Journal

  1. Before and After - Editing Process | Springfield, Virginia Family Photographer

    27 Jun 2019
    Have you ever wanted to know what your images look like straight out of the camera? How much editing takes place after? What kind of adjustments do I make?Many elements change your photo and therefore, how you edit. Time of day, location (green field vs a neutral beach), clouds in…

  2. One Happy Family | Annandale, Virginia Family Photography

    10 Jun 2019
    I have many things to say about this evening photography session, but I am going to focus on one thing: choosing the best day for your family session Let me give you some scheduling advice. When choosing the best day for your family photography session there are some key…

  3. Rainbow Session | Lorton, Virginia Family Photographer

    28 May 2019
    As a family photographer (or a photographer in general!) I feel like all the moments have to align for you to get a rainbow DURING your session. For example, we almost went back to the car because it started sprinkling and we would have missed the rainbow. The light rain…

  4. Fastest Mom Ever | Alexandria, Virginia Family Photographer

    22 May 2019
    It takes time and some research to find a photographer that works for your family. For my own family pictures I searched different profiles, followed some on Facebook, compared prices, and spent time on their websites. Once I narrowed it down to one, I followed her on social media for…

  5. 3 of 3: What I did differently the day of the session | Burke, Virginia Family Photographer

    10 May 2019
    If this is your first time on my blog, then you are currently reading Part 3 in a series I wrote after having our own family photos taken. You can read Part 1 and Part 2 so you get the whole picture (pun intended). After being in front of the…

  6. How to Search for a Photographer | Springfield, VA Family Photographer

    04 May 2019
    Let’s say you decided to have your family pictures taken. Congrats on completing step #1! Now onto step #2 - finding a photographer! Where do you find a photographer? How do you search for one? There are so many in Northern Virginia that it can be overwhelming! Here are some…

  7. 2 of 3: How I prepared for our family session | Fairfax, Virginia Family Photography

    01 May 2019
    A major part of the success of your family photos is how you prepare yourself and your family. I know that in Northern Virginia life can get hectic, but I promise if you take some time to plan for your family photography session it will be worth it. The best…

  8. 1 of 3: How I Picked Clothes for our Family Session | Springfield, Virginia Family Photographer

    23 Apr 2019
    We recently had our family photos taken while on vacation. As you probably already know I am a photographer in the Northern Virginia area, so I am not usually on the “client” side of family photos. I really wanted to think about the process of styling and choosing outfits and…

  9. Big Change Coming | Northern Virginia Family Photography

    19 Apr 2019
    As a family lifestyle photographer, I like to know as much about the family as possible. I always send a questionnaire prior to our time together. The more I know about your family, the more I can tell your story during the session and in the photographs I take. My…

  10. Mommy and Me - Lauren and kids | Lorton, Virginia Family Photographer

    15 Apr 2019
    All moms of twins deserve some kind of huge award. Like when I think about having newborn twins I want to just give all twin moms a huge hug. I met this beautiful mom at my daughters preschool in Springfield, Virginia. Our girls were in the same class and we…

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