Ever After Portraits is Mindy & Joriana

Ever After Portraits is a full service boutique studio that walks you through every step of your portrait session from the initial consultation, through wardrobe selection, prompting the best posing, all the way through the final presentation, selection and display of your portrait order.  A mother-and-daughter photography team, we specialize in the celebration of relationships through photography.  We are both international-award-winning photojournalists who have received recognition for our pure and natural documentation-style portrait photography. Your moments…forever.

Our boutique portrait photography studio experience is designed for clients who value the art of photography that will tell their unique story in a custom way. After all, what could be more important than the ones you love? It’s what we like to call Relationship Photography. Located in Sterling, Virginia, we are a full service residential gallery with both an Indoor Studio and a 2.5 acre Outdoor Studio.

Most households have a pair of scissors, but if you want a haircut with style, you go to a salon. Similarly, anyone with a camera can take a picture, but it takes talent, experience and a special degree of sensitivity to create an image that stirs the emotions, capturing the lifestyle you live with the ones you love.

Don’t your family’s memories, moments and legacy deserve more than just a computer screen?  Your story deserves to be told – and remembered.  That’s why before your first portrait is created, we will design a creative vision together with you.  At the end of our time together, you will come away with so much more than just beautiful images — your portraits will hold memories of the fun moments that will tell your family’s story, share its style and personality and be proudly displayed as a showpiece in your home — all while blending seamlessly with your home decor.

Our philosophy is to create a photographic experience which will provide unique and exciting art for your home, art which will eventually become family heirlooms to pass down to the coming generations. Our number one goal is to capture your personality while creating unique and interesting images with a combination of fashionable posing and creative lighting. We are storytellers, photojournalists, and we will document the love and relationships with your mate, your family and your friends.  As a boutique studio, we value the connection we have with our clients — that is what allows us to create such a personalized experience.

Having your portrait created by Ever After Portraits is a very different experience than say a store at the mall where you walk in and are quickly shuffled in and out.

Taking the time to get to know your family is part of what helps us do our best work. The benefit to you is that your family portraits will look relaxed and comfortable, because that’s how you will feel.  Your finished portraits will look amazing, too, because during the time we’ve spent getting to know you, we will also be determining the best angle for each of you and determining how to highlight your features.

Our commitment to quality begins with a consultation and Design Session so we can  customize our session to you, and continues even after you leave the studio. Each work of art is created exclusively for you.  We’ll be looking for the love, the emotion and the detail that makes your story uniquely yours. Then we preserve it in products as unique as you are.

Let us capture your moments — Ever After.


Visual documenter of unspoken words.
Lover of laughter.
Dave Matthews Aficionado.
Nikon Obsessed.
Cat fancier.
Pink Addict (the singer…not the color…;>}…).
Die Hard Starbucks Drinker.
Mind speaker.
Devoted Daughter.
Fan of Technicolor Movies.
Addicted to Romance.
Hard worker.
Vintage Inspired.
Damask Devotee.
Southern Accent elocutionist.
Asian Pear dependent.
Unashamed Geek.
Color Connoisseur.
Apple of my daddy’s eye.
Wine Enthusiast.
Raising Cain Expert.
Serenity Seeker.
Bible Believer.
Treasurer of My Family.
Adorer of Joriana.
And 100% crazy, head over heels in love with my honey bunny…even after decades…I was a child bride…;>}
Today my favorite song is “Glitter in the Air” by Pink…what’s yours?


True Love Believer.
Sci-fi Addict.
Facebook Fanatic.
Bible Reader.
My Best Friend Is My Mother.
Audrey Hepburn Admirer.
Real is ALWAYS better than fake.
I Love My Nikon.
Insult My Cat And You’re Dead To Me.
Fan of Sarcasm.
City Girl.
In Love With Emotions.
Adorer Of My Crazy Family.
Shoe Fanatic.
Ice Cream Connoisseur. Something Clever follower.
If It Sparkles I Must Have It.
Stuck on Smiley Faces icon biggrin Joriana
Believer that Beauty Is On The Inside.
Marcher To The Beat Of My Own Drum . . .
Sucker for a sunset . . . because, you know, no two are the same : )

art·ist /ˈär-tist/noun – a person skilled in one of the fine arts

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