Early Fall Alexandria Family Session

The first few days when we finally transition from summer to fall are so beautiful. The weather is finally cool and the leaves have just started to change! I met the Peeler family at sunset on a gorgeous sunny afternoon for their family photos and also tried out a new lens that I rented, the 35 1.4, which I now am in love with and have a feeling it will be added to my other favorite (my 50 1.2) before long! Right at dusk 2 deer came out to graze and they watched us for a while before disappearing in the tall grass. I had such a wonderful time with this whole family, I didn’t think an hour was long enough! 

You will see in all of my family galleries that I like details. When little kids are holding hands with their parents, holding flowers or rocks… those are moments and memories I want to capture. I like to think that all of the images I take in a session will be put in an album to keep as a time capsule. I love to design albums for my families, and I know that they really are an investment! Even if you don’t get one from me, I hope you will put one together yourself and will be happy to give you ideas on sites to use!




  • Amber
    Posted at 16:05h, 16 October Reply

    These are perfect! I love their interactions with each other! 🙂

  • Kristin
    Posted at 11:40h, 21 October Reply

    So beautiful!! What great moments you captured for this family!!

  • Alisha Cornett
    Posted at 12:51h, 21 October Reply

    Beautiful images- great job!! ❤️ I would love these if I was the mom. You captured everything so well. Love the holding hands, sweet hugs and beautiful smiles.

  • Kelly Barry-Miller
    Posted at 16:27h, 21 October Reply

    Oh my goodness, these photos are truly precious. Genuine and authentic connection, along with gorgeous imagery! Beautiful work❤️

  • Kelly McMullin
    Posted at 15:58h, 22 October Reply

    Wow! Gorgeous! Their outfits are spot on! Your images are so clear with that lens you rented and the emotions are touching! I hope the family gets an album – what an heirloom!

  • Mandy
    Posted at 23:20h, 22 October Reply

    I love the relationships you capture Sarah and your pictures evoke such a feeling of nostalgia in me!! Love your work!!! Beautiful post. 🙂

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