Mini Sessions | Ashburn VA Family Photographer

As the weather is getting warmer and the foliage is coming back to life, it’s a great time to start thinking about spring family photos.  We always offer our regular Lifestyle Sessions, but did you know we also offer Mini Sessions year round?  They are held in one of the many picturesque parks in Brambleton.  We also periodically offer special dates and different locations.  Typically, these are held in the spring and fall.  You can see some of the spring sessions from last year here, here and here.  Here are some new-to-the-blog favorites from our mini sessions last fall.  These were done at a special location outside Brambleton and most families used them for their holiday cards and gifts.  If you’re interested in setting up a session like these, contact us to make your appointment! Enjoy!

Sam + Mike |Married! | A Briar Patch Bed and Breakfast Wedding

Sam and Mike were married at the Briar Patch Bed and Breakfast on a gorgeous early fall day.  The couple was so fun to work with from heir engagement session right up until the wedding day.  They have an easy humor between them that made capturing their day effortless and fun.  Congratulations, Sam and Mike!  Best wishes for many happy years together!

Venue: Briar Patch Bed and Breakfast

Event Coordinator: Lemon Thyme Events

Hair and Makeup: Kylie and Elizabeth, Michael Helene Salon

Catering & Cake: Culinary Delights by Feist

Floral: J Morris Flowers

DJ: Carlysle Entertainment

Photography: Amie Otto for Amie Otto Photography


Author April Hunt | Northern VA Head Shots

I had the pleasure of taking head shots for author, April Hunt late last year.  Her debut novel is coming out this fall and looks to be quite a steamy page turner!  This was a fun shoot for me, as I’ve done lots of head shots in the past, but never for a soon-to-be published author.  We wanted a natural and casual look, so we opted outside and got these as our favorites.  Be sure to visit April’s website to find out more about this and her upcoming books!

Susan and Jim | Married! | A Cabaret at Fredericksburg Square Wedding

Susan and Jim were married last summer on one of the hottest days of the year.  There ceremony and reception took place in Fredericksburg and we had originally planed on spending a significant amount of time taking photos of the couple in the many historic and charming areas of the town.  Due to the heat, we had to put into place our plan B and stay close to the venue.  Lucky for us, we still had plenty of options for our photos.  Fredericksburg is such a cute little town!

The ceremony and reception were held at the Cabaret at Fredericksburg Square, which was totally charming and an intimate setting for the cozy wedding.  The party continued late into the night with fantastic live music and the always fun photo booth–be sure to scroll till the end to see all the photos!  Special thanks to Kelly for assisting with the Photo Booth!

Congratulations, Susan and Jim!  Best wishes for many happy years together!

Venue: The Cabaret at Fredericksburg Square

Cake: Family Friend

Band:  Will Garret Band

Flowers: Jane Guerin, Flowers

Photography and Photo Booth, Amie Otto, Amie Otto Photography

The M Family | Middleburg VA Family Portraits

I had the pleasure of photographing THREE generations of the M family this past summer.  It took a little while to get the kids to warm up, but in the end, we got some great images spanning the generations.  Enjoy!

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