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Alesia | Washington, DC Portrait + Headshot Photographer

One of the things that I’ve been trying to challenge myself to do is to allow some of my portrait and headshot sessions to have less structure. Naturally, this doesn’t work for everyone and every session but sometimes it’s nice to let your environment guide you. This DC session with Alesia was one where we a very loose plan to meet in her neighborhood and just wander and I really loved every moment of it.

Also, I am so grateful for the endless stream of badass women who kepe finding their way in front of my camera. Getting to meet so many women who are smart, accomplished, capable and beautiful. You guys? This job is inspiring in ways I never even imagined were possible!


















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THE GRAM

  • Still don't understand why anyone would leave the best coast for the left coast but this beautiful woman did.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Thankfully, I was able to take her photo before it happened.
  • A storyteller in action. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Clint Smith III is an amazing human being.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Also - if you're here for the giveaway. Let's give it away, now (sing like the Red Hot Chili Peppers fan you should be). ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Oh, what - you're giving something away? I am. Winner #1 wins a free session of their choice with me (except weddings). TOTALLY FREE. ZERO AMERICAN DOLLARS. Winner #2 wins 50% off of ANY session I offer (except weddings). ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Rules⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
1. Must be following me. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
2. Must like AND comment on THIS post. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
3. Session has to happen within a 20 mile radius of 20019. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
4. That's it. We'll let this run for 5 days and I'll notify the winner. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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GOOD LUCK!
  • These two got married on one of the absolute hottest days and managed to look this stunning. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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My couples are all wildly different but I think every one of them would tell you that we had fun in their wedding day. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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My goal is to be invisible when i need to be and right by your side when you need my presence. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Happy Valentine's Day!
  • Family.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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When I tell you that I love seeing the way that these two parent their children? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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I'm not even remotely exaggerating. There is an abundance of love and laughter and the twins are confident and lovely little human beings.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#family #parenthood #twins #blackfamilyphotos
  • Another lesson in letting the babies do exactly what they want to do #babiesgonnababy
  • Your bridal party squad doesn't need to be huge (or even be a thing!). Surround yourself with people who love you and it will be okay.
  • Thankful to call this mama a friend. Extra thankful that she helped create this ridiculously cute baby that I get to snuggle. This job? Not without its perks, guys.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#blackmoms #blackfamilies #blackhistorymonth #photographersofcolor
  • For two years I've been photographing students at an alternative high school here in DC. I always ask the students what their plans are and get so encouraged and inspired by them - it is NEVER too late to chase your dreams.

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