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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.

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

Fall Session| Burke Lake Park| Family of 4

I love when this family calls me.  Their kiddos are so incredibly full of energy.  Every time I see them I smile.  Mom is stiff stunning and Dad totally wins the funnest coolest dad around.

This year we met at Burke Lake Park.  I love it there, even tho Fairfax County asks all photographers to buy a permit.  BUt, I don’t lem them.  The location is perfect!  Here are a few of my favorites!

 

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Northern VA Newborn Photographer| Under two weeks Young

I often say that I have the very best clients.  And after every session, I repeat this Mantra.  Mom and Dad were amazing.  As you can see from Dad’s tattoos – Halloween is a favorite time of year for this family.  Congrats guys.  Your baby boy is AMAZING!!!  And he was a perfect model.  And I must give a shout out to grandma – because well, every time she called his name he smiled…it was awesome!

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Also, many people (well photographers) have asked how I achieved the first black and white image.  Here is the SOOR (Straight Out of Raw) Image.  It shows you the set-up so you achieve this for yourself.   I hope that helps.

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Maternity Momma| Meadowlark Gardens in Vienna VA

I really should just let the photos speak for themselves but I am compelled to brag about this family, even if just for a little while.  The kids were so much fun and full of energy.  For those of you who have been to Meadowlark gardens it’s a beautiful place and often kids like to run around.  These guys were no exception, but when they came together as we played fun games, the images that resulted were amazing.

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