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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xoxo, 
Nadine

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! 

'Cupcake' the Monkey and Frozen {Woodbridge, VA Family Photographer}

In the midst of snowstorms and a never ending VA winter...was a day of gorgeous sunlight, warm temperatures and a fun family! Looking back at this session makes me feel all cozy and happy - not only because of the amazing weather we had last saturday (and it is raining and cold right now) but also because this family was so adorable and full of smiles! 

Spring Family Session in Northern VA by Fotos by Nadine

Spring Family Session in Northern VA by Fotos by Nadine

I had the pleasure to meet 'Cupcake', little Miss Emma's monkey - and super Maddix the little super hero with his super cool cape! 

Superhero in his cape and little girl with her monkey 'cupcake' 

Superhero in his cape and little girl with her monkey 'cupcake' 

I HAVE to talk about the outfits that mom had put together - I mean talk about 'What you wear for your session matters' - THIS is the perfect example for an outstanding job! And down to hers and little lady's nail polishes (blue and mint) she remembered every little details - I was so ecstatic! 

Family Portrait in the Spring at Leesylvania State Park in Woodbridge, VA - amazing colors, amazing outfits

Family Portrait in the Spring at Leesylvania State Park in Woodbridge, VA - amazing colors, amazing outfits

Thank you so much, 'R' Family for letting me capture the love and happiness that your family radiates - I just enjoyed it so much!! 

little girl at the park at sunset 

little girl at the park at sunset 

little boy by the beach on the Potomac River in Woodbridge, VA

little boy by the beach on the Potomac River in Woodbridge, VA

Mommy an her little ones at the park 

Mommy an her little ones at the park 

Mommy and her little boy on a bridge at Leesylvania State Park 

Mommy and her little boy on a bridge at Leesylvania State Park 

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