Category Archives: Studio

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After Hours — Northern Virginia Glamour Photography

This absolutely beautiful woman, Sudeima, works hard, physically, all day.   Usually you will see her with her hair pulled up in a ponytail, wearing workout clothes.   But when she lets her hair down, she is a modern day Cinderella!   We took these glamour photography pictures in my Potomac Falls studio. She was a little nervous, as she had never had glamour portraits taken before, […]

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Eight Signs You Need A New Professional Headshot

It is easy to procastinate and put off getting a new professional headshot, but in image-conscious northern VA and the DC metropolitan area, a professional headshot is especially important. Your headshot is often the first impression for potential clients or employers, and therefore it should enhance your professionalism and credibility. Not convinced? Here are eight signs that you need a new professional headshot 1. You […]

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5 Reasons for Studio Portraits

Why would a high school senior choose studio portraits, with so many beautiful locations available in northern Virginia? Well it turns out there are lots of excellent reasons for spending time in a portrait studio! Here are five for your consideration: 1. Total Control of the Light. The quality of outdoor light varies — it can be harsh and bright, grey and cool, or beautiful […]

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Precious Newborn Baby Portraits!

Oh the sweet deliciousness of a newborn! The curly newness melts me every time. When this angel’s mama emailed me for newborn baby portraits, I was thrilled. They came to my home studio in Loudoun county, and we set about capturing some precious images. In this first image, Thomas is wearing a hat knit for him by his big sister! Thomas was a very alert […]

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Seton High School Senior Pictures | Northern Virginia Professional Photographer

Holly is a beautiful inside-and-out high school senior who attends Seton High School in Manassas, Virginia. She’s one of my senior models, Class of 2014, and I’ve been blessed to be her family’s photographer for years. Her smile is simply radiant, making a high fashion, high key look very natural for her.  But then she can turn it on and be tough and gritty, like […]

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Michelle – Dominion High School Class of 2014

Michelle was one of my radiant Class of 2014 senior models from Dominion High School!! We had so much fun with her studio model session — Meredith Ehler of HomeFashionBeautyCom gave her the royal treatment with her makeup — natural and yet flawless! I was inspired to try my hand at quite a bit of digital painting with Michelle — above it is very subtle, […]

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Glamour Portraits for Valentines Day

I know these beauties look like they could be high school seniors, but they are in their late twenties and one of them is a busy mom too! I teamed up with Meredith Ehler of HomeFashionBeauty.com for a glamour portrait session, so that they could have beautiful pictures to give to their husbands for Valentines Day! It was so much fun! Let’s start with Rebecca. […]

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Callie – 2014 Senior Model from Dominion High School

Callie is an absolutely beautiful senior model with a great sense of style. I’ve had a wonderful time photographing her this year! Callie started off the day with professional makeup by Jo Trimmer and a studio senior model shoot, which I’ll feature later. Then we headed off to downtown Herndon, where she nailed a fashion-loving look. And look at these shoes!! She switched into jeans […]

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Jordan – Stone Bridge High School

This beautiful senior was ridiculously photogenic. And sweet and artistic and athletic and funny — it was such a great session. I loved taking her senior pictures, she was game for anything!! She started out by having her makeup done by Meredith Ehler. Then we took her yearbook pictures in my Potomac Falls studio, and added in a few outfit changes. She brought her dance […]