Frozen-Inspired Session Coming Soon – 12/02/2017  | Northern VA Family Photographer

Frozen-Inspired Session Coming Soon – 12/02/2017 | Northern VA Family Photographer

Frozen-Inspired Session Coming Soon – 12/02/2017 | Northern VA Family Photographer

Look at this precious child with her big smile and Shirley Temple ringlets in her Frozen-Inspired Limited Edition Portraits and you’ll fall in love! You will also want to schedule a session for your very own little princess. Working with Leila was a delight. When it comes to shooting childrens photography in the South Riding, VA area, she makes the ideal, pint-sized model. Her joy and enthusiasm captured in her portraits are infectious!

Several times a year, we venture from our typical family portrait sessions to do unique Limited Edition Sessions. Our professional photography Limited Edition sessions offer an opportunity to create an exclusive portrait your family – and your child – will cherish for generations to come.

About our Limited Edition Sessions:

· These are shorter sessions.
· They are based on a unique theme.
· Each theme is only held once a year.
· We use a themed background and use or allow special props.
· With some sessions, we will use or allow costumes.
· We offer costume or clothing suggestions.
· Package pricing is available.
· We offer exclusive products for these Limited Edition Sessions.

About this year’s Frozen-Inspired Limited Edition Session:

WHEN:
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2017 only

WHERE:
Our Indoor Studio in Sterling, VA
46506 Oak Lane
Sterling, VA 20165

WHY:
These portraits are priceless for the little girl who loves “Frozen”! She can dress up and be a princess just like in the beloved movie, while we capture fine art portraits showing her joy and imagination. The portraits will win your heart over and make perfect gifts for your family and other special people in your lives.

BOOKING:
• Clients are asked to pay the special $99 session fee in order to reserve their time slot.
• Each session is 30 minutes and includes a $99 product credit.
• Print packages are available.
• Each session is limited to one outfit, which is provided for ages 3 through 9.
• You are more than welcome to schedule two back-to-back sessions if you prefer each child to experience the full 30 minutes.

ORDERING:
You will be able to order your portraits approximately two weeks after your session.

CONTACT US:
If you would like to work with a leading photographer specializing in fine art and unique childrens photography in the South Riding, VA and Northern VA area, book your Limited Edition Session with us ASAP!
 

 

Family Photographer, Childrens Photography

Ever After Portraits is comprised of Mindy Belcher and Joriana Belcher Anderson, a mother-daughter portrait photography team located near the South Riding, VA area 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

Winter Season Sessions – Book Yours Today! | Northern VA Family Photographer

Winter Season Sessions – Book Yours Today! | Northern VA Family Photographer

Winter Season Sessions – Book Yours Today! | Northern VA Family Photographer

Professional photography doesn’t have to be seasonal – even here in the Sterling, VA area with our winter weather. You can remain outdoors and exploit winter’s dramatic landscape, or come inside to our fully equipped (and climatized) professional studio. Either way, you are guaranteed a portrait to love and treasure for decades.

Fine Art Photography – Indoors:
There are some benefits to doing your portraits indoors with a reputable photography studio such as ours. Here are a few:

• You can select from a variety of studio backdrops for your portraits.
• We can get creative whether you prefer color or black and white.
• Weather won’t affect the results of your portrait session. If you can get to our studio, we can do your portraits!
• Our equipment will be ready when you arrive. We will be, too!
• We can control lighting and have easy, immediate access to all our equipment.
• Lastly, our studios are heated!

Your Indoor Portrait Session:
But, before you even arrive to do your session, we will have discussed with you your vision for your portraits, where you hope to display them, or how you hope to use them in your home. Getting to know our clients before their portrait session is key to a successful client experience and show-stopping photographic artwork. Here are some examples of our fine art family portraits!

Reserve Your Session Date
We recommend that you contact our studios to reserve your time slot for your professional photography this winter at either of our indoor studio or outdoor portrait park in the Sterling, VA area.
 

 

For more info on our Winter Season Sessions, visit these links below:

Today’s Classics

Fine Art Black and White

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

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

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

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