Loudoun County Family Photographer | Adamson Family

Hands down, one of my absolute favorite parts of being a Motherhood Photographer, is our little community of extremely talented photographers. I am so fortunate to be a member of a really amazing group of women who are value inspiring each other, helping each other grow, and the overall community rather than competition. We raise each other up, rather than tear each other down.

They are my tribe. And I would not be here without their support, encouragement and the learning and growth we get from listening to other photographer's experiences.

So I was beyond honored when a member of my tribe from Alabama contacted me to photograph her beautiful family when they were here in Leesburg visiting their family.

If you haven't heard of Julie from Paisley Studios Photography, you really should go check out her beautiful work. She is amazingly talented. She is also a superstar Mama to 4 gorgeous children. I honestly do not know how she does it all, but she runs a successful business, home-schools her children, is an amazing wife and mother and handles it all with beauty and grace.

Truly, her reaching out to me to photograph her family was such an honor and it has been one of the most fulfilling sessions I have ever photographed. So much, in fact, that this past Christmas, Julie sent me a text saying that she had one of images from our session hand painted on a Christmas Ornament. This message, truly made my heart sing. How grateful I am that not only will these images be proudly displayed throughout her home, but also as a special family heirloom that will adorn her Christmas Tree each holiday season.

I can not explain how important my tribe is to me on my photography journey. And how incredibly grateful to have beautiful and inspiring women like Julie from Paisley Studios Photography in this amazing community.

Here are some of my favorite images from our session together. Her family is so beautiful, inside and out. And I hope that they venture up to Loudoun County again soon, or I may need to make a trip down to her!

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Quiet Side Photography specializes in simple, organic and timeless maternity, newborn, family and child portraiture in Loudoun County and throughout Northern Virginia. Including the cities of Purcellville, Round Hill, Ashburn, Leesburg, Hamilton, Berryville, Aldie, Fairfax, Reston, Arlington, Alexandria, Falls Church, Fairfax County and Washington DC.

I would love to create a custom portrait experience for you and your family. Contact me to begin planning your session.


Happy Mother's Day from Quiet Side Photography | Northern VA Motherhood Photographer

"You know every story, every wound, every memory. Their whole life's happiness is wrapped up in you... every single second."

I am truly grateful to all the Quiet Side Photography mothers who allowed me to photograph their motherhood story.

To me, there is nothing more beautiful and powerful than a mother's love for her child. And I am so honored that I can capture these beautiful moments with your babies.

Mamas,

Today is about you, and everything you do!

Happy Mother's Day!


Quiet Side Photography specializes in simple, organic and timeless maternity, newborn, family and child portraiture in Loudoun County and throughout Northern Virginia. Including the cities of Purcellville, Round Hill, Ashburn, Leesburg, Hamilton, Berryville, Aldie, Fairfax, Reston, Arlington, Alexandria, Falls Church, Fairfax County and Washington DC.

I would love to create a custom portrait experience for you and your family. Contact me to begin planning your session.


Northen VA Family Photographer | Stevens Family First Look

"You make me happy, when skies are grey. You'll never know, Dear, how much I love you. Please don't take my sunshine away"

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Quiet Side Photography specializes in simple, organic and timeless maternity, newborn, family and child portraiture in Loudoun County and throughout Northern Virginia. Including the cities of Purcellville, Round Hill, Ashburn, Leesburg, Hamilton, Berryville, Aldie, Fairfax, Reston, Arlington, Alexandria, Falls Church, Fairfax County and Washington DC.

I would love to create a custom portrait experience for you and your family. Contact me to begin planning your session.


Northern VA Newborn Photographer | Lia's First Look

"You're beautiful baby, from the outside in
Chase your dreams but always know
The road that will lead you home again
Go on, take on this old world but to me
You know you'll always be my little girl"

-Tim McGraw

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Quiet Side Photography specializes in simple, organic and timeless maternity, newborn, family and child portraiture in Loudoun County and throughout Northern Virginia. Including the cities of Purcellville, Round Hill, Ashburn, Leesburg, Hamilton, Berryville, Aldie, Fairfax, Reston, Arlington, Alexandria, Falls Church, Fairfax County and Washington DC.

I would love to create a custom portrait experience for you and your family. Contact me to begin planning your session.


Loudoun County VA Family Photographer | Miles Family First Look

"To us, family means putting your arms around each other and being there"

-Barbara Bush

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Quiet Side Photography specializes in simple, organic and timeless maternity, newborn, family and child portraiture in Loudoun County and throughout Northern Virginia. Including the cities of Purcellville, Round Hill, Ashburn, Leesburg, Hamilton, Berryville, Aldie, Fairfax, Reston, Arlington, Alexandria, Falls Church, Fairfax County and Washington DC.

I would love to create a custom portrait experience for you and your family. Contact me to begin planning your session.


Baby Daniel | Loudoun County Newborn Photographer

I was honored to photograph this beautiful family of four, when they welcomed their sweet little boy into their hearts and into their family.

His big sister completely adores her new baby brother. And the light this day was completely magical.

There was no shortage of love with this amazing family.

What a blessing for sweet Daniel to have these images from when he was only a few days old. These portraits are a tangible reminder how fiercely he was loved from the very beginning.

Welcome to the World, sweet Daniel. What a lucky little boy you are to be surrounded by such love.

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Quiet Side Photography specializes in simple, organic and timeless maternity, newborn, family and child portraiture in Loudoun County and throughout Northern Virginia. Including the cities of Purcellville, Round Hill, Ashburn, Leesburg, Hamilton, Berryville, Aldie, Fairfax, Reston, Arlington, Alexandria, Falls Church, Fairfax County and Washington DC.

I would love to create a custom portrait experience for you and your family. Contact me to begin planning your session.


Northern Virginia Family Photographer | G Family First Glimpse

"I hear babies cry, I watch them grow.

They'll learn much more, than I'll ever know.

And I think to myself, what a wonderful world"

-Louis Armstrong

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Quiet Side Photography specializes in simple, organic and timeless maternity, newborn, family and child portraiture in Loudoun County and throughout Northern Virginia. Including the cities of Purcellville, Round Hill, Ashburn, Leesburg, Hamilton, Berryville, Aldie, Fairfax, Reston, Arlington, Alexandria, Falls Church, Fairfax County and Washington DC.

I would love to create a custom portrait experience for you and your family. Contact me to begin planning your session.


Northern Virginia Newborn Photographer | Baby Emmett's First Glimpse

Because they don't stay this little for long, but a beautiful portrait of your first days with your newest love lasts forever

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Quiet Side Photography specializes in simple, organic and timeless maternity, newborn, family and child portraiture in Loudoun County and throughout Northern Virginia. Including the cities of Purcellville, Round Hill, Ashburn, Leesburg, Hamilton, Berryville, Aldie, Fairfax, Reston, Arlington, Alexandria, Falls Church, Fairfax County and Washington DC.

I would love to create a custom portrait experience for you and your family. Contact me to begin planning your session.


Witinok Motherhood | Northern Virginia Motherhood and Family Photographer


"The moment a child is born, the mother is also born.

She never existed before.

The woman existed, but the mother, never.

A mother is something absolutely new"

-Rajneesh


There is just something about that beautiful quote that always gives me goosebumps. It is so true. Motherhood, is the most beautiful gift. Motherhood truly changes us, for the better. As hard as it can be at times, and how we sometimes long for the days before babies, watching our child learn a new skill or hearing them laugh, or snuggling them with them on the couch, there is nothing our "old life" that can quite compare.

Motherhood is full of joy, sacrifice, and unimaginable love.

Motherhood is beautiful.

As a motherhood photographer, I am blessed to capture these tender moments between a mother and her child. Moments that define their relationship and unbreakable bond. Often, motherhood sessions bring tears to my eyes because they are just so beautiful. This particular session was one of those sessions.

Every time I look at these gorgeous images of this beautiful mama and her 2 sons, I get goosebumps. The way she looks at her babies with so much adoration and love, and they way they look back up at her melts my heart.

As a mother of 2 young boys myself, I  know that the days are often filled with mess and noise, and a whole lot of rough-housing. Those moments that only a  boy mom embraces, because we know that one day our home will be clean and quiet and we will miss all that noise, and mess, and chaos.

But even the rowdiest of boys, simply melt in their mama's embrace. Boys love their mamas, and mother's love their sons more than they will ever know.

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Quiet Side Photography specializes in simple, organic and timeless maternity, newborn, family and child portraiture in Loudoun County and throughout Northern Virginia. Including the cities of Purcellville, Round Hill, Ashburn, Leesburg, Hamilton, Berryville, Aldie, Fairfax, Reston, Arlington, Alexandria, Falls Church, Fairfax County and Washington DC.

I would love to create a custom portrait experience for you and your family. Contact me to begin planning your session.


Baby Grant | Alexandria, VA Newborn Photographer

There is something so special about photographing first time parents.

You spend 9 months in complete excitement about your new adventure and not knowing what to expect. And that the day arrives, when you hold your first child in your arms for the very first time, and you just know, your world will never be the same.

Your life has a new purpose, in a way that you didn't know existed before. Because, it didn't. You love more than you have ever loved before. You look at your partner, with such absolute appreciation and gratitude for giving you this perfect gift. You begin to have a whole new appreciation for your own parents, and all the sacrifices they made for you, that you didn't even know about or too young to realize.

You look at the world so much differently. Perhaps it's a bit scarier because you become so incredibly aware of every danger surrounding you. Perhaps it's a bit brighter and a happier place to be. You suddenly seem so connected to every mother that has ever existed.

And you never knew until this moment, that your heart could live outside of your own body.

There is so much beauty in motherhood (and fatherhood) and welcoming your first child into the world. It is a moment that has changed you, from this point on, you will never be the same again. And there is nothing else like this in the world.

I had the honor to photograph this brand new family of three. This gorgeous newborn portrait session was one of my favorites. It is impossible to look at these portraits, and not feel the love they have for each other. Not only for their brand new baby boy, but for each other. 

Welcome to the world, Grant. You are one lucky little boy to have parents who love you so much.

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Quiet Side Photography specializes in simple, organic and timeless maternity, newborn, family and child portraiture in Loudoun County and throughout Northern Virginia. Including the cities of Purcellville, Round Hill, Ashburn, Leesburg, Hamilton, Berryville, Aldie, Fairfax, Reston, Arlington, Alexandria, Falls Church, Fairfax County and Washington DC.

I would love to create a custom portrait experience for you and your family. Contact me to begin planning your session.


Cope Motherhood | Northern Virginia Family Photographer

Well, I am way over due for a blog post. Between moving and no internet and then endless amounts of sickness with my own little ones, this poor blog has been sadly neglected. But that changes now.

I don't know about you, but I am tired of winter. Although it hasn't been particularly snowy here in Northern Virginia, it has been nasty cold and windy. And I, for one, am ready for the warmer months to come to stay.

My daydreaming of warmer temperatures reminded me of this magical motherhood session last summer. It was one of those perfect nights, the sun was warm and the sky was orange. The nights where you want to just stay outside and catch fireflies and listen to the peepers. Nights when you want to dance around to music barefoot in the grass. You know, one of those perfect summer nights that you dream about all winter long.

This particular night, was one of those perfect nights. And there was certainly a lot of dancing barefoot in the grass for Miss Amelia, just dancing to her own tune.

I love that Meghann approached me to photograph just her and her daughters. This beautiful age her girls are in, full of joy and wonder.

Here are some of my favorites from Meghann's Motherhood Sunset Session:

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Quiet Side Photography specializes in simple, organic and timeless maternity, newborn, family and child portraiture in Loudoun County and throughout Northern Virginia. Including the cities of Purcellville, Round Hill, Ashburn, Leesburg, Hamilton, Berryville, Aldie, Fairfax, Reston, Arlington, Alexandria, Falls Church, Fairfax County and Washington DC.

I would love to create a custom portrait experience for you and your family. Contact me to begin planning your session.


Adventures in Moving

Hey all!

Long time, no talk.

If you had noticed from my instagram page, my family & I moved. Not too far, just down the road. And we are slowly unpacking and making this new home our own.

But one thing we still don't have is the internet! Ahhhhh! It's torture.

Basically, we moved to a slightly more remote area of town. And my new neighborhood just got lines put in for high speed internet. And they keep telling us it will be ready any day...

and we keep waiting....

....and waiting....

...and waiting....

What does that mean?

Well, I have a hot spot that is dedicated to editing, but this poor blog is being neglected.

Let's be honest, I am not the greatest at blogging, but I have SOOO MUCH I want to share with you all. But things are a bit slower unfortunately.

So hopefully "any day" we will get our beloved high speed internet so I can share with you all the most amazing sessions I have been so fortunate to photograph recently.

In the meantime, check out my Instagram page for some of the most recent sneak peaks.

Northern VA Newborn Photographer | Daniel's First Glimpse

Who needs fancy props or distracting colors? This little boy is perfect as can be!

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Northern VA Maternity Photographer | Awaiting Baby B

There are times when I am at a session, and I can just feel the magic in the air. This was one of those sessions.

There is a sense of magic when you are expecting your first child. Everything is so new and so exciting, and you just can not wait to meet him. The long 9 months is coming to end. Soon you will hold this beautiful boy in your arms and you will lovingly be welcomed into the wild ride of parenthood. It is exciting, it is scary, it is magical!

Hands-down, this is one of my favorite portrait sessions of all time. The love this gorgeous couple has for each other and for their little one on the way, is breathtaking. Their love is radiating through each image.

Mother Nature must have known that we were capturing something very special at this session too, because she put on her own show this evening.

The best sunset, beautiful parents-to-be, and so much love, there was something truly magical about this maternity session.

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Northern VA Family Photographer | Claire's Motherhood Session First Glimpse

"As long as I am living, my baby you will be"

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Quiet Side Photography specializes in simple, organic and timeless maternity, newborn, family and child portraiture in Loudoun County and throughout Northern Virginia. Including the cities of Purcellville, Round Hill, Ashburn, Leesburg, Hamilton, Berryville, Aldie, Winchester, Fairfax County and Washington DC.

I would love to create a custom portrait experience for you and your family. Contact me to begin planning your session.


Loudoun County Newborn Photographer | Family of Five Newborn Session

Sometimes, I look at a new mother in total adoration. This was the case with this beautiful mama.

Welcoming a new baby is no easy fete, especially when you already have toddlers running around. But welcoming a new baby when you have 20 month old twins, and doing it all with patience and grace, is nothing short of amazing.

This mother radiates love and joy for her beautiful new family of 5.

This father is completely enamored for his house full of girls.

Sweet Hattie, you were meant to be in this family surrounded by so much love.

What a lucky girl you are.

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Quiet Side Photography specializes in simple, organic and timeless maternity, newborn, family and child portraiture in Loudoun County and throughout Northern Virginia. Including the cities of Purcellville, Round Hill, Ashburn, Leesburg, Hamilton, Berryville, Aldie, Winchester, Fairfax County and Washington DC.

I would love to create a custom portrait experience for you and your family. Contact me to begin planning your session.


Spotlight Interview From Shoot Along | Northern VA Family Photographer

 
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Have you heard of Shoot Along?

It is an outstanding resource for moms who want to learn how to better capture beautiful images of their own families! It is filled with weekly photography lessons and tons of inspiration!

Shoot Along was established by award-winning photographers, Amy Tripple and Heidi Peters. These talented ladies created Shoot Along to "give themselves structure and accountability to capture their own families and decided it would be a great concept to share with other parents".

Each week, they feature a photographer they admire in their weekly newsletter. Recently, they had asked me to be one of their featured photographers, and I could not have been more honored!

What they asked of me was to photograph portraits of my own children and give a few thoughts about what I did to make the shot happen.

 

You can find the entire spotlight interview here!!!

 

Above, is the image that I sent in. I recently took this portrait of my oldest and my youngest, and it is currently one of my favorite images of them. I believe it truly exemplifies their special relationship. And as a mama, I hope they always remain close friends and allies. Because my oldest son loves his baby sister so much and she simply adores him and everything he does.

Photographing your only children, can be difficult and frustrating at times. But it is so important to take the time to capture these fleeting moments. Because they only get one childhood, and we will never get this time back with our babies.

This project that the ladies over at Shoot Along are doing is great, and I highly recommend checking it out!

Here is a snippet of their feature of Quiet Side Photography:

ShootAlongHow do you make documenting your family through photography a priority?

Kate: It's no secret that time seems to pass at warp speed once you have children. I feel like my oldest son was just born, and now I am getting ready to send him to kindergarten in a few weeks. It is so important to document as much you can, because they are only this little for such a short amount of time. A photograph can take you back to that moment with them. It is easy, as a mom, to get lost in the day to day with diaper changes, toys everywhere, and never ending laundry. But when we step back there is so much beauty with life with small children. I will admit, having an actual photo session with my children can be challenging. But I do try to take them for actual sessions with me every few months to document who they are at that moment. It's the only way I can freeze this time with them so I can always revisit it. 

ShootAlongTell us about the image you've shared? What makes it special to you? What did you do to make it happen?

Kate: My style of photography is very simple. I do not do overly posed, everyone look at the camera and smile, type of images. I much prefer images where the love and connection of a family comes shining through, whether it be with a fit of laughter or a quiet, gentle moment. This image just pulls at my heartstrings. It is of my oldest and my youngest, when my sweet girl was just beginning to take her first steps. It is amazing to see how my son loves to help her achieve this new milestone. She often crawls up to him, climbs up his leg and they go for walks around the house together holding hands. I wanted to document this special bond they had together.

As I knew that this would come naturally, I directed my son to go over near my daughter and talk to her. As he did, she crawled over to him, climbed up his leg and they went for one of their strolls. I knew, if it was forced, it wouldn't have been authentic, and would probably result in my daughter not wanting to hold hands and quite possibly end in tears. And that's not what I wanted to capture. Instead, I set up the situation and waited until the moment happened naturally. 

I love that I was able to capture this special moment between siblings. They have such a special bond and adore each other. This moment of my daughter learning to walk is fleeting, I'll never get this time back. Not only does this image document this huge milestone in her life, but it captures the beautiful and unique bond they have for each other, as siblings.

Thank you so much, for the feature, Shoot Along. It truly is an honor!!!


Quiet Side Photography specializes in simple, organic and timeless maternity, newborn, family and child portraiture in Loudoun County and throughout Northern Virginia. Including the cities of Purcellville, Round Hill, Ashburn, Leesburg, Hamilton, Berryville, Aldie, Winchester, Fairfax County and Washington DC.

I would love to create a custom portrait experience for you and your family. Contact me to begin planning your session.


Grant's First Glimpse | Alexandria Newborn Photographer

Oh, those sweet little wrinkles.

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Quiet Side Photography specializes in simple, organic and timeless maternity, newborn, family and child portraiture in Loudoun County and throughout Northern Virginia. Including the cities of Purcellville, Round Hill, Ashburn, Leesburg, Hamilton, Berryville, Aldie, Winchester, Fairfax County and Washington DC.

I would love to create a custom portrait experience for you and your family. Contact me to begin planning your session.