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
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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.


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.

Baby girl - hand under chin

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.