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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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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