Family portraits in Alexandria, Virginia | Photo by Charlotte Geary

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

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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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Beautiful work! You had a photogenic bunch to begin with, but what outstanding pics.

Charlotte, you do fantastic work. Although it is hard to see the photos clearly through all the tears! Jim is right, the mascara didn’t last long this morning. I can’t wait for BJ and April to get home with all of the proofs. Thank you so much for the wonderful intro to the photos. It’s going to be a difficult task to select our favorites!

Great pictures! Had tears in my eyes from the first one. How do you pick from such great shots!!!

If that doesn’t make your mascara run I don’t know what will! These are WONDERFUL! 🙂

Charlotte Geary

CHARLOTTE GEARY

I photograph fascinating people, and I teach other people how to do it, too.

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