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Family Photographers in DC | Mom lays down and holds son up in the air in front of the Capitol Building in DC

I am incredibly lucky to have the opportunity to photograph at such classic monuments. There are so many perfect options to choose from – the Lincoln, Jefferson, DC War Memorial, etc. The U.S. Capitol Building serves as a timeless backdrop for your DC family photos. I met this family on an early spring morning, and although it was cloudy, we had soft, even light. I am always a fan of golden light, like at this U.S. Capitol family session. However, cloudy days do provide even light that is not only flattering but allows us so much more flexibility in where to photograph. Add some classic marble, and we have a stunning scene.

I know mornings can be tough to get ready and get out the door. I can promise you, it always pays off. Little ones tend to be in good spirits, the light is the most flattering, and the scene is generally empty. It simply involves planning – but it is truly, truly worth it!

Mom wore a dress from my client wardrobe and had her hair and make-up done by Lori Nansi. You can see this darling family’s full session here.

Family photographers in DC | Mother holds her son outside the U.S. Capitol Building during their DC photo session
Mom and son look out at the Washington Monument at the Capitol Reflecting Pool

Washington DC Family Photographer | Marie Elizabeth Photography

Marie Elizabeth Photography specializes in fine art Maternity, Newborn, and Family Photography based out of Washington, D.C. She also serves the areas of Arlington, Alexandria, McLean, Falls Church, Vienna, Bethesda, Potomac, Chevy Chase, Kensington, Silver Spring, College Park, and Riverdale Park. 

It is always an honor to serve as your DC Family Photographer. I provide a custom, luxurious experience to lead you every step of the way, beginning with a planning guide to make you feel confident and prepared, a consultation to achieve your portrait goals, a client wardrobe, hair and make-up artists, and finally, artwork to adorn your walls and preserve your memories forever. Let me be a part of your story today.

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