Cherry Blossom Pictures Washington DC – Sisters

Cherry blossoms and little girls are such a precious combination for pictures!  Sarah Katherine and Caroline in their purple smocked dresses were picture perfect.  I love that we found these beautiful weeping cherry trees for Sarah to peek through.  She’s just the cutest at almost 4 years old; I’m so fortunate to have been her photographer since she was a newborn!  Caroline decided at first that she was not going to participate, but by the end was all laughs, as the sun went down and the light was gone, of course.  But not before I snagged a few of the sisters sharing a laugh near the tidal basin – the best capture of their relationship!  What good friends they are growing to be!

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Sarah carried this stick around for a long time, while Caroline didn’t want to touch it and was more concerned about her bow!  So fun to see the different personalities! 
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Trying to use snacks and diversions to convince Caroline it would be fun to join in the photo shoot. 
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After a few smiles Sarah would want to make faces – and boy could she make some funny faces!  Makes for fun pictures for sure!  And shows just how creative and silly she is!  I’d call out an emotion and she’d make a face. 

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It took a few hours to get to this point, but it was totally worth it for these pictures their family will treasure forever!  
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Falls Church Newborn Photographer – Everly

Sweet Everly is the best baby!  What a little doll to photograph!  We used the colors from her nursery in her photos – navy, blush and rose gold.  I think Navy on newborn baby girls is my new favorite!  It was a long session but her parents – and I – had lots of poses and props we wanted to use.  Thankfully she is an easy going baby!  There’s just nothing fast about working with babies.  And we had to take a break when the natural light disappeared for a short thunder/hail/ice/snow/rain storm to whip by!  But it’s totally worth a long session, don’t you think?  Enjoy lots of cuteness below! 

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8th Grade Graduation Portrait – Alexandria Photographer – Laura Elizabeth

Every girl needs an 8th great photo shoot!  Laura Elizabeth is graduating from 8th grade and needed a beautiful portrait for her school’s yearbook.  It was such a fun photo session in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia on an early spring day.  We couldn’t have planned coordinating her lovely navy dress with its pink flowers with the flowering plum tree if we’d tried!  Such a fun photo session dress!  And of course her mom’s jean jacket which is right back in style!  You are beautiful inside and out, Laura Elizabeth! 

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Best Great Falls Baby Photographer – Newborn James

Sometimes newborn babies are more awake than asleep, not wanting to miss a moment of their first photo session! James was so alert and adorable!  And big sister and brother were such good sports too!  Lots of sweet memories captured for this new family of five!

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He wanted to look at the camera like everyone else.:)
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Sweet baby toes and fingers. 
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How sweet is he in these blue-grey overalls? 
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Such a beautiful mama of three! 
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Weighing in at a hefty 9 pounds. 
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Big sister and brother were so good for a long session waiting for baby brother to sleep.
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Best Washington DC Newborn Photographer – Baby Pictures

6 day old Finlay is the most expressive baby, giving us so many smiles during her newborn photo session.  She was also bright eyed and calm for pictures with her parents.  What a doll baby!  This has to be my favorite daddy daughter photo!  Sweet flower headbands, a soft pink romper, and neutral colors, all coordinated with this sweet girl’s nursery in Washington, DC, and her mother’s favorite color, a mossy green.

I always love working with the new babies. The shoot can be long, it’s all baby-led.  But it’s so worth it for these pictures and memories.  Babies change so fast, this newborn stage is so quick.  Pictures are best between 5-10 days old, so it’s best to start planning before baby arrives.  So, putting your due date on my calendar a few months prior is a good idea.  Then your baby too can have cute pictures like baby Finlay!

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Finlay’s favorite pose was on her tummy.  How sweetly is she sleeping!
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Aren’t baby feet the cutest thing!  Loved this mossy green filler in the basket for a comfy pose.  
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Smiles and more baby sleepy smiles!
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Baby leg warmers!  
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But when she was awake, she was wide awake.  6 days old and already so alert!  Personality starts showing so early! 
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She is so precious!  What a special bond between mom and baby and dad and daughter.
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Ruffle bloomers for this tummy pose on a vintage dynamite box.
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