Darlenes Photography: Blog http://darlenesphotography.com/blog en-us (C) Darlenes Photography info@darlenesphoto.com (Darlenes Photography) Fri, 18 Aug 2017 10:36:00 GMT Fri, 18 Aug 2017 10:36:00 GMT http://darlenesphotography.com/img/s5/v118/u29603488-o455889739-50.jpg Darlenes Photography: Blog http://darlenesphotography.com/blog 80 120 Back to School Mini Sessions | August 19, 2017 http://darlenesphotography.com/blog/2017/8/back-to-school-mini-sessions-august-19-2017 I'm offering Back to School Mini Sessions on Saturday, August 19th. This is a great opportunity and value for you to get a photo of your little one before the school year begins!! Available times are between 10am to 1pm and location is in Purcellville, VA. Props will be provided. To book a spot, email: darlenesphoto@gmail.com or call 540-751-8440

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Maternity Photo Outdoor Session | Harper's Ferry, WV http://darlenesphotography.com/blog/2017/8/maternity-photo-session-harpers-ferry-wv My good friends are having a baby (again)! I am beyond honored to have been around to not only photograph their first pregnancy, but their second and have captured other special moments. I'm so happy for Katie, DJ and Maddie and excited to meet baby Jojo. 

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Newborn In Home Photo Session | Round Hill, VA http://darlenesphotography.com/blog/2017/4/newborn-in-home-photo-session-round-hill-va This in home session was a lot of fun! The new parents of Eleanor are both air traffic controllers and had to get at least one photo of this sweet girl and an airplane. The wooden airplane and aviator cap is just the cutest! I think Eleanor has a future in the aviation industry! Congrats to Natasha and Greg on their bundle of joy!

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Newborn Twin Photo Session | Ashburn, Virginia http://darlenesphotography.com/blog/2017/4/newborn-twin-photo-session-ashburn-virginia Meet Joanna and Jayden... the cutest little twins I had the honor to meet and photograph. They like the spotlight, they both did so well with taking photographs they basically slept the entire time. I've photographed many newborns and each time I do it's like the first. You forget how tiny humans are at birth and for me, they are just magical! Pure and perfect - magical! Enjoy these shots I grabbed of J + J!

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Newborn Photo Session | Frederick, MD http://darlenesphotography.com/blog/2017/2/newborn-photo-session-frederick-md This sweet family was so excited about their little addition! She was the best baby I have worked with so far. She slept most of the session!

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Newborn Photo Session | Purcellville, VA http://darlenesphotography.com/blog/2017/2/newborn-photo-session-purcellville-va Meet Cindy with sweet little Penny. We worked hard to get these images but well worth it! These are some of my favorite images I've captured!

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info@darlenesphoto.com (Darlenes Photography) darlenes photography loudoun county newborn photo session newborn photography newborng photographer purcellville virginia http://darlenesphotography.com/blog/2017/2/newborn-photo-session-purcellville-va Tue, 21 Feb 2017 04:28:00 GMT
Newborn Photo Session | Bethesda, MD http://darlenesphotography.com/blog/2017/1/newborn-photo-session-bethesda-md Meet sweet Elsa her mom Suzie and big sister Janie! 

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Engagement Session by Darlene S Photography | Purcellville, VA http://darlenesphotography.com/blog/2016/12/engagement-session-by-darlene-s-photography-purcellville-va If only every day can be a day for fun, relaxation and just focusing on nothing but the ones you love! Instead we have busy lives, ruled by commuting, working, chores and doing... stuff that's not always so enjoyable. Teri and Colin contacted me for an outdoor engagement session. I came up with the idea to have a picnic style session. Take a look at the fun and quality time they spent that day!

       

  

  

  

  

  

 

 

 

 

 

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info@darlenesphoto.com (Darlenes Photography) DC Metro Engagement Photography Leesburg, VA Loudoun County Picnic photography Purcellville, VA http://darlenesphotography.com/blog/2016/12/engagement-session-by-darlene-s-photography-purcellville-va Mon, 12 Dec 2016 14:30:00 GMT
Giving Thanks | Purcellville Virginia Photographer http://darlenesphotography.com/blog/2016/11/giving-thanks The Thanksgiving holiday is here and I'm taking time to stop and share all that I give thanks to. I am horrible at slowing down long enough to blog and share with you all the exciting things going on (I would give up coffee for like 8 more hours in a day! No seriously, I think I would and if you didn't know... I'm a huge coffee 'enthusiast'). So I'll start by giving thanks for this time I have to stop and share... while my daughter runs delirious circles around me. I really wanted to recap my Fall season and give thanks to how beautiful it has been. Magical almost. So I'll start there... Fall, I am thankful for:

1. Gold and Pink Sunsets

2. Pumpkin Patch Fun

   

4. Wineries

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5. Halloween and Haunted Forests

6. Fall Weddings

7. Fall Photo Sessions

Above all, I give thanks to family and friends. Your support and encouragement is everything!

Last, I want to give a HUGE THANKS to my customers. I am so thankful to have been part of  your lives and have gotten to know you! 

Life would not be wonderful without you all!

 

 

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Family Photo Session | Doukenie Winery in Purcellville, VA http://darlenesphotography.com/blog/2016/10/family-photo-session-doukenie-winery-Purcellville-virginia This Fall family photo session took place in at my studio location and at Doukenie Winery. The weather was perfect and this family beautiful! The boys enjoyed exploring and a mini picnic while Mom and Dad may have enjoyed some wine after the session wrapped up...

I can't wait to photograph this family again next year!

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Darlene S Photography is now in Purcellville, VA http://darlenesphotography.com/blog/2016/9/darlene-s-photography-is-now-in-purcellville-va I’m taking a brief moment out of the hectic life we’ve been living the last two months to share our excitement!

 

For those who don’t know, 7 years ago we moved to Woodbridge, Virginia from Las Vegas. It was quite an adjustment for me since I’d lived in Vegas for 20 years and prior to that in the Los Angeles area. The East Coast is… different and I have a love/hate relationship with it. I love the seasons; except I hate the winter. I love the landscape and the wildlife; but I hate the mosquitoes. I love my photography business and clients I have gotten to know and the opportunity that Virginia has provided my husband and I… but I miss my family… every day I miss them.

I think I will always have this love/hate relationship to some degree but I had to focus more on why I love Virginia and expand on that love because it has been so good to us! So, to do that we decided to move to Purcellville, VA for a slower pace, great schools and to be surrounded by beauty. Why Purcellville? Well we had friends who lived there and each time we visited we loved it. We realized that most of our weekends the last 7 years (weather permitting), we spent “exploring” Virginia’s countryside and taking in the beauty. The most important reason for Purcellville was we want to raise our daughter in a calm environment where our focus is on family.

 

Luckily, a house we fell in love with .9 miles away from my friend’s home came on the market. After a few bumps in the road (we’ll save that story for another blog) and after a few months, we got our dream home. We’re surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains and others I don’t even know what they’re named. There are many farms surrounding us and did I mention wineries?!

 

I’m excited to expose our daughter to new things and myself as well. I am excited to share this with you as well. I have big plans in mind and hope to share them with you someday! For now, here is some of the fun we’ve had!

 

 

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Father's Day | Darlene S Photography | Northern Virginia Family Photography http://darlenesphotography.com/blog/2016/6/fathers-day This Father's Day I wanted to share images I've captured of some awesome dads. As I sifted through all the sessions, I soon realized how many great moments I captured between a father and their children and wrote a  bit of a poem. Here it goes...

Fathers are there from the very beginning There through all the tough times...

And sleepless nights...

There for bottle feedings

and to tell you everything is alright.

Fathers teach

Hug

Smile

Play

And give you away on your very special day

This Father's Day make sure to recognize the special guys in your life for all they do!

Darlene's Photography is a Northern Virginia Family Photographer serving the DMV area

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Newborn Photo Session | Falls Church, VA http://darlenesphotography.com/blog/2016/6/newborn-photo-session-falls-church-va Congratulations to the Roth family and the perfect little addition! This family is as sweet as can be!

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Newborn Photography Session | Springfield, VA http://darlenesphotography.com/blog/2016/6/newborn-photography-session-springfield-va This little Princess was an exciting addition to the Fritz Family. I'm overjoyed for their blessings and honored to continue to capture their family over the years!

 

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Newborn Photography Session | Annandale, VA http://darlenesphotography.com/blog/2016/4/newborn-photography-session-annandale-va Welcome to the world little Noah Nicholas! Your first time Mommy and Daddy are overjoyed to have you in their lives! You were so good taking photos!

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Newborn Photo Session | Old Town Alexandria, VA http://darlenesphotography.com/blog/2016/3/newborn-photo-session-old-town-alexandria-va Photo session day was a really cold one but Christina and Nathan's cozy Alexandria home (and Sugar Shack Donuts!) was perfect and warm and perfect (really it was!). Little Hank was so good for his photo session and Mom & Dad couldn't be any happier! You can see the happy and smiling theme throughout the photos!

              

P.S. the tree on the wall was hand painted... I know! It was pretty amazing!

             

             

             

             

   

Hank is going to grow up surrounded by many laughs and love. Congrats Christina and Nathan!

 

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80's Themed Birthday Bash | Washington, DC http://darlenesphotography.com/blog/2016/2/80s-theme-birthday-bash About last night... rubix cubes, brick phones, big hair, side pony tails, rad fashion, Ronald Raegan and The Breakfast Club. Many came to rock out with the birthday girl at The Loft at 600 F in Downtown Washington, DC put together by Six Twenty Events.  There was non stop dancing to the best of the 80's put on by DJ Bialak. A nostalgic night which had me thinking... man the 80's were awesome!

   

 

Photography by: Darlene S Photography 

Event Planning by: Six Twenty Events

Venue location: The Loft at 600 F

Music by: Dan Goldman

Cake by: The Cake Courtesan

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Air Force Promotion Ceremony at the National Archives, Washington D.C. http://darlenesphotography.com/blog/2016/2/airforce-promotional-ceremony-at-the-national-archives An Air Force promotion ceremony to Lieutenant Colonel at the National Archives in Washington DC. The National Archives is the ultimate location for this special occasion since the ceremony takes place in the rotunda where the Constitution of the United States and Declaration of Independence are housed. This is where the officer recites the oath and is pinned to their new rank. I'm always honored to not only capture this special moment but to witness it; grateful to the men and women who serve. Thank you Lt. Col. Garcia for your dedication and service. 

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Baby Boy Newborn Photo Session | Burke, VA http://darlenesphotography.com/blog/2015/12/baby-boy-newborn-photo-session-burke-va There is nothing better than spending time with first time parents and their newborns. Not only do I get to capture images of the sweet little bundles of joy, but I also get to witness the love and joy parents have for their baby! There is nothing like it! Oh let's not forget the the hard work that's put into the nursery! 

Darlene's Photography is a Northern Virginia Family Photographer serving the DMV area

 

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Paula's Quinceanera | Reston, VA http://darlenesphotography.com/blog/2015/10/paulas-quinceanera The journey to Paula's quinceanera started when her Mom and Dad knew that they were having a little girl. Paula's father always wanted to have a quince for his little girl.

Fast forward to 2015 where Paula and her mother had to fulfill her late father's wish. 

The goal for Paula's quince was to have fun, be surrounded by family and friends, share memories and remember her late father. Paula danced with her uncle, her father's brother while a video containing fond memories of her father played in the background. Her father's wish was granted and he was there with her that day. Scroll down to the end to view the video.

The group photos were taken at Lake Anne Village Park in Reston, VA.

 

 

 

 

 

The quince took place at the Washington Dulles Airport Marriott

 

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