Northern Virginia Family Photographer

I’m so glad you are here! Always looking for real, unposed moments, I strive to create connection and warmth with my images and would love to be able to tell your amazing story. Together, we will create a session based on the unique needs of your family.

There are so many beautiful locations in northern Virginia and DC. From the cobblestone streets of Alexandria to flower-filled gardens or fields with sunsets – let’s work together to find the perfect spot for your family!

I know you are juggling a lot right now, so I’m with you every step of the way. From wardrobe styling to hair and makeup, we will plan every detail of your session together. 

Browse my client wardrobe, full of flowy, soft, stunning gowns to make choosing an outfit a breeze.  If  you prefer to wear something new, I’ll provide tips on what styles photograph best for moms, where to shop and even some links to pieces that are available to purchase at some of my favorite online stores.  

I can’t wait to meet you and your family!

“If you’re looking for a personal yet professional photographer in the DMV area look no further. Sarah was incredible to work with. I had my newborn session with Sarah and they came out better than I believed they could. After having a rough birth that led to a C section I didn’t feel like I looked my best but the photos Sarah took made me feel great. I will forever cherish the pictures and will be happy to go back to Sarah for the next newborn session. Thank you for your incredible work. Don’t look any further, book Sarah while you can!” 

– A. Fahy

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Where does the session take place?

We will work together to choose a location for you and your family. There are several beautiful options in northern VA and DC. I am also open to suggestions if you have a specific location in mind.

Q. When should I book a family session?

It’s best to book a fall session by June or July – these spots fill up fast. For the rest of the year, booking 2 months ahead of time will ensure your spot! 

Q. What should I wear?

I suggest neutral colors because they are classic and don’t “age” or go out of style. Small pops of colors will work, but you always want to stick to muted tones, versus saturated/vibrant colors. I have several dresses for mom in my studio wardrobe that you are welcome to wear, and  I am also happy to help you plan outfits for your family.

Q. How long does the session take?

Sessions typically last 1-1.5 hours. We won’t be taking pictures the entire time, but we’ll take time for breaks or to walk to different spots. Your northern Virginia family photography session includes family photos as well as individual photos of the kids. We also always get a few of just the parents!