Drawn to the Light Photography: Blog https://www.drawntothelightphotography.com/blog en-us (C) Drawn to the Light Photography admin@drawntothelightphotography.com (Drawn to the Light Photography) Fri, 25 Aug 2017 02:15:00 GMT Fri, 25 Aug 2017 02:15:00 GMT https://www.drawntothelightphotography.com/img/s/v-5/u80098007-o809239627-50.jpg Drawn to the Light Photography: Blog https://www.drawntothelightphotography.com/blog 120 80 Welcome Baby Grace https://www.drawntothelightphotography.com/blog/2017/8/welcome-baby-grace One of the best things about being a photographer is that you get to be apart of your clients most precious life events. We had the best time photographing Katie's baby shower. Katie had no idea that her friends and family were throwing her a surprise shower.

Welcome to the world baby Grace!! 

admin@drawntothelightphotography.com (Drawn to the Light Photography) events https://www.drawntothelightphotography.com/blog/2017/8/welcome-baby-grace Fri, 25 Aug 2017 02:14:56 GMT
Home is where… https://www.drawntothelightphotography.com/blog/2016/11/home-is-where Home is where the military sends you. 

Living in the outskirts of Washington, DC we meet people from all over the world. Our area is a transient one. We're constantly meeting new people and saying goodbye to families we've only just met. Many of these families are only here for 1-3 years, but the impact they leave behind is one we will carry with us for a lifetime. We've been blessed to have one of those families here now, a family only expecting to stay a short-time. We've absolutely loved getting to know this sweet family and we look forward to a lifetime of friendship. 

Check out their recent family session. I love how their sweet spirits shine through in the pictures that they take. 



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admin@drawntothelightphotography.com (Drawn to the Light Photography) Family https://www.drawntothelightphotography.com/blog/2016/11/home-is-where Thu, 01 Dec 2016 01:09:55 GMT
Boy Mom Adventures https://www.drawntothelightphotography.com/blog/2016/11/boy-mom Growing up with one brother I had an idea of what to expect when it came to boys. I knew that life with a son would be an adventure and challenging at times. Nothing could have prepared me for the life adventures I would now be experiencing as the mom of TWO boys. My life has become one filled with thousands of small Lego's, trucks, super hero costumes, hours of Curious George, noise, tackling and so much more. As soon as my human alarm clock (aka Hudson) wakes me up each morning I find myself running until the last lego has been put away and the nightly prayers have been said. There are many days when I wonder how I'll get through another tantrum, another spilled yogurt all over the kitchen, a muddy living room floor, sticky finger prints on my clean walls, and poop in the toy box. I can't imagine my life any other way.

One day, in the not so distant future my boys will leave my care, make a place in this world and hopefully have their own family. My time with them is so limited. My prayer lately has become "Lord, may you use me (and Chris) to shape and mold these boys into men who seek after you. May they grow to become men of character, who love you first and foremost. May they strive to make this world a better place and in the end may others see your reflection in them." 

Let's be honest, as a photographer I have all these grand ideas of how I would love my family pictures to be. Our personal shoots are never at all how I envision them to be, but in the end we always end up with pictures that reflect the personalities of our family. Our recent family shoot was entertaining to say the least. I won't bore you with all the wardrobe malfunctions, the tantrums from the boys, the crazy weather and the list goes on. At the end of the day I have pictures of  the three most important men in my life. The boys may not have smiled or looked where I told them to look, but I have pictures that reflect this stage of their life.  May we enjoy every stage of our children's lives, even the challenging and tiring ones. 

I'm thankful for my sidekick, best friend and love of my life. I'm not sure I could tackle some of the crazy days if it weren't for his support and devotion to his family. 

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admin@drawntothelightphotography.com (Drawn to the Light Photography) Family Moore Family Adventures https://www.drawntothelightphotography.com/blog/2016/11/boy-mom Tue, 29 Nov 2016 18:57:44 GMT
Spunky Haitian https://www.drawntothelightphotography.com/blog/2016/11/spunky-haitian Meet Rachael, a spunky young woman from Haiti!

I first met Rachael 7 1/2 years ago. Life has never been the same since. Rachael has a huge heart, lives her life on Haitian time (always late) and when she walks into a room she fills it with joy and excitement. 

Check out just a few pictures from our recent photoshoot with Rachael. 

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admin@drawntothelightphotography.com (Drawn to the Light Photography) Headshot Portraits https://www.drawntothelightphotography.com/blog/2016/11/spunky-haitian Mon, 14 Nov 2016 16:16:21 GMT
Urban Senior https://www.drawntothelightphotography.com/blog/2016/11/urban-senior As photographers we're always looking for unique photo locations. When we come across a new location we become giddy and try to avoid overusing it. We've used the downtown of one of our local towns and have fallen in love with the uniqueness of the pictures. Here are some of our favorites from the senior session we had with Samantha. 

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admin@drawntothelightphotography.com (Drawn to the Light Photography) Seniors https://www.drawntothelightphotography.com/blog/2016/11/urban-senior Tue, 08 Nov 2016 19:41:04 GMT
Senior Year 2017 https://www.drawntothelightphotography.com/blog/2016/11/senior-year-2017 Senior pictures are some of the best photoshoots to have. Every senior we've photographed has been so different. As an 18 year old they have their whole life ahead of them. They are getting ready to embark on a new adventure, leaving their parents protection and journeying into a crazy world. We love photographing this chapter in their lives.  

Meet Jasmine! We loved taking her to one of our favorite spots and photographing her in all her awesome outfits. 

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admin@drawntothelightphotography.com (Drawn to the Light Photography) Seniors https://www.drawntothelightphotography.com/blog/2016/11/senior-year-2017 Tue, 08 Nov 2016 19:19:15 GMT
Welcome to the World Jonathan David https://www.drawntothelightphotography.com/blog/2016/9/welcome-to-the-world-jonathan-david After meeting baby Jonathan's (you can see his moms newborn session here) amazing family and anticipating his arrival, we were so excited to finally meet baby Jonathan. He was the perfect newborn for the photoshoot. He slept most of the session and even made the cutest expressions at just the right time. 

His older sisters are going to have so much fun in the near future with their very own baby doll. 

Welcome to the world Jonathan!! 

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Awaiting Jonathan's Arrival https://www.drawntothelightphotography.com/blog/2016/9/awaiting-jonathans-arrival Meet Jonathan's family! This awesome family came to our studio just day's before the arrival of their newest family member, Jonathan David. This sweet family has overcome so many obstacles over the years, but as a result has come out so much stronger. We loved hearing how excited they were to welcome their sweet baby into the family and to join his older sisters. 

You can meet baby Jonathan here. 

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admin@drawntothelightphotography.com (Drawn to the Light Photography) Family Maternity https://www.drawntothelightphotography.com/blog/2016/9/awaiting-jonathans-arrival Wed, 28 Sep 2016 01:46:03 GMT
Disciples of all Nations https://www.drawntothelightphotography.com/blog/2016/9/Disciplesofallnations In life there are people and families who we meet who leave that lasting impression on our lives. This is one of those families. 

This family has crossed all cultural barriers and oceans and have been united as one family. 

I can't help but think of the great commission and how we're told to go into the world and make disciples of all nations. This family has taken that call seriously and are living their lives by example. 

We had such an awesome and beautiful day taking this families pictures. We spent the morning at one of our favorites spots, Gunston Hall. Between the beautiful day, colorful clothes and bright smiles the photoshoot was a big success. 

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admin@drawntothelightphotography.com (Drawn to the Light Photography) Children Family https://www.drawntothelightphotography.com/blog/2016/9/Disciplesofallnations Thu, 22 Sep 2016 20:45:48 GMT
Emma Turns One https://www.drawntothelightphotography.com/blog/2016/9/emma-turns-one Meet sweet little Emma!!!

Emma turned one this summer and we had a blast capturing her special milestone. We started the photoshoot with some special birthday balloons. Unfortunately, Emma was so excited about the balloons that they flew right out of her hands. She had such a great time playing in the grass, eating cake and being a sweet princess. 

Happy 1st Birthday Emma!! We look forward to capturing many more years of smiles. 


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admin@drawntothelightphotography.com (Drawn to the Light Photography) Children Family https://www.drawntothelightphotography.com/blog/2016/9/emma-turns-one Tue, 13 Sep 2016 01:12:35 GMT
Sibling Love https://www.drawntothelightphotography.com/blog/2016/6/sibling-love There is nothing sweeter than seeing the love between siblings. We loved meeting this set of siblings. As a mom I love watching siblings interact and love on one another. 

Not only were these siblings dressed adorably, but they posed for the camera like they were used to it. 

Check out these adorable children.

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admin@drawntothelightphotography.com (Drawn to the Light Photography) Children Family https://www.drawntothelightphotography.com/blog/2016/6/sibling-love Thu, 09 Jun 2016 13:44:53 GMT
Pretty in Pink-Happy 1st Birthday https://www.drawntothelightphotography.com/blog/2016/6/pretty-in-pink-happy-1st-birthday Meet this little cutie who just turned ONE!!

We had so much fun photographing this sweet precious one-year-old. We had the opportunity to meet her during one of our mini-sessions. She gave us some of the best expressions and was so full of life. 

Happy 1st Birthday!!

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admin@drawntothelightphotography.com (Drawn to the Light Photography) Children Family https://www.drawntothelightphotography.com/blog/2016/6/pretty-in-pink-happy-1st-birthday Thu, 09 Jun 2016 13:33:15 GMT
Two Active Boys https://www.drawntothelightphotography.com/blog/2016/5/two-active-boys As a mom of two active boys my heart skips a beat when I meet other moms of boys. Being a mom of two boys is extremely exhausting, challenging at times, but also amazingly rewarding, and so much fun. There isn't a day that I don't step on a lego piece and cry out in pain. There isn't a day that I don't find dirty underwear in strange places. Almost every meal in our house requires the garden hose to clean the mess left at the table. But at the end of the day when you look into the faces of your sleeping babies you thank the Lord for the blessing of being their mom. 

Allow us to introduce you to Becky and her boys. I've loved getting to know this sweet family, a family I can relate to. Becky has such an amazing story and if you ever meet her, ask to hear her story.  You will be blessed and encouraged. 

admin@drawntothelightphotography.com (Drawn to the Light Photography) Children Family https://www.drawntothelightphotography.com/blog/2016/5/two-active-boys Sun, 29 May 2016 19:05:45 GMT
Mason is One https://www.drawntothelightphotography.com/blog/2016/5/mason-is-one We've absolutely loved watching Mason grow this past year. It's hard to believe he's already one. 

Mason has such a sweet spirit and is so easy to photograph. We had the best time incorporating Mason's heritage into the photoshoot. His mom Steph did an awesome job bringing everything together for the pictures. 

Happy belated 1st Birthday Mason!! 

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admin@drawntothelightphotography.com (Drawn to the Light Photography) Children Family https://www.drawntothelightphotography.com/blog/2016/5/mason-is-one Tue, 24 May 2016 00:40:32 GMT
Ben is Graduating https://www.drawntothelightphotography.com/blog/2016/5/ben-is-graduating Allow us to introduce you to Benjimin!!  

Ben will be graduating from high school in less than 2 weeks and will be heading off to college this fall. He was so much fun to photograph. He's so easy going and went along with our crazy posing. When he showed up for the session he brought along all the ties he owns. We could have taken pictures of him for hours, using a different tie in every picture.  He kept us laughing the entire afternoon. 

Congratulations Ben on your graduation and Godspeed as you transition to college in the fall. 

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admin@drawntothelightphotography.com (Drawn to the Light Photography) Seniors https://www.drawntothelightphotography.com/blog/2016/5/ben-is-graduating Tue, 17 May 2016 01:21:32 GMT
Melissa is Graduating https://www.drawntothelightphotography.com/blog/2016/5/melissa-is-graduating We had such a blast during our session with Melissa. Melissa is graduating from high school in just a couple weeks and gearing up to head to college in the fall. Melissa will be attending Liberty University, my alma mater, so as you can imagine I was excited to meet a future LU Flame. Go Flames!! Before our session I had never met her, but had heard about her from my mom who was one of her teachers in school years ago. Talk about a small world. Everything I heard about her being extremely sweet was so true. Her awesome personality and sweet spirit came out throughout our session. 

Congratulations Melissa on your upcoming graduation and Godspeed as you transition to Liberty in the fall. 


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admin@drawntothelightphotography.com (Drawn to the Light Photography) Seniors https://www.drawntothelightphotography.com/blog/2016/5/melissa-is-graduating Sun, 15 May 2016 19:02:11 GMT
Spring Shower https://www.drawntothelightphotography.com/blog/2016/4/spring-shower Who doesn't love a beautiful party?

Recently we had the incredible blessing to photograph the bridal shower for Andrea. 

Here are just a few of the pictures from the shower. Check out all the amazing decorations! These ladies know how to throw a party and decorate.

Congratulations Andrea and Marcus!!! 


admin@drawntothelightphotography.com (Drawn to the Light Photography) Events https://www.drawntothelightphotography.com/blog/2016/4/spring-shower Fri, 01 Apr 2016 18:42:46 GMT
Spring Pictures https://www.drawntothelightphotography.com/blog/2016/3/spring-pictures As the weather gets warmer we begin to look forward to taking more pictures outside. The beautiful trees and spring flowers make for incredible backdrops. On the rare occasion during the spring and summer months we find ourselves back inside, using our studio.

Here are a few from a recent session we had with an adorable family. The children are homeschooled, so don't have typical school pictures taken. We had such a great time photographing them and getting the youngest to giggle. His laugh was contagious. Check out that smile!!! 


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admin@drawntothelightphotography.com (Drawn to the Light Photography) Children Family https://www.drawntothelightphotography.com/blog/2016/3/spring-pictures Mon, 21 Mar 2016 01:27:49 GMT
Smith's Visit DC https://www.drawntothelightphotography.com/blog/2016/2/smiths-visit-dc Allow us to introduce you to the Smith family. The Smith family was recently in DC visiting their son and daughter-in-law. We had the privilege of photographing their growing family. With a daughter living in CA, a son in DC and the parents living in Illinois it's difficult having family pictures taken. Here are just a few from our session with them 




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admin@drawntothelightphotography.com (Drawn to the Light Photography) Family https://www.drawntothelightphotography.com/blog/2016/2/smiths-visit-dc Thu, 18 Feb 2016 19:56:12 GMT
Celebrating Hudson's First Year https://www.drawntothelightphotography.com/blog/2016/1/celebrating-hudsons-first-year Today marks the first birthday of baby Hudson. It seems like just yesterday we were meeting him and welcoming him into our family. The past year has gone quickly and we have forgotten what life was like before he came along. 

We decided to have some fun with Hudson and photograph him with his birthday cake (s). We had the best time making birthday cakes, setting up various backgrounds and taking his pictures with all the cakes. At first he wasn't so sure about the cakes and all the sugar. He eventually warmed up to the idea of cakes and entertained us with his lack of desire to smash his face into the cakes. 

Happy Birthday Hudson!!! 

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admin@drawntothelightphotography.com (Drawn to the Light Photography) Family Moore Family Adventures https://www.drawntothelightphotography.com/blog/2016/1/celebrating-hudsons-first-year Fri, 29 Jan 2016 02:53:53 GMT