While on my birthday getaway, Cliff and I treated ourselves to a couples massage. On a whim, we asked our massage therapist about fun things to do and see in the area, and she told us about some gardens in Pennsylvania. We thought they sounded nice and decided to give them a try... Little did we know that we would soon find ourselves in the country's premier botanical gardens!
I can't believe it. I turn 30 in just a few, short days. I'm told that being in your thirties is great, but I gotta be honest: I'm scared. I kinda feel like a real adult now... ahh!
Part of being an adult is making decisions for yourself. One thing I said I wanted to do more of in 2015 is take weekend getaways, and that's exactly what Cliff and I did to celebrate! We stayed at the Elk Forge Bed and Breakfast in Elkton, Maryland, and had a weekend completely devoted to... us. It was wonderful! Maybe being an adult isn't so bad after all ;)
Biggest congratulations to Shala Graham and the team at SW Creatives for celebrating their 10th anniversary! I couldn't have asked for a better start to the new year and am honored to have had the opportunity to photograph this amazing celebration!
2015 is off to a fabulous start! My first photo shoot of the year is complete, and I couldn't have asked for a better subject. I had the honor of photographing SW Creative's 10th Anniversary party! The celebration was held here in Silver Spring at the famed AFI, and featured hors d'oeuvres and a short film highlighting all of the great work SW Creatives has accomplished.
The design firm is owned and operated by Shala Graham and it caters to non-profits. In the last 10 years, SW Creatives has served more than 90 non-profits and completed almost $100,000 in pro bono work. Shala believes in giving back to the community, and that's what I love so much about her!
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Alright everyone--I'm writing this with a huge smile on my face. I got to see Dad in action with his new prosthetic while I was home over the holidays and let me tell you, he's doing better than ever! It's amazing to see him up and walking around! When he's wearing long pants and I can't actually see the prosthetic, I forget that he even has one!
It’s not a huge secret that one of the photographers in our area who I really admire is Katie Nesbitt. I think she’s fabulous, and I’m so excited to call her my mentor!
Each year, Katie lists on her blog the goals she’s set for herself. She really puts herself out there, and I think that’s what I admire about her—she’s so brave and honest! It’s refreshing! This year, I thought I’d follow in her footsteps.
For the record, I consider myself to be a very goal-oriented person. I usually make mental lists of goals I’d like to accomplish, but rarely do I ever write them down. I have to say, it feels strangely empowering to actually write down all of the things that are floating around in my head!
Hey there! I'm Jonna--writer, photographer, blogger, dancer, lover of food, folk music, travel, and my cat, Louie! Like what you see? Reach out! I'd love to chat about your next photo session!