What Happens at an In-Home Newborn Session?

I thought it might be interesting to walk through a typical in-home newborn session with some behind the scenes photos! Most sessions follow this order but because we’re working with newborns, the name of the game is flexibility (and patience!) It starts before I even arrive! For in-home sessions I have to plan ahead and...

Tutorial Tuesday: Lactation Cookies!

This one is a little bit of a different Tutorial Tuesday! This one is for our new mommas!!! When I was breastfeeding my munchkins I had two distinctly different experiences. With Noah I was a first time mom with a baby that had a terrible case of jaundice and a supply that just never came...

Feature Friday: Noah is 11 | Leesburg Portrait Photographer

Prepare for a complete overshare because 1. he’s mine and 2. I couldn’t pick just a few to share. This was so much fun to do! Sure, I had to bribe him mini golf and Starbucks but hey, you do what you need to do. I was looking for a different option than just fields...

Tutorial Tuesday: Mobile Photo Editing Apps

With the advancement of cameras on smart phones, more and more people are relying on it alone to capture their day to day life and snaps and the quality if actually not awful. But, much like dSLR images, SOOC (straight out of the camera), it’s just okay. So most people have an editing tool on...

Feature Friday: Sweet Shy Princess | Ashburn Family Photographer

When I first met this adorable little gem she was a fresh little newborn all snuggled up with her momma. Even from that age though you could tell she was going to have her momma’s beautiful copper hair!! Over the years I’ve had the privilege of watching her grow from a toddler into this adorable...

Feature Friday: Sweet Siblings | Ashburn Family Photos

I was so excited to get to meet these guys this year! We’ve actually lived in the same neighborhood for 6 years but had never crossed paths! I find that wild since we’re out almost daily walking our dog and riding with the kids. But, I’m so glad they found me and that we had...

Tutorial Tuesday: 5 Tips for Getting Comfortable in Front of the Camera

You want to know something crazy? Not everyone is comfortable in front of the camera!? I know, I can’t believe it either. But, joking aside, sometimes family photoshoots can make people really uncomfortable. We know we will want the photos but the act of getting there can be a little nerve-wracking. I thought I’d try...

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