Captured Photography, LLC: Blog http://www.capturedbyla.com/blog en-us (C) Captured Photography, LLC capturedbyla@gmail.com (Captured Photography, LLC) Tue, 15 May 2018 12:52:00 GMT Tue, 15 May 2018 12:52:00 GMT http://www.capturedbyla.com/img/s/v-5/u932606004-o216403343-50.jpg Captured Photography, LLC: Blog http://www.capturedbyla.com/blog 120 80 Alex {John Champe Class of 2018} http://www.capturedbyla.com/blog/2018/5/alex-john-champe-class-of-2018 Writing has never been my forte so I'm not sure how I'm going to adequately portray how I feel about this young man but here it goes. Alex is my first kid. He's the one who made me a mother at the age of 26. I was young, and thankfully so, because he had so much energy! He was a very busy toddler with incredible persistence; he certainly kept me on my toes! It's a miracle we ever had another after him ;). When Alex wanted to do something it was very difficult to stop him. Eventually, I learned to let him do what he wanted, but with as much safety measures as possible. Because, of course, most of the things he wanted to do were not exactly safe for him. But I learned that if I didn't let him do these things, it would stifle his love of learning, his creativity, and his incredible sense of curiosity.

He still has that love of learning and that curiosity...and I love that about him. He will be attending Virginia Tech in the fall (which, in actuality, is more like this summer!) to study engineering. This could not be more perfect for him...from his love of the school to his love of science and math. Virginia Tech has always been his number one pick. He's been going to Hokie football games with us since he was 5 years old. Every year becoming more and more comfortable with the school to the point where it began to feel like another home to him. He loves the culture at VT and I'm confident he'll be very happy there.

Me, on the other hand?...I'm hoping I'll somehow find the strength to focus more on how happy my son will be in his new home than on my own feelings of missing him terribly. 

 

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Eric {John Champe Class of 2018} http://www.capturedbyla.com/blog/2018/5/eric-john-champe-class-of-2018 Eric and my oldest have been very good friend since elementary school so it was a pleasure and a privilege for me to capture his senior pictures! Our families have known each other for many years now and through several soccer teams (they're also a part of the 'my 3 sons' club). I've watched Eric grow up into a great young man. He works hard (took 6 AP classes his senior year!) and has clear goals for himself. He'll join his older brother at UVa this fall and study engineering. Even though Eric and our son will be at separate schools this fall I have no doubt they will continue to be great friends (& even with the big college rivalry). Here are a few of my favorites from our session in Middleburg...

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Sabrina, Blake & Baby Jack {Fall 2017} http://www.capturedbyla.com/blog/2017/12/sabrina-blake-baby-jack-fall-2017 A gorgeous family + the golden hour = too many photos to narrow down! Loved capturing this family! Mom & Dad were super easy going even when baby Jack had had enough ;). We made the best of it and got some beautiful shots of their family of 3!

 
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Jake {Fall 2017} http://www.capturedbyla.com/blog/2017/12/jake-fall-2017 I've known Jake since he was a toddler with his family living just down the street from us. He's grown into such a great young man and clearly very handsome! I'm so glad we included his dog, Bailey, in some of the shots. A boy & his dog...such a special bond! Here are a few of my favorites from our session...

 
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The Hayes Family {Fall 2017} http://www.capturedbyla.com/blog/2017/11/the-hayes-family-fall-2017 This family couldn't be any cuter! And oh those eyes on little Mackenzie...just gorgeous!! Here are a few of my favorites from our session...

 
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The Denniston Family {Fall 2017} http://www.capturedbyla.com/blog/2017/11/the-denniston-family-fall-2017 I'm always so happy to photograph this beautiful family! Lexi & Andrew are such laid back and easy going parents and their 2 boys are such a reminder to me of what my boys were like at that age...full of energy, giggles, and nonstop wrestling moves ;)! Love it!! Here are a few of my favorites from our session on Sunday...

This is the real-life-with-two-active-little-boys photo ;)...

 
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Austin {Freedom HS Class of 2018} http://www.capturedbyla.com/blog/2017/11/austin-freedom-hs-class-of-2018 Here are a few of my favorites from Austin's senior portrait session in Middleburg...just love the endless beautiful backdrop options in this town!

 

 
 
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The Millar Family {Fall 2017} http://www.capturedbyla.com/blog/2017/11/the-millar-family-fall-2017 This family is just picture perfect! I had the pleasure of doing their photos last fall when Teddy was a little puppy and it was one of my favorite sessions! I always love including the family dog in a session. It's not always logistically easy but it's totally worth it! If you feel like I do, your dog is most definitely a part of your family :)! 

We had our session at Old Luckett's Store in Leesburg. They had some amazing Christmas decorations all throughout their lot which made for some great backdrops! Here are a few of my favorites from our session...

 
 
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The Canavan Family {Fall 2017} http://www.capturedbyla.com/blog/2017/11/the-canavan-family-fall-2017 This amazing family has been so understanding and flexible with getting our session in this fall! We had to reschedule not once, but twice due to rain. We thankfully ended up with great weather on Sunday and had a fantastic session! And their outfit colors were just perfect with this location as the backdrop! Here are a few of my favorites from our session...

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The Freimann Family {Fall 2017} http://www.capturedbyla.com/blog/2017/11/the-freimann-family-fall-2017 Even though Suzie and I had planned this session for weeks, it felt like we threw it together at the last minute. The weather was calling for rain all afternoon on Monday so we squeezed in our session early that morning instead...and at a new location. And wow, we lucked out with some beautiful, unexpected sunlight. And their outfits were perfect! I love the different shades of blue...a great contrast to the gorgeous fall colors in the background! Here are a few of my favorites from our session...

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The Ruhe Family {Fall 2017} http://www.capturedbyla.com/blog/2017/11/the-ruhe-family-fall-2017 The weather hasn't been very good for photo sessions lately but we squeezed this session in just after all the misty rain on Sunday. Love this beautiful family and how chill and easy going they are about everything! No matter the weather this photo session was happening :)! We didn't have sun flare or the usual glow of sunset, but the softness of the sky gave us some gorgeous backgrounds to work with. 

Here are some of my favorites from our session...

the many faces of Sierra :)...

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Jen & Joe Get Married! http://www.capturedbyla.com/blog/2017/11/jen-joes-wedding I've known Jen for over 20 years. We've been there for the big events in each other's lives and believe me when I say she's had her fair share of big events...more than anyone should go through. So when she asked me to photograph her wedding I was thrilled to do it. I was so happy to be there to witness another big event in her life...a happy one. And she and Joe are clearly very happy together! Congratulations Jen & Joe!

Here are a few of my favorite images from their ceremony in Leesburg this past weekend...

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The Maresca Family {Fall 2017} http://www.capturedbyla.com/blog/2017/10/the-maresca-family-fall-2017 I met Carol & Frank a few years ago through mutual friends. It was such a pleasure capturing their beautiful family last week at this gorgeous location in Middleburg! Here are a few of my favorites from our session...

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The Spring Family {Fall 2017} http://www.capturedbyla.com/blog/2017/10/the-spring-family-fall-2017 I absolutely love capturing this family! It's hard to believe it's been 4 years since our very first photo session (almost to the day)! Having sessions with returning clients year over year makes my job so much fun for several reasons. I get to know them well, everyone is super comfortable, we capture genuine candid moments...annnd not having to look up their kid's names before a session is an added plus ;). The Spring girls make every session so much fun...Helena is an energetic, adorable little girl with so many great facial expressions and Olivia is so mature now and really enjoys posing for the camera! I truly enjoy watching this beautiful family grow year over year!

Here are a few of my favorites from our session at The Barn at One Loudoun...

a little sass from Ms. Olivia :)...

Helena went from "I'm scared but I think I like it" to "I love this!" between each up & down on the seesaw ;)...

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The Mahmood Family {Fall 2017} http://www.capturedbyla.com/blog/2017/10/the-mahmood-family-fall-2017 I first photographed this beautiful family almost exactly a year ago to the day. Their boys are absolutely adorable and little Nicholas is a comedian in the making...he clearly loves laughing and making other people laugh! What a smile on that kid and just always happy! Here are a few of my favorites from our session...

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The Cushman Family {Fall 2017} http://www.capturedbyla.com/blog/2017/10/the-cushman-family-fall-2017 This family always looks like they're straight out of a magazine...just gorgeous! I always love photographing them...the girls couldn't be sweeter and little Drew made the session entertaining for all of us ;)! We found a great spot at The Hill School in Middleburg with a perfect amount of shade and sun. Here are a few of my favorites from our session...

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Priya {John Champe Class of 2018} http://www.capturedbyla.com/blog/2017/10/priya-class-of-2018 I had the pleasure of doing Priya's senior pictures this past weekend. She is such a beautiful girl and clearly very photogenic! 

Priya has been one of my son's best friends through middle school and high school. I really hope they're fortunate enough to end up at the same college too. Love this girl and the friendship she and my son have!

Here are some of my favorites from our session...

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Lincoln's 1st Birthday/Doljanchi http://www.capturedbyla.com/blog/2017/10/lincolns-1st-birthday I had the pleasure of capturing baby Lincoln's 1st birthday (Doljanchi) on Sunday. He was surrounded by family and friends who clearly love him dearly. It was a very special event that included a beautiful slide show of Lincoln's first year and the Korean tradition of the Doljabi (choosing of one item that will represent the child's future career). Here are a few preview pictures from the big day!

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Vivienne's 1st Birthday/Doljanchi http://www.capturedbyla.com/blog/2017/10/viviannes-1st-birthday/doljanchi I had the pleasure of capturing baby Vivienne's 1st birthday on Sunday. The Korean 1st birthday or Doljanchi is such a great and fun tradition to witness. I was honored to be a part of it!

 

 

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The Padiotis Family! http://www.capturedbyla.com/blog/2017/9/the-padiotis-family This gorgeous family met me at Claude Moore Park and you'd never know it was a super warm evening! They were troopers and we got in a full session before the sunset. Loved capturing this family...they were as sweet as can be and their little Angelina was just the cutest little thing! Love those eyes!!

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