A few weeks ago, I drove to Falls Church, Virginia to meet brand new baby Oliver and his parents, Tory + Nick for a newborn portrait session at their home. Oliver was such a good and sweet baby, and hardly complained during our session. When he did get a tiny bit fussy, his dad had a good remedy, which worked like a charm. It seems that Oliver has a very specific taste in music, and prefers to hear the new Lil’ Wayne album. If you turn on anything else, he likes to protest, but as soon as he hears Lil’ Wayne, he is as happy and content as can be! I can already tell that he is going to be full of personality. Not just by his affinity for popular male hip hop artists, but also by how much he was flirting with me. He was SO SMILEY during his session, and I just couldn’t contain all of my obnoxious squealing behind the camera. He also has THE BEST cowlick on the front of his head, which gives him so much character. I always adore the tiniest details, and so I am going to lead off with those images now!
A few months ago, I chatted with Yancy, who is expecting her second baby girl any time now. She expressed interest in maternity and newborn portraits, and let me know that this would be her first official portrait session with her sweet family! I was so honored that she was considering me as a photographer, and when we agreed on the date and location, I couldn’t have been more excited. I met up with Yancy, Jorge, and sweet, adorable Adeline at the Manassas National Battlefield Park in Manassas, Virginia. I hadn’t actually visited the park since I was about 11 or 12 years old, but I remembered it being a very pretty park with a ton of fields and forestry. I was hoping for a dreamy and glowy golden hour on the day of our session, but rain was in the forecast and it ended up being overcast, which I can totally work with. Yancy + Jorge brought their fur baby, Milo, along with them and he was the best! Can I just say once and for all, so that it is clear, I LOVE WHEN CLIENTS INCLUDE THEIR DOGGIES IN OUR SESSIONS! If you are ever considering it, or wondering if it’ll be more trouble than its worth, just stop. Bring the dogs. We only get to have them for a little while, and they are part of your family, so they should totally be included! I will even hold onto your dog’s leash for the majority of the session so we can be sure to get some images with humans only! I might also try to take them home with me, but hey, we can’t all be perfect. Anyway, I loved having Milo there, and I especially loved hanging out with Adeline. I can tell that she is such a little sidekick to her parents, and that she is going to be the most helpful big sister in all of history. She is beyond excited to have a baby sister, and that girl can communicate to let you know what she likes and dislikes! She chatted with me the entire session, making jokes, telling me that she loves legos, and most importantly, telling me that Simon and Jeanette are the best characters on Alvin + the Chipmunks because they are the smartest and study hard. I love that she values brains over beauty at such a young age, and can tell that she is going to grow up into the best kind of person one day. Here are a few of my favorites of Miss Adeline and her cute parents!
I had a busy weekend photographing so many sweet babies and families! It all started on Saturday morning with sweet baby Vaughn. Vaughn is about 3 weeks old now, and he is the cutest and squishiest little guy. He has very blonde hair, and smiles at you with his eyes open, and was such a joy to be around. He pretty much never cried for our entire session, and it was so fun getting to hang with his parents, Corinne & Mike, and even his cute grandma as a bonus! I love when family is visiting during my sessions, and I love it even more when they agree to be in some photos! Corinne got the cutest little fox outfit for Vaughn to wear, and I honestly could not handle how cute he was with his little tail. Here are some of my favorites from our time together!
One of my favorite tiny clients turned one a few weeks ago, and I could not have been more happy to document her birthday with a cake smash session! Emma has been such a joy to photograph over the course of the last year. It was so fun to watch her grow from newborn to six months old and now a whole year! She has the best little personality. Her mom, Joanna, told me that they call her the greeter at school, because she is always waving to everyone. She definitely did her fair share of waving at the camera, but she also has the BEST expressions. She has a fishy face, a very surprised face, and can cheer with her hands in the air. I am 100% going to over-share on this post, because she is SO CUTE and I couldn’t possibly narrow it down to just a few images. Here are a billion of my favorites of Emma: