in 10 years! It was so much fun to catch up in Washington, DC and see how much they’ve all grown since Hannah’s newborn photo session. And I love that they’ll have a new 16×20 family portrait on velvet paper to hang in their home! I love it when pictures become treasured and enjoyed family history!
It’s time for family Christmas pictures! Old Town Alexandria is such a pretty location for photos and I’m so glad we had a warmish day for this family portrait. Baby Caroline is just beginning to walk and was on the move the whole photo session, keeping us on our toes. She also loves an audience, see her waving at someone riding by on a bike in the last picture? So cute! And Sarah Katherine is growing up so fast, it seems like her newborn pictures were not long ago. She’s such a sweet girl. And oldest child, Yogi, patiently endured, but I think he wishes he’d been left home for a nap.
Where do I start? I’ve known Megan for a long time. I met her soon after I started my wedding photography business and she helped me photograph a couple of weddings. Her boys are very close to my nephew’s ages so we’ve followed along as they’ve grown up. I photographed her and her boys about a year and a half ago, so much fun! And as I’ve watched she and Jared be so intentional about their relationship and blending their families for the last 6 years, I’ve been so impressed. And was so happy for them when they got engaged last summer. I was incredibly honored when she asked me to document their day which included lovely plans for a fall outdoor ceremony at Musket Ridge in Maryland where Jared loves to play golf and the mountain view goes on for miles. But the weather had other plans and it was extremely cold and windy. We made it outside for a few pictures, including the big moment for the first look, and enjoyed the view from the club house which was such a pretty spot for a wedding. The joining of two families couldn’t have be sweeter!
James Cox always does a gorgeous job with the flowers and took his cues from Megan and created stunning florals.
How sweet are these of the groom with his step-son groomsmen?
Fun socks are a wedding must have!
Th3 guys were looking sharp from head to toe!
A tribute to their mutual love of golf.
The bouquet was so pretty in vibrant colors to coordinate with the wedding and the fall season.
How cute are they? They all looked picture perfect!
Daddy and his girls.
Megan is so photogenic. It’s a dream to photograph her!
And I absolutely love this trend I’m seeing of the lace tops with sleeves and a higher neckline. Gorgeous!
I’m not sure which view is sweeter. The son walking his mom down the isle or the groom and the bride’s best friend who is officiating in tears watching them.
Lots of tears! Such a sweet, sweet ceremony. So heartfelt and meaningful after the long journey to this day.
The kids were included and the day meant just as much to them.
They wanted something to commemorate the blending of the families and came up with this sand ceremony.
The first kiss and breaking the glass. Mazel tov!
Happy, happy, happy!
Everyone was FREEZING, but it was so worth going outside for these mountain views!
Megan is explaining that she showed her culinary quirk and tested Jared on their first out to dinner date by ordering dessert first, her favorite way to eat – dessert first and salad last. Jared passed. The wedding guests were treated to chocolate covered strawberries as their first course.
Everyone needs a great headshot. Do you have one you can confidently use? Show your best face to the world for social media, websites, and representing yourself for business and your personal life. A professional headshot can still be casual and friendly, if you want to show a little more personality. Outside her home in Fairfax, Virginia worked for a nice outdoor backdrop. Professional makeup and hair is also helpful for a polished look. Doesn’t Tracey look so lovely? I so enjoyed working with her so she has an updated headshot she loves.
How cute are these boys with their stunningly blue eyes?? A three generation photo shoot with both sets of grandparents – how blessed are these boys to have all this love!? I photographed Michele and Rob’s wedding a few years ago and have so enjoyed keeping up with their growing family! And really proud of them for making the effort to take family pictures yearly, even these challenging years when the boys have a lot of energy and don’t sit still for long!