Your children don’t care, and neither should you

mother and son hugging outside family photo

I've been a professional family photographer for over 10 years now, and I've heard all of the excuses.  But I guarantee, your children don't care, and you shouldn't either. 

The Most Underrated Season for Family Photos | Ashburn VA Family Photographer

Summer family photos in wildflowers Ashburn VA

I'm going to start this post by dropping a bit of "bad" news.  I'm fully booked for fall photo sessions.  It's true.  I have nothing available from September through mid-November, but I'm not going to apologize or chastise you for waiting too long to schedule your family's photo shoot because I have a little secret that you… Continue reading The Most Underrated Season for Family Photos | Ashburn VA Family Photographer

A Willowsford, VA Family Photography Session

Willowsford Family Photography

When my husband and I first drove into Willowsford over two years ago, at the recommendation of some friends who knew we were house-hunting, we were both immediately smitten. Moving from Arlington to Ashburn, Virginia was a big change for our family (what do you mean there aren't 3 Target stores within a 5 mile… Continue reading A Willowsford, VA Family Photography Session

It all works out for the best | Loudoun County Family Photographer

Loudoun County photographer

I can't tell you how many times this has happened. A child gets sick for their photography session, or the weather becomes horrible, or a baby is born earlier or later than planned, and we need to reschedule the photo session.  Seems like it would be pretty frustrating...  The strange thing is, that in each of… Continue reading It all works out for the best | Loudoun County Family Photographer

Jacob’s newborn portraits | Newborn photography in Ashburn, VA

newborn photographer ashburn va

I can't believe it's been two months since I've blogged! Well, I guess that in some ways shows how awesome the past two months have been! I've already photographed over 20 newborns this year in addition to many expectant moms and other families! I couldn't resist sharing Jacob's newborn portrait session with you, because his… Continue reading Jacob’s newborn portraits | Newborn photography in Ashburn, VA

The Clarks | Ashburn, Virginia Family Photographer

Brambleton VA family photographer

Pulling these photos out of the September archives! When the Clarks asked me to photograph their family, I was elated! They are such fun neighbors and friends, and I adore their two little girls. But thirty minutes before session time, thunder rolled! I obsessively checked the weather map and noticed that the rain was headed… Continue reading The Clarks | Ashburn, Virginia Family Photographer

The Signature Album | Ashburn, VA Family Photographer

Albums family photography ashburn va

One of my recent family photography session clients asked for more information on the albums I offer, so I thought it was just as easy to prepare a quick blog post to share with everyone! 🙂 Here's a photo of my sample album: The albums are 10" x 10" and  include 10 spreads on 20… Continue reading The Signature Album | Ashburn, VA Family Photographer

Late 2012 in Review – Family Photos

Photo of two boys sitting on pumpkins at a farm in Northern Virginia

I apologize in advance for the incredible number of photos in this gallery!  If you made me choose between doing newborn photography and family photography, I'm sure I couldn't!  I just love them both so much! When I moved out to Ashburn this fall, I quickly scouted out new locations for my photos, so many… Continue reading Late 2012 in Review – Family Photos

this little Light of mine | Northern Virginia Infant Photographer

"And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. And God saw the light, that it was good..." I am not sure how many of you have met the Light sisters.  If you have, then you'll know that they are pretty, well, fantastic.   If you don't know them, think of the most wonderful,… Continue reading this little Light of mine | Northern Virginia Infant Photographer

What You Waiting For? | National Arboretum Family Photography

I've been reading a lot of articles lately about slowing down and enjoying life, how people are complaining too much about being "super busy" and "crazy busy."  We're losing focus and losing touch.  We're trying to do everything and for what purpose? I totally agree with those articles, and the idea of "slowing down" sounds… Continue reading What You Waiting For? | National Arboretum Family Photography