2019 Senior Portraits | Fairfax Senior Photographer

I know what you’re thinking… Wasn’t it just yesterday I was dropping off at Kindergarten and here it is Senior year!  How did we get here?  I know because I myself am a Mom of a High School Senior this year and I freely admit to crying on the first day of school.  For many teens, this year will be filled with milestones and a Senior portrait session will celebrate them.  It’s typically the last year with friends they grew up with and maybe their last year under your wings.  It’s also the time these teens are on the cusp of something so great…about to see the world and plan for their future.  Senior photographs capture this exciting time as it is now so you can remember what an amazing, bright and curious human your baby has become.

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Sessions are currently booking for 2019 Seniors.  They can take place at a location of your choice…perhaps somewhere that holds a special place in your heart.  Whether it’s a natural vibe or city setting you are thinking of, we can bring your vision to life.  Most Seniors use their portraits for invitations, gifts, social media and for Graduation announcements too.  Sessions begin at $300.  I look forward to hearing from you!

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Old Town Manassas | Fairfax Family Photographer

When Kim contacted me to photograph her family in the historic Old Town section of Manassas, VA, I was thrilled to say the least.  First off, her family is downright gorgeous and then when you add some color, texture and architecture, its a win win! The rain held off and since we met on a weekday, the crowds were light…

Madden-10Madden-12Madden-23Madden-28Madden-45Madden-65Madden-70Madden-86Madden-91Madden-97Madden-110Documenting this time and place was extra special since Kim and her family will be moving out of state soon and they have shared so many great times here in Virginia. There’s Prospero’s Books, Jitterbugs Ice Cream, The Center for the Arts where M spent many hours studying theatre and performing and when there’s a sign that reads “Love,” you definitely have to photograph it right?  Madden-114collage3Madden-137Madden-140Madden-132Madden-147Madden-155I really hope this session was as much fun for them as it was for me.  I am wishing you safe travels and a smooth transition to your new home M family! You are beautiful inside and out.

Moments of Motherhood | Northern Virginia Photographer

To kick off this Mother’s Day weekend, I thought I would look back on images of my favorite moments with some of the fabulous Moms I have had the pleasure of working with.  There is so much love in these photos and I hope you will see and feel that.  Moms, I know you don’t always want to get in front of the camera, I know you’re tired and don’t always feel picture perfect.  I’m here to tell you your children do not care!  It’s you they want to remember. The incredible human who sacrificed everything for them and was there sharing in these moments that really seem to fly by.  I myself can’t truly believe I have three of my own in double digits.

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The best feeling in the world is when Mom receives photographs from me and she loves them.  It means we have made connections and frozen them in time.  I am so thrilled to be able to create these memories for you Mamas… It really is everything.  I am grateful to you for trusting me and I wish you the most appreciated and relaxed Mother’s Day.  You deserve it!!

Double Digits! | Fairfax Family Photographer

Our girl turns 10 today!  Truth be told…these images were taken two weeks ago when the cherry blossom trees that line our driveway were just about in full bloom…

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  Yes, I said my driveway!!!!!

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First Communion Photographs | Fairfax Family Photographer

I can’t wait for Spring but I am more excited for sessions to begin.  I start early, before the big day so you can rest easy and not stress!  Theres’s a lot going on the day of the ceremony especially if you get the 8:30 AM mass and it’s hard to grab all of the photographs you may want.  It’s so nice to be able to relax and enjoy this special day in your little one’s life knowing you have captured your memories!

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I have celebrated 3 times with my own kids and it was so nice to have images ready for my Thank you cards.  Communion.ad

I can help with print products such as enlargements and albums too because as I always say, printing your images and getting them off our devices is everything!

Alex is a Senior | South County High School Senior Photographer

This gorgeous creature makes the world a better place…

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I have had the pleasure of photographing Alex over the last few years and I couldn’t be more proud of the woman she is becoming.  collage1

She is kind, friendly, driven and strong and that hair!!!

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She’s the girl you want your kid to be besties with…

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Alex, the world needs your light, your goodness and that bright smile.  I’m lucky to know you and grateful to be able to document this exciting time. Wherever life takes you, I know you will be a shinning success.

Baby Elizabeth |Reston VA Family Photographer

Baby Elizabeth…Sweet and perfect in every way…

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Even when she really wasn’t feeling her best, she gave us the cutest moments…

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Sometimes your session looks like this… The pouting and the crying, the mess and the imperfection…It’s all part of this parenthood gig isn’t it?

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This is why I just adore at home newborn sessions.  Documenting all the things…Looking back, the chaos becomes art and the messy becomes pretty and we can’t believe how fast our babies have grown right before our eyes. They tell us this happens but we never really know until we are right there in the thick of it.

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2Z9A9554I’m so honored when families welcome me into their homes to share a piece of their daily life with me.  It truly is the best.  Welcome Baby Elizabeth!