winter lake portraits | lake anna, va

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I love that I get to do portraits for my siblings!!!   My brothers don’t partake regularly, but my sister and her family do a little session each year.  And of COURSE it’s usually kinda last minute.  This one was interesting because the only time to make it work was 11:30am… which is pretty much one of the worst times to take photos.  In addition, the sun came out from behind the clouds AS SOON as we headed out the door… and we planned to do most of the photos on the docks (WIDE OPEN SUN).

 

It was a challenge!  I like that!  And I love how they turned out.  Here they are (in reverse order, again!):

And since she’s my sister we can do cheesy stuff for fun!grzy2014-66_lakeportraitsgrzy2014-65_lakeportraitsgrzy2014-63_lakeportraitsgrzy2014-61_lakeportraitsgrzy2014-60_lakeportraits

 

I love these of Craig and his little man.grzy2014-55_lakeportraits

 

You DON’T have dance parties in the middle of a field?grzy2014-54_lakeportraitsgrzy2014-52_lakeportraits

 

Sweet Lev.  We skipped the kids birthday photos in 2014, sadly… can’t wait to do them in March!grzy2014-50_lakeportraitsgrzy2014-47_lakeportraits

My sister wanted to do a yoga theme for her New Years cards this year…  “Have an Ommmm-azing new year”grzy2014-46_lakeportraitsgrzy2014-38_lakeportraits

I love these faces!grzy2014-30_lakeportraitsgrzy2014-29_lakeportraitsgrzy2014-27_lakeportraitsgrzy2014-25_lakeportraits

I told Shaili to pinch Levin’s tush!grzy2014-19_lakeportraitsgrzy2014-21_lakeportraits

Mommy and Shai time!grzy2014-14_lakeportraitsgrzy2014-13_lakeportraitsgrzy2014-11_lakeportraitsgrzy2014-9_lakeportraitsgrzy2014-7_lakeportraitsgrzy2014-1_lakeportraits

Lake Anna sessions are usually some of my favorite ones ever!!!  If you are interested in booking a Lake Anna session, please contact me!  All seasons are perfect there!

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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Sierra, Kaila & James | winter portraits

Something changed with my blogging site since my posts in 2014, and now it won’t let me put the pictures in the order I’d prefer.  I usually go beginning to end of a session, but this time… it’s backwards.  That’s OK because we can start with my favorites!

 

I have known (and photographed) this family for 5+ years now!  They are one of my favorite families in all the world.  Nice, thoughtful, caring, giving.  Not only do we love having any/all of the kids over…. the big girls now babysit for mine.  I couldn’t ask for better friends, neighbors… people!

As I’m sure you  know if you read my blog ever, I love to take a few pictures of the parents together at each session.  Amy and Tom are the cutest.  My #1 favorite photos from this session are the ones of them!!!!  Especially how Tom looks at Amy!

lacey2014-63b&w_bigsisterlittlebabylacey2014-63_bigsisterlittlebabylacey2014-61_bigsisterlittlebabylacey2014-55_bigsisterlittlebabyKaila!  Such a funny girl!  My littlest son LOVES her so so so much!lacey2014-51_bigsisterlittlebabylacey2014-49_bigsisterlittlebabylacey2014-47_bigsisterlittlebaby

 

Sierra always makes me smile!  She is a goofball in the best ways!lacey2014-37_bigsisterlittlebabylacey2014-42_bigsisterlittlebaby

If you know anything about me, you know I have a soft spot for sisters!!!! lacey2014-36_bigsisterlittlebabylacey2014-30_bigsisterlittlebaby

This little man is James!  He is my 8 year olds best friend.  I couldn’t ask for a better friend for her!  His smile lights up the room!lacey2014-28_bigsisterlittlebabylacey2014-26b&w_bigsisterlittlebabylacey2014-22_bigsisterlittlebaby

One day I will post some of the photos of these 3 from the past few years.  They all resemble this:lacey2014-19_bigsisterlittlebabylacey2014-17_bigsisterlittlebaby

Always have to get one of them all looking and smiling!  And no one BLINKED!lacey2014-16_bigsisterlittlebabylacey2014-13_bigsisterlittlebaby

I just LOVE winter for photo sessions!!!!!

 

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When I think of this family, this is what I picture!  Perfect!lacey2014-3_bigsisterlittlebaby

 

If you’re interested in a winter session (or any season!), contact me to set one up!

 

Stacy:)

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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  • Tara L Scansaroli - Fabulous!January 24, 2015 – 6:17 pmReplyCancel

Dylan & Madison at home

I am so excited to showcase how my newborn sessions have changed and I have grown over the years.  I used to spend so much time trying to really pose the newborns, and while I LOVE looking at other photographers work in that style, I didn’t feel like it “fit” me.   So, while I DO do casual posing, I do it in a more relaxed and natural way…. like me!

 

Dylan is actual an “old” newborn… almost 6 weeks at the time of his session.   He was so sweet (except when he was hungry.. then he let us know!).   Take a look at some photos from his newborn session. 

If you are interested in a causal newborn session, let me know!  I have weekday and weekend sessions available!  I can’t wait to meet you!

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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It’s 2015!

My goal from every session is for you to feel like this: (Made me smile when I came across this post)

Photography (and life) are funny. They keep changing!

It’s time for a website refresh… so you may see some craziness on here for a little while! I want to simplify a little bit… more streamlined.

But I also need to showcase a lot of the photos from the last few years. As I have been a photographer for over 10 years, I have noticed my work has slowly evolved over time. My website galleries need some updating to show where I am now! And it’ll be fun to see where I’m headed.

As always, my work is natural, relaxed and simple.

I have always loved the in-between moments the best. Galleries when I first started were about 30 final images. They are now 75+ images that showcase your family, NOW! (Standard session pricing now includes all final files!!!!)

Casual Portraits and Life.

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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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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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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