Studio Family Portraits, Michelle, Isabella & Olivia | Northern VA Family Photographer

As a family studio photographer in the Herndon, VA area, there is no greater compliment than a returning client with whom we enjoyed working. Recently, we had the opportunity to photograph the three lovely Laino women once again! A few months ago, we profiled the trio on our blog. Well, they’re back because of a significant milestone in their family.

Michelle wanted to update her portraits, and she shared with us that one of her beloved daughters would soon head off to college. Although college is still a little ways away, Michelle recognized this as an opportunity to do another portrait with Isabella and Olivia before one of them headed off to school. This one would mark a significant event in this close-knit family’s life.

The beauty of fine art photography is the versatility of it as a medium. For their first portrait with us, we photographed these lovely ladies during the final days of fall’s diminishing colors. The portraits captured the softening tones of the once richly colored leaves. Their outfits coordinated brilliantly with the surrounding backgrounds to create an almost monochromatic look. The mood was casual and fun. The portraits turned out perfectly; they were happy, and that meant we were happy as well!

Indoor Studio Portraits

However for this next set of family portraits, the look would be different. After a discussion with Michelle, we decided to go in another direction – a dramatic studio portrait instead. The drama for this session would come from its black and white composition instead of nature’s palette.

Black and White Photography

A black and white portrait can be warm, but it can also be stark in its contrasts of black and white. Black and white portraits recall the early days of still photography when color wasn’t an option. And, perhaps, because of its inherent drama, black and whites have become quite popular in recent years. We have to say that choosing black and white for this beautiful trio of ladies worked wonderfully!


We are a versatile and skilled studio photographer in the Herndon, VA area. We specialize in beautiful portraits both in our indoor studio or outdoors in our portrait park. Please contact us to discuss your next professional pictures. We love meeting new clients and turning them into repeat clients!

Family Photographer, Studio Photographer

Ever After Portraits is comprised of Mindy Belcher and Joriana Belcher Anderson, a mother-daughter portrait photography team located near Herndon, 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.

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