It's starting to feel real, little by little! Over the last 3+ years, I've learned to keep the dreaming at bay so that when the the answer is another negative pregnancy test, it doesn't totally devastate me. I've almost forgotten HOW to dream about parenthood! 🌈 But I think I'm slowly learning how again. 💕 When I was prepping Monday morning for our shoot with @sarahcbradshaw for our adoption profile book, I caught myself singing Doe, a deer from the Sound of Music. And standing in the same room that we'll decorate as a nursery, I realized that sometime soon, I could very well be singing that same song to a baby of our own. And for the first time in a long time, I didn't feel the same need to tamp down the daydreams. I felt HOPEFUL. Cautiously so, but hopeful all the same. 🎥 There's a new adoption update on YouTube! Where we currently are in the process, a complete list of forms required for our home study (you know, the RIVETING stuff you're dying to know), and why we'll not be setting up a nursery just yet. Link in profile! Photo by my dear, dear friend @sarahcbradshaw from Monday’s shoot at home! #springmannjourneytobaby #adoptionjourney
Adorable snippets in time with dolls en blanc 😭 with @amiedeckerbeauty, @christinmua, @darlinganddaughters, @hjplannersdc and THE @pninatornai
When one of your all-time favorite APWWL students-turned-two-time-France-workshop-attendee emails to ask if you'd be available for an anniversary session, AND she shows up in a @galmeetsglam dress, you jump for joy and shoot WAY more film than usual. Marie & John, you were any photographer's dream, and I feel so lucky to have had the chance to shoot with you two!!
The cheers, car honks and AYYYY!s from the general public always make for some of my FAVORITE moments!! Because there's no better way to guarantee applause than by walking your bride & groom out into the city. Meghan & Jason, you're the CUTEST!! #tohaveandtoholland
It’s #worldballetday and I’m still obsessed with the indoor shoot I did with Annabelle earlier this year!! 💕 • I’ve been a ballet lover for as long as I can remember- my parents have numerous photos of me in my pink tutu around the house, and the book “I Wear My Tutu Everywhere” was my FAVORITE bedtime read! I begged my mom for years to get me into lessons and when it came time for my first class, I couldn’t believe my luck! The thought of a black leo and pink tights still makes me smile. And the smell of hair spray takes me immediately to backstage dressing rooms awash in pointe shoes, bobby pins, and stage moms. 😊 I used to grieve the fact that I stopped dancing, and Nutcracker music made me weepy for years afterwards. But when I realized that there was still a way to integrate my deep love for all thing ballet with my #abbygraceballerinas series, it changed everything! Finding personal work that’s so deeply meaningful to me has kept me in love with my craft during the most exhausting times, and discovering that I could still keep a piece of ballet with me long after my time in the studio was one of the biggest pivoting points of my career. • Photographed at @skyeballetcenter with hair and makeup by @nofilterglam
How is it that, after almost nine years as a wedding photographer, I've managed to miss shooting wedding portraits at the Jefferson? Oh my GOSH I'm in love- God bless DC and all her marble gorgeousness!
This kitchen timer is the cheapest, most EFFECTIVE tool I've ever used in keeping myself on task! I've always had trouble keeping focus, no matter how big or small a task might be, and using the Pomodoro technique does WONDERS. The overall premise of the method is 25 minutes on, 5 minutes off- work for 25 minutes straight on ONE task, followed by five minutes off. I can get SO much more done when I know there's a break in sight, instead of trying to concentrate for indefinite periods of time! 🤓⏲ Anyone else a Pomodoro fan? I want to hear your favorite method for buckling down!
Rain rain go away... unless you can magically take me back to this adorable moment during Neal & Krysta's wedding, when all they cared about was the fact that they were getting MARRIED and literally nothing could steal their joy! Also, the fact that Krysta wore pink on her wedding day. Dream bride. ☔️ Dang, I love my job.