Outdoor Holiday Family Portraits

Schools are in session again and Halloween is around the corner. Before you know it the November and December holiday season will be upon us! This inevitably means several family gatherings and opportunities to celebrate with loved ones. Whether you send out holiday cards with a collage of family pictures (including your family pets!) or a single portrait of your family, holiday cards are a lovely way to visually share the latest in our lives.

As the saying goes, “a picture is worth a thousand words.” A picture can tell a story, and by having a professional photographer take your family portraits, your story can be told in a way that your smart phone just cannot capture. A professional family portrait photographer, like Anne Lord in Leesburg Virginia, can help you slow down and truly enjoy being in the presence of the ones you hold most dear. When you look back on these photos years from now, they will stir emotions inside you that make you feel like it was just yesterday!

Gathering family members together is what makes the holidays so enjoyable. It may not be every day you get to see each other, so make lasting memories while in the moment!

When you have a family portrait taken you will be able to look at that portrait and remember the time spent together. The memory of catching up together, who is in school and what they are studying, a new job opportunity, or even an announcement of your family growing—either an engagement or a pregnancy! Anne Lord has the experience and technique to capture your family moments. A long-time portrait, pet and wedding photographer for the Northern Virginia and surrounding communities, Anne loves bringing families together to make lasting memories through her photographs.

Prepare for the upcoming holiday season by gathering your family around for a casual outdoor photo shoot, and don’t forget to smile!

Anne Lord Photography for a fun family portrait session

For holidays, special events, or for creating important keepsakes, only a professional family photographer can bring you the quality you desire. I am scheduling outdoor portrait sessions now for holiday cards. To learn more about your family’s photography options, please contact me at anne@annelordphotography.com, 703-435-5292, or cell phone 703-994-7938.

Has your pet ever been professionally photographed?

If you are a pet owner, then you most likely are an animal lover. Our pets enrich our lives with their wagging tails and fun personalities. Just like we want to have professional pictures of the loved ones in our lives, whether a family portrait or a wedding, having professional portraits done of your beloved pets will be a memory you can keep forever. Experienced Leesburg, Virginia wedding photographer, Anne Lord, loves to capture images of pets and their special personalities.

A professional touch

Most people take photos, but don’t think or have the skills to print images from phones, or even digital cameras. The results are sometimes iffy, too. A professional pet photographer on the other hand will ensure that you get amazing photographs of your favorite furry friend that showcases their personality and has them looking their best.  With the technique and creativity that Anne Lord brings to engagement and wedding events, you will be sure to get the very best images of your pet that you can hang with pride among the rest of your family portraits.

Get creative

As with a family portrait, you can get creative and have fun with your animal’s photography session. Decide what kind of images you want: Do you want casual outdoor photos? Would you like studio photos that will sit nicely with the kids’ school photos? Do you need show photos of your pet for their portfolio? Or how about some fun action shots of your pet playing games or interacting with your family? Anne Lord, a local Leesburg, Virginia photographer, is an avid pet lover and has years of experience producing the best images of her furry clients. If you are not sure you’d like your pet to look in the photos, don’t worry, Anne’s artistic vision will produce images and memories of your pet that will last a lifetime.

Don’t wait until it is too late

The sad fact of life is that we usually outlive our pets. When your pet is no longer with you, having professional photographs of your loved one brings comfort during the grieving process. No matter the age of your pet right now, if you have not tried professional pet photography, now is the perfect time to start. You may also want to consider a portrait of you and/or the rest of your family in the pet portrait. Having a professional picture that captures your special bond and relationship with your pet is a keepsake you will never regret having captured with a camera.

Anne Lord Photography, fun pet portrait sessions

Anne Lord enjoys photographing pets and capturing their unique personalities. Outdoor sessions in the Leesburg, Virginia area are ideal right now. Consider a pet portrait for holiday greeting cards and gift giving. To learn more about pet photography with Anne, please contact me at anne@annelordphotography.com or 703-435-5292.

Family Portraits – More Than Just Pictures

Pictures share our stories and as the old saying goes, “a picture is worth a thousand words.”

At the end of it all, what we have created and leave behind matters. Family photos are one of the most cherished treasures we can possess. They can stand in as reminders of good times and bad when our memory fades. They can connect us to those who came before us and help connect us to those who will come after.

With a focus on relationships and connections, Anne Lord, an experienced family and wedding photographer in Leesburg, Virginia, creates images that remind you of how sweet each season of life is; as well as a few reasons why to invest in family portraits.

  1. Time passes whether you document it or not

Families grow and change for reasons such as marriage, birth, loved ones passing, and others moving far away. The days when family all stayed within a few miles of each other are gone. Take advantage of the time you have together by creating a sweet reminder of life lived together with a professional photographer. Every moment that you have together as a family is priceless, so don’t forget to capture these memories with a photo.

  1. Your relationship with your family is captured forever

A great family photographer can capture the whole story of your family, and that includes you! We have all said it in one form or another, “just get the kids, I don’t need to be in them.” Sometimes family life is messy and chaotic, and it is easier to be the one behind the camera. However, with a professional photographer, you get an amazing gift of being in images of real moments interacting with your family.

  1. High quality photos to last a lifetime

While at the time you might not care about the photos of you, your family will be overjoyed to have pictures of you to remember you by. During family celebrations, whether you have gathered for the holidays or to celebrate a growing family, old photo albums tend to come out. A professional photographer will have the training, equipment, and experience to produce gallery quality portraits. With an experienced family photographer in Leesburg, such as Anne Lord, you can expect images with great lighting, details, and softness that a point-and-shoot camera or smartphone cannot. By using an experienced photographer for your family portraits, you can get finely tuned, high end, striking images that display you and your family’s personality and bond.

Anne Lord Photography for a fun family portrait session

You will always want to take your own photos of your family and friends in the moment, but for the purpose of creating important keepsakes, only a professional family photographer can bring you the quality you desire.

I am scheduling portrait sessions now for holiday cards. To learn more about your family’s photography options, please contact me at anne@annelordphotography.com or 703-435-5292.