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The McDavid Family | Chatham Manor Maternity Session | Fredericksburg, Virginia

The McDavid Family | Chatham Manor Maternity Session | Fredericksburg, Virginia

Whew! These past few weeks have been a whirlwind for the McDavid family as they welcomed a new baby boy into their growing clan! Jamie contacted me a short time ago to see if we could quickly squeeze in her maternity photos before she was due... the very next week! You guys know that maternity sessions are hands down my favorite, so of course [...]

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The Burlison Family | A Botanical Garden Family Session | Alexandria, Virginia

The Burlison Family | A Botanical Garden Family Session | Alexandria, Virginia

Is it weird to have a favorite color to photograph? Probably. But one of my absolute favorites is powder blue against those minty greens of a full garden, and I just about died when I met up with Kim, Lee, and their daughter Ava in Alexandria a few weekends ago.  

I loved spending time with [...]

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The Freedman Family | A Family Session | Botanical Garden | Alexandria, Virginia

The Freedman Family | A Family Session | Botanical Garden | Alexandria, Virginia

I pretty much died when I saw Erin and Jeremy hop out of the car with their TWO little redheaded babies!! Guys I'm crying over here because I have one blonde baby and one eh... dirty blonde/brown/strawberry? My two year old's hair still hasn't decided what color its going to be! 

Oh, by the way, Erin is THE Erin from Pinterest and has been featured several [...]

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The Maley Family | Meadowlark Garden Maternity Session | Vienna, Virginia

 

Goodness, we are just soaking up all the sunshine over here before fall hits, and I'm loving it! Lily & Matt have the two sweetest little babies, and have just welcomed their third! We chose to do their maternity session at Meadowlark Gardens, which is SUCH a gorgeous little spot tucked away in Vienna, Virginia. These two got married here, so it was naturally a top pick to visit again with their little family! The kids had a blast picking flowers and playing tag, and I definitely got some favorite maternity shots of Lily! Check out some of our favorites:

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The Rothenberg Family | A Garden Family Session | Alexandria, Virginia

 

Guys, if you're looking for the perfect spot for a family session, be sure to check out Green Springs Garden in Alexandria! It's a tucked away little park FULL of gorgeous flowers, lakes, overhanging trees, cute brick paths, and it even has a pretty white pagoda! The best part about this location is that there is no entrance fee, and its open from sunup to sundown! In Northern Virginia, its so hard to find a park that wont charge photographers an arm and leg to shoot there, so this park has been a favorite for several of my recent clients, and I cant wait to see what it looks like in the Fall!

Moving right along to this adorable family, Jennifer and Josh picked out the most perfect bright & sunny outfits for their session, and the kids looked amazing while playing tag, Simon Says, and picking (shhh) ALL the flowers. 

You guys, at the beginning of this session Jennifer expressed to me that the kids would likely not be about pictures, and would NEVER hug it out or give me those sweet sibling moments. Yeah, they might not be about pictures, but they were ALL about playtime! And if SIMON says to hug your sister, you do it!! I swear these kids made my heart melt, picking flowers for each other, giving the sweetest hugs, and dancing through the flowerbeds. By the end we were racing around, high fiving, and had pretty much become besties. (Score!) Check out some of our favorites!

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