Last week I met with Jennifer and Mike, who are expecting their first child later this month. They are radiant with joy and excitement, and it was such fun to photograph them during this special time in their lives.

      We wandered around one of my favorite locations, Lake Anne Plaza, on a gorgeous but hot July evening. That area is special to them because they live near Lake Anne and spend a lot of time there. I always prefer to photograph people in locations that are meaningful to them and tell a genuine story about their lives, and I think Lake Anne was a perfect choice for Jennifer and Mike. Someday soon they will be wandering the same paths with their sweet baby in their arms.

      Congratulations, Jennifer and Mike! I wish you and your baby the greatest health and happiness.

      Would you like me to take your portraits? Check out my portraits portfolios, and then contact me to let me know what you have in mind. I’d love to hear from you!

      Related posts:

      Couple portraits at Lake Anne Plaza on a lovely summer evening

      A wedding proposal at Lake Anne! See what happened when Jeff asked Kerry to marry him.

      A day in the life of new parents and their sweet baby (and their cat in a Cone of Shame)

      Awards: Birth photography award from the Family Photojournalist Association

      Awards: Two new portrait photography awards from the Lifestyle Photographers Association

      One of my favorite projects of all time: The Women of Lake Anne


      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.