Today I’m sharing the garden family photos of my dreams! This beautiful little family met me at Oatlands Historic House and Gardens (one of my top spots for family photos in Northern Virginia). We had a wonderful evening exploring the property and making fun memories. Most of the photos were taken with my film camera and Fuji 400H film.
Their baby girl was six months old in these photos – an adorable age. The first year flies by as any parent can confirm. Having these moments forever documented is something you’ll always be thankful for! I brought my Plum & Sparrow basket along for a few individual portraits. Nestled among the blooming peonies, it made for the perfect backdrop for little Juliet.
Molly wore a gorgeous gown from Needle & Thread. Elegant, ethereal, and timeless. Having Josh dressed up in a suit they got in Paris was the final touch to their formal look. While planning, we worked together to curate the wardrobe selections. This included a custom style board pulling together our ideas! This is an included service for all of my portrait sessions, as I know picking out what to wear can often be the biggest challenge. You can see our style board at the bottom of this post.
We even had their adorable pup, Charlie, join in for a few photos at the end of the session. The perfect ending to a beautiful evening!
SEE THE STYLE BOARD FOR THESE GARDEN FAMILY PHOTOS:
Hair & makeup | JSL Visions
Gown | Needle & Thread
Romper | Noralee
Film scans developed by PhotoVision
About the photographer
Emily Alyssa Photography offers outdoor family, maternity, and couples portraits throughout Washington, DC, Virginia, and Maryland. She also offers studio and in-home portrait sessions. Her natural light photography studio is in Northern Virginia. With an emphasis on a relaxed, natural photography style, she enjoys getting to know her families and documenting this special time in their lives. Interested in commissioning Emily for your family photos? Reach out for more details: