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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Maternity with Dog
by the water
Maternity Couple

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!

Baby in Dad
Mom and Baby
Fresh 48
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Baby on Dads Shoulder
Baby foot
baby on wrists
Family Photo

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!



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.


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.



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.

toddler girl
daddy and son
baby in dads hand
baby boy 5 lbs
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heart hands
madonna pose
baby in snuggle sack
toddler formal portrait
sisters cousins
baby boy and big sister

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.

red thread baby b/w
smiling baby
hand on chin

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)

NEwborn baby boy in grey
family portrait classic
baby in a bucket
Close up of baby boy


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:

Potato sack baby

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

red thread baby

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

hand on chin Springfield VA photographer