Announcing 2014 Holiday Mini Sessions!!

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I have literally had people emailing me asking about these since JULY, and now I’m so excited to finally announce all the details for our one day of 2014 Holiday Mini Sessions!!! Mini Session Details:
What: One 20 minute stylized holiday portrait session, resulting in 15-20 high resolution edited files available for downloading with a print release- perfect for holiday cards and gifts!
Where: Fairfax, VA
When: Saturday November 8th AND 9th, with a rain date of Saturday November 15th and 16th
time slots available from 9:00-11:00 AM and 1:20-4:20 PM
Cost: $250 ($225 for past clients!) includes up to 5 people, $20 each additional person

*******All Saturday Sessions are BOOKED!! Due to the high demand, a small handful of sessions have been opened up from 1:00-4:20 on SUNDAY NOVEMBER 9th AS WELL!!! Please email ASAP to reserve your SUNDAY session!!*******

Appointments are open TODAY and will be available ONLY to all PAST clients for the first 48 hours, and then any remaining time slots will be opened up to new clients starting on October 8th! Email jessicasmithphotography@gmail.com to reserve your session!

We had such a blast last year (click HERE to see part 1 and HERE to see part 2!), and have been scheming for months now on ways to make it even better for this year! We will have a couple of the same smaller things your children loved last year such as the cozy coupe car and the red wagon, as well as plenty of brand NEW stylized sets for this year!  It’s been so fun seeing all these new ideas come to life, and I can’t wait for you all to see them in person!

Email me ASAP to officially reserve your time slot for November 8th, and I look forward to seeing so many of you next month! :)

October 10, 2014 - 2:35 pm Lizbet Boroughs - Do you still have mini-sessions available? Thanks!

Meet Chase and Keegan- Northern VA Family Photographer

“Nonsense. Young boys should never be sent to bed. They always awake a day older, and then before you know it… they’re grown.”
– J.M. Barrie, Peter PanThat quote above from Peter Pan is one of my all time favorite quotes, and seemed quite appropriate for these two handsome boys :) The one showing off his awesome dance moves in the photo above is Chase, and the one with the big blue eyes and big ol’ kissable cheeks in the image below is Keegan! Gosh I couldn’t get enough of Keegan’s sweet chubby cheeks! doesn’t he just melt you?!kisses for his mama!Such a handsome boy! Love those bright blue eyes and sweet smile!a quick change of clothes left his yummy little belly quite exposed ;) checking out big brother’s super cool Ninja Turtles shirt ;)then Keegan decided he needed his on too!I love that Meena was excited for me to photograph their real life. She had explained in her emails that she didn’t care if the boys got dirty or muddy, because they were both 100% all boy and would love that even more! She brought a few of the boys favorite weapons, and these next two images are two of my favorites from our time together. I can imagine they spend a GREAT deal of time at home practicing their sword fighting skills ;)the cutest ninja turtles you’ve ever seen! :)Happy Monday! :)

Mike and Nicole – Leesburg VA Maternity Portraits

“Everything grows rounder and wider and weirder, and I sit here in the middle of it all and wonder who in the world you will turn out to be.
”
- Carrie FisherI can only imagine how many hours Nicole has sat there and felt Harrison wiggle around and wondered what he will be like. What he will look like, what his personality will be like, who he will take after… and they will find out soon enough! He will be joining their family in just about a month!You’d never know it by these images, but it was actually a really yucky, rainy day outside. I don’t think it phased these two at all :)one of my most favorite images from their session!We had plans to go to Great Falls Park for their session, and then when it poured rain all day I offered to have them come to my house for the session instead of rescheduling. Thankfully, I have wonderful clients who trust me when I say “it will be okay if we have to do the whole session inside! we’ll make it work!” Right now the fall colors are just starting to show up here in VA, so I totally would have understood if Nicole had wanted to reschedule to make sure she got some of the fall colors in her session. Thankfully we were able to sneak outside for about 30 minutes before it really started to rain again, BUT these images of them that we did back at my house are by FAR my favorites!!  :)Gosh Nicole you are stunning!! LOVE these next two portraits:I can’t wait to meet Harrison, and see him in those little sperrys! :)

Meet Jack- Arlington VA Newborn Photographer

“I’m wonderstruck…
all I know is I was enchanted to meet you.”
- Taylor SwiftThis handsome little boy, just 6 days new, was such a champ during his newborn session and slept almost the entire time! :)tiny bed, tinier baby :)melt. my. heart! this jacket belonged to Jack’s daddy when he was little, and he has inherited both the jacket and his love of baseball :)my favorite! :)I’m pretty sure it was a yawn, but the image on the left looks like a little smile on Jack’s face to me! :)another favorite :)Thanks again for inviting me into your home and sharing him with me for the morning! Can’t wait to see you again in the spring! :)

Victoria: 5 Months- Leesburg VA Family Photographer

“But the last one: the baby who trails her scent like a flag of surrender through your life when there will be no more coming after – oh, that’s love by a different name. She is the babe you hold in your arms for an hour after she’s gone to sleep. If you put her down in the crib, she might wake up changed and fly away. So instead you rock by the window, drinking the light from her skin, breathing her exhaled dreams. Your heart bays to the double crescent moons of closed lashes on her cheeks. She’s the one you can’t put down.”
― Barbara Kingsolver, The Poisonwood BibleI got close enough where Connor could see the shutter opening and closing inside the camera and he goes “AHHH! THE EYE!! THE EYE!! IT’S SCARY!!” and ran away laughing hysterically :) but “the eye” was able to take this picture of his precious smile before he got up and ran ;) tickle tickle, baby sister!oooh she has the biggest kissable cheeks and pretty blue eyes! one of my favorites :) these two are such buddies already!pretty baby!! love those big blue eyes!Can’t wait to see you guys again in just a few months! Make sure you go back and see Victoria’s newborn session as well! :)

Clara: One Year! – Alexandria VA Family Photographer

“I can hear her heart beat for a thousand miles
and the heavens open up every time she smiles.”
-Van Morrison
The last time I saw miss Clara was almost exactly one year ago today for her newborn portraits! and now look how much she’s grown! I’m pretty sure the only reason that headband is still on her head is because her daddy is holding her hands.. but still! I’ll take it! :) One of my favorites :)learning to walk is tricky business!love that smile!!such a beautiful little girl!Happy 1st Birthday, sweet Clara!! :)