Fall Mini Portrait Session | Craft/Phelps Family | McLean, VA Portrait Photographer

Matt and Sarah!!!! How many ways can I say I love these guys…. well, almost too many, so I won’t take up pages and pages with that! But trust me, Matt and Sarah are two people you want to know. And on top of their ultra awesomeness, they made one adorable and hilarious tiny human: Mason! With his coy smile and contagious giggling, Mason had me in stitches! Getting to photograph Sarah and Matt’s Bluemont vineyard wedding in 2008 was the highlight of my (at that time) budding photography career. So once again, getting this opportunity to hang out with them now as a family,  well, it was just pure joy for me!

Thank you Sarah and Matt for bringing Mason into the world, and to my mini sessions. He is one cool kid!



Fall Mini Portrait Session | Adams Family | McLean, VA Portrait Photographer


Another awesome mini portrait session! Along with seeing some of my past wedding clients, I was so excited to have a referral from good friend and event coordinator extraordinaire, Sara Bauleke from Bella Notte DC! Sara passed along our info to her good friend Maggie and that led to meeting this most adorable family! Maggie and Trevor’s daughter Hazel is just beautiful, and boy did she and our cat Russell strike up a fast and hilarious friendship!

Thank you so much for heading over the Cottage Maggie, Trevor, and Hazel!  It was awesome to have you all here  for my inaugural mini sessions! I loved meeting you all!




The Ward Family | A 70th Birthday Celebration | Alexandria, VA

Family photographer Northern VA

 To see my favorite images from the day, visit the Ward Family gallery page!

What can I say about the Ward family, except that I was SO impressed by all of them! I have a smaller family, so when I get the opportunity to be around a big one I am always watching with interest and curiosity. I noticed right away how much respect and love moved between all of the siblings, parents and kids! And then walking into the house I could feel the history of the Ward family; it emanated from the photos on the walls, the trinkets from years past and trips around the world. The house was gorgeous and warm and cozy all at the same time.  Like most families these days, the adult kids are spread out across the country so dad’s 70th birthday was a great excuse for everyone to come together to celebrate. And with 7 grandkids, celebrate they DID! It was a jubilant and hilarious affair complete with musical performances, and a spur of the moment Conga line! It just doesn’t get much better than that!

It was a true joy to be a part of this celebration! I think the images speak for themselves as to how this family relates to one another. It was truly a memorable experience for me.