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“there’s a weight off my shoulder
there’s a laughter in the air
you are the answer to every midnight prayer
it took some time to wait it out
but i see it now
you’re worth all the dreaming of
you’re mine to love”
– Dave Barnes
northern_va_newborn_portraits_schaller01this snuggly little man was a complete dream to photograph! he snoozed the whole time for us, and has the sweetest demeanor! and can you even handle those chubby little cheeks?! :)northern_va_newborn_portraits_schaller04northern_va_newborn_portraits_schaller05big bed, tiny baby!northern_va_newborn_portraits_schaller09northern_va_newborn_portraits_schaller11even scout is a big fan of her new baby brother :)northern_va_newborn_portraits_schaller19this crib has been in their family for years and years, and i love that we were able to work it into their photos!northern_va_newborn_portraits_schaller21bwnorthern_va_newborn_portraits_schaller23northern_va_newborn_portraits_schaller24amy, motherhood looks SO beautiful on you!!northern_va_newborn_portraits_schaller28northern_va_newborn_portraits_schaller31northern_va_newborn_portraits_schaller35northern_va_newborn_portraits_schaller37bwnorthern_va_newborn_portraits_schaller38northern_va_newborn_portraits_schaller41northern_va_newborn_portraits_schaller42northern_va_newborn_portraits_schaller51northern_va_newborn_portraits_schaller55northern_va_newborn_portraits_schaller56bwnorthern_va_newborn_portraits_schaller60northern_va_newborn_portraits_schaller65northern_va_newborn_portraits_schaller69northern_va_newborn_portraits_schaller71northern_va_newborn_portraits_schaller72bwnorthern_va_newborn_portraits_schaller73congratulations again!! happy monday! :)

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“on the day that you were born
the angels got together and decided
to create a dream come true
so they sprinkled moondust in your hair 
of gold
and starlight in your eyes of blue
”
– the carpenters
great_falls_va_family_photographer_obrien01this joyful little lady recently celebrated her very first birthday, and she was a complete dream to photograph! she was all smiles and the cutest giggles you’ve ever heard the whole time! :) great_falls_va_family_photographer_obrien02great_falls_va_family_photographer_obrien03i can’t get over those gorgeous eyelashes! great_falls_va_family_photographer_obrien07great_falls_va_family_photographer_obrien10great_falls_va_family_photographer_obrien16great_falls_va_family_photographer_obrien18great_falls_va_family_photographer_obrien19can you even handle her cute little coat and those teddy bear ears?! great_falls_va_family_photographer_obrien23great_falls_va_family_photographer_obrien25great_falls_va_family_photographer_obrien26my favorite from their session! great_falls_va_family_photographer_obrien29great_falls_va_family_photographer_obrien37great_falls_va_family_photographer_obrien38great_falls_va_family_photographer_obrien42great_falls_va_family_photographer_obrien43great_falls_va_family_photographer_obrien48great_falls_va_family_photographer_obrien51great_falls_va_family_photographer_obrien54great_falls_va_family_photographer_obrien56great_falls_va_family_photographer_obrien59happy friday! :)

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“i wash your face
to make room for all the kisses of tomorrow
and every day that i get to be here with you
is sweet”
– plumb
northern_va_family_photographer_covert01can you even believe this sweet little man is ONE?! bravey, quit growing so fast! :)northern_va_family_photographer_covert02northern_va_family_photographer_covert03northern_va_family_photographer_covert09northern_va_family_photographer_covert11northern_va_family_photographer_covert12northern_va_family_photographer_covert17braven has mastered the simultaneous wave with one hand and “i’m one!” with the other ;)
northern_va_family_photographer_covert18northern_va_family_photographer_covert20northern_va_family_photographer_covert23northern_va_family_photographer_covert26northern_va_family_photographer_covert28northern_va_family_photographer_covert32northern_va_family_photographer_covert34whewww those blue eyes will melt you every time!northern_va_family_photographer_covert38northern_va_family_photographer_covert40northern_va_family_photographer_covert44northern_va_family_photographer_covert49and THIS would be the face you make when you see a big chocolate cake coming in your direction ;) northern_va_family_photographer_covert53northern_va_family_photographer_covert60northern_va_family_photographer_covert64northern_va_family_photographer_covert69northern_va_family_photographer_covert72happy 1st birthday bravey, i adore you so :) you can go back and see his newborn portraits and six month portraits as well! happy wednesday!

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“joy is the realest reality, the fullest life, and joy is always given, never grasped. God gives gifts and i give thanks and i unwrap the gift given: joy.”
― ann voskampleesburg_va_family_photographer_hansen01can you believe this little lady is already celebrating her very first birthday?! she came over to my house to play and take some photos, complete with a little bit of christmas magic :) leesburg_va_family_photographer_hansen04leesburg_va_family_photographer_hansen06leesburg_va_family_photographer_hansen07leesburg_va_family_photographer_hansen08leesburg_va_family_photographer_hansen12leesburg_va_family_photographer_hansen13leesburg_va_family_photographer_hansen17look at those little tippy toes! leesburg_va_family_photographer_hansen21leesburg_va_family_photographer_hansen22leesburg_va_family_photographer_hansen23leesburg_va_family_photographer_hansen25leesburg_va_family_photographer_hansen29leesburg_va_family_photographer_hansen30leesburg_va_family_photographer_hansen32leesburg_va_family_photographer_hansen37leesburg_va_family_photographer_hansen39leesburg_va_family_photographer_hansen42leesburg_va_family_photographer_hansen44leesburg_va_family_photographer_hansen49she dished out so many smiles, but this expression just kills me! i feel like this should go on a holiday card with the caption, “merry christmas, ya filthy animal!” ;) leesburg_va_family_photographer_hansen53happy 1st birthday, sweet liana!! you can go back and see her newborn portraits, four month portraits, and eight month portraits as well! happy monday!

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“other things may change us, but we start and end with family.”
– anthony brandtnorthern_va_family_photographer_schauder01the last time i saw this family, jack was a teeny tiny newborn! and these days they’ve even added one more to their family, and she’s about as smiley as it gets :) northern_va_family_photographer_schauder02love that scrunchy nose smile!northern_va_family_photographer_schauder06northern_va_family_photographer_schauder08sooooo much love for his baby sister ;) northern_va_family_photographer_schauder10northern_va_family_photographer_schauder13northern_va_family_photographer_schauder15northern_va_family_photographer_schauder20northern_va_family_photographer_schauder22northern_va_family_photographer_schauder27northern_va_family_photographer_schauder31northern_va_family_photographer_schauder33northern_va_family_photographer_schauder34northern_va_family_photographer_schauder37northern_va_family_photographer_schauder38northern_va_family_photographer_schauder40northern_va_family_photographer_schauder43northern_va_family_photographer_schauder46northern_va_family_photographer_schauder48northern_va_family_photographer_schauder54northern_va_family_photographer_schauder60thanks again for having me over! it was so great to see you all again! happy friday! :)

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