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I loved absolutely everything about this session with the Yamada family! After a pretty crazy February filled with sleet, snow, and icy rain, we were blessed with some warmer days last week, perfect for frolicking through the fields of Manassas Battlefield Park...

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Some family sessions just make me squeal with joy, and this was one of them! It goes without saying that I looove photographing families, but throw in the opportunity to take some gorgeous maternity photos too, and I am ALL HERE for it! When Yoshiko showed me the maternity gowns she had selected for our […]

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I had so much fun shooting at Brookside Gardens again, this time with the beautiful Fender family! We met up just a few days after the official first day of spring and got to see some early spring blooms, including camellias and a whole sea of trumpet daffodils. It was wonderful to see the colors […]

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Happy first day of Spring 2021!! I don’t know about you guys, but this has felt like the longest winter ever! Even longer than the Ithaca winters I endured in college, which easily stretched from November to April! I think the combination of the cold weather, being cooped up at home for months, and not […]

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Scheduling a winter family session in the DMV can be quite the roller coaster! We had to reschedule this family session TWICE due to snow, sleet, icy rain, or some combination of the above! If you look closely, you can even see patches of thawing ice in the background. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Thankfully the sun warmed up […]

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I loved absolutely everything about this session with the Yamada family! After a pretty crazy February filled with sleet, snow, and icy rain, we were blessed with some warmer days last week, perfect for frolicking through the fields of Manassas Battlefield Park. I will definitely be oversharing images in this blog post, but I won’t […]

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Snow, snow, I love it so! Other than the occasional stray flurry, we have been woefully snow-free here in Alexandria for years! I was cautiously optimistic when the weather station started hyping up this weekend’s snowstorm, as there have been many a false alarm in the past. However, I had nothing to worry about! We […]

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Although Manuel and I don’t have kids yet, I still love looking through baby and kids’ clothes! It feels like every year there are more and more stylish options for the little ones, and on multiple occasions, I have found myself wishing a dress or jumpsuit came in adult sizes! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Today I’m sharing a […]

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As a family photographer, I love being able to photograph families as they grow and change through the years. Last fall, I had the distinct pleasure of doing a mother-son session for Aurora and Tristan in Old Town Alexandria (check out their session here). So when Aurora reached out asking if I could take their […]

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I’m so excited to share this adorable session with the Lee Family, taken at the picturesque River Farm in Alexandria! When Rachel reached out looking for updated photos of her beautiful little family, I knew that River Farm would be perfect for their session. I love River Farm’s mix of brick buildings, manicured lawns, lush […]

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When it comes to women’s fashion, there are so many countless stores, styles, and options out there that it can be overwhelming! Not to worry, I’ve put together a handy-dandy “cheat sheet” for you! ๐Ÿ™‚ Similar to my previous post, here are three tried-and-true outfit “formulas” that photograph beautifully and are flattering across a wide […]

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I'm so stoked that you've stopped by! I'm an Alexandria & Northern Virginia family photographer, and I have loved capturing joyful, vibrant, and heartfelt memories for families and couples over the years.

Whether you're engaged, newlyweds, or about to expand your nest, I would love to work together and commemorate this special time in your lives - let's make some magic!

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Hi, I'm Jocelyn!

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