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“you are the answer to all those midnight prayers
you’re mine to love.”
– dave barnes
Ashburn_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Preston012.5 years ago I walked into Chris and Brittnee’s home for the first time to photograph benton’s newborn portraits. I connected with them right away, and they even let me stay a few extra minutes and snuggle with benton when we were finished with photos. little did we know then… :) over the last couple years, they’ve turned into some of my dearest friends, and benton is one of my favorite little buddies. I could tell right away there was something different about their family, even from that very first time I met them as clients. I’ve always said that the people this job brings into my world are THE BEST PART of this whole thing. during Callan’s newborn session Chris even said, “can you believe the last time we did this, we didn’t know you at all?” it seems crazy to think about now! I’m so thankful for their family, their friendship, and that they share these two ridiculously cute boys with me! enjoy lots of favorites from Callan’s newborn session! :) xo!
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“two tiny hands, a pair of eyes
an unsung melody is mine for safekeeping”
– sara bareilles
Loudoun_Hospital_Fresh48_Session_Preston01I got to meet this handsome little man when he was just 3 hours old, and he snatched my heart right from the beginning! the next day we did a little “fresh48” session to capture all those sweet little brand new details :) the wrinkly fingers and toes and that strawberry blonde hair just did me in!
Loudoun_Hospital_Fresh48_Session_Preston02Loudoun_Hospital_Fresh48_Session_Preston04Loudoun_Hospital_Fresh48_Session_Preston05those wrinkles! :)Loudoun_Hospital_Fresh48_Session_Preston07Loudoun_Hospital_Fresh48_Session_Preston08Loudoun_Hospital_Fresh48_Session_Preston09Loudoun_Hospital_Fresh48_Session_Preston20Loudoun_Hospital_Fresh48_Session_Preston24Loudoun_Hospital_Fresh48_Session_Preston25Loudoun_Hospital_Fresh48_Session_Preston28Loudoun_Hospital_Fresh48_Session_Preston37Loudoun_Hospital_Fresh48_Session_Preston39Loudoun_Hospital_Fresh48_Session_Preston44Loudoun_Hospital_Fresh48_Session_Preston50Loudoun_Hospital_Fresh48_Session_Preston57my favorite favorite favorite photo from their session! so crazy to see benton as a big brother, since it seems like just yesterday we were doing his first year photosLoudoun_Hospital_Fresh48_Session_Preston59Loudoun_Hospital_Fresh48_Session_Preston62Loudoun_Hospital_Fresh48_Session_Preston65Loudoun_Hospital_Fresh48_Session_Preston67Loudoun_Hospital_Fresh48_Session_Preston71stay tuned for Callan’s newborn portraits tomorrow! :) happy Monday!

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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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