My Reston Studio

Lucky. Charmed. Fortunate.

That’s how most people describe the location of my photo studio when they find out where it is. I am located above the brand new family-owned Lake Anne Coffee House and Wine Bar at Lake Anne Plaza, the historic “heart and soul” of Reston, Virginia.

My days usually start with a medium skim latte. Who could resist the smell of wonderful, locally-sourced coffee? Not all my days end at the wine bar, but a Friday happy hour with a nice Malbec and a charcuterie plate is hard to pass up.

Inside my studio is the magical place where headshots, portraits and food photography take shape, with wonderful, natural light pouring through its big windows. The plaza, lake, and surrounding woods offer a wide variety of outdoor locations.

Do I travel to other on-site locations? Absolutely! I am often flying off on photo adventures far and wide for clients. Washington D.C. and New York are two amazing cities I spend a lot of time working in.

Do you have a project you need photography for? Email me at or call 202.630.8238 so we can arrange a time to meet. I’ll even buy you cup of Joe…

Lake Anne Plaza, nestled around its namesake lake, is one of the few places in Northern Virginia where you can dine or shop at independently owned establishments. Located between Tysons Corner and Dulles International Airport, Lake Anne Plaza is only a couple of miles away from the Dulles Toll Road, the Fairfax County Parkway, and the Wiehle Avenue Silver Line Metro Station.

Opened in 1966, Lake Anne Plaza was the first village center of Reston, Robert E. Simon’s planned community. The plaza was designed to emulate the Italian coastal town of Portofino with modern architectural themes that extend to adjacent buildings and neighborhoods. With a mix of residential and commercial uses integrated into a natural setting, the Lake Anne most closely reflects the original intent of the master plan to provide residents with a unique environment in which they can “live, work, and play.”

As a result, the Lake Anne Village Center is considered a special place by local residents, and it is regarded by planners, architects, and developers as one of the earliest examples of a master planned, pedestrian-oriented, mixed-use development.