Emily Weiss – Washington DC Family & Birth Photographer

Emily Weiss – Washington, DC Family & Birth Photographer

I am a native Washingtonian, an occasional runner, the mother of two teenage boys, and I can’t spell.  No really, I can’t spell and you will see obvious and glaring typos in all my stuff.  In addition to my photography business, my husband and I currently own and operate 5 bars in Washington, DC and we are still expanding.

In addition to my photography business, my husband and I currently own and operate 5 bars in Washington, DC and we are still expanding.

Here are some more details about me:

MY KIDS

Emily Weiss Washington DC Family & Birth Photographer

I have two boys who are now in their teen years and honestly, I did not expect this stage to be so HARD. We are in a new phase of learning how to let go and foster independence while still setting boundaries and parenting. Not gonna lie…it kind of blows.  Simply because l love the crap out of them and I have yet to find an instruction manual on how to do this in a way that saves all our sanity. There is a reason why the teen years suck for everyone.

 

MY SPOUSE

emily weiss photographer husband

I credit most of our success as a couple and a family to the fact that my husband is the most wildly inappropriate man I know and I still find him hilarious.

 

OUR DOG

Emily Weiss Washington DC Family & Birth Photographer

Her name is ‘Brie” short for “Aubrey”. It is the name she came with.  She was a rescue pup and changing her name was the least of our issues. Don’t get me wrong, she is the greatest dog and needed little training just some gentle guidance.  I never worry about her around kids or other dogs and she has this amazing energy and zest for the world around her.  I do have one complaint: she is completely obsessed with squirrels. They make her lose her mind.

Sadly, we had to put her down in March 2016 due to an aggressive form of dog cancer.   It was devastating to our family.  We recently adopted a new rescue dog –  Bruno.  I haven’t had time to do a formal blog post on him, but I have been posting some images on my

We recently adopted a new rescue dog –  Bruno.  An a year later we added a second rescue – Harper (as in Harper Lee, not Bryce).  I haven’t had time to do a formal blog post on them, but I have been posting some images on my Instagram account if you want to see what they look like.

 

OUR OTHER BUSINESSES

Emily and Matthew Weiss Bars and Restaurants

(Shameless plug for the college fund) My husband and I (and the kids) have been in the DC Bar and Restaurant business for over 20 years. Our places cater mainly to the Capitol Hill intern/staffer crowd.  We may not be setting the culinary world on fire or making it on the “100 Best” lists,  however, cheap beer and burgers will enable us to send our kids to college and I take enormous pride in that.

WEIRD RANDOM FACTS:

Emily Weiss Washington, DC Family & Birth Photographer

Emily Weiss Washington, DC Family & Birth Photographer

I am a DC native as are my husband and my kids.

I have a Master’s in Social Work and spent fifteen years working in public policy and research.

I like my coffee to taste like Haagen Das.

Sometimes I like to go old-school and shoot a roll of black and white film.  Once upon a time, I would develop my own film and make my own prints.

I am of the generation that prefers prefer to talk on the phone over texting or email.  Draw your own conclusions 😉

 

 

1 Comment

  1. Hi Emily!
    Just saw your slide show from GOTR that my daughter participated in and looked you up! Amazing photos and love the slide show. You are so talented! So glad to see you are doing what you love:) Hope all is well!!! And wow, the boys are big and I’m dreading the teen years in my 3…)

    Heidi Johnson (peds nurse, formally at Pullman and Ariza…)

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