• 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.

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.


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



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?


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

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


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.


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


Happy Birthday “Baby G”

A PRETTY Two Year Old| Mommy Love| West Springfield Toddler Photographer

There is not much that I can say about this family without getting a little emotional.  Without saying too much, this child was meant to be.  I wish I could share the entire gallery for the sneak peek, but these two will have to do. 🙂  I will say that what I learned about this amazing two year old is that he has GREAT fine motor skills, his listening skills are spot on and he CAN be a model.  He followed directions like a champ.  The on his face is from the best kisses ever – Mommy kisses – and clearly he enjoys his mom’s company – look at the big hearty belly laugh – plus he ate ice cream without spilling or getting it all over his face!


Dunn Loring Newborn Photographer| Big Sister| Perfect Pixie

You know you are going to have a successful session when you meet the most relaxed parents ever!  You could feel the love in this home.  This kiddo and his big Sister are so very blessed to have Mom and Dad in their lives – of course the sneak is of the little ones – cuz well… they are sooo adorable.  


Arlington Newborn Photographer| Baby T| Blizzard Baby

Mom told me that baby T was born when the”wonderful” snowstorm hit.  She went on to say that she was snowed in at the hospital.  And to make things more challenging, the neighbors and Dad had to shovel a path up the street to her house because the plows hadn’t been thru yet, just so baby T could be nestled in his bed – and of course so big brother could meet his baby brother.

Baby T was one of the most PATIENT newborns – he rarely cried and he just went with the flow.  I suspect Mom and Dad have a peacemaker on their hands – a peacemaker who plays soccer, swims or runs track.  Boy – He has the strongest kick.   I’ll stop chatting about this great kid – Mom and Dad – here is your sneak.

Newborn two week Old

Two Week Old Baby Boy

Falls Church Newborn Photographer | He’s FINALLY Home

So, I get back from vacation and I am reminded of what I did the day before I left.  I played with a baby and his new family.   The joy that everyone feels for the newest family member is amazing and dare I say, profound.  Lifestyle photography is “real” in terms of emotion.  Never over processed and hopefully my images show the raw emotion that is being portrayed at that exact moment in time.   Here are a few sneaks Mom.


Almost 9 Days Old – Alexandria Newborn Photographer – Baby N

I always love photographing little babies, but there was something about this family that felt like home.  Maybe it was because my son was almost named Nathaniel, maybe it was because Mom reminded me so much of a good friend of mine, maybe it was because the house was FILLED with love and family or maybe it was because Baby Nate is definitely a gift!  Here is your sneak!  Enjoy.