Northern Virginia Family Photographer | Sunset Family Session

The life of a boy mom, I know this very well. Our days are filled with noise and dirt and lots of bathroom humor. But boys have this incredible gift to bringing us mamas to the edge, and then turn to us and say, "You are the best Mama in the entire world". Yes, boys can be loud and can be very messy, but they are also so kind, so gentle, and boy oh boy, do boys love their mamas. 

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I met this Mama and all her boys to my favorite location for outdoor sunset sessions, 48 Fields, for their annual family portrait session. I have had the honor to have photographed this family since the beginning of their family.

You may remember last year's family session. If not you can find it here. But that evening the sky got very dark and eerie. As soon as the last clicked the shutter for the last time and we said our goodbyes, the sky opened up and it poured. Thankfully, this year, we had nothing but clear skies and beautiful warm sunshine!

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Hair Provided by: Emily at Jenny's Salon

Makeup Provided by: Melissa Franklin


Quiet Side Photography specializes in simple and timeless maternity, newborn, family, baby 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


Purcellville, VA Family Photographer | Miles Family Sunset Session

Family is Everything!

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I think one of the greatest joys as a mother is watching your children become best friends. To know that your children will be life-long allies, to know they will always be there for each other, in good times and in times of heartache. That they will always have each other for support and encouragement. To know that they will always have the greatest bond that only siblings can have. They share their childhood memories, they share your love. They are all pieces of you. There is no greater gift you can give to your child, than the gift of siblings. They may not always agree, but their love and friendship for each other bonds them together for a lifetime.

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Hair & Makeup provided by: Melissa Franklin

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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.


The Unbreakable Bond with your First Born Child | Leesburg Family Photographer

There is something about your first baby. She was the one who made you a Mama. You look at her and you see her both as a baby and a young woman. When did she get so big? Why does time pass by so quickly? She has taught you more about life and love and yourself than anyone ever could. She challenges you in ways you never knew existed. She pushes you to the edge of exhaustion and frustration and in the next minute melts your heart and you could not be any prouder of her. To her, you are her hero and her pillar of strength. You are her biggest supporter. Yes, there is something special about your first born. She taught you how to be a mother. And she is loved more than she will ever know.

There is never a wrong time to be photographed with your children. Portraits are tangible reminders how fiercely they are loved. Life is short, things change in the blink of an eye. I can not stop time for you, but I can freeze this moment for you both (and future generations) to cherish forever.


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, and Washington DC.

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


The G Family | Purcellville Family Photographer

I'll be honest, family sessions may be my favorite sessions to photograph. I love being able to capture their connection and the individual personalities that each member brings that makes each family unique.

I have had the privilege of photographing this family for the last few years. They have been huge supporters of mine as I grew my business and have been cheerleaders of mine since the very beginning. And this beautiful family are very special to me.

 When I look at these images, I can't help but smile. They radiate joy! There is so much love in this group. It's easy to see.

And these two boys...talk about personality. Sweet Tristan even brought his harmonica to play a little tune just for me.

Being able to photograph gorgeous families like this makes me so grateful that I pursued my photography dream. And I hope to be so lucky to continue to capture these sweet moments and freeze time for this family for years to come.

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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, and Washington DC.

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


The Tyner Family | Leesburg, VA Family Photographer

Ahhh....Sweet Summertime!

When the air is warm, the sun is bright, and (in this case) our toes were sandy.

On this beautiful summer night, this family and I escaped to the beach. And this little guy was very excited to get his hands dirty.

18 months is always one of my favorite ages. They may have their own agenda and much more interested in exploring, and that is OK with me. I would much prefer to capture this little guys personality and curiosity. This sweet boy will only be a year and a half old once. But with these beautiful portraits, his Mama & Daddy can return to this magical summer night when their hands were sandy and their hearts were full of love.

Clothing borrowed from the Studio Wardrobe.


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, and Washington DC.

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