The {M} Family | Manassas, Va Family Photographer

After my awesome find this morning, I knew EXACTLY where I was going to take the {M} Family for our session.  Although we had originally planned on another location, after seeing the results of a mini-session with my daughter {K}, I knew Megin would like the surrounds here much better.  I am SO excited that we changed locations, b/c I’m just absolutely in love with this location, the photos…All.  Of.  It!!

And, I think momma {M} did a fantastic job with the families outfits and they look wonderful with the scenery.

{M} Family, I hope you enjoy your sneak peak!!

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The {M} Family | Manassas, Va Family Photographer

I stumbled upon a wonderful find here in our area today.  After dropping my older two off at school, I started driving around with my baby girl – looking for a few new shooting locations for some upcoming sessions.

Of course I had my little model with me…she wasn’t extremely cooperative today (mostly b/c she wouldn’t let go of my keys!)…but I still got a few cute shots and a good idea of what the surrounds would look like.

I never realized that this beautiful stone bridge was just waiting to be found, near the outskirts of the Manassas Battlefields.

And this little boardwalk is awesome, too.  I definitely see MANY session here in my future!  So many different looks in one convenient location!!

So excited for my next session here…can’t wait to go back!

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Miss {K} is O-N-E and Going to be a BIG Sister | Clifton, Va. Family Children’s Photograper

Jen contacted me after seeing her colleague’s photos from a session we had done earlier this summer and I’m so excited that she did!  Little Miss K was such a sweetheart.  Being very close in age to my own little K made this session extra fun for me.  And mom is one of the most beautiful mom’s to be that I’ve had the pleasure to work with.  You really do glow, Jen!  We even got dad in on the action and captured some sweet moments of this growing family.

Here’s your sneak peek {B} Family…hope you love them!

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Baby {J} | Haymarket, Va. Newborn Photographer

I had the honor and privilege of photographing sweet baby J yesterday.  Baby J’s parents had been waiting on his “newborn” session for quite awhile – wanting to give him time to heal and get healthy before attempting our session.  Born with a serious heart issue requiring open heart surgery at just days old, Baby J is truly a miracle baby.  Aside from his slight stature and his fainting chest scar – he looks like a typical healthy infant.

Although we were not able to get the sleepy newborn shots – he was a STAR today and we ended up with some awesome shots.  I mean look at that adorable face and those beautiful eyes…it would have been a shame to hide them anyway, I think!  E Family, I feel so honored to have captured these wonderful moments for you.  I hope you love them!

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Fall Mini Sessions Are Here! | Gainesville/Haymarket Family Photographer

With the start of school just around the corner, that means Christmas (and the many to-do lists that accompany the crazy holiday season) is not far off either.  I know, I know – “bite your tongue, Kerri!”.  But – I have a VERY special offer for all of you!  Let me help you tackle one of the biggest chores of the holiday season…getting the PERFECT family picture for the yearly holiday cards!!

This October, I will be holding my very first Mini-Sessions.  Mini-Sessions are just that -short sessions, lasting 20-30 minutes.  These sessions are perfect for updating your family’s photos for the all important, yearly holiday card and also perfect for gift giving to the moms and grandmothers in the family!  In just 30 short minutes, you could potentially check MANY items off of that unwieldy checklist!

These sessions will be held on Saturday, October 1, on the grounds of my home studio.  Knowing that some clients prefer digital images, while others prefer prints and/or holiday cards, I will be offering two packages to give you ALL what you want!  Aren’t I nice?  😉  Consider this my early Christmas give to you!  Your choice of 5 digital images (with full reproduction rights) or a package including 5 gift prints AND 25 cards featuring your favorite session images!

At such a great value – these sessions are sure to book up quickly.  Contact me soon to reserve your session.

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My Beach Babes | Northern Virginia Beach Photographer

This summer we took a several short trips to the beach, to take various family members who were visiting to see the ocean.  Each time I had hopes of coming home with wonderful beach pictures that I had been wanting for years.  Now that Kate was (nearly) 1 – I figured this would be a great time to try.  Well…I finally hit the game winner the third time we were there.  I am SO so happy that I finally have these gorgeous beach scene photos of my three little ones!!

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There’s Still Time to Book! | Portfolio Building Special

WOW…the past two months have been amazing for me.  I have met SO many wonderful families and children and am having the time of my life capturing timeless memories for them!  And THANK YOU to my wonderful friends who have served as referrals to several of these families.  I greatly appreciate your confidence in me.  A referral is the biggest compliment that I can receive!  🙂

For a little while longer, I will be offering portfolio building sessions.  Receive a significant discount on your order with every paid session fee and signed model release (allowing me to use images from your session in my print/on-line marketing materials and in my on-line galleries)!!  Please contact me  for details regarding this offer.  There is absolutely NO obligation to purchase anything from your session and for the duration of the Portfolio Building Session, the minimum order requirement will be waived, as well.  Finally, you will also receive one water-marked digital image, for on-line posting and sharing.  What a great opportunity to update those family photos for Holiday Cards!!

Contact me soon to schedule a session, as I will have limited availability and will only be offering these sessions for a short while longer.

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Family Friday | Turning One is So Much FUN!!

We celebrated Miss K’s first birthday last weekend and I had SO much fun with this party.  After eight parties of the boy variety, I had my first chance to do it with splashes of P-I-N-K!!!  My great friend Emily of Belle Parties and Papers helped me with the theme of the party and I couldn’t have done this without her.  She is fabulous at party planning.  😉  Thanks, Em!

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The {B Family} | Northern Va. Family Photographer

When Asha contacted me in the early summer about doing a session to mark their youngest son’s second birthday and to update their family portraits we began discussing locations.  I suggested one of my absolute favorites – the Manassas Battlefields.  With their rolling hills, rustic bridges and stone buildings, this location is anything but lacking for great backdrops.

But, running a public relations firm who was handling the anniversary celebrations for the historic landmark meant she would be spending 90+ hours there in the week prior to our session.  So – she was a bit hesitant at the thought of returning there, the next week.  However, after some discussion with her husband who thought it would be a great backdrop for pictures for their family of three boys, she agreed.  And boy were they right – I am SO happy that mom was up for a return to these historic fields, because I think we got some beautiful photos with wonderful light.

{B Family}, I hope you LOVE your photos.

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The {P} Family | Manassas, Va Family Photographer

I’ve had the pleasure of knowing the {P} family since our oldest boys were just toddlers.  Our boys have grown to be great friends over the years and while I’ve had the chance to shoot the kids in casual settings, and had the privilege of doing baby {N’s} newborn session, this was the first time I’ve done the entire family.  And I was so honored that I was asked.  Mom decided that the Battlefields would be a great option for our location, as they would be a great reminder of the area they started their family in, when they relocate in the future.  We had a very pleasant evening session with low(er) temps (prior to the oppressive heat we’ve had lately) and nice light.  The kids were SO good and I got a ton of great shots.  {P} family, I hope you like your sneak peek…there are MANY more to come.








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