Peace of the wild things | Winchester Virginia

 When despair for the world grows in me
 and I wake in the night at the least sound
 in fear of what my life and my children's lives may be,
 I go and lie down where the wood drake
 rests in his beauty on the water, and the great heron feeds.
 I come into the peace of wild things
 who do not tax their lives with forethought
 of grief. I come into the presence of still water.
 And I feel above me the day-blind stars
 waiting with their light. For a time
 I rest in the grace of the world, and am free.

Wendell Berry

Sperry Family | Lincoln Memorial | Washington D.C. | Northern Virginia Photographer | Northern Virginia Family Photographer | Arlington Virginia Photographer

Taking a look back. Back to a beautiful summer morning in dc with these 5 and their adored and truly adorable pup. This was a long awaited day, as rain interfered repeatedly with our planning. When the day final came, it was a hot one. But there we were, early morning in the balmy d.c heat, with only a handful of runners on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. Before the tourists arrived, we walked and talked and laughed and made these wonderful photographs in this historic space. It was truly a joy. And I do invite you to scroll to the end and see their amazing jumping image!  

Casstevens Family | Falls Church, Virginia

What a privilege it was for me to get to capture this fun-loving family of 5 on a brisk morning in Falls Church.  We had SO much fun, as you can see as you scroll through this collection. And I got to have as my assistant, Libby, who joined the kids in the final frame.

Conversations with Tyler Malcolm Gladwell | George Mason University

I had the very wonderful opportunity to photograph this Monday Evening event for the Mercatus Center in Arlington, Virginia for their series, Conversations with Tyler. The guest in conversation with host Tyler Cowan was Malcolm Gladwell, best selling author, including "The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference,” and "David and Goliath". For more details on this very interesting conversation with Malcolm Gladwell, see  George Mason University News