Newborn Portraits of Our New Dog (Oh Yes, I Did!) | Loudoun Newborn Photographer

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Some good news to share!  We adopted a new dog, Minnie, a few weeks ago from a rescue organization called Paws for Seniors, a really wonderful non-profit group that places older dogs into homes (please go show them some love!).   Minnie is a 4-year-old Pekingese, but since Pekingese usually have long lives, I thought 4… Continue reading Newborn Portraits of Our New Dog (Oh Yes, I Did!) | Loudoun Newborn Photographer

Photographing the Older “Newborn” Baby | Fairfax, VA Newborn Photographer

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Sometimes, for a variety of reasons, clients are unable to make it into the studio for their newborn session until their baby is past the ideal window for newborn portraits of 5-14 days old.  Not too fear, though!  Babies are still cute as can be, and absolutely worthy of photographing, after two weeks old! Why the… Continue reading Photographing the Older “Newborn” Baby | Fairfax, VA Newborn Photographer

Styling a newborn session | Loudoun County newborn photographer

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One of the things I love most about newborn photography is that I get to let my creative side out!  With a collection of over 200 newborn hats, 4 dozen tiebacks, and hundreds more wraps, blankets and props, I'm able to make every session unique. Before your newborn session, we'll talk about your color and… Continue reading Styling a newborn session | Loudoun County newborn photographer

The Truth Behind Before & After Photos | Ashburn, VA Family Photographer

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Please don't be fooled by before & after photos! As your friendly neighborhood photographer, I feel it's my responsibility to educate you on the power of good lighting!  These two photos were taken seconds apart (with my iPhone in the bathroom) - the only difference - I took two steps back into more flattering light.… Continue reading The Truth Behind Before & After Photos | Ashburn, VA Family Photographer

Terrible Twos (yeah, not so much) | Ashburn, VA Family Photography

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I don't know about you guys, but when my children were two years old, they weren't exactly what I would call "easy to work with."  😉  As a family photographer, I love working with children of all ages, but two-year-olds have to be one of the hardest ages to photograph.  They're usually pretty willful and aren't typically… Continue reading Terrible Twos (yeah, not so much) | Ashburn, VA Family Photography

Adding older siblings into newborn photos | Ashburn, VA newborn photographer

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Add siblings into your newborn's portraits with some tried and true techniques.

I photographed a celebrity! (Leesburg, VA newborn photographer)

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OMG, you guys!!  So you know how pretty much every industry has its own celebrities?  Like, Warren Buffet is a business-world celebrity, and Gordon Ramsay is a celebrity chef?   Well, the photography world has its own celebrities, too!  And on December 31st, one of them, Rachel Brenke, reached out to me asking for information for… Continue reading I photographed a celebrity! (Leesburg, VA newborn photographer)

A little photo session with my daughter | Ashburn, VA Family Photographer

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Hi all!  I recently rediscovered these photos that I took of my daughter last summer and am already feeling nostalgic.  Why do they have to grow so fast? I was inspired for this photo session when my in-laws brought back a beautiful pink masquerade mask from their visit to Italy last year, and I thought it would… Continue reading A little photo session with my daughter | Ashburn, VA Family Photographer

Summertime Family Photography | Ashburn, VA Family Photographer

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All of my kids' snow days and the bitter cold have me lately daydreaming for summer!  I haven't blogged in a while and as I'm archiving a lot of 2014's photos now, I pulled out this early-September photo session to share.  Oooh, can't you just feel the warm sun!? I often encourage families to allow their… Continue reading Summertime Family Photography | Ashburn, VA Family Photographer

Sabrina’s newborn photos | Brambleton VA newborn photographer

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I had little Miss Sabrina in my newborn photography studio a few weeks ago. She was such a great sleeper!  I spend a lot of time during each newborn photo session just working on posing the newborn's hands. If the babies are dreaming and not in a deep sleep, they'll move their hands quite a… Continue reading Sabrina’s newborn photos | Brambleton VA newborn photographer