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.
With young kids, sometimes using your beautiful new backyard is the perfect spot for family photos. This family always includes grandparents in their family pictures, which I love! They are a big part of their grandson’s lives and they will all treasure these pictures in the future! Pictures of all the family groups and kids were taken. But the last picture is more likely what normally goes on when grandparents come over to play!
So much fun to run around Alexandria, Georgetown – Washington, DC, The National Cathedral and a few stops in between for all the best locations for Molly’s high school Senior photos. She wanted graffiti, and the old Key bridge was perfect! Keeping her outfit colors simple enabled her to standout against the colorful backgrounds.
Summer family photos on a gorgeous August evening by the water. Hues of blues and whites, with pops of yellow black eye-Susans made for gorgeous photos in the fading afternoon light. Loved the color pallet and outdoor setting for these family photos – which included the family dogs. This family is intentional about regular photographs and it’s always fun to mix it up a little with location and style, especially when it captures a slice of their lives.
Mom of two boys has a baby girl on the way! This calls for the most gorgeous deep plum gown from Sew Trendy to show off the baby bump. Alayne was looking lovely in this long sleeve gown with a train which made for such elegant portraits at this old train station with enormous columns in Jacksonville, Florida. Congratulations on the coming arrival of baby girl!
Katherine and Chris have the most unlikely of wedding stories and you can read it in the VIP Alexandria! Pick up a print copy at one of 250+ local stores or online here. This couple was such a joy to work with before, during and after the wedding! I get so invested in my couples and want them to have an incredible wedding day experience. But even more I want them to have plenty of pictures, so they remember every bit of the love and celebration! Our memories are directly tied to our pictures. The pictures are so important. And this day was amazing; I know they’ll never forget it!
While Woodlawn has been around a while – the home had a romantic start as a wedding gift from George Washington to his granddaughter – it’s only very recently evolved into one of the very best wedding venues in Alexandria and all of northern Virginia and Washington, DC. The historic mansion is stunning backdrop for a wedding ceremony, especially with lovely white flowers in a moon arch. And guests can tour the historic home during the cocktail hour, which is held in a cozy garden courtyard with a foundation and cafe lights strung across. Dinner is served in a permanent tent with tabby concrete floor and chandeliers. The grounds and home are gorgeous for pictures in so many nooks and crannies, inside and out.
If you’re searching for the best wedding venue in northern Virginia to make once in a lifetime memories, this is one to visit! And one venue I hope to be photographing many more weddings at in the years to come!