northern VA photography

Milk Bath Photography... Yes, it's a real thing!

From maternity sessions to just making a fine art session come to life... the milk bath is one of those things that people may hear about and see pop up on social media for soon to be mama, but never dreamed it would be something to try. Well, dreams can come true!  A milk bath session is fun, private, creative, beautiful and best of all doable!  

We decided to launch this style of session with a bright floral style in deep fuchsia against the opaque white bath.  Relaxing and calm and beautiful.

And then we went for a silly and unique twist by swapping the flowers for fruit loops!  As beautiful as the flowers are, the fruit loops just make you smile ear to ear!

This style of photo session is another favorite of mine!  If you are interested in doing a session or know of a soon to be mom who would love to experience a maternity milk bath, contact me for details!

Art Spaces in Beautiful Places

A Summer-time Lake Anne painting inspired by Sweet Memories Photography... Luisa of Aziul Art in Reston, VA reached out this Summer and asked for an inspirational photo of a special spot in Reston.  Lake Anne is home to a unique group of independently owned shops and restaurants.  It is one of the more historical Reston centers and hosts everything from weekend farmer's markets to a new brewery! 

I took an afternoon and went to the lake for some fresh photos through the crowds, and sent my favorites to Luisa. She picked her favorite and referenced it on her phone as she did a live painting right there by the lake! She then used her creation to teach a group at the Cork and Canvas Event (wine and painting class) this Summer!  

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It was such a blast being able to collaborate with this amazing artist and to see one of my photos become a new masterpiece for her students to take home and enjoy!  

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Of course, I took the class as well so I could have an original!

Of course, I took the class as well so I could have an original!