Washington DC Engagement Photos – Katherine & Chris

Springtime flowers in Washington, DC will take your breath away.  This area is truly the best for seasons and the best for spring engagement pictures!  So glad we’re having some warm days to enjoy the colorful blossoms.  Daffodils are always an early cheerful favorite and this sweet patch on the woodsy path was such a romantic spot.  Katherine and Chris are such a sweet couple – I love the story of how they met when matched as tennis partners at a summer camp both their family’s attended each summer!  It was meant to be!  Different varieties of flowering cherry, magnolia, daffodil, and other garden favorites all made beautiful backdrops for their engagement session in Washington, DC.

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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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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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