The Family Session - a personal favorite

Family sessions are one of those things that can be done all year long and in the most interesting places around town! Being unique is something I strive for even if you ask to use a super popular site location! I love bringing out your family’s personality and just show everyone having a great time! Bringing out your best you is my goal at every session!

What should we wear?!?!

Be Comfortable.  Clothing should not be something that causes an issue. If your little one really does not like the feel of jeans, don’t worry! Contrasting fabrics work well. Comfort includes shoes. We will be moving around, standing, walking, sitting and the kids should be able to run comfortably, too!

Coordinating COLOR: Easy rules of thumb are to choose one base color - blue, burgundy, dark grey and one complimentary color, pastel or ivory and then one more complimentary neutral like a brown or grey. Pinterest can be a wonderful resource for family photos. 

Too Matchy? Coordinate; don’t match.  Choose clothing that share the same style category (if you want the kids in formal dressware, you should also wear the same level of dress). Scarves, pashminas shawls and jackets are great accessories that can create a feeling your are hoping for. It can be 70 degrees out and we can create a Fall feel without even breaking a sweat!


Learn more about family sessions here! Contact me to book or if you have any questions!

One is a Onederful Number!

This little sweetheart is celebrating her first birthday starting with a cake smash designed with love!  Her mommy and aunt (Country Class Creations) came up with the color scheme and decor ideas and her cake is a simply elegant and delicious design from Katrina at Cake Me With You!  

Happy First Birthday!!!!!  Let them eat cake!!!!

Summer Brings New artWorks Exhibits at Old Ox Brewery

Image: Crossing the Ward by Samantha Marshal

Image: Crossing the Ward by Samantha Marshal

Show Features Works by Samantha S. Marshall
Press Release: May 22, 2017

The LAC's artWorks program will feature the work of an accomplished Loudoun artist this summer. Photographer Samantha Marshall's arresting digital images will adorn the walls of the Old Ox Brewery Tasting Room.

Marshall's work inthe show "If These Walls Could Talk..." is based on photographs she alters digitally for effect. Her images have a breathtaking sense of imagery and staging. The exhibit will be up at Old Ox Brewery at 44652 Guilford Dr #114, in Ashburn June through August. The Tasting Room is open Tuesdays through Sundays; check for details. Meet Samantha at a special Artist's Reception on Friday June 16 at 7 pm.

Over the past two years the artWorks program has launched several art exhibits at area venues, each curated for the individual space. These shows and accompanying Artist's Receptions have resulted in new connections between artists and patrons, as well as art sales. Patrons can buy art on the spot using the LAC's new tagging system, which uses QR codes. Purchasers can pay for art using their smart phones, show the receipt to staff, and take their artwork home. "It's important to make the art purchase as easy as possible for patrons," says LAC President Jill Evans-Kavaldjian. Interested in learning more about becoming an artWorks artist or venue? Visit our artWorks page.


The artWorks Exhibit Program matches local venues with local artists.