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“and so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees,
just as things grow in fast movies,
i had that familiar conviction that life
was beginning over again with the spring.”
f. scott fitzgeraldHerndon_VA_Family_Photographer_Hansen01such a little ray of sunshine! doesn’t that big gummy smile just melt your heart?!Herndon_VA_Family_Photographer_Hansen06Herndon_VA_Family_Photographer_Hansen08baby toes are the bestttt!Herndon_VA_Family_Photographer_Hansen17Herndon_VA_Family_Photographer_Hansen19Herndon_VA_Family_Photographer_Hansen20Herndon_VA_Family_Photographer_Hansen26Herndon_VA_Family_Photographer_Hansen27well, she thinks HER thumb is delicious, so why wouldn’t bunny’s be delicious too?! ;)
Herndon_VA_Family_Photographer_Hansen28i’m pretty sure liana is the only baby in the WORLD who absolutely LOVES having her diaper changed! it’s her own personal happy place ;) Herndon_VA_Family_Photographer_Hansen32Herndon_VA_Family_Photographer_Hansen35Herndon_VA_Family_Photographer_Hansen37sweet baby was definitely ready for her afternoon nap, but thankfully she dished out a few extra smiles for us and some cuddles for her daddy:Herndon_VA_Family_Photographer_Hansen39Herndon_VA_Family_Photographer_Hansen42Herndon_VA_Family_Photographer_Hansen45Herndon_VA_Family_Photographer_Hansen49Herndon_VA_Family_Photographer_Hansen52this was the face that said, “but i already TOLD you it was nap time!” ;)
Herndon_VA_Family_Photographer_Hansen54you can go back and see her newborn portrait session here. can’t wait to see you guys in just a few short months! happy friday! :)

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“if ever there is tomorrow when we’re not together… there is something you must always remember. you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.”
― a.a. milneArlington_VA_Family_Photographer_Burner01crazy how much can change in just six short months, huh? :) these days landon is a man on the GO and won’t slow down for anything! except maybe a snack here and there ;) Arlington_VA_Family_Photographer_Burner02Arlington_VA_Family_Photographer_Burner04Arlington_VA_Family_Photographer_Burner05Arlington_VA_Family_Photographer_Burner09Arlington_VA_Family_Photographer_Burner11Arlington_VA_Family_Photographer_Burner12Arlington_VA_Family_Photographer_Burner14Arlington_VA_Family_Photographer_Burner17my favorite thing about this is her little tongue sticking out! ahh the look of concentration ;) Arlington_VA_Family_Photographer_Burner19his most favorite activity in the world… the stairs!Arlington_VA_Family_Photographer_Burner25Arlington_VA_Family_Photographer_Burner27Arlington_VA_Family_Photographer_Burner29Arlington_VA_Family_Photographer_Burner30Arlington_VA_Family_Photographer_Burner32Arlington_VA_Family_Photographer_Burner33Arlington_VA_Family_Photographer_Burner35Arlington_VA_Family_Photographer_Burner37i love love love these next three, but this one in particular makes me smile every time :)Arlington_VA_Family_Photographer_Burner41love the giggles all around :)Arlington_VA_Family_Photographer_Burner42Arlington_VA_Family_Photographer_Burner46Arlington_VA_Family_Photographer_Burner48Arlington_VA_Family_Photographer_Burner50Arlington_VA_Family_Photographer_Burner51Arlington_VA_Family_Photographer_Burner56Arlington_VA_Family_Photographer_Burner61another favorite:Arlington_VA_Family_Photographer_Burner62Arlington_VA_Family_Photographer_Burner65happy 1st birthday landon! you can go back and see landon’s 7 month portraits and newborn portraits as well. todd and ruby, thanks again for having me over for the evening, and please tell miss avery that i’m holding on tight to the photo she drew for me :) happy wednesday!

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“i’m gonna love you forever and ever
forever and ever, amen”
– randy travis
Northern_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Lowery01i absolutely LOVE this black & white portrait of megan and her boy:Northern_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Lowery03bwNorthern_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Lowery05Northern_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Lowery06bwlove those little puckered up lips!Northern_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Lowery11Northern_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Lowery14Northern_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Lowery15Northern_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Lowery18Northern_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Lowery22Northern_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Lowery28Northern_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Lowery29Northern_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Lowery31the cutest little baby deer you’ve ever seen :)Northern_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Lowery35Northern_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Lowery39he’s already rockin’ the mohawk! he’s gonna be the coolest kid in the school ;)
Northern_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Lowery40Northern_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Lowery44Northern_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Lowery52Northern_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Lowery55bwNorthern_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Lowery56Northern_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Lowery59bwNorthern_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Lowery60Northern_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Lowery64thanks again for letting me snuggle him for the afternoon! congrats again, and i can’t wait to see you again in four short months! happy monday :)

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  • Tony Lee

    A great lookin family. I love and miss u all so much. I cant wait to hold him.ReplyCancel

“and we’ll build this love from the ground up
now ‘til forever it’s all of me, all of you
just take my hand
and I’ll be the man your dad hoped that I’d be”
– dan and shay
Whitehall_Manor_Wedding_Photographer_Pearson01when it’s the middle of april, and yet it’s supposed to SNOW the day your engagement session is planned for… you roll with it! thankfully cody and caroline had already planned on doing their engagement session at whitehall, the same place they will be getting married this fall! whitehall not only has a stunning property, but it also has some nice inside spaces incase the weather forced us in. thankfully, we managed to find a couple hours with no rain/snow, and even just a little bit of sunshine! you’d never know these two were freezing, they were just so joyful! my favorite kind of couple :) xo!Whitehall_Manor_Wedding_Photographer_Pearson02Whitehall_Manor_Wedding_Photographer_Pearson06Whitehall_Manor_Wedding_Photographer_Pearson09Whitehall_Manor_Wedding_Photographer_Pearson12Whitehall_Manor_Wedding_Photographer_Pearson14Whitehall_Manor_Wedding_Photographer_Pearson17Whitehall_Manor_Wedding_Photographer_Pearson21Whitehall_Manor_Wedding_Photographer_Pearson22Whitehall_Manor_Wedding_Photographer_Pearson26whitehall manor always makes for the most gorgeous backdrop!Whitehall_Manor_Wedding_Photographer_Pearson29Whitehall_Manor_Wedding_Photographer_Pearson35Whitehall_Manor_Wedding_Photographer_Pearson41Whitehall_Manor_Wedding_Photographer_Pearson45Whitehall_Manor_Wedding_Photographer_Pearson48Whitehall_Manor_Wedding_Photographer_Pearson51Whitehall_Manor_Wedding_Photographer_Pearson55Whitehall_Manor_Wedding_Photographer_Pearson56Whitehall_Manor_Wedding_Photographer_Pearson60Whitehall_Manor_Wedding_Photographer_Pearson64Whitehall_Manor_Wedding_Photographer_Pearson66Whitehall_Manor_Wedding_Photographer_Pearson74Whitehall_Manor_Wedding_Photographer_Pearson78can’t wait to see you both again! september will be here before you know it! :) happy friday!

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“of all the people on the planet
if I had my choice I couldn’t have planned it better than this
it doesn’t get better than this”
– cathy heller
Amelia_Island_Ritz_Carlton_Wedding_Kearney01I remember talking with brendan and jen right after they got engaged about 18 months ago saying how even though april 2, 2016 felt sooooo far away at that point, that i knew it would sneak up on all of us. and sure enough, i can’t believe how fast time flew by! they were married in the charming little town of amelia island, about 30 minutes north of jacksonville florida. you can tell how loved these two are, because ALL of their favorite people showed up for them! they knew it was an event not to be missed :) the weather was gorgeous, and the ritz carlton in amelia island set the perfect scene for their day! jen and brendan, thanks so much for letting sarah and i play a small part in your day. it was an honor to celebrate with you both! xo!Amelia_Island_Ritz_Carlton_Wedding_Kearney06Amelia_Island_Ritz_Carlton_Wedding_Kearney07Amelia_Island_Ritz_Carlton_Wedding_Kearney22Amelia_Island_Ritz_Carlton_Wedding_Kearney34Amelia_Island_Ritz_Carlton_Wedding_Kearney38Amelia_Island_Ritz_Carlton_Wedding_Kearney43Amelia_Island_Ritz_Carlton_Wedding_Kearney45Amelia_Island_Ritz_Carlton_Wedding_Kearney50Amelia_Island_Ritz_Carlton_Wedding_Kearney54Amelia_Island_Ritz_Carlton_Wedding_Kearney65Amelia_Island_Ritz_Carlton_Wedding_Kearney71Amelia_Island_Ritz_Carlton_Wedding_Kearney80Amelia_Island_Ritz_Carlton_Wedding_Kearney86Amelia_Island_Ritz_Carlton_Wedding_Kearney97Amelia_Island_Ritz_Carlton_Wedding_Kearney102Amelia_Island_Ritz_Carlton_Wedding_Kearney108Amelia_Island_Ritz_Carlton_Wedding_Kearney113when sarah and i were scoping things out we stumbled across this hallway and i knew it would be perfect for some bridal portraits of jen! these are some of my favorite shots from their day!Amelia_Island_Ritz_Carlton_Wedding_Kearney120Amelia_Island_Ritz_Carlton_Wedding_Kearney142jen, you are the most stunning bride!Amelia_Island_Ritz_Carlton_Wedding_Kearney159Amelia_Island_Ritz_Carlton_Wedding_Kearney160Amelia_Island_Ritz_Carlton_Wedding_Kearney161love the look on his face as he can hear her coming :) Amelia_Island_Ritz_Carlton_Wedding_Kearney168Amelia_Island_Ritz_Carlton_Wedding_Kearney177Amelia_Island_Ritz_Carlton_Wedding_Kearney181Amelia_Island_Ritz_Carlton_Wedding_Kearney200Amelia_Island_Ritz_Carlton_Wedding_Kearney206Amelia_Island_Ritz_Carlton_Wedding_Kearney210Amelia_Island_Ritz_Carlton_Wedding_Kearney214Amelia_Island_Ritz_Carlton_Wedding_Kearney229Amelia_Island_Ritz_Carlton_Wedding_Kearney231Amelia_Island_Ritz_Carlton_Wedding_Kearney239Amelia_Island_Ritz_Carlton_Wedding_Kearney253Amelia_Island_Ritz_Carlton_Wedding_Kearney256Amelia_Island_Ritz_Carlton_Wedding_Kearney258Amelia_Island_Ritz_Carlton_Wedding_Kearney261bwAmelia_Island_Ritz_Carlton_Wedding_Kearney266Amelia_Island_Ritz_Carlton_Wedding_Kearney272Amelia_Island_Ritz_Carlton_Wedding_Kearney288Amelia_Island_Ritz_Carlton_Wedding_Kearney293Amelia_Island_Ritz_Carlton_Wedding_Kearney300Amelia_Island_Ritz_Carlton_Wedding_Kearney311Amelia_Island_Ritz_Carlton_Wedding_Kearney326Amelia_Island_Ritz_Carlton_Wedding_Kearney326bwAmelia_Island_Ritz_Carlton_Wedding_Kearney341Amelia_Island_Ritz_Carlton_Wedding_Kearney351Amelia_Island_Ritz_Carlton_Wedding_Kearney385Amelia_Island_Ritz_Carlton_Wedding_Kearney386Amelia_Island_Ritz_Carlton_Wedding_Kearney407Amelia_Island_Ritz_Carlton_Wedding_Kearney410Amelia_Island_Ritz_Carlton_Wedding_Kearney416Amelia_Island_Ritz_Carlton_Wedding_Kearney420Amelia_Island_Ritz_Carlton_Wedding_Kearney430Amelia_Island_Ritz_Carlton_Wedding_Kearney485jen had the most gorgeous veil, unfortunately the wind was just a little bit stronger than the clip in her hair and it didn’t stay put for long. Amelia_Island_Ritz_Carlton_Wedding_Kearney605Amelia_Island_Ritz_Carlton_Wedding_Kearney625Amelia_Island_Ritz_Carlton_Wedding_Kearney626Amelia_Island_Ritz_Carlton_Wedding_Kearney630Amelia_Island_Ritz_Carlton_Wedding_Kearney633does it get any better than this?! such a dream!Amelia_Island_Ritz_Carlton_Wedding_Kearney659remember this handsome little ring bearer?? i’ve gotten to photograph benjamin and his little brother harrison for the past three years! he’s the cutest :)
Amelia_Island_Ritz_Carlton_Wedding_Kearney669Amelia_Island_Ritz_Carlton_Wedding_Kearney671Amelia_Island_Ritz_Carlton_Wedding_Kearney684Amelia_Island_Ritz_Carlton_Wedding_Kearney697Amelia_Island_Ritz_Carlton_Wedding_Kearney708Amelia_Island_Ritz_Carlton_Wedding_Kearney720Amelia_Island_Ritz_Carlton_Wedding_Kearney727look who else made a special appearance! their dog zoe was an additional “flower girl”, and even had her own fancy dress ;) Amelia_Island_Ritz_Carlton_Wedding_Kearney770Amelia_Island_Ritz_Carlton_Wedding_Kearney772while i was inside photographing the reception space, sarah grabbed these two photos of these super sweet cousins :)Amelia_Island_Ritz_Carlton_Wedding_Kearney816Amelia_Island_Ritz_Carlton_Wedding_Kearney850Amelia_Island_Ritz_Carlton_Wedding_Kearney851Amelia_Island_Ritz_Carlton_Wedding_Kearney852Amelia_Island_Ritz_Carlton_Wedding_Kearney877my favorite shot from their first dance!Amelia_Island_Ritz_Carlton_Wedding_Kearney883Amelia_Island_Ritz_Carlton_Wedding_Kearney889Amelia_Island_Ritz_Carlton_Wedding_Kearney897Amelia_Island_Ritz_Carlton_Wedding_Kearney900she and her dad danced for a few seconds, then pulled out the football instead! her dad gave a toast and said “i’ve danced with her a half-dozen times in her life, but i’ve tossed a football with her thousands of times!” Amelia_Island_Ritz_Carlton_Wedding_Kearney904Amelia_Island_Ritz_Carlton_Wedding_Kearney912Amelia_Island_Ritz_Carlton_Wedding_Kearney919Amelia_Island_Ritz_Carlton_Wedding_Kearney938Amelia_Island_Ritz_Carlton_Wedding_Kearney966Amelia_Island_Ritz_Carlton_Wedding_Kearney967brian was quick to share with the crowd how brendan’s secret identity was actually indiana jones… complete with his hat, of course!  ;) Amelia_Island_Ritz_Carlton_Wedding_Kearney988Amelia_Island_Ritz_Carlton_Wedding_Kearney994Amelia_Island_Ritz_Carlton_Wedding_Kearney995Amelia_Island_Ritz_Carlton_Wedding_Kearney1005Amelia_Island_Ritz_Carlton_Wedding_Kearney1042Amelia_Island_Ritz_Carlton_Wedding_Kearney1068WHEW this girl can sing!! she stole the mic and stole the show! Amelia_Island_Ritz_Carlton_Wedding_Kearney1069Amelia_Island_Ritz_Carlton_Wedding_Kearney1077Amelia_Island_Ritz_Carlton_Wedding_Kearney1104Amelia_Island_Ritz_Carlton_Wedding_Kearney1122Amelia_Island_Ritz_Carlton_Wedding_Kearney1139Amelia_Island_Ritz_Carlton_Wedding_Kearney1201another favorite :) these two know how to throw a great party!Amelia_Island_Ritz_Carlton_Wedding_Kearney1218Amelia_Island_Ritz_Carlton_Wedding_Kearney1245bwAmelia_Island_Ritz_Carlton_Wedding_Kearney1275i hope you guys are having the best time on your honeymoon!! congratulations again! :)

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