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.