Street Style: Megan Hosford

Megan Hosford is one of those people who brings a light into any room she enters. I met her years ago while working at Mint Condition, and our love for conversation had us […]
Street Style MB (Mary Beth)

Street Style: MB

I started cycling and photographing at Ascend Cycle in October 2016. Immediately Kat, the owner, and I hit it off. Never did I guess the entire studio would become my extended family, specifically […]

8 Do’s and Don’ts for Perfect Senior Portraits

I think we can all agree we’ve been spoiled the past few weeks with some incredibly beautiful and unexpected warm weather (though there have been some exceptions, as I write this it’s currently […]

Get Engaged? Congrats! 9 Do’s + Don’ts for Engagement Photography

It’s the most wonderful time of the year and for some, it just became a bit sweeter! I’m sure we’ve all seen multiple Facebook “engaged” statuses and Instagram proposal shots over the past […]

Street Style: Katie Newell

Earlier this week, Christen introduced the newest member of The Shoe Hive and The Hive family, Katie Newell. As Christen explained, “the very talented and very stylish” Katie is a perfect fit into […]

Just. Keep. Creating. An Anniversary Ode to the Women of Alexandria

  I recently celebrated the first anniversary of owning my own business, and my-oh-my has it been a roller coaster! Photography has been in my passion for more than 10 years, when I […]

Scene in Alexandria: Art on the Avenue


How to Get the Perfect Family Portrait

It’s my favorite time of year — family portrait season. There’s a joke in the photography community that October is to photographers as April is to tax accountants, although for me it’s more […]

Street Style: Chelsea Park-Brouse

I opened my business last October right as I accepted the position of Creative Director for Alexandria Stylebook. The first few months were rough — a lot of time-management and learning business skills […]

Happy National Dog Day!

I’m extremely lucky…to the point where there are days I can’t believe I get to do what I love EVERYDAY. This past week this happened multiple times: I had the privilege of shooting […]

7 Rules for Perfect Travel Photos

Full disclosure: I’m not a landscape photographer, or a hobby photographer. When I go on vacation I rarely pack my camera. It’s my time to spend with my friends, family, and fur baby, […]

7 steps for perfect iphone photos (#4 will amaze you)

You, yes, you, can take amazing photographs with your iPhone. Not just sometimes, when the stars align and conditions are perfect, but all the time, every time and, with the pointers and simple […]

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