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! Over the past 7 years as a DC & Northern VA family photographer I have captured 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 messy, hectic and joyful moments of daily life. As a family photographer, my goal is to preserve those moments of love and turn them into tangible pieces of your family history to preserve. Below I’ve included a few words on my approach to family sessions, and I’d love for you to reach out with any questions you may have!
WASHINGTON DC FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER
“The most beautiful things are not associated with money; they are memories and moments. If you don’t celebrate those, they can pass you by.”
– Alek Wek
Whether your family is small or large, I love capturing portrait session in a setting that is most comfortable to you all, and often times that is your own home! As a DC & Northern VA family portrait photographer, at home family portrait sessions are some of my favorite shoots, since they portray families in the beautiful, comfortable surroundings of home. 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 splashing in mud puddles, a proud four year old playing with their family pup, or a teenager on the front steps of the house she grew up in; these all make for such meaningful images captured on the beauty of film.
In addition to family sessions at home, I love photographing families portrait sessions 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.
Family 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 an hour and a half to allow time for breaks if need be! Capturing your daily life and moments 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!