I met this sweet family of three, soon-to-be four when their son was born.  I am so thankful for my families who have entrusted me with photographing them year over year. I remember planning Riley’s newborn photo session with his mom and just how much I loved how she designed his nursery 3 years ago. He was such a sweet snuggly little guy then, and now at 3 is a happy, playful sweet boy.
I recently shared the advice to “let them run.”  This family took that one step further and played.  Everyone was so at ease and full of play during this session.  If mom and dad noticed that their son had some wiggles, they wiggled right along with him.  Over the years I have noticed that when mom and dad are able to feel more relaxed during their photo session, the children do too.
There are several benefits of picking your favorite photographer and sticking with them through the years.  One thing in particular that I noticed while photographing this family is that both you and your children get to know me, my style, and become more comfortable spending an hour with me (or more for newborn sessions).  Some of the kids have run up to me lately yelling “Miss JAMIE!” with memories of the year before and a big hug. I have already earned their trust and they are ready to be off, have fun and take some photos without having to spend a few extra minutes warming up to a new person.
We took a lot of great photos during this session. Here are a few of my personal favorites:

If you are looking for a family photographer in the Northern Virginia area including Loudoun, Fairfax, Sterling, or Leesburg, I would love to work with you.  It is important to book your session at least 6 weeks in advance to ensure the most availability.  Please contact me for more details.

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