The years fly by and milestones are reached so fast with kids. Even if you take pictures regularly, they change quickly and photos are soon out of date – treasured memories, but not current representations. Benjamin needed a portrait for his 8th Grade year book. Something to show who is now, already 6 feet tall, and looking toward high school. It was fun for me, but I think a little sobering for his mom to see how mature he looks, to capture a few portraits around his home on a chilly winter day. Congrats on your 8th grade graduation Benjamin!
So, I found this fascinator at Hillwood and was inspired to use it for a formal photo session with my niece. Then we found this beautiful black velvet dress at our favorite consignment store that would be perfect for pictures. Fancy, fascinator and fun photo shoot! Isn’t London lovely?!
When you have a dress that flares, you have to spin!
A winter wedding comes with unique challenges, like the weather and very early sunsets making for in the dark pictures. But, a December wedding with all the Christmas decor, greenery and twinkling lights, is magical! This Navy couple chose a Christmas wedding, coming together in Washington DC from their Navy jobs apart in TX and HI. And while they didn’t get their hoped for snow, they did get a sunny day and Christmas decor galore, and most importantly they are married! A beautiful ceremony followed by a saber arch, then fun, family and friends to dance the night away at the Army Navy Country Club reception – and so many pictures of memories to cherish. Congratulations Chelsea and Pierce!
Church: Christ Church Georgetown
Reception and Caterer: Army Navy Country Club
DJ: Dan Huynh
Cake: M&T Events
Florist: The Virginia Florist
Dress Designer: Oscar de la Renta
Transportation: US Capitol Limo
Photographer: jan michele photography
Sweet baby Sterling, what an easy going newborn baby boy. He was game to just hang out for his first pictures, a baseball themed newborn session. Newborn photos are an all day affair, but the resulting pictures are worth it!
Christmas in Old Town Virginia is always so pretty and makes the perfect backdrop for cousin Christmas pictures! These beautiful sisters have a sweet baby boy cousin who doesn’t smile in public. Why does that often seem the case? Non stop grins at home, but no smiles for outdoor pictures. But he’s still adorable with his serious face and doggy Christmas sweater!