• 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.

Senior Portraits|Best Friends|And… They’re Off

Remember when your baby was actually little?  Hopefully Mom and Dad will look back at these photos and say the same thing.  Kids change ALL the time and documenting these  changes is the beginning of an heirloom.

These girls, eh hem – I mean young women, are off to start the rest of their lives.  They have been “besties” all thru school and now their lives are taking a different path.  They are OFF to college where the world will offer them EVERYTHING.  Because of technology, they can still keep in touch but it’s not the same as passing a note in class (am I dating myself?) or hanging out at lunch, on the weekends..at Prom…

I was so honored that Mom chose me to capture this special time in their lives.  They have worked so HARD to get where they are.  Young Ladies , have a GREAT time in college (not too great – college is EXPENSIVE…lol) and I do hope you remain friends forever even tho, you are all parting ways and carving your own path in life.

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Baby S is 7 days old!| Repeat Clients are THE BEST| Baby Girl Sneak Peek

I do love when clients come back and allow me to document their expanding family.  It makes my heart swoon with happiness.  Baby S was  surprise – meaning Mom and Dad chose NOT to learn the sex of their Pixie b4 she was born.  No Way could I have done that – I applaud their patience.

Prior to Baby S’s arrival, Mom had her hands full with two amazing and inquisitive boys – for now I will show photos of the younger addition to the family.  Congrats M family!  And Who doesn’t love baby feet!?

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Washington DC Photographer|Baby Boy…

I was nothing short of thrilled when this family came back and asked me to photograph their new baby boy.   Big Brother was a busy little bee but when it was “his turn” he was able to work his magic.  Maybe, just maybe, Dad’s boys will be a professional soccer player (football player) just like he was.

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The Eyelashes….(swoon)  Look below if you’d like to see big brother as a newborn…
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Springfield VA Family Photographer| Hidden Pond Nature Center|Photograph Every Moment

Many of you know that I photograph newborns, but, did you know that I will also capture many life events (not weddings or parties)?  The photos below are so special.  Mom and Dad’s oldest son is moving to FL with his fiancé and their youngest son is “on his way” to the Major Leagues.  He is a star baseball player at West Springfield HighSchool and he is only a Sophomore!  Mom’s family is ever changing, and I am honored that she chose me to capture another family milestone.

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DC Cherry Blossoms – 2015

I have lived close to DC for almost 20 years.  And in that time, I have only made my way into DC twice to see the Cherry Blossoms.   The first year, I went when the trees were at peak, in all of their glory – and BOY was it crowded, but beautiful.

This year, I went a few days after peak.  It was cold and Windy but so very beautiful.

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TWINS!|Baby J and Baby B| Arlington VA Twin Photographer

I remember before I was a photographer, a mom..an adult, I seriously thought that all twins were the same.  I even had the delusion that all siblings are similar – minus a few minor differences after all, they do grow up in the same household.  Boy oh boy, did I get that wrong – on every single level.  I am not sure why I thought that.  I have 5 siblings and every single one of us are different – in every way possible – LOL.  I digress.  Back to Baby J and Baby B…

Their personalities are STRONG.  One spent a wee bit of time in the NICU to get his lungs a little stronger and the other patiently waited until his brother came home.   I chose these two to sneak because it shows personality and Love.  I wonder how I should caption the first one…?LOL

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Can we just say “Awwwwww” all at the same time? I was trying to pose their hands, but they insisted on doing it this way, who am I to say no to that?

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What Fun! Baby G is ONE! – Alexandria, VA Cake Smash Photographer

I first met baby G when she was in utero – mom GLOWED! 

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There really is no wonder why G is (and hopefully always will be) a person who carves her own path.  She was such a fun newborn baby girl.

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And Not one single thing has changed since then.  I PUFFY heart LOVE her kissy face and her laughter is NOTHING short of amazing.

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Happy Birthday “Baby G”