Gonzales Family and Ethan Turns One | Sterling VA Family Photographer

The Gonzales family is one that is close to my heart. I have photographed them as a family of 3. Last year I had the privilege of photographing birthday boy’s birth .  Not only was he a cute baby but he’s an even cuter 1-year old.  Do you see those adorable dimples he and his sister are so lucky to share?!

Seeing these four all together like this is so much fun for me. Watching families grow in love is one of the best things.

And how lucky is Ethan? His smash cake was made by his very own mom, who is a local baker, with her own bake shop, Pink Polka Dot.

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You can tell how much Ethan loves his Airplane (red, white and blue) themed cake. He couldn’t take his eyes off it!

If you are looking for a milestone or family photographer in the Northern Virginia area, I would love to work with you. Family or milestone photos should be reserved 2 months in advance, further out if during peak times of spring or fall. Please contact me for specific availability and a free consultation.

Evelyn is ONE!|Sterling VA Baby Photographer

I can’t believe Evelyn is ONE! Not only did I get to celebrate with her, but she brought all her friends with her too! Winnie the Pooh, Eeyore, Tigger and Piglet were all there, but Evelyn wasn’t sharing the cake. She got to smash and eat it all on her own.

I remember taking her pretty mama’s maternity photos AND again when Evelyn was a little newborn. I’m so lucky to see her grow into a sweet little girl. Now she’s sporting flower crowns and pigtails. Seriously, where has time gone??

If you are looking for a milestone photographer in the Northern Virginia area, I would love to work with you.  Milestone photos (like first year photos) should be reserved 2 months in advance, further out if during peak times of spring or fall.] Please contact me for specific availability and a free consultation.

Ellis is ONE! | Sterling, VA Baby Photographer

Happy happy birthday to this sweet little guy!  He came to visit me for his first birthday milestone updates.  He is crawling, pulling to standing, and willing to push chairs around.  He gave me a few smiles that he and his mama had to work for.  He absolutely loved that he had balloons at his session, was intrigued by his cupcake, made a really nice mess, and most of all, really loved his splash time at the end of the session.

One year old with balloons

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Sunflower Themed First Birthday Photos | Northern VA Photographer

This sweet little sunflower came back to visit me for her first birthday photos!  She makes the sweetest little conversational baby sounds and loved pointing at everything in the studio.  She gave us some quick smiles mixed in with lots of serious faces.

Mama requested a sunflower session because her baby shower was sunflower themed.  This was so much fun to create!  Mama also had a few other requests for her session that we certainly worked in, but I will leave it to her to share the rest!

[Lia] First Birthday! | Northern VA Baby Photographer

I had someone seriously cute visit the studio last weekend.  I first photographed Lia as a newborn and just loved seeing this cutie again a year later.

Having a multi cultural family myself, I absolutely love to incorporate important cultural traditions into photo sessions.  Lia’s mama is Korean and for Lia’s birthday (or doljanchi), grandma gifted her a beautiful traditional dress called a Hanbok.  Lia’s parents asked that we take photos in her hanbok.  We also documented her Doljabi selection. A Doljabi is a korean ceremony where items symbolizing potential future professions are put on a table or tray in front of the child.  The item the child chooses foretells his or her future.  Lia chose a stethoscope so it looks like we have a future doctor or nurse on our hands!

Lia’s parents also wanted to incorporate the American tradition of a cake smash.  Her momma made a beautiful cake, topped with flowers and Lia happily dug in!

 

If you are looking for a baby photographer in the Northern Virginia area, I would love to work with you.  Milestone photos are taken throughout baby’s first year at my in-home studio in Sterling, VA when your baby is showing good head control, sitting, standing or, celebrating their first birthday.  Discounted baby plans are also available.  It is important to book your milestone session 4-6 weeks in advance.  Please contact me for specific availability.

 

Kayleigh is TWO! | Northern VA Photographer

Kayleigh turned two and to celebrate, she and her family came to visit for photos.  We started out with traditional family photo updates with a shy and reserved Kayleigh.  She was happy to share silly faces but wasn’t going to readily dish out smiles.  She did send a smirk or two my way though!

 

When family photos were through, Kayleigh got to dig into her second birthday cake made by her talented Auntie over at Pink Polka Dot Bake Shop.  She really did dig into her cake too!  …with a spoon!  Thank goodness mom and dad were prepared for such a request. This lady was pinky up for a few bites and when she was done left most of her cake in tact to be saved for later.

[Riley] 1 Year | Northern VA Cake Smash Photographer

I absolutely love taking milestone photos.  The only downside is that the first year goes by SO fast.  I can’t believe it was just about a year ago that I met this wonderful family and a baby Riley for their newborn photos.  This summer, I visited for 6 month updates, and now little man is turning 1 in a few short weeks!  Check out a few sneaks from their session!

If you are looking for a maternity, newborn or baby photographer, I would love to work with you.  It is best to contact me while you are pregnant for your newborn photos.  It is SO important to book ahead!   Facebook is also a great way to keep up with all things happening at Jamie Romaezi Photography.  I am out on Maternity leave from early March to June and am now booking sessions for June 2015 or later.