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Jill's House Tea and Family portraits
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Jill's House Tea and Family portraits

What answer do you give to the daily question “WHAT ARE YOU DOING TODAY?”  Sometimes it is as response with a list of errands or appointments.  Sometimes it is a pause to think about how to prioritize what to do.  Sometimes it is a decision to take a break, go for a latte with a friend, stroll through the mall and maybe find a concert to enjoy.For the families with children at Jill’s House, those sometime answers are rare.  They don’t have a choice of what they will be doing.  Their answer to that daily question is always the same - I am doing whatever it takes to make sure that my child is cared for and protected as best I can.Going to ...

2018 Jill's House Ride
Monday, June 11, 2018
Jill's House Tea and Family portraits

What were you doing on Saturday?  Did you hear any thunder?  Well, if you had been with us in Manassas at the Prince William campus of McLean Bible Church, you definitely would have heard it!  So many bikes - the motorcycle kind - joined to raise funds to support special needs children.  Randy and I have had the privilege to photograph most of the ten rides - we just love the cause and the event!  Starting with a Chick-Fil-A breakfast (who doesn’t love Chick-Fil-A?), raffle tickets, lots of camaraderie and vests with patches and did I mention LOTS of bikes to check out -  it is just the epitome of FUN!A huge thank you to all the sponsors and the riders, ...

A winning Smile - it's Brady!
Tuesday, May 01, 2018
Jill's House Tea and Family portraits

Sometimes special people come across your path that just put a smile on your face. They are fun, caring and downright charismatic. They are widely known in their school because of the way they view others and touch people’s lives. One such person that we have been privileged to meet and photograph is Brady.Our lives intersected a few years ago when his mom, Brenda, was a speaker at a Jill’s House special event. She so eloquently shared about her life with Brady, her son with special needs. As the photographers for Jill’s House, we were blessed to meet Brenda and hear her story. As parents of typical children, it is difficult to imagine the everyday mountains special needs ...

Barbara Bush Memories
Monday, April 30, 2018
Jill's House Tea and Family portraits

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Mrs. Bush’s family as they miss their wonderful wife, mother and Gana. Her white hair and trademark pearls certainly added to her stand out personality. She loved her family and people in general. She had a heart to serve others, so evident in her efforts for making sure that everyone could read.When Randy worked for Fairfax County Public Schools as their administrative photographer, he had the privilege of capturing images of some high profile folks. At the beginning of his career there, he was excited to photograph Barbara Bush- then the Vice President’s wife. She was kind, had a quick smile and great laugh. The children related well to ...

Jill's House Christmas Brunch
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Jill's House Tea and Family portraits

We have been photographing the Jill's House Christmas Brunch for as long as there has been one.  We never get tired of being at an event that is meant to raise awareness, support and funding for Jill's House!  And if you are not familiar with Jill's House, here is how they describe it on their web site.  "Jill’s House celebrates children with special needs and provides relief to the extraordinary families who love them through short-term, overnight respite care."The brunch is a great time for the women who attend to meet with friends and fellow supporters of Jill's House and lend support by purchasing raffle tickets for some great donated prizes or by bidding on items ...