Riley’s Lock

There are no shortage of things to do in the DC area, and they aren’t all museums and monuments! When the weather is nice, we try to get out and explore, taking our dog with us as often as possible. Back in February, on an unseasonably warm day, we headed up to Maryland to check out Riley’s Lock. Riley’s Lock is located in Seneca Creek State Park and is part of the C&O Canal.  In this area, there are lots of parks along the canal, so plenty of great opportunities to get out and explore, walk, bike, or picnic.


While we were walking, I was *super* excited when we stumbled across the remnants of the Seneca Stonecutting Mill. Abandoned building? Yes, please!


On our way home from exploring, we made a quick stop at Glen Echo Park. It’s not a very hopping place in winter, but I’d love to go back now that summer is on the horizon and check out the carousel or some of the events they have going on.


All in all, an excellent day of exploring places I had never checked out before. There is an advantage to being married to someone who grew up in this area and thinks of places to go that may never even cross my mind. I’m looking forward to our next adventure!

Noah & Brady: Great Falls Park Family Session

I first met Brady and Noah back in May, at one of the Frederick Mommies photoshoots. They were such sweet kids and I had a great time photographing them, so I was excited when I got to see them again to take Noah’s 9-month photos at the Great Falls Tavern Visitor’s Center, including getting some photos with his older brother, Brady.

I have to tell you, both boys are really photogenic – Noah can work the camera like no other, and this kid really knows how to rock some stylish hats. Brady has a great smile and is so playful, and even though being a model was the last thing he wanted to do on a Saturday morning, he was still fun to photograph, especially when he started chasing the geese in the park. (And, heck, he’s cute even when he’s cranky!)

So I hope you enjoy these images from the shoot and, as for me, I hope I get to see these great kids again!