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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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The night before our session, I was frantically texting Nora to let her know that our original location, Burke Lake Park, would not be available. It just so happened that Burke Lake was hosting a huge cross country race the morning of our session, and their website warned that the park would be extremely busy […]

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A few months ago, I got an exciting email from Ken. His oldest son, Robert, was about to head off to college, and he wanted to capture some family photos as a birthday gift to his wife, Joceline, while the whole family was still together in one place. It had been almost a decade since […]

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I’m back with our second post in the Local Eats series! ๐Ÿ™‚ Today I am featuring Founding Farmers! We have loved Founding Farmers ever since our friend Min introduced it to us a few years ago. It has been one of our go-to’s for special occasions over the years, but we also love it for […]

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Those of you who know me, know that I’m extremely passionate about clothing sizing and fit. Fun fact: I majored in textiles and apparel, and I even wrote a research paper about the history of U.S. clothing sizing systems in my junior year! ๐Ÿ™‚ I had one professor who always emphasized the importance of proper […]

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I’m super excited to announce that I’m starting a “Local Eats” series on the blog! I’ll be featuring a different Northern VA/DMV restaurant in each post, including a mix of old favorites and new (or new-to-us) places. Note: Manuel and I are definitely not food critics and we probably don’t even qualify as foodies. We’re […]

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I got the chance to photograph the gorgeous Thompson family last week in Old Town Alexandria, and I’m so excited to share these images with you guys! Jackie and I first met at Cornell – we were actually housemates my senior year, and I called her my “dimple buddy” hehe! Let me tell you, this […]

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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'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. ๐Ÿ’• 

TRAVEL-SIZED,
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Hi, I'm Jocelyn!

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