Leesburg Family Photographer – Spring Photo ShootApril 17, 2014

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The long winter is behind us and I’m happy to say that I’ve had a few Spring sessions already!  April has been a great month for family portraits outside, the flowers are in full bloom and its not too warm.  I first met Trish, her husband, and her boys after her youngest son was born at one of my mini-sessions.  Three years later and I had the opportunity to photograph the family again!   I’m excited again to photograph everyone for Trish’s newborn session later this summer!!

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One awesome thing about photographing families later in the day is being able to take advantage of “golden hour”.  The sun couldn’t have been more beautiful!

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Ashburn Newborn Photographer – A Christmas Present!January 7, 2014

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What a sweetie Mr. Roy Junior was!!  He arrived just in time for Christmas.  Kristen, her mom, and Roy Sr. came to my Leesburg, VA newborn studio to capture Roy’s pictures.  Definitely check out Kristen’s maternity pictures we captured late last Fall as well.

Ashburn Newborn Photographer

Leesburg Extended Family Photographer – Four Generations!December 20, 2013

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This time of year families get together and I get a lot of inquires for extended family sessions.  This may have been the largest extended family portrait session I have taken, with 17 people, spanning four generations!

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You can tell the cousins all get along so well.  They were all so perfectly behaved and they all gave such great smiles!!  Most of the “Murphy” family is local to Loudoun County, but Michel and Dana Murphy drove from Boston to celebrate Thanksgiving with everyone.

Murphy1Eric and Susan set the photo shoot up, and I was so excited to finally have the chance to photograph their family.  I have known Susan and Eric since grade school.  And funny enough studied abroad with both Eric and Dana (pictured above).  So I was pretty comfortable with this family, to say the least.

Murphy3Kristen and Nick’s family were also a pleasure to photograph.  ALL of the Murphy grandchildren were just so adorable, and these kids were no exception.

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 Four generations of Murphy women.  Truly a beautiful family!!

Arlington Newborn Photographer – A Timely BlessingDecember 4, 2013

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Baby Brooks arrived a little later than anticipated but boy was he worth it!!  He was a big baby, weighing in just under 10 pounds and with the most beautiful red hair like his Dad, Steve!!  I have known Steve since college and couldn’t have imagined a more perfect partner for him than Katie – and now the most perfect little boy.  Katie and her mom traveled from Arlington to my Leesburg photography studio for Brooks’s newborn session.  He was just as sweet as can be, clearly taking after his amazing parents.   Katie was even able to catch a 5 minute nap while Brooks slept peacefully throughout our session.  Thank you Steve and Katie, it was my pleasure capturing these pictures for you!!

Arlington Newborn Photographer

Reston Family Photographer – Family of FiveDecember 1, 2013

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I first met Brooke just 3 years ago when I started my photography business.  I photographed her, her husband John, and her beautiful daughter Bianca.  In that short amount of time she has added two adorable children to her family and they are now a family of five.  I have been blessed to be able to photograph both Mauro and Adriana as newborns, and love getting to see them grow older.  Brooke is such a wonderful mom, and she is a great friend.  I’m glad that we can laugh about motherhood and raising our three young children.  Thank you Brooke and John for the fun session, I love your sense of humor and ability to go with the flow!!

Reston Family Photographer

Leesburg Family Photographer – Fall at Morven ParkNovember 20, 2013

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One of the BEST things about my jobs is meeting such wonderful families.  I first met Mark and Meredith last year when I took portraits of their sweet little boy, Luke.  Meredith and I reconnected earlier this Spring and she has grown to be one of my closet friends.  We communicate every day and she makes me laugh like no other.  Not to mention her son and my boys love spending time together.

We ended up having a beautiful fall day and everyone showed up dressed perfectly coordinating.  Luke gave me some adorable and sincere smiles.  And he had some great ideas on poses too.  I told him he could be my photography assistant!  I look forward to spending more time with Mark, Meredith, and Luke and hope to share more pictures of them in the future as well!!
Family photographer at Moven Park in Leesburg, VA

Ashburn Maternity Photographer – Baby Boy on the WayNovember 17, 2013

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I have known Kristen for a few years now.  I first met her when she graciously invited me to photograph her dancers at Tutus & Tiaras in Ashburn, and it has been a nice change of pace to spend the weekend with her adorable little girls.  Kristen is a former dancer herself (she also cheered as a Redskinette!) and has a beautiful studio in Ashburn that offers a fairy tail experience for children.  I encourage you to check out if you are interested in a loving and enjoyable dance studio for your daughter.

I was SO excited when Kristen shared the news of her upcoming arrival and even more excited when she asked me to be the photographer for her maternity and newborn session.  Kristen is the most girly girl I know, so it was only fitting that she is expecting a baby BOY!  As you may know, I have three little boys myself so I was so excited for her and her husband Roy.  I’m sure he is looking forward to having a Roy Jr. in the household ;-)

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We had a beautiful (yet windy) evening for our session, but got to take advantage of the gorgeous light as the sun set.  Kristen had so many cute ideas for our maternity session, I can’t wait to see what she has in store for our next shoot!

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Thank you Kristen for the fabulous session, I can’t wait to see you in December when we get to do your newborn session!!  :-)

Leesburg Family Photographer – Balltime at Clydes Willow CreekNovember 6, 2013

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I had a wonderful Fall morning for my portrait session with the Alexanders.  We took a stroll to the farm at Clydes in Ashburn, VA.  The boys had a great time throwing their softball around.  If only I could photograph my own three boys with as much joy as these guys!  Thank you so much Courtney and Jason for sharing your morning and your boys with me.

Enjoying a fall day at Clydes of Willow Creek in Ashburn, VA

Ashburn Family Photographer – Fall Fun With FamilyNovember 2, 2013

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I had the most perfect photo shoot with twins Owen and Olissa.  It was perfect for so many reasons.  Vivian had selected the most perfect outfits, the fall colors were beautiful and everyone had FUN!  Our session took place in Leesburg, VA at Morven Park, one of my favorite locations for my photo sessions.  I first met Olissa when I photographed her during the Tutus and Tiara’s dance recital pictures earlier this year.  Her smile captured my heart then and I was thrilled with Vivian contacted me for a family photography session.

Family of four dressed perfectly for a Fall photo shoot at Morven Park in Leesburg, VA

And as if the pictures above were not perfect enough, everyone changed attired (something I welcome during my photo shoots!) and we had a great time capturing some laughter in the leaves.  Thank you so much John and Vivian for making this a session I will truly remember!!

Family having a great time during their photo shoot

Round Hill Family Photographer – Golden HourOctober 31, 2013

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I had the great pleasure of photographing my friend and fellow photographer, Lindsley Rogers, of Appleseed Photography.  Since she is usually behind the camera I tried to keep the focus on her.  I know how it is to have so many wonderful pictures of my children but none of us together!!  I photographed Lindsley and her family at her beautiful 10-acre property in Round Hill.  I hope to have the opportunity again… after all with their family expanding next Spring they may need updated family pictures :-)

Loudoun Portrait Photographer