Time flies and in the blink of an eye, moments that seem like they will last forever suddenly pass you by; a little one’s wobbly first steps and the first few days with a new baby at home, when they are so impossibly small! These precious moments go by too fast, and over the years as a DC & Northern VA family photographer I have seen couples grow from fiancés to newlyweds and eventually sweet little family tribes. I seek to create beautiful portraits of a family’s love in its purest form, capturing the natural emotion stripped away from the daily grind of life. As a family photographer, my ultimate goal is to freeze those moments of affection and turn them into tangible pieces of love for you to preserve. Below you may find a few words on my philosophy for family sessions, and I’d love for you to reach out with any questions you may have!
Recent Family Sessions
Whether your family is small or large, I love capturing family photos in a setting that is most comfortable to you all, and often times that is your own home! As a DC & Northern VA family photographer, at home sessions are some of my favorites, since they portray families in the beautiful, comfortable light surroundings of their own homes. We will likely capture a few posed photos of everyone looking at the camera, but the focus of the session will be to capture those sweet giggles and authentic moments of everyday life! A two year old playing with her toys, a proud toddler showing me his bedroom, or a teenager on the front steps of the house she grew up in; these all make for such meaningful images captured on the authentic beauty of analog film.
In addition to sessions at home, I love photographing families outdoors at locations with wide open spaces, where little ones can run and play. Family photos can be done all year round, and there are some amazing backgrounds for family photos in DC & Northern VA, from national parks to historical venues and botanical gardens, the options are endless.
Sessions can take place either in the morning or late afternoon, depending on the light and location. I like to keep sessions very relaxed to keep little ones engaged and having fun, and the sessions are usually about an hour- but we’ll have up to 2 hours to allow time for breaks if need be! Capturing your daily life of happiness and love is my goal, and we’ll focus less on getting the ‘perfect’ smiles and more on the best laughs during hide and seek!
Although I am a family photographer based in Northern VA, I photograph sessions throughout Virginia, Washington DC & Maryland, and travel often to cities along the east coast for family sessions. Please contact the studio for a consultation to learn more about family sessions, and to reserve your date.