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“i am not afraid of storms, for i am learning how to sail my ship.”
― louisa may alcott, little women
Green_Springs_Gardens_Photographer_Waite01the last time i saw this little lady she was just TWO days old! time flies when you’re having fun, huh? :) Green_Springs_Gardens_Photographer_Waite03Green_Springs_Gardens_Photographer_Waite04Green_Springs_Gardens_Photographer_Waite06Green_Springs_Gardens_Photographer_Waite08love her cute little belly sticking out!Green_Springs_Gardens_Photographer_Waite10Green_Springs_Gardens_Photographer_Waite11Green_Springs_Gardens_Photographer_Waite12jack had important work to do instead of taking photos ;) Green_Springs_Gardens_Photographer_Waite14Green_Springs_Gardens_Photographer_Waite16Green_Springs_Gardens_Photographer_Waite17Green_Springs_Gardens_Photographer_Waite19Green_Springs_Gardens_Photographer_Waite26Green_Springs_Gardens_Photographer_Waite28my favorite!Green_Springs_Gardens_Photographer_Waite29Green_Springs_Gardens_Photographer_Waite30Green_Springs_Gardens_Photographer_Waite34katie had the cutest prints made for annie’s room, and we were able to work a couple of them into the session!Green_Springs_Gardens_Photographer_Waite40Green_Springs_Gardens_Photographer_Waite44Green_Springs_Gardens_Photographer_Waite45Green_Springs_Gardens_Photographer_Waite47Green_Springs_Gardens_Photographer_Waite49Green_Springs_Gardens_Photographer_Waite54Green_Springs_Gardens_Photographer_Waite58you can go back and see annie’s newborn session HERE! happy monday! :)

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“why do stars fall down from the sky
every time you walk by?
just like me, they long to be
close to you”
– the carpenters
Arlington_VA_Family_Photographer_Nicholson01this little lady has grown and changed so much in the past year! the last time i saw her she was just about a week old, and now look at that sweet smile! :)Arlington_VA_Family_Photographer_Nicholson06Arlington_VA_Family_Photographer_Nicholson08learning to walk is tricky business, except when her daddy is there to help!Arlington_VA_Family_Photographer_Nicholson13Arlington_VA_Family_Photographer_Nicholson18doesn’t she have the most incredible blue eyes?!Arlington_VA_Family_Photographer_Nicholson22Arlington_VA_Family_Photographer_Nicholson25Arlington_VA_Family_Photographer_Nicholson29Arlington_VA_Family_Photographer_Nicholson30Arlington_VA_Family_Photographer_Nicholson31bwArlington_VA_Family_Photographer_Nicholson33Arlington_VA_Family_Photographer_Nicholson37Arlington_VA_Family_Photographer_Nicholson39Arlington_VA_Family_Photographer_Nicholson42Arlington_VA_Family_Photographer_Nicholson47Arlington_VA_Family_Photographer_Nicholson50bwArlington_VA_Family_Photographer_Nicholson51the fact that jayson worth and anthony rendon made it into their family portrait session TOTALLY made my day ;) every girl needs their own jayson and tony!!Arlington_VA_Family_Photographer_Nicholson54Arlington_VA_Family_Photographer_Nicholson60Arlington_VA_Family_Photographer_Nicholson62Arlington_VA_Family_Photographer_Nicholson64happy 1st birthday, miss audrey!! thanks for letting me celebrate with you all! :)

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“crickets calling wing to wing
someday baby you will sing”
– tanya goodman
Willowsford_VA_Family_Photographer_Smith01this handsome little man just celebrated his very first birthday, and completely rocked his first birthday portrait session! :)Willowsford_VA_Family_Photographer_Smith02kristen explained how brecken is typically a very serious little man and really makes them work for a smile. could have fooled me, since he was in a great smiley mood for the session! i do love this portrait of him though, that shows the more “serious” side :) Willowsford_VA_Family_Photographer_Smith03Willowsford_VA_Family_Photographer_Smith05Willowsford_VA_Family_Photographer_Smith10peek-a-boo!!Willowsford_VA_Family_Photographer_Smith13bwWillowsford_VA_Family_Photographer_Smith14Willowsford_VA_Family_Photographer_Smith18Willowsford_VA_Family_Photographer_Smith22Willowsford_VA_Family_Photographer_Smith24Willowsford_VA_Family_Photographer_Smith25they explained that adam spent quite a bit of time on a skateboard when he was in high school, and they have a darling photo of brecken as a newborn on this same board, so we took an updated version for them during their session!
Willowsford_VA_Family_Photographer_Smith27Willowsford_VA_Family_Photographer_Smith29Willowsford_VA_Family_Photographer_Smith33love his sweet little smirk :)Willowsford_VA_Family_Photographer_Smith35Willowsford_VA_Family_Photographer_Smith38Willowsford_VA_Family_Photographer_Smith39Willowsford_VA_Family_Photographer_Smith43Willowsford_VA_Family_Photographer_Smith44Willowsford_VA_Family_Photographer_Smith50Willowsford_VA_Family_Photographer_Smith53and we ended the session with a little bit of SUGAR! :)Willowsford_VA_Family_Photographer_Smith56Willowsford_VA_Family_Photographer_Smith60happy 1st birthday, brecken!! :) happy wednesday!

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“you are my greatest adventure.”
-the incrediblesFairfax_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Lee01Fairfax_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Lee02this darling little girl is magnolia! she’s got the calmest, sweetest disposition– wide awake and perfectly content to hang out with us for almost the entire session! i think she looks just like her big sister scarlett did when she was a newborn, what do you think?! :) Fairfax_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Lee03Fairfax_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Lee09Fairfax_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Lee11she’s got happy feet :)Fairfax_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Lee12Fairfax_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Lee15Fairfax_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Lee21Fairfax_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Lee22Fairfax_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Lee27Fairfax_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Lee30Fairfax_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Lee32Fairfax_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Lee43Fairfax_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Lee45Fairfax_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Lee47one of my favorites! scarlett is just the best big sister, and wanted to be as close as she could to her baby!
Fairfax_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Lee50Fairfax_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Lee52their neighbors just so happened to have a big magnolia tree blooming right across the street! perfect!Fairfax_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Lee55Fairfax_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Lee60Fairfax_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Lee61Fairfax_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Lee63Fairfax_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Lee65Fairfax_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Lee66Fairfax_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Lee68you can go back and view their maternity portrait session HERE. mike and katherine, thanks again for having me over! can’t wait to see you again in a couple months! :)

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“oh darling, don’t you ever grow up
don’t you ever grow up, just stay this little.”
-taylor swift
01Green_Springs_Gardens_Portraits_Seelhorst_Hamrick45i met these two little ladies this past year at our holiday mini sessions. their mamas have been best friends for quite a while, and abby and alice have birthdays right next to each other, so they wanted to do something fun to celebrate. they know the girls won’t always be into the dolls, tea parties, and dress up like they are now, so it seemed like the perfect time for a birthday tea party :) i absolutely love how their vision for the session turned out! Green_Springs_Gardens_Portraits_Seelhorst_Hamrick02miss alice rose was a big fan of bubbles :)Green_Springs_Gardens_Portraits_Seelhorst_Hamrick05Green_Springs_Gardens_Portraits_Seelhorst_Hamrick08Green_Springs_Gardens_Portraits_Seelhorst_Hamrick10Green_Springs_Gardens_Portraits_Seelhorst_Hamrick11Green_Springs_Gardens_Portraits_Seelhorst_Hamrick14Green_Springs_Gardens_Portraits_Seelhorst_Hamrick19Green_Springs_Gardens_Portraits_Seelhorst_Hamrick21Green_Springs_Gardens_Portraits_Seelhorst_Hamrick25Green_Springs_Gardens_Portraits_Seelhorst_Hamrick26Green_Springs_Gardens_Portraits_Seelhorst_Hamrick27Green_Springs_Gardens_Portraits_Seelhorst_Hamrick29Green_Springs_Gardens_Portraits_Seelhorst_Hamrick36Green_Springs_Gardens_Portraits_Seelhorst_Hamrick37Green_Springs_Gardens_Portraits_Seelhorst_Hamrick38as i was taking this, i was imaging these two girls as adults and how fun it will be for them to have these photos together to look back on. you know they will be friends for life :)
Green_Springs_Gardens_Portraits_Seelhorst_Hamrick48Green_Springs_Gardens_Portraits_Seelhorst_Hamrick50i could take photos of this girl all. day. long! safe to say she enjoys having her picture taken :) she was so much fun!Green_Springs_Gardens_Portraits_Seelhorst_Hamrick56Green_Springs_Gardens_Portraits_Seelhorst_Hamrick57Green_Springs_Gardens_Portraits_Seelhorst_Hamrick60Green_Springs_Gardens_Portraits_Seelhorst_Hamrick64Green_Springs_Gardens_Portraits_Seelhorst_Hamrick65Green_Springs_Gardens_Portraits_Seelhorst_Hamrick72this teddy bear belonged (ahem, still belongs) to abby’s mama… he’s just on loan for the time being ;) Green_Springs_Gardens_Portraits_Seelhorst_Hamrick77Green_Springs_Gardens_Portraits_Seelhorst_Hamrick80happy friday! :) have a great weekend!

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