2014 Senior Portraits | Bristow Virginia Senior Portrait Photographer

Senior girl posing for portraits near Bristow Virginia

I was thrilled that this radiant Senior chose me for her Senior Portraits.  This is another one of my former Kindergarten students who I have watched grow up into an amazing adult ready to go off to college!!  It is amazing to watch a child become an adult.

Thank you for choosing me to share this special time with you!  I cannot wait to find out where you will choose to go to college!  I’m so excited for your next big adventure!

I am currently scheduling for 2014 Spring Portraits!  Contact me today to get the best choice of dates to fit your schedule.  I am pleased to have so many exciting locations for you to choose from!  letthelightinphotography@yahoo.com or 703-986-9209

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Beautiful Senior in Old Town | Warrenton VA Senior Portrait Photographer

Senior girl looking up a the camera leaning against the wall.

This simply beautiful High School Senior was in my Kindergarten class just a few short years ago…well maybe more than a few but it sure does seem like it!!  I met her at one of my favorite locations, the Warrenton Greenway and the we walked up the hill a little ways to capture some of the charm of Old Town Warrenton.

I can’t wait to find out where you will be headed off to college!  You are just as beautiful and sweet now as you were at 5.  Thanks for choosing me for your portraits!!

I am currently scheduling Spring Senior Portraits at a variety of beautiful locations of your choice.  Please contact me today at 703-986-9209 or e-mail me at letthelightinphtography@yahoo.com

Girl sitting on the bridge in Warrenton Virginia posing for her Senior Portraits.High School girl sitting in the grass taken by local Warrenton Virginia PhotographerSenior girl laying in the grass posing for her Senior PicturesSenior girl in a dress leaning against a stone wall taken by local photographer Wendy Atkinson

Family of 6 on a Fall Day | Haymarket VA Photographer

Family of 6 in the fall taken by local Haymarket VA Photographer

I met this beautiful family in Haymarket VA in early October to try out the location for some upcoming Mini Sessions.  These parents have great kids and they are crazy photogenic as well!  I was in love with the color we were able to capture in so many of their photos.

To Schedule your own Family Portrait Session contact me at letthelightinphotography@yahoo.com or 703-986-9209

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Why are you not printing your digital photos? | Northern VA Photographer

So Seriously…ask yourself why are you not printing your photos??  I’m talking about your personal photos and digitals you get from your photographer like myself…

I’ve learned a lot during two plus years of being in the photography business and one of them is that my clients “WANT” their portraits in a digital format.  I say they want them, but I think it’s because at least in theory they want digital photos.  Why?  Well I believe it’s because they feel they need them.  Why do they need them?  Because they want to have them forever.  Here is my concern with “having your digital files forever”….computers crash, and technology changes every day.   Case in point, remember the first floppy disk on the computers (many) years ago that you hooked up to your television??  When was the last time you saw a computer use one of those?  And truly a CD is becoming a thing of the past and I feel that USB’s are close behind (Plus they are small and easy to lose)!

One of the things that I really have a hard time with is when I see people 6 months later (or more) and they tell me “You know, I never printed those pictures”  This makes me so very sad!  They took time to do the session and paid money to preserve this time in their lives and they haven’t taken the next step to have their portraits printed??

We live in such a digital instant world, we show photos on our phones now, not in a photo book.  We post every photo we take with our phone to Instagram or Facebook.   That’s great for the here and now but what about your children’s children?  How will they see them??  One of my favorite things as a kid was to look at my grandmother’s old photos to see pictures of people I never even knew.  They were fuzzy and brown with yellowed edges but I loved them, and I still do!!

So now that I’ve given you something to think about, consider why are you not printing your photos?   The ones you take yourself or the ones you purchase from me?   I’ll let you ponder that…

This brings me to my New Packages for 2014.  I’m trying something new in hopes to get you to do more with your photos. I am still offering Digital Files but now they will be on a custom USB AND I’m also including some print credits to encourage you to print your photos through my print lab.  I use a print lab that has superior quality for portraits to be displayed in your home and will look stunning.  My hope is to encourage you to do something with your photos to enjoy them everyday, not just when you decide to look back at old Facebook or Instagram Photos!   And yes, I realize I’m offering your digitals on a USB which I just said could get lost, so you need to back them up.  And You do get a nice print credit to get you started with printing your photos! (Return clients can add an additional $50 print credit as well!!)

Custom USB drive for clients from Northern VA Photographer offering Digital Images or Files

I recently found a friend who entered into a new home based Business that you might want to consider also for printing photos or photo gifts.  Jeannette Bianchi is now a Heritage Makers consultant and has introduced me to their products!  They have amazing products and I encourage you to take a look at what they have to offer both for your personal photos as well as digital images you purchase from me.  Tell her I sent you!  You can find her page here:  www.heritagemakers.com/jbianchi.  Sign up for a free account and see what they have to offer!

Now, with all of that said…are you ready to schedule a Portrait Session this Spring?   Contact me early for the best dates!!  I’m very excited to start sessions again this Spring  I’m ready for some green again!

Contact me today to schedule your session!  letthelightiphotography@yahoo.com or 703-986-9209

Simply Stunning Senior | Bristow VA Senior Portrait Photographer

Girl who is a Senior in High School Posing for her Senior Pictures in the grass

This beautiful girl and I met for a two hour Senior Portrait Session in Old Town Warrenton Virginia and then we drove to a private property location in Nokesville.  I love her images!!  The weather was perfect that day and she was such a natural model.  This was a special session to me because I taught her in Kindergarten.  I love keeping up with the families of the children who I have taught and feel so honored to be asked to take their Senior Year Portraits.

To schedule your own Senior Portrait Session, contact me at 703-986-9209 or letthelightinphotography@yahoo.com

Girl sitting on the steps posing for high school senior pictures taken by local portrait photographer near Haymarket VA High school girl leaning on fence by Photographer Wendy Atkinson High School Senior Portraits of girl leaning on a fence by local Northern Virginia Photographer Senior girl sitting in the grass by High School Portrait Photographer in Bristow VA Senior girl standing on stepsGirl sitting in the grass by local high school senior portrait photographer in Gainesville VA