It’s time again for my 10-page feature in Washingtonian Mom Magazine, where we photographed five stylish families pretending that February was more spring-like than it really was. I shot the whole feature with my small and mighty Fujifilm x100s, which proved to be PERFECT for shooting kids - it's not intimidating like a big DSLR and looks like what they imagine a camera to be, so they're curious more than anything.
The new issue of the magazine is available on newsstands now, and I'm excited to share my favorite outtakes from each of the shoots. Keep an eye out this week for new work every day.
The first Mom Crush starts off with Countess Anaïs De Viel Castel, the co-founder of children’s clothing line Petite Lucette. Each element of Anais' life seems to ooze that quintessential Parisienne je ne sais quoi of style, an effortless chicness that is at once aspirational while remaining completely accessible. Perhaps her previous work with Hermes contributed un petit peu?
The shoot at her home in Glover Park was a breeze, and her girls behaved perfectly. It's hard not to smile when perfect French and English comes out of such cute little girls!
We chatted as I packed my gear, so it wasn't until I got home that I realized I was missing one of my lenses. I emailed Anaïs to ask if she had seen it around, and though it wasn't in plain sight, she said she'd keep looking.
Much to my amusement, a few days later she found it hidden in one of her husband’s shoes in the closet! She said the girls must have squirreled it away in there to play with and forgotten about it. Too cute!
I hope you enjoy the photos, and check back again tomorrow for the next Mom Crush!