Emily Jackson, Cat and the Fiddle Photography: A Happy Little Family

There is just nothing better than a newborn baby!


From Emily:

“I loved every single second of this lifestyle newborn session in Washington DC and the resulting pictures take even my breath away.  I loved this shoot.  I loved meeting this beautiful, awesome, fun, happy little family <3 And oh my, their house was so pretty, and the light? A photographer’s dream!

Little Miss L. was a perfect baby for our session.  Even at six weeks old, she was a teeny tiny little thing :) but her sweet temperament radiated out of every pore.  I got more smiles from this little lady than any other newborn, ever! I loved that the clients requested all lifestyle images for their session, it made the whole thing very laid back.  Mom and dad have an amazing sense of style, and it was a blast to incorporate their beautiful decor with their beautiful newborn.

Equipment: Canon 5dMKiii and Canon 35L f/1.4″

About Emily: based in Maryland   / website / contact / facebook


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D’Arcy Benincosa Photography: A Summer Tea Party

When D’Arcy submitted these she actually asked if I thought the images were too pink. TOO PINK?!!!  Is there such a thing?  I think not!

Thank you D’Arcy for the perfectly sweet images of your two darling nieces, they’re lucky to have you!

And happy Monday everyone!


About D’Arcy: based in Utah   / website / contact / facebook


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Veronika Lavey - What beautiful images! Happy happy summer fun and sisterly love, can’t get much better than that :)

Sandra Coan’s Friday Favorites: Family

Hello and happy Friday!!

I’m so happy to be back, but I have to tell you, I had an amazing time!  Most of my trip was spent hanging out with my brother and sister-in-law Cat Thrasher while preparing for our first ever workshop, Film for the Studio Photographer.  The workshop was a total blast!  I’ll be sharing more about it next week!  So. Much. Fun!

Thank you to all who shared “family” photos on our facebook page!  Next week , our theme will be… “neighborhoods”.  I want to see where you live!  Can’t wait!

Have a great weekend everyone!



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Heather Perera: Me and Mine

Well this is going to be so fun!

Today I’ll be commenting as an editor, a client and a mom, because the photos we are featuring are of me and my family, shot by one of my favorite photographers, Heather Perera!!

Let me start as an editor.  It’s always a treat when I we get a submission in from Heather.  Her work has an emotional quality to it that really draws me in.  Each image tells a story, and I love that!  I’ve admired her as an artist for many years, so naturally I jumped when the opportunity for her to photograph my family presented itself!

As a client I can honestly say that Heather is the kind of photographer everyone wants in their home… quite and unobtrusive,  just watching and waiting.  I felt like we were all just “hanging out”.  It was so natural to have her around!

And as a mom, especially a photographer mom, I can not tell you how special it is to see myself in pictures with my children!  I feel like these are the photos we’ll look back on and say “oh, remember how we used to play games on Sunday mornings.  Remember how much Dexter loved to read his Harry Potter books!  Remember how we would go out for ice-cream and beer on nice days”  These photos are now a part of my family story… a visual reminder of who we are in this moment in our lives, and I just love them!

Thank you so much for this gift Heather!  You’ve got mad skills lady, and I adore you!

-Sandra Coan

from Heather:

“There’s really nothing I love more than capturing a family being a family.  That’s why I’m so passionate about the “day in the life” sessions.  I get an inside view of what bonds a family, their connections and even quirks.  When I got the opportunity to do a session with Sandra and her family, I was so beyond thrilled.  Sandra has been a friend and fellow photographer for a few years now, and I knew her family was fun, but I didn’t know how fun.  I mean, what’s better than a day that starts with monopoly, followed by kites in the park and dinner at Chucks with a food truck and a beer.  This family plays hard and loves deep!  Oh, and did I mention that both Dexter and Harvey shoot film cameras, sure fire way to my heart!”

About Heather: based in Seattle, Washington/ WEBSITE / CONTACT / FACEBOOK




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samantha - Stunning pictures, LOVE….thanks for sharing.

Holly Donovan - Love the natural and easy feel in this session, and the side profile in black and white of you looking outside is stunning, timeless and classic, it could have been taken yesterday or 1952. LOVE.

Alana Rasbach - These are just lovely! Beautiful family and photos. My favorites are the one of you looking out the window and then your family on the side of your house(?) with the cedar bush tree thing. Love!

Heather Perera - Sandra, I just adore you and yours. Thank you for letting me into your home, life and family.