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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.

My MIL and her Littles| Family Portraiture | Springfield Photographer

Since you guys see many images of my clients, I decided to show you a little peek into my family.  My Mother in law came down to visit and so did my sister in law and her partner.  But of course, like the cobbler’s son who has no shoes, I have no images with me in them – LOL.   But, I am loving these photos and I look forward to them hanging on the wall.

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Mom and Daughter
Couple portrait
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These images were all taken in my living room and my hubby even got in the photo!  yeah!

6 week old baby| Hanging in Alexandria|Pets and baby

Who says its hard to photograph a baby that is 6 weeks old?  Not me (smile).  I packed up my gear and headed out to Alexandria Virginia to take this little pixie’s first portraits.  I knew that I might not be able to get all the squishy poses but I was confident that I could get poses that showcases his newness.

This little man was a champ.  Mom and Dad followed my pre session directions and he behaved just as I wanted him to – I love photos with eyes wide open – and I was able to capture some of those as well as the sleepy baby images.  I will stop rambling now and let you see all the cuteness below.  P.S.  Their little dog was perfectly behaved – loved him too!

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P.S.  Have you noticed that I have not done a naked baby in years, but the innocence is still maintained?

Burgundy Farm Country Day School | Donated Session | Winter Portraits

Every year I donate one session to a school.  This year Burgundy Farm Day Country School was the recipient. If Friends School ( My old Stomping grounds) was closer to my house, I would donate there as well.  :)

This family met me at Burke Lake Park – the trees lost all their leaves as they prepared for the cold months ahead – BUT, we were still able to find some beautiful color that morning.  Let your eyes feast on all the cuteness.

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Newborn Baby Girl | Alexandria, VA | Strong like her Parents

Baby girl was bound to be strong.  Dad is a soccer player and Mom is a swimmer, so of course she has super strong legs and she made sure that I was well aware of her DNA.  She kicked out of every swaddle and wrap – but we still managed to get her settled.   Take a gander at the cuteness.  And I LOVE that Dad did the nursery.

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Pixie-to-Be | Maternity Mamma | Old Town Alexandria | Carlyle House

I cannot wait for this baby girl to be born.  We hung out in old town for a little under an hour and got some amazing portraits to celebrate the impending birth.  I love how I captured the personally and love between all of the family members – even the fur baby.  If I had to pick a favorite, it would be the first one:) I know I am over sharing again – but I can’t help it…

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Maternity with Dog
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Maternity Couple
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FRESH 48 | Under 36 hours old| Ft Belvoir Hospital

Happy New Year!  What a great way to start the new year – hanging out with baby B in his hospital room.  Today’s hospital rooms and beds are perfect for this type of session.  I will also be offering these as a mini session as well as a full blown session.  Sign up for my newsletter to get all of the details.

I usually do not share more than three or four images from a session, but because it is a new type of session I am offering, I will “bombard” you with cuteness!

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Mom and Baby
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Baby on Dads Shoulder
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Family Photo

As always ALL active Duty Military families receive a discount on digital Images.