A few days ago, I visited this adorable family in Arlington to take lifestyle portraits of them in their home. Their adorable son is now six months old, and they asked me to document that milestone with photos of the three of them together.

      I think every family should have occasional portraits taken in their home. When I look back on my own childhood photos, some of my favorites are the ones that show my family’s house and the toys, furniture, and settings that I remember so fondly from those days. The photos that mean the most to me, though, are the ones that show my parents interacting with me. Parents are usually the ones behind the camera, so it’s a rare treasure to have photos of kids with both parents.

      This sweet little boy will someday be able to look back on these photos and have both of those types of photos: Pictures of his parents adoring him, and pictures of his family inside his childhood home.

      Happy half-birthday, little guy! It was so fun to photograph your lovely family.

      Would you like me to photograph your family? Take a look at my families and kids portfolio to see what I could do for you. You might also love my documentary family photo sessions for a storytelling approach to your photos.  Contact me to let me know what you have in mind. I’d love to learn about your family.

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      Awards: Three awards and a cover photo with the Lifestyle Photographers Association

      Awards: Ten winning photos with the Lifestyle Photographers Association

      Charlotte Geary


      Lifestyle, event, and portrait photographer with a vibrant, joyful style and 17 years of professional experience.

      Located in Reston, Virginia near Washington, D.C. and available for travel.