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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 days new| Newborn Boy| Fairfax Newborn Photographer |Sneak Peek

While photographing toddlers with their new brother or sister is often a challenge, that was not the case with this family.  Although big brother is not pictured in the sneaks he behaved so well, once he learned that I would let him hold my camera and take a photo if I could take some photos of him first.

The portrait of his mom and his baby brother was taken by a…wait for it… a toddler!  I took the first one.


Alexandria Newborn Baby Girl | Military Family |

This family was such a joy to work with.  It was hard to get big sister to crack a smile BUT when she did – boy oh boy did it light up the room.   The session took place after right b4 Dad had to head out to his next tour in Africa.  Military families are such an honor to work for.  I will stoop rambling, so everyone can just soak up the cuteness this newborn photographer got to experience.  And as you can see, baby girl had no issues with smiling…


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.

Nana and grandson
Mom and Daughter
Couple portrait
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!

Baby in bucket with pet
on dady
baby on arms

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.