• DC Metro Area Photographer

  • Pixie Memories is Northern VA & Washington DC's Family Photographer. Pat Jesten specializes in modern, organic, simple and clean fine art photography of newborns, maternity, babies, children and families. She serves the DC metropolitan area including NOVA Northern Virginia (Fairfax, Prince William, Arlington & Alexandria Counties) and DC. Towns include: Fairfax, McLean, Falls Church, Reston, Annandale, Springfield, Oakton, Vienna, Clifton, Alexandria, Arlington, Tysons Corner, Georgetown, Old Town and more.

Spring Is In the Air | Family Photography| Celebrate Every Moment

I cannot believe that Spring is right around the corner.  Its time to think about the Cherry Blossoms – they will bloom early this year thanks to all of the beautiful warm weather we have been having.

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We made it thru the holidays and waited with bated breath for a good snow fall. But,  the daffodils are popping up, the crocus flowers have come and gone – I am not a gambling woman (well, except Black Jack and the Penny Slots… I know, I know) but I don’t think we are going to get a nice heavy snow in the Northern Virginia/DC metro area.

As a photographer, I do love snow portraits – but we must Celebrate Every Moment.  And the best way to remember the celebrated moments is thru photography.

Every few years I go thru images of my kiddo.  Here he is in 2012 – right b4 school started.  Just b4 he started third grade.  And then again a few days ago – he is in 8th grade.  I think I will need to get him a razor soon enough!  It’s scary how fast they grow and change.  But I am oh so Blessed that I have these photos to look at – every single day.

And just to show you that anyone can have the studio look in their own home – here is a pull back from the image above.  And yes, I still have Candy Canes laying around.  I cant help it – they are YUMMY.

I am now scheduling sessions for the Spring into early June.  Weekend availability starts in March but if you need a date during the week, I am a bit more flexible.  Send me a text/call  (703) 887-9961 or send me an email at pat@pixiemmeories.com to schedule a date or if you have any questions.

 

What a Year it Was|2016 was Amazing

First I would like to thank every single one of my clients who trusted me to take photos of their “babies”.   I went to DC and all over Northern Virginia with a few stops in MD.  I got to hold and photograph God’s perfect little miracles – I photographed preemies, babies in utero, Mommas who JUST found out they were pregnant, Squishy wonderfully smelling newborns (someone PLEASE make perfume out of that newborn smell) kids who were adopted by AMAZING parents, children with spunk and personality, kids who had their first taste of cake and children leaving the nest to start their new life in college.  That one scares me – 4 more years and MY baby will be in college…

I so look forward to seeing many return and new clients this year.  I have revamped my pricing so check out my site and look at the Investment page for all of the updates.

And don’t forget, I photograph more than newborn pixies.  Scroll down below see who I got to see last year.

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Fall Sessions|Sneak Peeks|Alexandria and DC

For those in the DC area, I really think that the weekend of November 19th will be peak for the leaves.  It’s usually the last weekend in October, but the weather has been warm.  And because of that I’m a happy photographer.  This first image was taken at Green Springs Garden in Alexandria,  the park was “on fire” I may have to open up two more slots for mini sessions on the 19th and 20th

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These were taken in Oldtown Alexandria.  I puffy heart LOVE the sass from this young lady. And her parents aren’t so bad themselves. 🙂

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And last but not least, this image was taken in my client’s living room in a townhouse on the Hill.  I have a portable studio…

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SNEAKS| In and around Northern VA

No words – just photos 🙂  Well, maybe a few words – this perfect little amazing kid – is OVER 6 weeks old!  Who says you have to photograph a newborn at 14 days old?  Please scroll down to see more cuteness!

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Fall Mini Sneaks| Alexandria and Burke Virginia Photographer

The Fall Mini Session Season is off to a GREAT start.   The leaves are just starting to crisp up and fall off the trees and amaze us with its splendor.  The crunch of the leaves under my feet just makes my heart swoon – soon, it will be cool enough for the fireplace and then the mantle will be adorned by all of these amazing kids that I am blessed to work with.  I still cannot believe that MY eyes get to see such amazing children.  And it’s not their clothes, it is the beauty in their personalities that I feel are brought out with each click of the shutter.

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Maternity|Northern VA Beach|It’s a SHE

Mom called when she was just two weeks from her due date.   (There is always room to squeeze in Maternity and Newborn.)  We made our way to Prince William County and found a beach for her portraits. The temperature was in the 60’s…I cannot stop swooning…

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