Fall Family Portraits

The end of summer is good! It means the colors of fall are just around the corner.

Labor day is officially the end of summer. The public pools close down, and school starts. But most of the time there is still at least a few more weeks of  warm weather.

This year our summer continued well into September.  The passed few days the temperature has finally cooled down sending everyone into fall fever. We find ourselves outdoors more often taking walks and smelling the fresh air.  Always anticipating all the fall colors to come.

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I can’t contain my excitement !

As a photographer, this is my favorite time of year. I love to go out with my clients and capture stunning fall portraits. Every year we wait for those few weeks in October (sometimes its still good in early November) so we can enjoy the colors of fall. The myriad of red, yellow, orange and chartreuse.

Here are a few of the family portraits I have captured over the years.

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Family portrait relaxing in the park
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Another fantastic family on an outdoor photo shoot
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peek a boo !
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Let’s Stay Standing ( and mix it up a bit )
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More Fun in the Leaves


New Born Photographer, Fairfax Virgina

dsc_3243-editNew born babies….What precious bundles of joy. As a photographer it is a huge pleasure working with these tiny newborns.

Just knowing that we will never have the chance to replicate these first few days/weeks as they adjust to the world makes my job even more rewarding. I create memories that last a lifetime of this beautiful sleepy stage and the innocence that exudes them.

The way we have to protect these new borns as they slowly discover the vast space around them is so important. And yet we can dress them up and manipulate them to highlight their adorableness.

As a mother of 2 (who have grown into lovely teenagers) I appreciate every moment with these little ones as I know how fast time flies.

These are some examples of an adorable baby boy for you to enjoy…. I will be posting more. I promise.



A Very Special Place – Family Photographer Alexandria,Virginia


Many of my family portrait clients ask to be photographed in their own gardens. The reason being that in the future when they look at their photographs they want to remember the feelings that these places elicit for them.

The other day on one of my photo sessions I met a lovely family. During the photo shoot I was shown a fabulous tree that had been their daughters special place. She would sit in a perfect hollow and read for hours. I turned to the college bound daughter and said, “That would be a great photo of you up there now, but I know you are all dressed up and you don’t want to get dirty.” Her reply was “Oh, I would love that.” And proceeded to climb up the tree. We took several photos as well as a few of her on her childhood slide.

This is why I love being a family photographer. I am always meeting many interesting and creative individuals that make my job fun and memorable.



Depicting Life Photography is a Family Photographer based in Fairfax, Virginia. Studio and on location sessions are by appointment only. On location sessions take place within the DC Metro are.  We cover all occasions such as family photography, headshot photography and event photography. Contact Depicting Life Photography to book your session.


Funny How Time Flies !

I established Depicting Life Photography in 2006 and in all these years I have had several return clients, some who come back every year. I cannot begin to tell you how thrilling it is to watch the children grow and that I am the one who gets to document these memories.

I have had several return families and I have really enjoyed watching them grow, but I would like to share with you a special group of girls; the Girl Scouts. I was honored when they asked me to be the photographer at their annual Father Daughter Dance for the 9th year in a row.

Every year the oldest girl scout troop organizes the Father Daughter Dance event. There are around 60 girls from kindergarten to 6th grade and their dads/chaperones. This is such a special time for the oldest girls because they are off to middle school in the fall. Some may continue with girl scouts and some will not, so this is a time when they get to shine.

Let me share some of the photos of a group of young ladies that I have photographed from kindergarten to 6th grade.











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