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Gorgeous fall colors. Glowy sunshine. Love, warmth, and smiles all around. Sometimes everything clicks into place for a portrait session, and this beautiful family session was definitely one of those times...

THE YIP FAMILY| GREEN SPRING GARDENS

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As a pint-sized individual (4’11”), I’m always on the hunt for clothes that fit my petite proportions. Fun fact: a true petite fit doesn’t involve just a shorter overall length, but also elements such as a narrower shoulder width, a shorter torso length, and a higher natural waist. Surprisingly, I have had decent luck finding […]

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I had such a wonderful time photographing Tiana and Tolu at Green Spring Gardens this past week! Tiana and Tolu are friends of the Yamada family, whom I photographed last winter (see their adorable session here!). I love making connections through previous families and clients, and I always feel so honored when my families refer […]

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INTRO: Jaleo is a lively Spanish tapa restaurant in downtown DC, owned by famous restaurateur/chef José Andrés. They opened their first location in Penn Quarter in 1993 and have since opened a few more locations in Chicago, Las Vegas, and Disney Springs. Manuel and I visited the Crystal City location several years ago (which has […]

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This family session was hands-down one of my favorites from this past fall season! I can’t remember the last time I laughed so much during a session. From beginning to end, it was a frenzy of high energy, big family hugs, park races, tickle fights, and plenty of giggles and mischief. Rachel told me ahead […]

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I had the best time photographing the beautiful King family in Old Town Alexandria! This was such a fun family, with mom and dad, four siblings, and two daughters-in-law. Fun fact: older brothers Michael and William are fraternal twins, and both of them got married during the pandemic! Younger daughter Lilly, who has a background […]

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INTRO: Loopy’s Eatery is a wonderful family-owned restaurant that started out in 2015 as a food truck selling Korean Fusion in Alexandria and Arlington. If you’ve worked or lived in Crystal City, Ballston, or Rosslyn, you may have seen their truck on your streets at one point! 🙂 I have many fond memories of lining […]

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For the past three years, Manuel and I have taken our own Christmas card photos using a tripod and intervalometer. It’s something I really look forward to every year, and I’m grateful that Manuel indulges me and plays along with gusto! 😛 I always enjoy the creative challenge of being on both sides of the […]

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“I just want it to look like fall behind us,” Meredith told me as we were planning her family session. I think it’s safe to say that she got exactly what she wished for! After the warmest October in recent memory, we finally got a gorgeous display of oranges, golds, and warm greens at Burke […]

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There’s nothing quite like Green Spring Gardens in the fall! On this particular Saturday afternoon, the gardens were THE place to be, with countless families, engaged couples, and expectant parents alike vying for the perfect photo spot. I may or may not edited a few photographers out of the background in some of these photos! […]

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This session with the Greenley family was so incredibly special! Baby Lois was born extremely premature at 24 weeks, and her parents, Emma and Michael, wanted to have a family session to celebrate her life and the fact that she is now healthy and thriving at one year old! Older brothers Gus and Patrick were […]

Jocelyn, THE PHOTOGRAPHER


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I'm so stoked that you've stopped by! I'm an Alexandria & Northern Virginia family photographer, certified goofball, and chaser of glowy light.
I love taking portraits of all kinds, but I especially cherish photographing growing families and capturing the bonds between parents and their little ones. 💕 

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