Hello, Lovely!

Life has been so crazy lately, but I’m excited with lots of projects popping up all around me.  Here are a couple of sneaks from the shoots from the last week.

First, an awesome engagement shoot in Baltimore!  Man, I’m finding nooks and crannies of this cool city I absolutely love!

Then, a shoot for Houzz at Silverbrook Farm.  Gosh!  This place is amazing!!

Finally, the most darling family I ever did see.

So much beauty tied up on this little Mac.  More, more, more to come!



Hello, Lovely!

Without a doubt, one of my favorite wedding locations is Silverbrooke Farm in Purcellville, VA.  At Silverbrook Farm, couples get to get married in a rustic barn and stay with local ‘folks’ at their amazing bed and breakfast.

Next week, I will shoot the owner Dot and her beautiful Silverbrook Farm for a non-wedding reason: Houzz.  I’m super excited to be working with Houzz to feature local homes.  If you know of an amazing homes that should be featured, please let me know!  I’m excited to investigate all the the greater-DC area has to offer!

Email me at info@jalapenophotography.com

And, to get you excited about Silverbrook Farm, here are a few from Lori and Kris’ engagement session I shot there.

Happy Monday, Lovely!

If you have followed my other blog (here), then you know I’m in the process (long process) of remodeling a 300-year old farmhouse.  A few years ago, my husband and I fantasized about what would “make us move” from our beautiful Reston townhouse.  My husband dreamed of land, a circular driveway, and columns.  I grew up in a dome (yes, a round house! see here), so I needed a home that is open, airy and bright.  Nothing cookie cutter.  I also wanted tall ceilings and huge windows so that I could continue shooting from home.

The farmhouse stopped us in our tracks, and I was so excited to shoot my first newborn session in my new home recently!  Baby A was a dream!  He slept like an angel and we had a ton of fun– umm, do you see the nerdy glasses?

Hello, Lovely!

One of my favorite blogging photographers is Abby Grace Photography.  Abby loves to write about her personal outlet for finding creative photography: ballerinas.  I love the idea of seeking out personal photography work.  For me, my personal work is interior design.  Hands down.

I’ve photographed interior design since the beginning.  I love how an amazing venue can change the entire feel of the wedding and amplify the couple’s style.  So, I’ve recently teamed up with Houzz to feature homes in the DC-Virginia-Maryland area on their My Houzz Tour series.  I’m super excited to work with such an amazing company and feature the real homes and people of the greater DC area.

Here are some photos of my past design work.  These weren’t for Houzz.  Currently, I have three “green light” pitches to work on.  I’ll be sure to share the articles when they are published.  In the meantime, if you or someone you know has a house with amazing style, please let me know!  I’m on the hunt for more great homes.

Hello, Lovely!

Today, I’m “bringing over” one of my favorite engagement sessions.  As many of you know, I used to use Blogger to blog, but I’ve moved my blog over to WordPress for greater customization and SEO.  If you want to check out my “old blog,” I’ve disassociated it with this .com and it is now here.

This engagement session was a dream!  A rockin’ couple, totally in love, in beautiful Georgetown… trifecta of awesomeness.  We shot their engagement session during a chilly season in DC, so we jumped into a coffee some for some hot cocoa and indoor beauty.  From couple’s style to light, this session was awesome.