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  • 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.

4 year Old Girl| Military Photographer | I’m a big Sister| Sneak Peek

Have you ever had one of those newborn sessions, where the oldest sibling was amazing!? Not only did she follow directions – LOVE on her brother – she likes the Grinch!!! She prefers the Jim Carrey version – I’ll forgive that part… But her smile just melts me… Normally, I would sneak the newborn but we took this while her brother was eating.


Military Photographer – Alexandria VA – Baby Girl

Don’t let the cute sleeping baby fool you. (smile)  This military baby had no interest in relaxing, BUT, you could not tell when you look at this photo:) And Big Brother LOVED his cars.  This is my very favorite part of life style sessions.  Not only do you get to capture pretty pictures but you capture personality.  Congrats on expanding your family.  Your sneaks are below:





It’s that of year agin, where the leaves in Northern VA explode with color.  This year, I am doing something a wee bit different.  I am also offering mini sessions, because sometimes, you just want a few images for those holiday cards.  Full Sessions are also available.

My mini Sessions are not the typical kind, it will not be on a set day.  You choose whats most convenient for you. Schedule quickly.  October’s dates are filling quickly.


SNEAK | Cake Smash | One year of Fun

This little man took a while to warm up to his cake.  He was perplexed and a bit intimidated by the mound of sugar that was put in front of him.  But we were determined for him to smile and enjoy his first birthday cake.  I think this was a success!  Happy Birthday Baby D!  


6 days new| Newborn Boy| Fairfax Newborn Photographer |Sneak Peek

While photographing toddlers with their new brother or sister is often a challenge, that was not the case with this family.  Although big brother is not pictured in the sneaks he behaved so well, once he learned that I would let him hold my camera and take a photo if I could take some photos of him first.

The portrait of his mom and his baby brother was taken by a…wait for it… a toddler!  I took the first one.


Alexandria Newborn Baby Girl | Military Family |

This family was such a joy to work with.  It was hard to get big sister to crack a smile BUT when she did – boy oh boy did it light up the room.   The session took place after right b4 Dad had to head out to his next tour in Africa.  Military families are such an honor to work for.  I will stoop rambling, so everyone can just soak up the cuteness this newborn photographer got to experience.  And as you can see, baby girl had no issues with smiling…