Newborn + Big Sister {Arlington, VA Family Milestone Photographer}

I love having the same families in front of my camera.  What started with updating dad's LinkedIn profile has turned into multiple sessions a year, and I've loved watching their daughter grow.  I've also had the joy of watching their family grow!

On a gloomy Saturday morning, I headed to their new house to capture their almost-three-week old baby girl.  The rain took a break long enough to also squeeze in a session for big sister's second birthday.

Sweet nursery window light and outdoor play and trikes and swings and snuggly baby girl....

New Baby Boy {Alexandria, VA Lifestyle Newborn Photographer}

A baby boy, snuggly as can be and his sweet mama.

Window light on a beautiful day.

A baby who hardly cried, let me cuddle him, and was cooperative as can be.

All of these came together last week for a peaceful, in-home newborn photo session.  Baby T, his mama and I got a chance to hang out and capture this sweet stage.

Although my weekend sessions for 2016 are nearly booked, I am taking in-home newborn sessions for weekdays, which is great for moms and dads on maternity or paternity leave.

Welcome, Baby J {Fairfax, VA Lifestyle Newborn Photography}

When I got asked to photograph new baby J, I was happy to say yes.  Her mama is the friend of some dear friends, and J was a doll baby.  My baby had started walking just a few days before, so a newborn session was the perfect remedy to my own "they grow up too fast!" feelings.

I went to J's beautifully decorated home and got to follow her family around as they fed and comforted her, and settled her down to sleep.

I had a great time with J's family.

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Family of Four {Arlington, VA Family Photographer}

My busy photography weekend kicked off Saturday morning with a family of four.  It was baby girl's first photo session and the kids were both troopers considering the toasty weather and humidity.  (And the closed pool within sight!)

I loved the color combination mom picked with oranges and pinks, and I loved the interaction between the two adorable kids.  Big brother's toy truck even helped me work my camera for a few photos.

My summer schedule is full except for tutorial sessions and weeknight high school senior sessions, but I have some fall slots left and I am booking now for the rest of 2016!

More sneak peeks of all this week's fun are on



Sweet Siblings {Arlington, VA Child Photographer}

A couple weekends ago, I had a Saturday photo session booked.  It rained.  We moved to Sunday.  It rained.  We moved to Memorial Day.  Rain was predicted, but I refused to cancel until I saw water falling from the sky on Monday morning.

Well, I'm happy I didn't reschedule because we had a lovely morning in the Bon Air Memorial Rose Garden and at the adjacent playground.

Big brother was so full of energy and baby sister was the most chill baby I've ever met!

My schedule is filling up already for Fall, so don't hesitate to schedule if you plan on holiday photos this year.  I also have some Summer openings left, with new packages and prices starting July 1.  Booking prior to July 1 gets you the current package and prices.  I'll be adding some Christmas and other holiday cards/birth announcement/graduation announcements options in the coming months to help you use your photos to communicate important information to the people you love.

I have some fantastic photography sessions planned in the coming weeks, so keep an eye on my

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Growing Family: Arlington, VA Family Photographer.

I met this lovely family at the park near our home this weekend to capture their fun almost-two-year old boy and newborn girl.  This was my first session so close to our new(ish) house and it was fun to meet a family in the neighborhood for a session.  Big brother was loving with sister but mostly wanted to play in the dirt!

We fit the session in right after I got home from a weekend away and I'm so glad it worked out.  The light was beautiful and the temperatures were ideal.

I am booking through summer for new clients and slots are filling quickly.  I have a couple slots open in May and a couple evenings in June.  Returning clients can reserve their fall dates now, and new clients will be able to schedule through the end of 2016 starting on May 1.

Rates will be increasing for fall, so book before June 30 to get the current rate!