Although I don’t really advertise myself as a ‘portrait photographer’ anymore, every now and then a project comes around that I can’t refuse.
Plus I totally miss photo editing.Â Something about unwinding after a long day with a gorgeous image in front of me awaiting my artistic transformation is super relaxing. Ahhhh…
(Pssst….want to learn how relaxing this can be firsthand? I’m teaching a free week long photo editing lesson online starting August 12th — learn more and/or register HERE)
This project was one of those ‘can’t refuse it’ type of deals.
Since ‘going pro’ with my photography I’ve had a dream of being part of a birth and getting to document it. My day job held me back from making this dream come true for quite some time.
Then, the mama-to-be here, who I shared an office with all last school year, found out she was pregnant with her first baby the day she took my DC/MD/VA Momtographie Class back in February. With the decision to quit my job this summer also came the decision to make this personal project of mine come true.
Thank you friend for inviting me in for what will surely be a special day in your life.
You two are absolutely glowing in these images and I can’t wait to meet your daughter with you in a few short weeks! xo.
Come relax with me and learn about the #1 editing technique Iâ€™m constantly asking to spill to moms Join me starting August 12th for a completely FREE week long online based photography class, Shades of Me.Â Indulge in some self-care behind the lens while also learning a new editing technique in the process. Click HERE now to get yourself registered.
Even though I’m not really ‘doing photo sessions’ anymore, sometimes a past client does the right amount of arm-twisting (like having an adorable 2nd baby) that it convinces you to go on out and try shooting again for a change. Baby Audrey was just a precious 3 days old when I got to her and was pure baby bliss to photograph. I can’t believe it was only 2 years ago that I was doing this same thing with big sister Charlotte!! This family was one of the first clients I had when I began my business and to this day I’m forever grateful that they trusted me behind the lens and allowed me to capture some beautiful memories their family. I have so many more images to share with you guys — hang on tight the rest will be on the way real soon!! xo.
Little A. took her mom, dad, me & miss twinkle bear for story time and music time in the park.Â It was a cool yet beautiful fall day and we laughed, we danced, we had fun.Â This family is one I am so grateful to say I’ve known for the past 8 years. The things they are doing to empower women and teach them confidence through Mary Kay skin care is incredible. They even have the pink Cadillac to prove it. Love you M. family. Enjoy your preview from our morning together!
Summer may be winding down, but things are about to really heat up because it’s time to start thinking about the holidays just around the corner. Have you checked everything off your gift list yet?
P.S. There are only 133 shopping days left until Christmas
Why not get some of that shopping out of the way early and book a holiday mini session with Be Young Photography. Updated family photos make great gifts and are the perfect addition to your annual holiday cards. And if that isn’t convincing enough, we’ll be doing something just a bit different this year, teaming up with the amazing folks at Corcoran Vineyards in Waterford, VA during their next cupcake/wine pairing day with Ashburn, VA bakery Shugar Shugar.
Check the details below and sign up early. Cupcakes, wine, and photos, these sessions won’t last long!!
To reserve your spot in the Be Young Photography holiday mini sessions click HERE.