We may aspire to buy seasonal fruits and vegetables, dress our babes in responsibly-sourced organic cotton, and skip that Florida vacay in favor of, say, a local production of King Lear.  But when it’s the dead of winter and your toddler is threatening to peel the paint from the walls if he doesn’t get a bowl of summery strawberries yesterday…you do what you gotta do (thanks for the free coffee, Trader Joe’s).  Here, we profile several D.C.-area business owners who also happen to be parents—so you can reduce your carbon footprint in solidarity with entrepreneurs who, bless their hearts, haven’t slept through the night since 2010.

Rachel Jeffries – Rachel Jeffries Photography

Rachel’s always searching for that magical light that’s perfect for pictures. Whether she’s shooting engagements portraits, grabbing shots of the groom watching his bride walk down the aisle or capturing the kiddos as they play in the park, Rachel makes sure the light is right, and the setting perfect, so clients don’t have to worry about lens distortion or monuments coming out the top of their heads.

Online: racheljeffriesphotography.com

Who did we miss? In the comments section below, tell us about your favorite local mompreneur.

—Katie Brown and Hilary Riedemann