Fall 2014 Mini Sessions | Great Falls

FALL MINIS BACK2014_sweetnaturalnewbornIt’s that time of year again!  MINI-SESSION TIME!  Mini-sessions are quick sessions designed to allow you to update your family photos, have gifts ready for your family, and have a fun family adventure all in one!   I choose locations that lend themselves to more than just your photo session so you can plan to spend some time there before or after your session!

 

The goal of a mini-session is to get a nice photo of your family, the kids, a couple, your pet, and an individual photo of each child.  As such, mini-sessions are more posed and less “free and spontaneous” than your typical full session with me.  They are fun, though!  I promise!   I usually even make COOKIES!

 

Without any further ado, this years mini-sessions will be held at Great Falls, MD.  The exact location will be emailed to you after you book your session.  You can borrow bikes there and ride alongside the river, hike, and more.  I can’t wait!

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four seasons summer | Annapolis engagement

I can NOT wait for Amber and Alex’s wedding next September.  In the meantime, we are doing 4 little sessions together… one each season.  Such a cute idea.   I met them up in Annapolis for their “Summer” session…. and SO excited for Fall coming up soon!

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Their dogs are such a huge part of their lives… and of their upcoming wedding!!!!!  I can’t wait to see how they incorporate them!amber&alexsummer-12_annapolisengagementamber&alexsummer-11_annapolisengagement

 

I love, and specialize in, children and family photography…. so when I get to do other types of photography I enjoy the step out of my comfort zone so much!amber&alexsummer-19_annapolisengagementamber&alexsummer-23_annapolisengagement

 

I HAD to take advantage of the sunlight!amber&alexsummer-27_annapolisengagementamber&alexsummer-31_annapolisengagementamber&alexsummer-33_annapolisengagementamber&alexsummer-34b&w_annapolisengagementamber&alexsummer-35_annapolisengagement

 

Sweet pup!amber&alexsummer-39_annapolisengagement

 

FAVORITE series of the night:)amber&alexsummer-41_annapolisengagementamber&alexsummer-43_annapolisengagementamber&alexsummer-45_annapolisengagementThis little lady is so sweet!amber&alexsummer-46_annapolisengagementamber&alexsummer-48_annapolisengagement

 

If you bring your dog to your session, it WILL have it’s portrait taken!amber&alexsummer-52_annapolisengagement

 

Sweetness!amber&alexsummer-56_annapolisengagementamber&alexsummer-57b&w_annapolisengagementamber&alexsummer-59_annapolisengagementamber&alexsummer-66_annapolisengagementamber&alexsummer-69_annapolisengagement

 

When you’re on the beach, a footprints photo is almost a requirement.amber&alexsummer-74_annapolisengagementamber&alexsummer-77b&w_annapolisengagementamber&alexsummer-80_annapolisengagementamber&alexsummer-82_annapolisengagementamber&alexsummer-85_annapolisengagementamber&alexsummer-88b&w_annapolisengagement

Aren’t they the sweetest!!!!  Can’t wait for FALL!

Focus Photography LLC serves Virginia in the Fredericksburg, Warrenton, Manassas, Culpeper and surrounding areas. We are available for travel as well. Focus Photography LLC specializes in newborn, baby, child and family photography.
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  • Alice Strickler - They are wonderful. October 16, 2014 – 8:26 pmReplyCancel

  • Holly Dilatush - They are beautiful, and not just on the outside, but from the inside!
    Proud mom speaking here, but even though you may rightfully proclaim that I’m prejudiced, it’s true! Love them both!October 17, 2014 – 1:00 amReplyCancel

chesapeake bay bridge | family

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I have driven over the Chesapeake Bay Bridge many, many times and I NEVER realized that there was a beach right near by!  I was so excited to shoot in a new location (except for some pesky traffic on the way!).  I met Christine, Buddy and their 2 kids, Alex and Andy to update their family photos and we had a ton of fun.

 

We started earlier than usual so it was a fun challenge to work with the wide open sun on a beach!  But we made it work… and I love a challenge!

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torian2014-8_chesapeake bay bridge portraittorian2014-13_chesapeake bay bridge portraitThe beach was crowded and as we walked away from the bridge  a super cute spot came out of nowhere.

 

Isn’t Alex SO gorgeous?   Hard to believe she’s only 2 years older than my oldest.  She was SO much fun to talk to… friendly and polite, inquisitive and open.  I loved our time together!torian2014-46_chesapeake bay bridge portraittorian2014-41_chesapeake bay bridge portrait

Alex is a funny man!  He had so many ideas for poses… but I had to get the more traditional smiling ones first, so he obliged:)torian2014-49_chesapeake bay bridge portrait

Then it was his turn:)torian2014-54_chesapeake bay bridge portraittorian2014-2_chesapeake bay bridge portraitA few pictures of the two together… I love siblings.torian2014-22_chesapeake bay bridge portraittorian2014-24_chesapeake bay bridge portraittorian2014-26_chesapeake bay bridge portraittorian2014-37_chesapeake bay bridge portraittorian2014-84_chesapeake bay bridge portraittorian2014-78_chesapeake bay bridge portraittorian2014-75_chesapeake bay bridge portrait

I love, as sessions progress, how everyone loosens up.

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While outtakes tend to be my favorite images from every session, these kind are a close CLOSE second.torian2014-93_chesapeake bay bridge portraittorian2014-30b&w_chesapeake bay bridge portraittorian2014-99_chesapeake bay bridge portraittorian2014-102_chesapeake bay bridge portraittorian2014-56_chesapeake bay bridge portraitThey just make me smile!

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Focus Photography LLC serves Virginia in the Fredericksburg, Warrenton, Manassas, Culpeper and surrounding areas. We are available for travel as well. Focus Photography LLC specializes in newborn, baby, child and family photography.
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  • Pam Foster - great pictures! Fun family!October 15, 2014 – 12:48 amReplyCancel

lego brag | mommy monday

lego-6_WEBI know this post is 100% a brag, but it IS slightly photography related. :)   SLIGHTLY.   Yesterday, I was gone all day  and I came home and discovered a few things on our Lego table.  Pretty much every not-otherwise-occupied moment in my house consists of at least a FEW kids surrounding the table and playing with Legos.  Chase is even having a Lego birthday party this year.   So after my session at Great Falls, MD (see, photography related!)… I came home.   The kids were in bed and I noticed a few new constructions.

 

It’s amazing what you can make with a pile of bricks.

 

Chase, who will turn 7 in Oct,  has been working on the “Empire State Building” for a while now.  It is above his belly button in height. lego-4_WEB

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Yesterday , he made this car/airplane contraption.  He used all sorts of pieces from all sorts of sets (No KRAGL here!).   My jaw dropped when I saw it.lego-12_WEBlego-15_WEBlego-7_WEBlego-8_WEBlego-9_WEBlego-11_WEBlego-10_WEB

 

 

Rowen, about to turn 5,  got in on the action and made a Pizza Delivery Truck.lego-16_WEBlego-19_WEB

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And Bryar (8.5) designed this floorplan.lego-21_WEBlego-22_WEBlego-24_WEBlego-25_WEB

 

Sage was cleaning her guinea pig cage … ha!

 

Anyway, this is a shameless brag and also a giant THANK YOU to LEGO.  The PERFECT toy.

Focus Photography LLC serves Virginia in the Fredericksburg, Warrenton, Manassas, Culpeper and surrounding areas. We are available for travel as well. Focus Photography LLC specializes in newborn, baby, child and family photography.
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milestone collection | jonah

Last year I introduced a new “Milestone” collection.  It has been SO much fun watching babies grow with their families over the course of a year.  Today, I wanted to highlight a single image from each of Jonah’s sessions… beginning even before he was born!

 

Pre-baby excitement!  The way these two look at each other just gushes this sweet, relaxed love.

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Newborn, squishy Jonah!!!!!  He’s HERE!

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In freezing cold January, we met up again for Jonah’s “pushing up” session!!!jonah4m-90_WEB

 

Jonah has the sweetest face and smile… but he saves the smiles up before he lets one burst out.:)

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And at ONE YEAR OLD…

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If you are interested in the Milestone Collection, here is what is included!

4 sessions (maternity can be added)

Newborn

Pushing Up (approx 4 m)

Sitting up (approx 7 m)

Standing up (approx 1 year)

20 page handcrafted 8×8 album

discounts on sessions in the future!

Contact Stacy for more information!

 

 

Focus Photography LLC serves Virginia in the Fredericksburg, Warrenton, Manassas, Culpeper and surrounding areas. We are available for travel as well. Focus Photography LLC specializes in newborn, baby, child and family photography.
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