Jan is one of Washington DC’s most sought-after photographers, with a style best described as elegant whimsy. Her vast knowledge of lighting, composure, and posing is rivaled by few professional and fine photographers today. Pair her alluring style with a romantic sensibility and the result is nothing short of astonishingly beautiful photographs, reflecting the true essence of her client’s personality.
Jan earned a degree in Business Administration with a minor in Economics. She later added a degree in Professional Photography. Today, she is a member of The National Association of Photoshop Professionals, The Professional Photographers of America, as well as Wedding and Portrait Photographers International. She is also an enthusiastic world traveler and has a slight addiction to dark chocolate.
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!
He wanted to look at the camera like everyone else.
Sweet baby toes and fingers.
How sweet is he in these blue-grey overalls?
Such a beautiful mama of three!
Weighing in at a hefty 9 pounds.
Big sister and brother were so good for a long session waiting for baby brother to sleep.
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!
Finlay’s favorite pose was on her tummy. How sweetly is she sleeping!
Aren’t baby feet the cutest thing! Loved this mossy green filler in the basket for a comfy pose.
Smiles and more baby sleepy smiles!
Baby leg warmers!
But when she was awake, she was wide awake. 6 days old and already so alert! Personality starts showing so early!
She is so precious! What a special bond between mom and baby and dad and daughter.
Ruffle bloomers for this tummy pose on a vintage dynamite box.
How stunning is this glowing mama to be?! I so enjoy the anticipation and excitement of maternity photo sessions. Such a special time to capture in pictures. And Sew Trendy makes the best maternity dresses for photos, and the green was amazing on Karlie! A perfect choice! So glad we had a warmish winter day in Washington, DC for these beautiful photos of Karlie and her husband. Karlie, you are stunning, and such a joy to photograph! I can’t wait to meet your little one! Any guesses on whether she’s having a boy or girl? It will be a surprise!
What a joy to capture the 60th wedding anniversary celebration with Nancy and Dick and their family at Marsh Mansion in Heritage Hunt in Gainesville, VA! What they wanted most was pictures with all their kids and grandkids! A fantastic idea! And everyone wearing shades of blue works so well for coordinating with a group.
The daughters planned a family day together, starting with a photo session, and cake cutting. (Dinner in Alexandria later.) And they brought lots of pictures from over the years to reminisce together. Nancy brought her wedding gown (gorgeous!), going away outfit and a bridesmaid’s dress from their wedding! So much fun to see! Such a happy family and happy day!
Family Christmas pictures look best outside. I love the coordinating family outfits built around navy. These pictures work for Christmas cards, but all year round too. And blue looks great on everyone. I always recommend wearing blues when coordinating group or family pictures. Three teenagers, these siblings, twins and a little brother, were good sports and I know their mom was happy to have updated family pictures. Busy schedules and two off at boarding school certainly made it challenging to schedule pictures this year. But it’s worth it!