Washington DC Maternity Pictures with Spring Flowers

So, a warm February turned into a frigid March, and the cherry blossoms are on hold, but Alayne and Matt flew up from Florida for maternity pictures anyway (and today they are enjoying a snowy DC, for a springtime twist).  And I’m so glad they did!  I think their pictures turned out even better than we planned!  And thankfully the tulip trees were just beginning to blossom which worked beautifully with Alayne’s plum gown.  You can find hers and lots more gorgeous maternity dresses for portraits here.  I’ve so enjoyed photographing Alayne and Matt over the years and now their growing family with baby #2 due in June.  Can’t wait to meet him or her, and take more adorable newborn pictures!  But first, how stunning is this gorgeous mama?!

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Dallas Arboretum Family Photos – Dallas, TX Photographer

Recognize Jacob?  Probably not Noah as he wasn’t even 2 last time I photographed him.  After leaving Washington, DC these good friends let a little time lapse in their regular family photo schedule.  We won’t talk about the picture of Noah at about 7 months old on their mantle at their new house…. So we couldn’t let any more time go by without capturing Noah’s expressive personality at newly 5 years old, and Jacob before he ventures into the teenage years.  Even if it meant traveling to Dallas, TX again to make it happen.  After photographing another family who moved from VA to TX last summer at the Dallas Arboretum last fall, it may just be my new favorite location for family pictures.  With 500,000 bulbs planted for the spring, the flowers were just stunning!   It was so much fun catching up with this family, who are dear friends, as well as feeling I’ve done my job in documenting this time in their lives before another year slips by.  Sweet family and beautiful gardens below: 

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Hello to you too, Noah!  He couldn’t resist waving at the camera.  I think he liked showing off for the camera just a tad.:) 
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Northern Virginia Headshots for Theater Auditions

This year I’ve been busy with headshots.  Corporate headshots where I bring the backdrop and lights to the office for professionals, and more relaxed outdoor portraits to show a little more personality.

I’ve been photographing Kiana since before she was born, and it’s been such a joy to keep up with her family over the years with regular family photos.  She’s fallen in love with theater, and singing parts in particular, and needed an updated headshot for an audition in NYC.  It was a chilly, WINDY day, in Alexandria, but she’s a professional so we were able to take many great shots quickly – so fun!  These were her favorite pictures from her recent portrait session.  Good luck Kiana!

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Arlington VA 8th Grade Portrait

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! 

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Jacksonville, Florida Child Photographer – London’s Fancy Fascinator Photos

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?!

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When you have a dress that flares, you have to spin! 
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This girl is never serious!  She is a ball of energy and expression.  So she had to work on her acting skills to pull of these serious poses.  But so pretty!  It was fun to do something different.
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