Family in the Park, Autumn 2014

Could they be any more adorable?! I love Mom’s red hair and boots, and the balance of their wardrobe choices – absolutely perfect for the autumn colors and light, while hitting all the right notes for a casual outdoor session! I am posting only the client’s selections here for now, but there are more personal favorites I will add if I get time. This family was generous and warm. Loved working with you!

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Extended Family in the Park, Thanksgiving 2014

I shot my first two extended family sessions ever on the same day. They were both on the day after Thanksgiving 2014, one with 10 family members, and the other with 11, and both with family members stretching from the East to the West Coasts. Many thanks to R for setting this session up months in advance, and to all for a great session!

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Extended Family, Thanksgiving Session

It was my honor to photograph this relaxed and friendly, extended family the day after Thanksgiving. The family is spread from California to Maryland, so it was a special time for them to get together. We scheduled on very short notice and kept the session low impact by shooting in the family’s back yard (OK, and their neighbor’s yard, too!).

Impromptu Headshots

This lovely lady is a neighbor of mine. One fall morning, before my youngest and I had eaten breakfast or even gotten dressed, she contacted me from across the street, on her way to work. She needed some head shots in short order. We shot for about 10 minutes and her favorites are below.

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Snow Day Mini Session with a Neighbor

This beautiful young lady’s mother and I have had a casual, running conversation about doing a session of her for a number of months now. Between school, spelling bee competitions, roller skating around the East Coast, and a busy DC life, in general, on her end, and a packed fall and winter schedule on mine, we just hadn’t pulled it off. Then we got a beautiful snow day yesterday and I suggested we do it. We shot these in my yard, as I took a break from clearing snow from the sidewalk and as my kids sledded down the bank in front of my house! But you’d never know it, right? I have known this young lady for almost 10 years, and it was my pleasure to take these, her first professional photos. I sincerely hope her family enjoys them for many years to come!

 

2014 Fall in the Park with the D Family

Life has been absolutely overflowing with travel, big life changes, and work the past several months. I am trying to catch up in many areas, one of which is my blog! I have posted a few photos from a number of my fall sessions, but I haven’t created my customary posts. So here’s a new one for you…

I had the pleasure of working with this beautiful family at local parks, where the kids’ big personalities took center stage. I seriously couldn’t get enough of them. Thank you for your kind feedback and the great fun working with you, D Family!

(Note: a couple of these are sized smaller than others and a couple are unedited proofs… I may try to update them when I get caught up more!)

Photos with Santa Claus to Benefit the OTBA, Saturday, December 6th at the Nature Lab, Takoma Park, MD

I am excited to announce that Roots and Twigs will spend Saturday, December 6th with Santa Claus’ local stand-in, Takoma Park Mayor Bruce Williams, and all of you who come out to support the event! This is a drop-in event, running from 2-5pm, at the NatureLab, 7003 Carroll Avenue, Takoma Park, MD. Please stop by for holiday fun and photos by yours truly. Photo pricing: $20 for a 5×7 print or $30 for a high resolution JPG, plus 6% sales tax. Event is a fundraiser for the Old Takoma Business Association, Your Main Street Takoma.

Come prepared with the following payment information.

Payment Options:

Cash (exact amount would be super helpful – see below);
PayPal (send to tori@rootsandtwigs.com day of, before photos are taken, with a note indicating your name and email address used for the event);
Credit card (Mastercard and Visa, others TBD);
Checks will also be accepted, but must clear before product delivery

Payment Totals, including Sales Tax:

$31.80 for High Resolution JPG file, digital delivery
$21.20 for (1) 5×7 print

In addition to photos with Santa, Roots and Twigs will offer fine art photography for sale. Please come enjoy the event and support our community!

2014 Sessions Sale!

Book Now for a portrait session on September 6th, 7th, 13th, or 14th and save 15% off regular prices. Session must be booked, and non-refundable retainer fee (regular amount applies) must be paid, by July 31st to qualify for the discount. Mention “July 15%” when booking to get sale rate. Sale pricing:

  • 30 Minute Session: $170 ($75 non-refundable retainer fee)
  • 60 Minute Session: $255 ($100 non-refundable retainer fee)
  • 90 Minute Session: $340 ($150 non-refundable retainer fee)

Note: “The Total Package” sessions are excluded from this offer.

2014.06.22 Family Park Mini Session; Washington, DC Family Photographer

We got rained out as soon as we arrived for our first session attempt, but the weather cooperated nicely the next morning. The family wanted some shots of everybody, along with some extra focus for their 7-month old son’s “6-month” photos. The kids were lots of fun and the parents were, too. I was happy that the kids broke in two of the vintage luggage pieces I have been collecting for props. Thanks, guys, and I hope to see you again next year, if not sooner!

2014.06.22 Family Park Session
2014.06.22 Family Park Session

 

2014.06.22 Family Park Session
2014.06.22 Family Park Session

 

2014.06.22 Family Park Session
2014.06.22 Family Park Session

 

2014.06.22 Family Park Session
2014.06.22 Family Park Session

 

2014.06.22 Family Park Session
2014.06.22 Family Park Session

 

2014.06.22 Family Park Session
2014.06.22 Family Park Session

 

2014.06.22 Family Park Session
2014.06.22 Family Park Session

 

2014.06.22 Family Park Session
2014.06.22 Family Park Session

 

2014.06.22 Family Park Session
2014.06.22 Family Park Session

 

2014.06.22 Family Park Session
2014.06.22 Family Park Session

 

2014.06.22 Family Park Session
2014.06.22 Family Park Session

 

2014.06.22 Family Park Session
2014.06.22 Family Park Session

 

2014.06.22 Family Park Session
2014.06.22 Family Park Session

 

2014.06.22 Family Park Session
2014.06.22 Family Park Session

 

2014.06.22 Family Park Session
2014.06.22 Family Park Session

 

2014.06.22 Family Park Session
2014.06.22 Family Park Session

 

2014.07.04 Takoma Park Independence Day Parade!

It’s one of my favorite days and events of the year! As always, my family and I walked across the line into Maryland this morning to enjoy the delightful and slightly offbeat 125th annual Takoma Park Fourth of July Parade! We sat with many of our wonderful neighbors, caught up, and soaked in the perfect weather. For my part, I also got to give – not one, not two – but THREE new lenses their first test at the parade. So, enjoy the photos for what they are – off-duty, friends and family time, while experimenting with new gear. And HAVE A SAFE AND HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY!

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Cupcake

Cupcake. You are what you eat?!
Cupcake. You are what you eat?!

Spring Snow!

Spring snow makes everybody a little silly.
Spring snow makes everybody a little silly.