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“watch carefully
the magic that occurs
when you give a person
enough comfort
to just be themselves.”
– atticus
Great_Falls_VA_Lifestyle_Photographer_Daftari01this is the kind of session that fills my spirit and makes me fall in love with what i get to do. i spent two hours in their home photographing all those little things that make up their favorite moments. books, babies, blocks, remote control cars, dance parties, snuggles, tea parties, story time, and plenty of imagination. we didn’t stage anything, we didn’t force smiles, and to me the result is pure magic. these are most definitely my favorite kind of sessions! the last time i had this sweet family in front of my camera was summer 2016 for violets first birthday as part of the baby’s first year package, and you’re not going to believe how much they’ve grown since then! :) enjoy so many favorites! Great_Falls_VA_Lifestyle_Photographer_Daftari02Great_Falls_VA_Lifestyle_Photographer_Daftari07Great_Falls_VA_Lifestyle_Photographer_Daftari09Great_Falls_VA_Lifestyle_Photographer_Daftari12Great_Falls_VA_Lifestyle_Photographer_Daftari15go team go! :)Great_Falls_VA_Lifestyle_Photographer_Daftari17Great_Falls_VA_Lifestyle_Photographer_Daftari19Great_Falls_VA_Lifestyle_Photographer_Daftari27Great_Falls_VA_Lifestyle_Photographer_Daftari30Great_Falls_VA_Lifestyle_Photographer_Daftari32Great_Falls_VA_Lifestyle_Photographer_Daftari33i think violet would have stayed right here reading books all morning if it were up to her! :)Great_Falls_VA_Lifestyle_Photographer_Daftari36Great_Falls_VA_Lifestyle_Photographer_Daftari40Great_Falls_VA_Lifestyle_Photographer_Daftari41Great_Falls_VA_Lifestyle_Photographer_Daftari43Great_Falls_VA_Lifestyle_Photographer_Daftari46Great_Falls_VA_Lifestyle_Photographer_Daftari50Great_Falls_VA_Lifestyle_Photographer_Daftari55Great_Falls_VA_Lifestyle_Photographer_Daftari58Great_Falls_VA_Lifestyle_Photographer_Daftari63Great_Falls_VA_Lifestyle_Photographer_Daftari64Great_Falls_VA_Lifestyle_Photographer_Daftari66Great_Falls_VA_Lifestyle_Photographer_Daftari67Great_Falls_VA_Lifestyle_Photographer_Daftari69Great_Falls_VA_Lifestyle_Photographer_Daftari70Great_Falls_VA_Lifestyle_Photographer_Daftari75Great_Falls_VA_Lifestyle_Photographer_Daftari77one of my favorites:Great_Falls_VA_Lifestyle_Photographer_Daftari81even toy story came to life and sheriff woody got to participate in the session :) childhood is seriously magical. Great_Falls_VA_Lifestyle_Photographer_Daftari82violet had her whole class all lined up for story time, sitting criss cross applesauce and everything! :)Great_Falls_VA_Lifestyle_Photographer_Daftari85Great_Falls_VA_Lifestyle_Photographer_Daftari91Great_Falls_VA_Lifestyle_Photographer_Daftari94Great_Falls_VA_Lifestyle_Photographer_Daftari98happy monday! :)

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“a home is much more than a house built of lumber, brick, or stone. a home is made of love, sacrifice, and respect. we are responsible for the homes we build. we must build wisely, for eternity is not a short voyage. there will be calm and wind, sunlight and shadows, joy and sorrow. but if we really try, our home can be a bit of heaven here on earth.”
– thomas s. monson01Washington_DC_LDS_Temple_Wedding_Harris252i think out of all the weddings i’ve photographed, this one felt the most surreal. to watch someone i’ve known (literally) for her whole life be the most stunning bride on her wedding day? it’s so crazy, in the most wonderful way. just 2.5 years ago was the last time i had jenn in front of my camera, you can click HERE to see those photos (and if you scroll all the way to the bottom there are a few REAL fun throw back photos ;) ) safe to say, i’ve never seen jenn happier than she was last friday, when she and dallin were sealed in the washington dc lds temple on the most perfect winter day. it was beyond freezing outside, but these two had the biggest smiles on their faces all day long, just so happy and joyful to be surrounded by all of their favorite people. it was truly such an honor to be a small part of it all! congratulations to the new mr. and mrs. harris! xo! Washington_DC_LDS_Temple_Wedding_Harris02Washington_DC_LDS_Temple_Wedding_Harris07Washington_DC_LDS_Temple_Wedding_Harris09Washington_DC_LDS_Temple_Wedding_Harris12Washington_DC_LDS_Temple_Wedding_Harris19Washington_DC_LDS_Temple_Wedding_Harris22Washington_DC_LDS_Temple_Wedding_Harris30Washington_DC_LDS_Temple_Wedding_Harris34Washington_DC_LDS_Temple_Wedding_Harris38Washington_DC_LDS_Temple_Wedding_Harris49the best part of this next photo? dallin’s niece in the front corner giving that side stink eye! ;) cracks me up every time!Washington_DC_LDS_Temple_Wedding_Harris51Washington_DC_LDS_Temple_Wedding_Harris62Washington_DC_LDS_Temple_Wedding_Harris65this four lovely ladies have always held such a special place in my heart! i adore each one of you!
Washington_DC_LDS_Temple_Wedding_Harris67Washington_DC_LDS_Temple_Wedding_Harris73Washington_DC_LDS_Temple_Wedding_Harris74Washington_DC_LDS_Temple_Wedding_Harris77Washington_DC_LDS_Temple_Wedding_Harris108Washington_DC_LDS_Temple_Wedding_Harris112Washington_DC_LDS_Temple_Wedding_Harris127Washington_DC_LDS_Temple_Wedding_Harris138Washington_DC_LDS_Temple_Wedding_Harris139Washington_DC_LDS_Temple_Wedding_Harris146Washington_DC_LDS_Temple_Wedding_Harris155Washington_DC_LDS_Temple_Wedding_Harris156Washington_DC_LDS_Temple_Wedding_Harris160Washington_DC_LDS_Temple_Wedding_Harris163one of my favorites from the day! the temple grounds are beyond stunning!Washington_DC_LDS_Temple_Wedding_Harris169Washington_DC_LDS_Temple_Wedding_Harris170Washington_DC_LDS_Temple_Wedding_Harris176Washington_DC_LDS_Temple_Wedding_Harris179Washington_DC_LDS_Temple_Wedding_Harris183Washington_DC_LDS_Temple_Wedding_Harris186Washington_DC_LDS_Temple_Wedding_Harris187Washington_DC_LDS_Temple_Wedding_Harris189Washington_DC_LDS_Temple_Wedding_Harris192Washington_DC_LDS_Temple_Wedding_Harris197Washington_DC_LDS_Temple_Wedding_Harris200Washington_DC_LDS_Temple_Wedding_Harris214Washington_DC_LDS_Temple_Wedding_Harris232Washington_DC_LDS_Temple_Wedding_Harris233Washington_DC_LDS_Temple_Wedding_Harris241these next two were favorites as soon as i took them! love love love!Washington_DC_LDS_Temple_Wedding_Harris252Washington_DC_LDS_Temple_Wedding_Harris253Washington_DC_LDS_Temple_Wedding_Harris254Washington_DC_LDS_Temple_Wedding_Harris255Washington_DC_LDS_Temple_Wedding_Harris256Washington_DC_LDS_Temple_Wedding_Harris306Washington_DC_LDS_Temple_Wedding_Harris349Washington_DC_LDS_Temple_Wedding_Harris365Washington_DC_LDS_Temple_Wedding_Harris366Washington_DC_LDS_Temple_Wedding_Harris386Washington_DC_LDS_Temple_Wedding_Harris389Washington_DC_LDS_Temple_Wedding_Harris396Washington_DC_LDS_Temple_Wedding_Harris398Washington_DC_LDS_Temple_Wedding_Harris405Washington_DC_LDS_Temple_Wedding_Harris410these guys showed off some pretty incredible dance moves! ;) Washington_DC_LDS_Temple_Wedding_Harris424all of these adorable little ones stole the show! they had the best time and it made me so happy to see how much jenn and dallin clearly adore their nieces and nephews!Washington_DC_LDS_Temple_Wedding_Harris425Washington_DC_LDS_Temple_Wedding_Harris431Washington_DC_LDS_Temple_Wedding_Harris474Washington_DC_LDS_Temple_Wedding_Harris481so so so happy for you, jenn! i adore you so!Washington_DC_LDS_Temple_Wedding_Harris490Washington_DC_LDS_Temple_Wedding_Harris492Washington_DC_LDS_Temple_Wedding_Harris503Washington_DC_LDS_Temple_Wedding_Harris508happy new year!! :)

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“hey pretty girl, you did so good
our baby’s got your eyes
and a fighter’s heart like I knew she would
hey pretty girl, you did so good”
– kip moore
Leesburg_VA_Family_Photographer_Morgenthaler01my tiniest little BFF is not so tiny these days! you will remember this sweet little lady from her newborn portraits, and these days she’s growing faster than i can keep up with! i just adore this smiley, bright-eyed baby and her parents!  Leesburg_VA_Family_Photographer_Morgenthaler03Leesburg_VA_Family_Photographer_Morgenthaler10Leesburg_VA_Family_Photographer_Morgenthaler17Leesburg_VA_Family_Photographer_Morgenthaler24Leesburg_VA_Family_Photographer_Morgenthaler25Leesburg_VA_Family_Photographer_Morgenthaler26Leesburg_VA_Family_Photographer_Morgenthaler29Leesburg_VA_Family_Photographer_Morgenthaler35Leesburg_VA_Family_Photographer_Morgenthaler36Leesburg_VA_Family_Photographer_Morgenthaler48we headed back to my house to take a few photos in her christmas pjs too!Leesburg_VA_Family_Photographer_Morgenthaler54Leesburg_VA_Family_Photographer_Morgenthaler55Leesburg_VA_Family_Photographer_Morgenthaler59so thankful sarah snapped this photo of lennon and i too :) Leesburg_VA_Family_Photographer_Morgenthaler64and just for fun, here are a few photos i took of lennon a couple weeks ago during one of our dates :) seriously this girl just slays me!Leesburg_VA_family_Photographer_Morgenthaler82Leesburg_VA_Family_Photographer_Morgenthaler86Leesburg_VA_family_Photographer_Morgenthaler87Leesburg_VA_family_Photographer_Morgenthaler92Leesburg_VA_family_Photographer_Morgenthaler97happy monday!

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