I don’t know about you, but by this point in the summer I’m living in a cotton tank top to keep cool in the summer heat.  Here’ s a family outfit board I put together that is perfect for a fun, casual summer session.  A few key things to keep in mind when dressing your family for summer photos:
1. Don’t be afraid of colors!  A fun combo of bright colors helps a session feel like true summer.  Just be sure to blend in some neutrals to balance the color and pull the look together (denims, grays, whites, khaki, etc).
2. Go cotton…cotton breathes better than most synthetic fabrics helping you air out in the heat.
3. No fancy shoes necessary…wear something comfortable and cute, and be sure to do the same for your kids (like those adorable jelly sandals for the little miss)!

 

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This handsome little fellow came a few weeks early, just in time to spend the holidays with his adoring family.  He was absolutely perfect to photograph (as you can see).

It is one of my greatest joys to photograph families as they grow and change.  The McKennys are one of the families I get to document each year, so shooting little Mr. Chase, the newest addition to the family, was extra special!

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Sweet little Gwen.  She was born just 5 days after I photographed her mama!  Her parents brought her into the Old Town studio a week or so later for her newborn session, and it was perfectly dreamy.  I can’t imagine a more lovely afternoon in the studio…filled with the golden light and photographing a sleepy babe.

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I can’t even.  That proud daddy smile has got to be one of my favorites.Washington DC Newborn Photographerpin thisWashington DC Newborn Photographerpin thisAND THEN SHE SMILED.

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The lovely Miss W called me two weeks before her due date for a maternity shoot!  We were able to squeeze her in for a quick studio session just five days before her sweet baby girl was born!  Thank you, Whitney for allowing me to capture this sweet season of your life!

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I have had the joy of documenting the McKennys as a family of 4 for the past few years and now as a family of 5!  Getting to photograph families as they grow and change is one of my greatest joys.  Thank you, McKenny family, for allowing me to continue to tell your story in photographs!

We had the lovliest maternity session last fall in Old Town Alexandria, just around the corner from the studio.  Hair and make-up by the ever-talented Make-up by Ana B.

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