There aren't words to express how much we've enjoyed watching Mr. Silver-Haired Cutie grow. This was our fifth time photographing him and his mom & dad since his Germantown newborn photography session 3 years ago! Mr. Silver-Haired Cutie began with one of our baby photography plans, then continued on to our Watch Me Blossom annual family photography plan. I already can't wait - next year will be his third Watch Me Blossom session!
Since last year, Mr. Silver-Haired Cutie moved to a BEAUTIFUL new home in Ijamsville, MD with a ton of space for both him and his dog sibling, Eden, to run around and explore. It made such an AMAZING location for their fall family photos this year! I wouldn't mind doing next year's fall family photos at their Ijamsville home as well!
It was hard to choose, but here are some of my favorites of their Ijamsville, MD fall family photos. They just picked up their printed artwork... check back later for a photo of their 30x40 canvas wall portrait!
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In addition to a beautiful, 30-page custom-designed album of fun family portraits from their Brookside Gardens family photography session in Silver Spring, MD, the A's also selected six of their favorite family portraits for a 6-piece love grouping of canvas gallery wraps. With their input, we designed an asymmetrical layout for their family room wall, with artwork ranging from 10x10 up to 24x30 in size. The largest piece is a 1.5" depth canvas wrap that stands out more compared to the other pieces at a 3/4" depth. Check out the finished artwork and layout below!
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(Too cold for an outdoor family portrait session?
Our Maryland photography studio is cozy warm!)
Mr. and Mrs. G had told me at their family photography planning & design meeting that their 5-year old son HATES to be photographed and always hides from the camera. So I knew that my assistant and I would really have to focus on him and cajole him into cooperation.
Sure enough, at the beginning of their studio family portraits at our Clarksburg photography studio, little G refused to come out of the bathroom. When he finally emerged and we sat him down in the studio area, he cried and hid his face in his dad's chest. But then, out came our talking stuffed animals (voiceovers courtesy of my awesome assistant) and both kids began to smile and laugh. And that broke the ice! From then on, we smoothly sailed through the family portrait session, emerging with a host of relaxed, personality-filled studio family portraits that this Northern Virginia family will cherish for generations to come!
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(Plus, it's oh so very cold out there.
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Melissa's family was visiting Rockville for the holidays, and so the five of them came in from the cold for holiday family portraits in our Germantown photography studio. While Melissa's siblings and parents wanted digital files from their holiday family photography session to create their own memories, Melissa really wanted a love grouping of metal prints to hang on the wall of her home. Check out the finished grouping! The largest wall portrait is 20x30 in size, and the others are 8x12, 12x12, and 8x12. View more images from this family's home for the holidays photography session here.
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I first met Steve playing in a local racquetball tournament last year, where he happened to ref two of my matches. By chance, I ended up switching gyms to his, and we became racquetball buddies and tournament partners. When we first met, he was always talking about his two kids, and eventually, he began asking about scheduling a family photography session for the three of them. So here we were in early fall wandering Sugarloaf Mountain in Dickerson, Maryland with the family dog, Bella.
I really wanted to take this North Potomac, MD family up to the top of the mountain to enjoy what I hoped would be a beautiful sunset. And indeed, my three favorite images from their fall family pictures had the early evening sun highlighting their hair with a beautiful orange glow in the background. Simply gorgeous!
The War's 2019 fall family photography album, which features a vintage leather cameo cover and premium inside papers was done just in time for Steve's birthday, and we'll be posting photos of the finished photo album soon! And still in progress... three custom-framed wall portrait collages of the kids, and, even better, three large custom-framed portraits on fine art canvas, with the largest one a painting made from their portrait! (Stay tuned!) Plus, the slideshow we made from their images had Steve's family clamoring for prints, so those are under production too!
Here in Maryland, we're just starting to move from high fall color into peak color, and in Virginia, peak color will come later than in Maryland. And what does this mean for you?
It's still not too late for the fall family pictures you've been dreaming of.