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Documenting a newborn’s first few days of life is such an awesome responsibility and I was incredibly thrilled to have the honor of capturing my friend and colleague’s pregnancy and newborn portraits of her first baby.  When you client is super creative themselves, it forces you to bring a new level to the game. I wanted to find a way to capture her artistic vibe in the portraiture while ultimately creating a unique display that was reflective of her personality and showcased her as both a creative and her new title, Mom.

I knew that I wanted to pay homage to the previous maternity photos we had captured and keep in theme that would best reflect my friend and client.  We used flowing tulle in the maternity photos so I continued that theme in the newborn session, where it took about fifty frames to capture the one shown above.  Baby Bianca was so patient!

Best childrens photographer Vienna, Maternity photographer McLean, Award winning photographer Ashburn

Best childrens photographer Vienna, Maternity photographer McLean, Award winning photographer Ashburn

I always encourage Moms to bring personal items to my studio in Leesburg that will make the photos more meaningful to them.  Bianca looks precious in this sweet hat that mom bought for her.

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Newborns are adorable to photograph on their own, however, I always encourage both parents to participate in our maternity and newborn sessions as these images become their first family portraits together.

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Congrats Cicely and Jason!  Bianca is so beautiful and I can’t wait to see her grow and watch the two of you become amazing parents to her…

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Michelle Lindsay is a legacy photographer who chronicles life’s memorable moments through her camera lens. She is a top wedding photographer, specializing in artistic and documentary wedding and engagement photos, including destination weddings. Although she loves to tell passionate engagement and wedding stories, her award-winning work also includes family portraits, maternity photos, and pictures of newborns and children. Michelle serves the entire Washington, D.C. area and beyond, including Arlington, Alexandria, McLean, Vienna, Great Falls, and all of Loudoun County – particularly Middleburg, Leesburg, Aldie, Ashburn, and Purcellville.  To schedule a consultation with Michelle, please contact her at: 202.257.7993


 

Top wedding photographer Washington DC, Best engagement photographer Washington DCMeet Nancy and Colby: Early risers, craft beer lovers, makers of homemade egg nog and one pretty awesome couple in general.

I first met Nancy’s family back in 2012 when I photographer her brother’s wedding at the Fairmont.  When it came time for Nancy and Colby to tie the knot, I was thrilled that the family reached back out to me to document yet another important moment for them.  Because the couple met in DC (at a company softball game) and got engaged in DC, they wanted their engagement photos to reflect their lives together in a city they love.

Getting to know a couple from the very beginning is an important aspect of photographing relationships and families.   As a legacy photographer, I love following my couples through all the important stages of their relationship, from the engagement session, to the wedding photography, and then even beyond with the beginning of their family in maternity and newborn portraits.

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Sunrise sessions provided not only fantastic lighting for photography, but crowded areas like the DC monuments are much more calm and quiet with very few tourists.

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Engagement sessions in the early morning also offer the couple a chance to really focus on each other in the quiet dawn, instead of trying to “wind down” after a long day at work and refocus.  We really had this gorgeous historical part of DC all to ourselves, and Nancy and Colby were relaxed, in love, and so authentic with each other!

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The geese were a welcome added extra to our “guest list” for this gorgeous sunrise engagement session.  Nancy and Colby actually call each other “goose” and “duck” as terms of endearment so it seemed fitting to included them in the engagement photography.

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Top wedding photographer Washington DC, Best engagement photographer Washington DC, Award winning portrait photographer Alexandria

Top wedding photographer Washington DC, Best engagement photographer Washington DC, Award winning portrait photographer Alexandria

I’ve loved getting to know Nancy + Colby and I cannot WAIT for what is sure to be an insanely gorgeous December wedding at Dock 5 at Union Market in Washington DC, with so many thoughtful, personalized details that resonate how lovely this couple is.Top wedding photographer Washington DC, Best engagement photographer Washington DC, Award winning portrait photographer Alexandria


Michelle Lindsay is a legacy photographer who chronicles life’s memorable moments through her camera lens. She is a top wedding photographer, specializing in artistic and documentary wedding and engagement photos, including destination weddings. Although she loves to tell passionate engagement and wedding stories, her award-winning work also includes family portraits, maternity photos, and pictures of newborns and children. Michelle serves the entire Washington, D.C. area and beyond, including Arlington, Alexandria, McLean, Vienna, Great Falls, and all of Loudoun County – particularly Middleburg, Leesburg, Aldie, Ashburn, and Purcellville.  To schedule a consultation with Michelle, please contact her at: 202.257.7993


 

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Michelle Lindsay is a legacy photographer who chronicles life’s memorable moments through her camera lens. She is a top wedding photographer, specializing in artistic and documentary wedding and engagement photos, including destination weddings. Although she loves to tell passionate engagement and wedding stories, her award-winning work also includes family portraits, maternity photos, and pictures of newborns and children. Michelle serves the entire Washington, D.C. area and beyond, including Arlington, Alexandria, McLean, Vienna, Great Falls, and all of Loudoun County – particularly Middleburg, Leesburg, Aldie, Ashburn, and Purcellville.  To schedule a consultation with Michelle, please contact her at: 202.257.7993


 

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It takes a pretty dedicated and creative person to pull off as big a surprise as Alex did when he proposed to Sasha.  Heading to Miami for a family reunion, Sasha was bummed that Alex couldn’t go due to work reasons.  But secretly, with help from Sasha’s parents and brother, Alex surprised Sasha in Miami in an intimate family moment and proposed in front of her visiting family! And she was so overcome she had to nod “yes” before she could actually say the word!

Sasha + Alex met during Freshman Orientation at UMD over 5 years ago.  While standing in line next to one another, Sasha started up a conversation with Alex and the two immediately hit it off.

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We had an unusually warm, fall day for the couple’s engagement session at Meadowlark Botantical Gardens.  While everyone tends to wait until late fall for the leaves to turn, early fall can be one of the best times to photograph as the weather is still beautiful here in the northern Virginia area.  The flowers are still often in bloom as well!

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I can’t wait for this fabulous couple’s wedding next summer with Kelley Cannon Events at The Andrew Mellon Auditorium!

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Michelle Lindsay is a legacy photographer who chronicles life’s memorable moments through her camera lens. She is a top wedding photographer, specializing in artistic and documentary wedding and engagement photos, including destination weddings. Although she loves to tell passionate engagement and wedding stories, her award-winning work also includes family portraits, maternity photos, and pictures of newborns and children. Michelle serves the entire Washington, D.C. area and beyond, including Arlington, Alexandria, McLean, Vienna, Great Falls, and all of Loudoun County – particularly Middleburg, Leesburg, Aldie, Ashburn, and Purcellville.  To schedule a consultation with Michelle, please contact her at: 202.257.7993


 

 

 

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It’s easy for life to move quickly.  I’ve known talented mom and entrepreneur, Kate, for quite a few years as our paths first crossed in the wedding industry.  A talented and creative wedding planner with Simply Chic Events, Kate and I worked together before for mutual clients, but this was the first opportunity I had to capture her beautiful (and expanding) family.  As we were chatting about my Studio’s move to Leesburg, she mentioned that she had never had maternity portraits or newborn family photos taken with either of her other two boys, Clark and Ike.  Since Baby Drake was going to be her last pregnancy and newborn, it became clear to me just how important it was for her to capture this time in her family’s life, growing from a family of 4 to a permanent family of 5.

We started with maternity photos of her and her two eldest boys, photographed at Morven Park in Leesburg.  While anxious for baby Drake to arrive, I could tell this time with her two boys before adding a third was very important to her.

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After the arrival of Baby Drake, I was thrilled to be part of that special time as the boys got to know their little brother at only 7 days old. The Three Musketeers already looking out for each other!

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Congrats to this beautiful family of 5!
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Michelle Lindsay is a legacy photographer who chronicles life’s memorable moments through her camera lens. She is a top wedding photographer, specializing in artistic and documentary wedding and engagement photos, including destination weddings. Although she loves to tell passionate engagement and wedding stories, her award-winning work also includes family portraits, maternity photos, and pictures of newborns and children. Michelle serves the entire Washington, D.C. area and beyond, including Arlington, Alexandria, McLean, Vienna, Great Falls, and all of Loudoun County – particularly Middleburg, Leesburg, Aldie, Ashburn, and Purcellville.  To schedule a consultation with Michelle, please contact her at: 202.257.7993