28 April 2011 @ 09:53 pm
April, BJ, and Sophie: Family portraits in Alexandria  

Family portraits Alexandria Virginia
Sophie, BJ, and April
Cameron Station
Alexandria, Virginia
April 26, 2011

My photo shoot with this adorable family was my first client session since my baby was born earlier this year. It felt great to be back! I'm still choosing to spend most of my time at home with the baby, but I am starting to schedule occasional sessions as I return to work gradually.

I absolutely wanted to make time for April and BJ's family. They are preparing for BJ's deployment to Iraq in May. It always breaks my heart to see families separated by deployment, and it's especially sad that BJ has to leave only five months after their daughter Sophie joined the family.

I took their portraits in their home in Alexandria, and then we walked around Cameron Station. April mentioned that she particularly loves black and white photography, which is a great format for the mood of several of their photos.

April and BJ, thank you for asking me to photograph your family during such an important time for the three of you. I hope these photos will help to bridge the distance over the coming year.


Family portraits Alexandria Virginia


Children's portraits Alexandria Virginia


Family portraits Alexandria Virginia


Family portraits Alexandria Virginia


Family portraits Alexandria Virginia


Family portraits Alexandria Virginia


Family portraits Alexandria Virginia


Family portraits Alexandria Virginia


Family portraits Alexandria Virginia


Family portraits Alexandria Virginia


Family portraits Alexandria Virginia


Family portraits Alexandria Virginia


Family portraits Alexandria Virginia


Family portraits Alexandria Virginia


Family portraits Alexandria Virginia


Family portraits Alexandria Virginia


Family portraits Alexandria Virginia


Family portraits Alexandria Virginia

 
 
 
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inthespaces on April 29th, 2011 02:11 am (UTC)
These are seriously gorgeous! My son is going to be born any day now and I wish we were more local to each other!
charlottegeary on April 29th, 2011 02:21 am (UTC)
Wow, that's exciting! I wish I could photograph him, but maybe someday in the future. I wish you the best and I'll be thinking of you!
inthespaces on April 29th, 2011 06:46 pm (UTC)
Thanks! If you ever find yourself up in NY, PLEASE let me know. If not, I think we're going to try and get down to DC (one of my best friend's lives there) in August. How far in advance would I have to book you to shoot the kids?
charlottegeary on May 6th, 2011 02:48 pm (UTC)
I don't have any plans at this point for a trip to NY, but I'd love to photograph your family if you come to the DC area. I typically book portraits 4 weeks in advance, but shorter notice often works just fine, too. I don't book portraits very far in advance, though. Please email me at charlotte@charlottegeary.com if you're interested -- it would be great to plan a shoot with you! Thanks!
mooie_ziel on April 29th, 2011 03:00 am (UTC)
I especially love the last two B&W ones. Beautiful.
anywhereanyone on April 29th, 2011 04:39 am (UTC)
I'm usually not much for kid photography, but these are well done. Have you ever seen Shannon Sewell's work? If I ever decide to start doing kids she'd be my inspiration. http://shannonsewell.com/
dawntreader90 on April 29th, 2011 02:38 pm (UTC)
welcome back. these are lovely, as always.
thekerriproject on April 29th, 2011 03:35 pm (UTC)
Is that not the CUTEST child EVER????
aywen on April 29th, 2011 05:39 pm (UTC)
Last photo is especially touching.
wens on April 30th, 2011 02:06 pm (UTC)
What an adorable little girl!
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