This beautiful baby boy was born in early December. Isn’t he just so sweet?
Also, I am a little bit behind with my blog posts, so more will be available in early 2014. Have a happy New Year! Warmest wishes,
Last Sunday I photographed the Brookbank family at Morven Park in Leesburg. I have to admit that I was a bit nervous about this session since it was my first session with college age (and older) children. Before the session, Renee and I met to talk about her family’s session. We discussed clothing, portrait ideas and her vision for her family’s portraits in great detail. She knew that she wanted to do photos on my antique velvet sofa in a field and that she wanted to do a photo with her family walking along a path together. We also talked about hair and makeup, how to get everyone in a light hearted and fun mood and more. I was so excited for her family’s portrait session that when the big day arrived, it felt like their session just flew by.
We started out with a portrait in front of the carriage house and then moved among the fields at Morven Park and the gardens. Vincent and I had a ball seeing these five interact with each other. It makes me feel good about what to look forward to with my own children when they reach the teen and college years. There was definitely a good feeling between the siblings and their parents. Very playful. And oh my goodness, the ladies in this family are gorgeous, aren’t they?
In early November I met with the Stultz family, friends of my husband and me for close to ten years. We met Heidi and Schuyler when they were getting engaged and married and we’ve had the chance to see them welcome their first baby Noah and then two more adorable kiddos. They’re a beautiful family and so much fun! They live nearby Morven Park in Leesburg so this gorgeous park location worked out perfectly for them. Thank you to all of the Stultzs for having fun with me at the park and for selecting me to create your family’s portraits. I hope you enjoy these photos for years to come!
Last weekend the Rabil family met up with me at Morven Park for their fall portraits. Their little girl Addie is a cover girl and their adorable baby boy is super cute too–I think what I enjoyed the most was seeing what a great big sister Addie is to her brother. More previews to come but these were just a few of my faves!
Last week I met with the Mattis Family for their son Zayden’s 6 month portrait session. We started in the studio and played with a variety of sets. Some of my favorites were of Zayden grabbing his feet, doing tummy time, and just being the beautiful and curious 6 month old that he is. Love his big blue eyes!
Towards the end of his session, he fell asleep in his mom’s arms and I asked her if we could keep shooting. I felt so lucky to be there with her and her baby boy during this special moment. They just snuggled in front of the camera and it was just beautiful.
A big thank you to Roya and Noah for a beautiful 6 month portrait session! I cannot wait to share a few previews from the rest of Zayden’s studio session and your family’s outdoor session.
By the way, with winter fast approaching, this is a perfect time to book your baby or child’s studio session. From natural to traditional portraits to playful cake smash sessions, the studio is an awesome space for capturing your littles’ big moments.
To schedule your appointment, please e-mail jessicamonte@Jessicamonte.com or call 703-863-3601.
In early October I met up with the beautiful Tapp family at Morven Park in Leesburg. We spent time wandering through the pretty gardens with brick paths, towering bushes and gorgeous orange, red, and purple blooms. The Tapps wanted a session that captured the memories they are making everyday as a family. Their daughter Taylor is just about one year and mom Tiffany wanted to remember Taylor at this special phase where she is crawling, exploring, clapping, dancing and charming everyone she meets.
This was such a sweet session with two adoring parents and a fun loving baby girl. I so enjoyed getting to spend the afternoon with the three of you, and I can’t wait for you to see your prints and album. Enjoy!
The weather is finally dry and sunny again! Woo hoo! Which meant that Vincent and I were able to get outside on Tuesday afternoon for a gorgeous portrait session with the Gannon Family. We met up in Old Town Alexandria down by the waterfront. I love the architecture in Old Town, and oh my do I love the shops there too. I told Vincent I need to head back down there on a girls trip so I can window shop, eat chocolate and maybe find a pretty fall candle for my office. In the meantime, I felt lucky to get to spend time with two adorable twin girls, Scarlett and Stella, who toddled all around the waterfront and charmed everyone in their paths.
These are a few of my faves (and there were many!) from their family session. Thank you to the Gannons for selecting me as their photographer this year! I am excited to show you the rest of your proofs!
For everyone else, I have a few fall portrait sessions left for November and there are slots available for Studio Mini Sessions too. Click here to learn more.
Back by popular demand! The Holiday Mini Sessions in the studio! Details below:
Hooray! The Brambleton 9th Annual Fall Festival Gallery and Photo booths for Jessica Monte Photography were a success! Thank you to everyone who stopped by to see us and to have their photo taken. Our senior representatives were excited to get to share their experiences with new and potential clients. It made me so happy to see clients flipping through albums, signing up for the giveaway and asking to talk with me about planning their maternity, newborn, family, professional and senior sessions.
I was especially thankful to my family, including my mom Carol, my husband Matt, my other mom Dee, and to my kids too for all their help in getting ready for the fall festival. I also need to say thank you to Vincent Sales for all of your hard work, long hours, and awesome graphic work in the last month. You rock dude!
Here’s a few photos from the day. To see the full gallery: visit http://jessicamontephotography.zenfolio.com/9thbramfallfestival
Also, congratulations to Kelli Atangan and Heather Mulvaney! You are the winners of the fall giveaway baskets and $25 gift certificates for your next portrait session with me.
I look forward to seeing more new faces in Brambleton as the fall goes on. Stay tuned for future Brambleton events that I’ll be at as well as Holiday Mini sessions coming up too.