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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.

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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FALL MINI SESSIONS!

  SORRY.  SOLD OUT!!!!!

 

One Day only.   11/1/14.  Only 6 time slots available.  Message me for the available times. 

 

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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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Fairfax VA Newborn and Sibling Photographer | Welcome to the World Baby Boy| 5lb peanut!

I seriously love and feel so honored when I have a returning family.  I first met big sister when she was a few days old.  Fast forward a few years and I had the pleasure of meeting baby brother.  He was, IS perfect.  He made it into the world earlier than the doctors expected because I believe he could not wait for his first professional session. (smile)

Check out this BEAUTIFUL Family (sorry about the over share – but I could not help it…)  During a newborn session I do make a point of giving the older sibling a session of their own.

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Washington DC Photographer|Baby Boy Hershey

I love this families story – it’s very close to my story – being touched by adoption.  I was so excited when they asked me to document this special time in their lives.

Here is one of the cutest munchkins.

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The last images was created using the “magic” of photoshop – please do not attempt this unless you understand composites.  If you would like info on how to to this, please let me know and I will write a quick tutorial.  I use CS6

 

Springfield VA Newborn Photographer | Squishable and pinchable Cheeks

The photos really do say a lot for themselves.  This family is so happy to have him in their lives – he is just perfect.  Don’t you think?  The best part about the session was how well he cooperated and of course the fact that I was very close to Kingstown – which means I got my TJMaxx and HomeGoods fix after I left. (Ha! – it’s the little things)

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Sneaks – Newborn Photographer in Northern VA and Washington DC

There MUST have been something in the water about 9 months ago.  Lots of babies – lots of cuteness.  I’m so blessed and excited to be a part of these families – even just for a little while.

Here is my little sweet potato baby:

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This next little boy, made it out of the NICU and he got to have how first professional photo session.

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And the other cute little pixie I got to hang out with…

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SMASH THAT CAKE | One Year Old Mr G | Montgomery County, MD Newborn and Family Photographer

This little man, seriously holds a special place in my heart.  When I first met him, he looked like this – extremely safe in his grandpa’s hands.

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He was born a micro preemie.  In the image above, he is three months old and in the photo below (7 months later) he is just shy of one year.  Big Bird was his length when he was born.  Look at how far he has come.  He’s one tough cookie.   And BOY – does he like cake!

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Siblings are the Best| Northern VA Family Photographer

Boy oh Boy do I love it when my clients keep coming back.  I first met this little man when he was in utero, then again when he was a few days old, now I cannot believe that his temperament is exactly the same.  Easy going and full of smiles.  Big Sister is also spirited and a ton of fun.  I got a big hug from her after the session.  This family is truly amazing – and photogenic.   I do think my favorite is the candid of Mom and Daughter.

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