Hayley | NOVA Lake Braddock Senior Photographer

We had the most perfect evening for Hayley’s Senior Portrait shoot!  For someone who prefers to be behind the camera…I think she really nailed it. Hayley is a Senior (10 of 57)-2collage5-2Hayley is a Senior (22 of 57)-2collage3-2collage4-2collage1-2Hayley is a Senior (56 of 57)-2

I hear Senior year is just a whirlwind and in the blink of an eye, college awaits.  Do all the things, dream all the dreams…go out into the world and show them just how amazing you really are.

A Night at Urban Posh

I was thrilled to capture these shots from the Sip and Shop event at Urban Posh Boutique in Historic Occoquan, VA.  Angie and Pam have created the most fabulous collection of clothing and accessories…

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What an amazing turnout!

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Give me all of those beautiful Fall tones too…

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The styles are clean, classic and fashion forward and when you add in the coolest, most helpful staff,  it’s pretty clear Urban Posh will continue to be a shining success.  I can’t wait to go back and do some shopping for myself!!

Newborn Haze

That precious time with a newborn in the house…

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All of the dreaming, all of the waiting, all of the preparing…

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It’s more work, more energy and more love than you even imagined…

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And those toes!!  I’m SO grateful to be able to capture these moments.  Babies change and grow so fast and I hope these images help this new family to hold on to their memories.


One of my goals for 2017 was to be published and I am thrilled to have this image featured in the latest Dear Photographer Magazine…A collection of work with the “Epic Summer” theme from photographers all around the world.


If you love imagery, check out their Facebook and IG pages.  They are a constant source of inspiration with interviews, helpful tips and of course beautiful photographs. Click below if you would like your copy…


Please… Just one quick photo.

The clouds were so beautiful yesterday so I asked my girl to let me snap just one quick photo of her…


We were visiting my Mother in law who just happens to live right on what’s called Silver Bay and with good reason.


At first she really wasn’t in the mood,  but those clouds and the breeze and the sound of the seagulls all sort of clicked and 15 frames later,  we had a full blown shoot going.


I’m just a little freaked out about how mature she’s looking in these photographs so Universe if you hear me…Can you just slow time down a little bit please?  K thanks!


Hey Seniors!

What an exciting time!  A bit scary, and yes, busy, but it’s going to be great! Let’s document this time together. I know there are lots of things happening this year so get your photography session booked early….Photos for the family and for those invitations and graduation announcements too.  Sessions including one outfit change and one location are $300.  Email me at dina@dinarosaphoto.com or PM me on Facebook or IG.  Let’s do this!

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First Communion Memories

Spring is finally upon us and that means First Communion celebrations are almost here!  Capture your little cutie with a session to remember this most special day.  I find it best to get photographs done before the ceremony so you can relax and enjoy the moment.  Sessions are $300 and include indoor and outdoor shots, weather permitting.  Email, FB message or call to schedule…spots are filling up!


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All Around the Town

Growing up in New York, I took for granted the delicious pizza shop on every corner,  the view of the bridges connecting the boroughs, the bagels and the energy that’s just undeniable.  Now that I live 500 miles away, I miss the city and this visit was long over due… NYC blog collage2Z9A55522Z9A55622Z9A55782Z9A5563-22Z9A55562Z9A56022Z9A56102Z9A5735nyc collage 32Z9A57292Z9A56892Z9A5726

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As you can see, we ran the kids around the city.  So much to take in right?!  We hit Uptown, Downtown, witnessed peaceful protest and ate our faces off.  My love affair with NYC will never end and seeing it through the eyes of my children was really pretty cool.


What a nice surprise to see this pop up on my Facebook page…

Adoption agency in Maryland. Childrens Home and LSS Adoption agency in Virginia. Adoption agency in VirginiaYou see, this image is from a recent session I did for one of the most amazing families, BUT  it’s also an ad promoting the very same Adoption Agency we used to bring us to our daughter 9 years ago!   The work they do, day in and day out to bring together children and families is outstanding.  MUAH Children’s Home…I’m grateful as ever.