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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.

Fall Sessions – Woodbridge, Fairfax, Clifton and McLean VA

Oh how I love the fall and the many locations around Northern VA and all its has to offer.  Documenting a family as they grow and mature, is just nothing short of wonderful.  Every single child has their own personality and things that will make them smile.  I have always been happy that I capture a child’s personality.  I feel that is the difference between a snapshot and a portrait.  I’ll stop rambling now and let you see all the pretty people.


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!