Northern Virginia Family Photographer

Many families choose mini sessions for family photography because it takes the least amount of time. What if your photo session didn't "take" your time but, instead, gave you time together? What if you were doing what you would do on a weekend anyway? Like visiting the farmer's market at Mosaic, playing a game of catch in the yard or going downtown to see the cherry blossoms? What if your family photos could be an artful record of real and actual memories to pass down? (Yes, we can do something for your holiday card too!)

I might be the photographer for you if...

  • you hate posing for photos but want beautiful, meaningful pictures together
  • you feel stress over what to wear or getting your kids to smile or "behave" for pictures
  • you don't think everyone has to be looking at the camera or smiling for a photo to be really cool!

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Family photography details

Family photoshoots are available around Northern Virginia and the Washington, DC area. Sessions are designed to be easy and relaxed, we'll work together to come up with the location or activity that makes the most sense right now. (Pro-tip: home sweet home is always perfect!) Just book soon, especially in fall since weekend availability is limited!

*Investments with files begin at $600, families spend an average of $1K for files and artwork

Mel knocks it out of the park EVERY. SINGLE. TIME. She has taken family photos for us a few times and I am amazed and overjoyed each time. Her positive energy is infectious. You will not be disappointed by booking Mel to capture all the moments of your life.

Lauren D.

Mel is the best! She is so down to earth and laid back, which is perfect to help my kids relax and be themselves. She captured our true smiles and beautiful images we already treasure.

Allison W.