• Independence Day - 2015

  • Today's a day when most Americans grill some good food, hang out with family and friends, and watch fireworks. I'll be doing most of that and I also spent America's birthday enjoying America's pastime. Those are some fun traditions, but it's also good to reflect on the meaning of this holiday. I'[...]
  • Kathy & Casey: A Very DC Wedding

  • Washington, DC. Where every heart beats true and every tourist thinks “The Smithsonian” is a single place.  Land of the free and home of Kathy and Casey Allen. Let me paint take a picture of this very DC wedding for you: The venue: The Whittemore House—home of the National Woman's Democratic Club[...]
  • Kathy & Casey's Wedding Slideshow

  • I've been working on this wedding for a couple of weeks now and I'm so close to finishing the blog post, but I wanted to share a peek at the wedding slideshow I created for them. I don't know what it is, but I love looking at photos with music playing in the background.
  • A Fond Farewell to the H Family

  • This is one of the first families I ever worked with and they've come back to me each year since. I've really enjoyed watching them grow as a family and look forward to seeing them every year. When they emailed me to schedule this year, they let me know it'd be their final session with me - they wer[...]
  • Judd Family Photos

  • I like to think that I'm good with names, but once I realized that the there were 10 Judds, I knew it'd be put to the test. I had to cheat a couple of times and created a few nicknames until I got get them down - most notably, I called the oldest "Cardy" because of her cardigan. Everyone was patient[...]
  • The Other Side

  • It's vital to my business to have my own family's portraits done at least yearly. When I'm booking clients, it's very easy to get into a routine and into a good groove. I generally have an idea of what look I'll be going for and what I want the end result to look like. However, after being behind th[...]
  • 2014 Year-end review

  • I've been doing photography professionally for several years now, but 2014 represents the first year I've done it as my main job and not as a side job to another career. My final day at my last gig was May 30, and I haven't looked back. Jenny and I set a lot of goals for Chance Hammock Photography a[...]
  • Back It Up

  • Well, it's the day after Christmas, so there's a chance you're reading this on a brand new computer - wahoo! Even if you're not, keep reading. There's one important thing you should be doing that you may not have thought of. Backing up your hard drive is essential. Not only are there tons of import[...]
  • Mulholland Family Photos

  • I had been wanting to work out at Chapman's Mill for quite a while. So when the Mulhollands told me they wanted something that had dilapidated buildings, I knew exactly where to go. It was a bit cold and windy, but we had the walls of the ruins to shield us from the breeze. It was a great session an[...]
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