Northern Virginia Photographer Wendy Atkinson owner of Let the Light in Photography

Hi! I’m Wendy...


I don't have a bunch of fancy words for you about my love of the craft of photography or how skilled I am.  That's not me.  I'm just me... I like simple... easy... If you asked, I'd tell you that I'm trained through practice (a lot of it), a ton of online classes and I've learned what works and what doesn't.  I'd also tell you that you can have beautiful light but without subjects connected to each other, then you are just taking photos of pretty light. My favorite images are the ones that you "feel" not just view.


I don't try to sell myself or sell what I do.  What I will say is that you won't regret having your portraits taken, however you are likely to regret not doing so.  It's important, really important...


If you asked me why do I do what I do, I'd tell you that it's because I feel like there is so much that missed of of my own child when she was growing up.  When I work with families I feel this sense of connection and it helps me to remember those times with my own family.  It honestly brings me such joy as I work with your family and as I study your images as I edit them.  I literally smile when I edit your portraits.


When you show up to a session with me, relax... We will make fast friends.  I won't judge your parenting, I won't judge the behavior of your kids and you don't have to apologize if their behavior is less than you "think" I expect.  (I'm also a Kindergarten teacher and believe me, I've seen it all.).


You be YOU and I'll be me and I promise to capture your family on your best day ever!

Do you think I sound like your kind of girl?  If so...let's get started.

Contact me at 703-986-9209 or to schedule your Session!