• 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.

6 month Baby Boy| Fairfax ChildPhotographer| Those Cheeks…That Smile

Mom and Dad are so fortunate to add this little cherub.. I mean Pixie to the family.  He is 6 months old and full of spirit and seriously has the kindest eyes.  I wonder what his talking voice will be like.  What his personality will be like (full of laughter I assume).  We took these images at Green Springs Garden in Alexandria.  I love it there no matter what time of the year – it never disappoints.

As for now, Mom and Dad and his older brother and sister will get to see these two sneaks.  I’ll post more from the session a little later on.  Don’t forget, Fall dates are available.  A few more weekend spots are available and week day spots are more flexible (and are discounted).

Happy Looking,  I could just eat him up – those cheeks…

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Two Sneaks| Alexandria VA Newborn Photographer|One Boy and One Girl

When a client contacts me, some of them may ask that I not share any of their photos on line, and I happily oblige.  These two families said it was OK to post a sneak – so here are two cuties I had the pleasure of photographing this past week.

The boy is a TEN pounder (glad they didn’t buy many newborn clothes) and the girl fit in the exact same sack that her big sister fit it a few years ago. 

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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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