One Family’s Wall Art Collection and Album | Northern VA Family Photographer

One Family’s Wall Art Collection and Album | Northern VA Family Photographer

One Family’s Wall Art Collection and Album | Northern VA Family Photographer

Our professional fine art photography creates remarkable portraits and amazing wall art. However, we’ll warn you that it can be challenging to select only one portrait during your ordering session at our Sterling, VA area studio. You will fall in love with so many of them! When this happened to Liz and Travis, they knew just what to do.

Curating a Portrait Collection:

As an experienced and reputable fine art portrait studio, we offer our clients various product options for their fine art portraits. You won’t have to limit yourself. Liz and Travis decided that one portrait wasn’t enough for them. So, they ordered multiple portraits and we created a beautiful portrait collection for their home. For the finish option, they went with the Frameless Gallery Wrap Finish because it blends seamlessly with their home’s style.

But they didn’t stop there! Liz and Travis also ordered an exquisite archival-quality portrait album for additional favorites. Their impressive collection of professional family portraits will live on as a legacy for their children. It’s a wonderful gift to give them when they are adults one day!

Preview of How Portraits Will Look in Your Home

We are happy to work closely with you on your selection process. As part of the service we offer all of our clients, you can see exactly how your portraits will look in your home. It’s simple! You snap a picture of the wall in your home where you’d like to display your art and send it to us using your smartphone. Using our interior design photography software, we can show you how your portraits will look on your wall. It’s a simple process with significant benefits. There’s no need to guess how your portraits might look in your home or even if they will fit on a given wall. We eliminate the guessing!

As a fine art photography studio in Sterling, VA, the customer experience is an important part of our business focus. You will have various options and our expertise to guide you every step of the process.

 

Family Photographer, Fine Art Photography

Ever After Portraits is comprised of Mindy Belcher and Joriana Belcher Anderson, a mother-daughter portrait photography team located in Sterling, VA in Northern Virginia. We specialize in timeless and emotive fine art family portraits.

Family means everything and capturing those precious moments to preserve forever will mean family heirlooms for you to share for years to come.

Best,

Mindy & Joriana – Contact Us!

Professional Photographer

The “Aging Out” of Portrait Photography | Northern VA Family Photographer

The “Aging Out” of Portrait Photography | Northern VA Family Photographer

The “Aging Out” of Portrait Photography | Northern VA Family Photographer

With almost two decades as a family photographer in Sterling, VA in Northern Virginia, we have learned so many profound lessons about life, family, and professional photography. As you might expect, we would be the first to extol the importance of professional portraits in a family’s life. That’s why we often write about the role of photography. However, there’s one genre of family photography we haven’t discussed much: portraits of our aging parents/grandparents. Meaningful professional pictures of your parents are something you will never regret.

The Aging Out of Photography
For some reason, it seems that as we age, we take fewer (if any) portraits at a professional portrait photography studio. Think of the portraits you have of your parents or grandparents. How many recent professional ones do you have? Were any of the portraits you do have taken in the last few years?

It’s as if we “age out” of professional photography portraits. People tend to focus on immediate family portraits or children’s portraits, but don’t pay enough attention to meaningful portraits of the older generation in their family. Unfortunately, it is something many of us come to regret later in life.

Portraits
If you have lost anyone you’ve loved in your life, then you probably think of them with love, joy, and maybe some tinge of regret. So many times we find ourselves wishing we would have spent more time with them, taken them on that trip, called them more frequently, said “I love you” more often, and so forth. It’s also not unusual for adults to lament the lack of professional portraits of a beloved grandparent or parent.

These portraits below represent four generations of this family. These portraits will be cherished beyond even these four generations.

If we could encourage you to consider one action item today, it would be to schedule a professional photography sitting for the “older” generation in your life, along with yourself. This will be something you’ll never regret. As Northern Virginia area photographers, we would be honored to help you honor your loved one through a fine art portrait.
 

 

Family Photographer, Professional Photography

Ever After Portraits is comprised of Mindy Belcher and Joriana Belcher Anderson, a mother-daughter portrait photography team located In Sterling, VA in Northern Virginia. We specialize in timeless and emotive fine art family portraits.
 
Family means everything and capturing those precious moments to preserve forever will mean family heirlooms for you to share for years to come.

 
Best,
 
Mindy & Joriana – Contact Us!
 
Professional Photographer

How to guarantee your smile is WHITE for the rest of your life… | Northern VA Family Photographer

How to guarantee your smile is WHITE for the rest of your life… | Northern VA Family Photographer

How to guarantee your smile is WHITE for the rest of your life… | Northern VA Family Photographer

As a family photographer in Sterling, VA, we often hear “Can you make my teeth whiter in my portrait?”and the answer is always “Definitely! We can do that!”

But what if you could have a white smile EVERY day? Every person who sees you could enjoy those pearly whites, and not just those who enjoy looking at your portraits.

How is that possible? You NEED to start a relationship with Dr. Uzma Ansari of Lowes Island Dentistry! She’s not only an amazing person, but a phenomenal dentist — AND she has an upcoming special day at her practice — one we thought our clients and blog readers NEED to know about so they can take advantage of it.

On Wednesday, November 8, 2017, Lowes Island Dentistry is having a “Celebrate Invisalign Day!” from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

(As a side note…You’ll get a chance to meet DC’s Most Eligible Bachelor and Mrs. DC 2017!)

In addition to some wonderful Invisalign offers including $750 off of Full Case Invisalign and $500 off of Express Case Invisalign, Lowes Island Dentistry is offering a “Whitening for Life” special.

Become a new patient and have a comprehensive exam, and you can receive whiter teeth for LIFE! How awesome is that??

BE SURE TO STOP BY AND TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THIS OFFER!!

Everyone is invited to this special event!
Celebrate Invisalign Day
November 8, 2017, from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Lowes Island Dentistry
20789 Great Falls Plaza
Suite 104
Sterling, VA 20165

 

 

Family Photographer

Ever After Portraits is comprised of Mindy Belcher and Joriana Belcher Anderson, a mother-daughter portrait photography team located in Sterling, VA in Northern Virginia. We specialize in timeless and emotive fine art family portraits.

Family means everything and capturing those precious moments to preserve forever will mean family heirlooms for you to share for years to come.

Best,

Mindy & Joriana – Contact Us!

Professional Photographer

Create a Portrait Legacy of Parents and Grandparents | Northern VA Family Photographer

Create a Portrait Legacy of Parents and Grandparents | Northern VA Family Photographer

Create a Portrait Legacy of Parents and Grandparents | Northern VA Family Photographer

As family fine art photographers in the Northern Virginia area, it is not often that we are asked to do professional photography sessions for older individuals or couples. For whatever the reason, it seems that as people age, there are fewer professional family portraits of them to treasure when they are gone. We wonder if it’s that as a society, we somehow lose confidence in our aging selves? Or, is it that we get busier and don’t prioritize family fine art?

We often write about the importance of family and children’s professional photography. However, we haven’t written much about fine art portraits of our aging parents and grandparents, the older generation. We thought we would discuss the importance of doing fine portraits of the older generations in our families. After all, they are loved and valued as much as other generations.

With almost two decades as family fine art photographers, we have learned so much about life, family, and portrait photography. We have also learned much about the family dynamics of family life and how to portray them through our craft. We have learned much about what to treasure, and we have learned about what to let go of in life.

We are sure you would agree that those we love are what we cherish most and rightly so. Nothing else matters quite as much. Family fine art photography is a beautiful way to capture what we will one day lose.

The Greatest Generation in Family Fine Art Portraits

Think about the family pictures you have of your grandparents. If you have any at all, we bet you have far more professional portraits from them as younger adults than as older adults! Not many people have professional fine art portraits of their grandparents as older adults, even if it’s important to document the lives of those we love while we still have them with us. We say this not out of self-interest for our studio or to be morose in any way. We say this because we know it from experience. We’ve all lost loved ones, and often memories are all we have left of them.

We know how much our memories fade as times goes by – no matter how beloved someone is in our life. So, if there is one thing we’ve learned through our work, it’s to prioritize family fine art portraits. We’ve learned not to wait to do portraits of the Greatest Generation in our lives.

A Legacy of Love through Family Fine Art

When a client asks us for multi-generational portraits, we look forward to taking them. They are among the most poignant and bittersweet pictures we take of clients because they highlight the love from one generation to the next.

We know that most professional family fine art portraits of elderly parents or grandparents are not from their final years with our clients or us. Those sepia-toned or beautiful black and white photographs are often (and sadly) a legacy of their youth. Rare is the portrait we see of an elderly grandparent in their final decades.

This is why we often urge clients to new legacies – ones that represent a life well lived by their parent or grandparents. If you are thinking of doing a family fine art portrait, please consider including your parents or grandparents. In fact, you can even include other older relatives with whom you are close. We promise that you won’t regret including them in your portraits, and they will be happy to have been asked.

Family Fine Art Portraits Create a Legacy of Love for Future Generations

While the memories of our parents’ and grandparents’ lives exist within us, memories also reside in their portraits. Therein lies the value of family portrait photography. Each time in the days and years to come, when you see their portraits, you will remember them. Their images will trigger a memory long buried deep in your mind until you glanced at their portrait. Suddenly, you’ll remember something about them. And, you will be glad to have had that picture of them.

Indoor Studio

We have both an indoor studio and an outdoor portrait park. Both are perfect for multi-generational family fine art portrait sessions.

We will be happy to discuss your vision for your pictures as well as what might be most comfortable for the older generation in the portraits. We are glad to work around them and what best suits them. We will try and accommodate their needs as best as possible. What matters most is that we find a way to shoot your family fine art portraits so that you and your parents can treasure these portraits for the heirlooms they will be in your family!

Below are portraits from a family session in our indoor studio of grandparents and grandkids together!
 

 

Outdoor Portrait Park

The family below preferred a portrait session in our outdoor portrait park. For this family, we had grandparents, parents and granddaughters, three generations of this lovely family together! It was such a pleasure to do their portraits, and they truly enjoyed themselves.

Not only did the background of our Outdoor Portrait Park work out ideally for this family’s portraits, but the portrait session itself created more memories for this family. Years from now when those granddaughters look at these portraits, they will remember their loving grandparents as well as the session itself. The portraits will serve as a symbol of this family’s intergenerational bonds.
 

 
If you would like to schedule a professional photography session with your parents or grandparents, or even with great-grandparents, to create some beautiful family fine art at our studios or elsewhere in the Northern Virginia area, please contact us right away. We would be happy to discuss how we can create their portraits in the way that will be most authentic to who they are!

Family Fine Art Photographer, Professional Photography

Ever After Portraits is comprised of Mindy Belcher and Joriana Belcher Anderson, a mother-daughter portrait photography team located in Sterling, VA, in Northern Virginia. We specialize in timeless and emotive fine art family portraits.
 
Family means everything and capturing those precious moments to preserve forever will mean family heirlooms for you to share for years to come.

 
Best,
 
Mindy & Joriana – Contact Us!
 
Professional Photographer

Wall Art for Your Family | Northern VA Family Photographer

Wall Art for Your Family | Northern VA Family Photographer

Wall Art for Your Family | Northern VA Family Photographer

Without words, each portrait we take tells someone’s story. Each one is a reflection of a life or lives. Remembering that as a family photographer is critical to creating authentic portrait art.

Wall Art

It’s always exciting for us to see which portraits clients fall in love with and what products they select. We enjoy knowing where they decide to display the wall art in their homes or offices! In Jessica and Rod’s case, they loved their portraits so much they ordered a wall collection in Ice for their home. They created a stunning portrait gallery of their beautiful family of three. Their portraits are like windows to their personalities – as if they were standing there smiling at us!

Rod, Jessica and Emma are a warm and loving family, and it was easy to capture that as an experienced family photographer. It’s that authenticity we seek in each picture. It’s important to us to produce portraits clients fall in love with the moment they see them.

Portrait Box

Jessica and Rod opted for the Contemporary Frameless Ice Finish for their portraits. It’s a modern style which coordinates well with most interior design styles. But, they didn’t stop there! They also chose a portrait box. The box allowed them to have more favorites portraits which they could safely store, while allowing them easy access for viewing.

If you would like to work with a family photographer in the Aldie, VA area, we’d love to hear from you. Authenticity is at the heart of all we do in our work. We think it’s evident in this family’s beautiful portraits!

 

Family Photographer

Ever After Portraits is comprised of Mindy Belcher and Joriana Belcher Anderson, a mother-daughter portrait photography team located near Aldie, VA in Northern Virginia. We specialize in timeless and emotive fine art family portraits.
 
Family means everything and capturing those precious moments to preserve forever will mean family heirlooms for you to share for years to come.

 
Best,
 
Mindy & Joriana – Contact Us!
 
Professional Photographer

Can photography boost your child’s self confidence? Yes! | Northern VA Family Photographer

Can photography boost your child’s self confidence? Yes! | Northern VA Family Photographer

Can photography boost your child’s self confidence? Yes! | Northern VA Family Photographer

Children are fascinated by photography! As an Aldie, VA & Arcola, VA photographer, we see it time and again. Children love to see themselves in pictures! You can use that interest as a parent to help boost your child’s self-confidence.

Self-Portraits:

Selfies are popular because to some degree everyone enjoys seeing themselves. Children are no different. If you have ever taken a picture of a small child, then you’ll likely understand what we mean. The moment you snap their picture, these tech-savvy little people can’t wait to see themselves on your cellphone’s screen.

It frequently happens in our portrait photography studio, too. The joy a child feels at seeing themselves is evident in their giant happy grins. (By the way, we love seeing their joy!) They’re thrilled you have taken their picture, and they feel great about themselves! It’s a small gesture with profound impact on a child’s self-esteem.

Affirmation:

Portraits demonstrate how much you love and value your children. At some level, they understand that you have invested in portraits of them. And when you display those pictures in your family home, the effect is all the more powerful.

Children are happy and proud to see their portraits displayed proudly and with love on a wall or framed on a tabletop in their home. They feel confident that they are part of something bigger than themselves – a family! They feel empowered. They know their parents are proud of them and want the visitors to see their beautiful children’s portraits. Yes, they are loved, and they feel good about themselves!

Once again, photography has played a part in boosting your child’s self-confidence, in empowering them, in showing them they are part of a loving family.

If you live near Aldie, VA & Arcola, VA and would like to work with a leading family photographer in Northern Virginia, contact us to schedule your portrait session. It would be our honor to witness your child’s joy at seeing their picture on the screen of our camera and then later displayed in your home!

 

Family Photographer

Ever After Portraits is comprised of Mindy Belcher and Joriana Belcher Anderson, a mother-daughter portrait photography team located near Aldie, VA and Arcola, VA in Northern Virginia. We specialize in timeless and emotive fine art family portraits.
 
Family means everything and capturing those precious moments to preserve forever will mean family heirlooms for you to share for years to come.

 
Best,
 
Mindy & Joriana – Contact Us!
 
Professional Photographer