Sweet newborn baby Virginia! So so loved by her adoring big sister, who wanted to be in every picture, and the rest of her family. I’ve so enjoyed photographing all these Arlington babies, they are all such smiley kids! It’s always such a fun honor to capture the first few days of a baby’s life. They are only tiny infants for such a short time. And these sleepy baby pictures are a beautiful art that freezes a moment in time for a family with a new addition. Such a precious time.
I’ve been photographing Claire for 8 years now. How time flies! It’s been so much fun to watch her grow into a big 4th grader. She’s a photographer’s dream with her expressive blue eyes that communicate so much in pictures. I always enjoy catching up with her family and creating new portraits for them. Here are this year’s edition of family photos taken in Washington, DC:
Recreating their engagement portrait behind the Lincoln Memorial, to show the additions to their family. 10 years, 4 kids – it was certainly time to create this beautiful family picture! 3 boys, then a little sister, how sweet is that? And what a lucky girl to have 3 big brothers on her side! And somehow their parents haven’t changed a bit in 10 years! It was so much fun to catch up in Washington, DC and see how much they’ve all grown since Hannah’s newborn photo session. And I love that they’ll have a new 16×20 family portrait on velvet paper to hang in their home! I love it when pictures become treasured and enjoyed family history!
It’s time for family Christmas pictures! Old Town Alexandria is such a pretty location for photos and I’m so glad we had a warmish day for this family portrait. Baby Caroline is just beginning to walk and was on the move the whole photo session, keeping us on our toes. She also loves an audience, see her waving at someone riding by on a bike in the last picture? So cute! And Sarah Katherine is growing up so fast, it seems like her newborn pictures were not long ago. She’s such a sweet girl. And oldest child, Yogi, patiently endured, but I think he wishes he’d been left home for a nap.
Where do I start? I’ve known Megan for a long time. I met her soon after I started my wedding photography business and she helped me photograph a couple of weddings. Her boys are very close to my nephew’s ages so we’ve followed along as they’ve grown up. I photographed her and her boys about a year and a half ago, so much fun! And as I’ve watched she and Jared be so intentional about their relationship and blending their families for the last 6 years, I’ve been so impressed. And was so happy for them when they got engaged last summer. I was incredibly honored when she asked me to document their day which included lovely plans for a fall outdoor ceremony at Musket Ridge in Maryland where Jared loves to play golf and the mountain view goes on for miles. But the weather had other plans and it was extremely cold and windy. We made it outside for a few pictures, including the big moment for the first look, and enjoyed the view from the club house which was such a pretty spot for a wedding. The joining of two families couldn’t have be sweeter!
Flowers: James Cox
DJ: Tabasko Entertainment
Hair and Makeup: Heather Rea Style Studio
Dress: BHLDN by Anthropology, Designer: Eddy K
Photographer: jan michele photography