Dreams and Schemes {Alexandria, VA Senior Photographer}

I had the great pleasure to photograph an incredibly gorgeous young lady a few weeks ago. Adventurous Rachel has just graduated from High School and has big plans for her future.

I spent the afternoon with her and her family and we had a great time getting her Senior Photos done! 

{Each of my exceptional senior sessions begin with a fun styling day at 3 Sisters in Old Town Alexandria a few weeks ahead of time...Rachel had a blast and chose 3 cute outfits to wear during her session - how awesome! This is only the beginning....the day of her session she had her hair and make up done by one of my outstanding make up artists, Naowshaba Ferdous - she did an amazing job and brought out Rachel's beautiful features even more}

High School Senior writing journal outdoor senior session by Fotos by Nadine

Rachel loves to read and write. Old Town Alexandria is the perfect place to hang out for this! 

young lady with a beach cruiser in old town alexandria high school senior outdoor glam session

I just love the relaxed series we captured with the lovely teal Beach Cruiser (courtesy of the amazing '3 Sisters' on King St in Alexandria)

candid senior session at the National Harbor and new Capital Wheel 

We moved on to one of the hottest locations of our area - the National Harbor with its 2 new attractions The Capital Wheel and The Carousel! Both offer amazing photo opportunities and Rachel and I had such fun capturing these stunning, glamorous and classic images! 

lovely summer evening at the national harbor - senior outdoor session with fotos by nadine
senior session at the carousel at National Harbor, MD by fotos by nadine
senior girl in blue dress and orange accessories from 3 sisters - fotos by nadine
gorgeous summer senior session at the national harbor by fotos by nadine

All dresses and accessories are from the wonderful 3 Sisters (213 King St, Alexandria, VA)   

coffee break - high school senior at the national harbor - session by fotos by nadine


behind the scenes of a senior session at national harbor with fotos by nadine

behind the scenes of a senior session at national harbor with fotos by nadine

Rachel, I hope your session was fun and unique - I totally enjoyed hanging out with you and your fun family!

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My new favorite word to get kids to smile {Waldorf, MD Family Photographer}

Boooooooty!!! I found out that this word will get ANY kid to smile last saturday! Man, did we have fun yelling that of the top of our lungs in a packed Leesylvania State Park and cracking up! 

family on a beach in VA family portrait

What an adorable family and such cute kids - we had a great time capturing shots of them playing, laughing and having fun - the perfect family lifestyle session!

mom and her new baby laying in the grass
such a cutie - of course 'dolly' had to be in the session too!!

such a cutie - of course 'dolly' had to be in the session too!!

We had the most amazing weather to shoot - not too hot and gorgeously clear and sunny! Perfect conditions to capture these adorable smiles

family lifestyle session reading a book in a park at leesylvania state park in VA
family lifestyle session waldorf md family photography
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These two were obsessed with all the cool bugs we saw in the tall grass. It was the cutest thing watching them observing a tiny grasshopper together - I am so excited that I got to capture it! 

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Fun for Mom and a two lovely girls {Woodbridge, VA Family Photography by Fotos by Nadine}

I am telling you - sessions are not the same when you pamper mom with a custom make up session before the actual shoot! It puts her in a wonderful mood, relaxes her and...

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The 10 best images of the last few months {Gorgeous Alexandria Family Photography}

The nice weather (ok, except this week!) made me want to compile my favorite moments of the last few months - so here they are (share this if you find an image from your session):

little girl laying in the grass photograph

Little Eva - always one of my favorite subjects - I photograph her once in the Spring and once in the Fall and she is so adorable! 

baby laying on a table

My Friend Kim's smallest boy (one of 6 children) at about 6 months - he is laying on my kitchen island ;) 

on the go with glo in alexandria at the amtrak station photo by fotos by nadine

From the Photo shoot with Gloria Powell from On the Go with Glo back in March - be sure to check her out - I love her features of local businesses and her You Tube channel with travel tips! Watch the Behind the Scenes clip here!

new mom and her baby boy black and white image by fotos by nadine

A new mommy and her first baby boy - such an amazing moment...

a family of 4 photographed at their home in haymarket va by fotos by nadine

A gorgeous family in front of a stunning backdrop - their amazing home in VA - a beautiful shot and one of my favorites of this year!

gorgeous and sun filled photo of a family reading a book at leesylvania state park

This is one of my favorite pictures of all - this family is so super sweet and mom did the most amazing job on their outfits - it was a wonderful and unforgettable session in the brightest sun (somewhere in-between all those snow days we had this past winter)

Mommy and her little boy - light filled photo taken at oxon hill farm by fotos by nadine

Mom and her little boy - sun drenched image from the Spring Mini Sessions of this year - such a happy image! 

little blonde girl at the oxon hill farm in MD, stunning image by fotos by nadine

Sweet Brookelyn with her cutest smile - I love her pink dress! This is another one of the 2014 Spring Mini Sessions

mommy and her girl at oxon hill farm in maryland

Supercute shot of mommy and her girl on a warm spring day!

backlit family shot in VA taken by fotos by nadine

A gorgeously backlit shot of a wonderful family - up on top of the mountain in VA next to their new home - love this!