end of the week ten: vol. 3

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Hey there week. You sure did bring some crazy: cleaning out all the stuff, a trip to the Goodwill, my car bumper getting a little too personal with a parking garage column (not by me), and a million and one other things. June, you’ve been something crazy. From the high highs to the low lows, it’s time to catch up, refocus, and continue on the adventure of living my best life now. But while I wait for that to happen, a random sample of the internet for you.

  1. A friend has coerced me into a month long squats challenge (read: she posted on Facebook). Day 3 and I’m already sad. But if you want to follow along, I’m doing an amateur hour version c/o Fitness Magazine. Because #hipsurgeryexcuses
  2. Loving this Cup of Jo article on people who skip certain wedding traditions (which in my opinion, is a lot of them) — also, if you’re bored, there is also my favorite CoJ article ever
  3. Another week, another article about the ballet. This one on how dance partners create chemistry amongst themselves
  4. I love Max Wanger and his print shop is having a sale through Sunday (6/25). Just another reason to spend some dollars and cents
  5. Being super obsessed with all the collabs around the release of Despicable Me 3 — mainly with luggage one with Away
  6. Trying to find a bathing suit top that fits the, ahem, girls. Lucy and Ethel love some support and these options from Lilly & Lime look pretty great (this article from Bustle has a few sneak peeks from a new launch)
  7. Planning to make frybread after reading this Food52 article
  8. Also learning how to host like a Parisian. (Also care of the good folks at Food52)
  9. Taking this Buzzfeed UK quiz and never getting 100%. Ya’ll coming up with the top 100 girls names is hard
  10. Apparently there is a whole sketchy market around San Marzano tomatoes…also, like Champagne, they are only considered San Marzanos if they are grown in a very specific part of Italia

wpshoots // megan and jeff

I love engagement sessions. I especially love the ones that involve people who are part of the dance family! Megan and I met when we did a show together and I was so thrilled when she got engaged (I was also extra excited to be taking their engagement photos). It was a shockingly rainless day in May as we started at the Spanish Steps (where Jeff proposed) and ended at the Kennedy Center, where it was a tad blustery. It was so fun to be able to hang out and make them twirl around and laugh at me.

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wpshoots // little miss catherine

I love the wee ones who cling to their favorite toy or blanket during family photo sessions. So, imagine my glee when I had a little one who decided to cling to a Horizon milk box. I, myself, might have picked a Horizon chocolate milk…but you know, healthy living and all. It was a delight to spend some time at the tidal basin this family and a box of milk.

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wpshoots // ramen world

No matter the weekend (or weekday), you can find totally crazy events in D.C.. Every now and again, I get the great fun of both attending and photographing. Ramen World was just one of those events. There was the yumminess of all the ramens, fancy cocktails from True Syrups and Shrub District. Also, there was the perk of supporting two of my favorite D.C. chefs (and besties), Jonny (Toki) and Luke (Boundary Road)…oh, and the eating, so much eating.

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wpshoots // little miss abby + mom

I love when my clients want something totally different than the norm. So when Abby’s mom emailed me to schedule a mini-session, I was thrilled to discover it was going to be a mommy & me session. As the primary photo-taker, she decided to gift herself a session to get a few snaps of her and her adorable little.

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