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.
I love keeping up with my clients and their growing families over the years. The photography relationship with this family started at their friend’s wedding, before their own. What an honor to be their wedding photographer, their newborn photographer and their family photographer! It was time for new family pictures and we had a cool spring day that was just perfect. To let the kids run! With stops in between for pictures. 🙂 Such a joy to watch these kids grow and to capture that in pictures.
Don’t let another season go by without new pictures of your family!
Some newborn babies just don’t want to miss a moment of their first photo shoot. Hannah was one of them. This baby girl with a pleasant personality had a hard time keeping her eyes closed all day in Arlington, Virginia. She also loved being wrapped so we used that pose to keep her comfy and happy. Spring flowers, soft colors, pearls, her daddy’s Navy hat and wings, and her gorgeous mother in a beautiful lace gown all made for a lovely collection of pictures of this precious new life. Such a sweetheart! And such an honor to be her photographer before and after she was born!
Springtime flowers in Washington, DC will take your breath away. This area is truly the best for seasons and the best for spring engagement pictures! So glad we’re having some warm days to enjoy the colorful blossoms. Daffodils are always an early cheerful favorite and this sweet patch on the woodsy path was such a romantic spot. Katherine and Chris are such a sweet couple – I love the story of how they met when matched as tennis partners at a summer camp both their family’s attended each summer! It was meant to be! Different varieties of flowering cherry, magnolia, daffodil, and other garden favorites all made beautiful backdrops for their engagement session in Washington, DC.
Cherry blossoms and little girls are such a precious combination for pictures! Sarah Katherine and Caroline in their purple smocked dresses were picture perfect. I love that we found these beautiful weeping cherry trees for Sarah to peek through. She’s just the cutest at almost 4 years old; I’m so fortunate to have been her photographer since she was a newborn! Caroline decided at first that she was not going to participate, but by the end was all laughs, as the sun went down and the light was gone, of course. But not before I snagged a few of the sisters sharing a laugh near the tidal basin – the best capture of their relationship! What good friends they are growing to be!
Sarah carried this stick around for a long time, while Caroline didn’t want to touch it and was more concerned about her bow! So fun to see the different personalities!
Trying to use snacks and diversions to convince Caroline it would be fun to join in the photo shoot.
After a few smiles Sarah would want to make faces – and boy could she make some funny faces! Makes for fun pictures for sure! And shows just how creative and silly she is! I’d call out an emotion and she’d make a face.
It took a few hours to get to this point, but it was totally worth it for these pictures their family will treasure forever!
Sweet Everly is the best baby! What a little doll to photograph! We used the colors from her nursery in her photos – navy, blush and rose gold. I think Navy on newborn baby girls is my new favorite! It was a long session but her parents – and I – had lots of poses and props we wanted to use. Thankfully she is an easy going baby! There’s just nothing fast about working with babies. And we had to take a break when the natural light disappeared for a short thunder/hail/ice/snow/rain storm to whip by! But it’s totally worth a long session, don’t you think? Enjoy lots of cuteness below!