Santa Ana Photography

Santa Ana Photography In home documentary photographer for the Virginia, Maryland, and DC area.

Documentary Photography is often referred to as "art of the everyday”. It is an intimate and personal portrayal of your life. Photography that is unscripted, natural and beautiful. It is not clouded by props or artificial backgrounds, but instead captures your honest life. A life that is busy, messy, complex, and completely perfect! Sessions are commonly done at home where we all feel most like ourselves, and where children feel safe, secure, and free to be exactly who they are. Home is where your most cherished memories occur, and home is the perfect backdrop to tell the intimate story of your family.

Finished setting up the new website! Come check it out!https://santaanaphotos.com/
05/19/2019
Santa Ana Photography

Finished setting up the new website! Come check it out!
https://santaanaphotos.com/

The moments that mean the most to us are the authentic ones. They are personal and intimate; joyous and emotional. Weddings, family gatherings, a new baby; these are the moments that we carry with us and help to tell the unique story of our lives. My philosophy as a photographer is that life is mos...

Had the pleasure of touring the Sweeney Barn of Manassas, VA. The attention to detail is absolutely amazing! Even their ...
01/30/2019

Had the pleasure of touring the Sweeney Barn of Manassas, VA. The attention to detail is absolutely amazing! Even their toilet paper holders have charm, lol! Amazing! Any couple would be thrilled to host their wedding here.

Their open house is Saturday, Feb 23rd from 11am-4pm. Go check it out!

Santa Ana Photography's cover photo
01/24/2019

Santa Ana Photography's cover photo

Apple picking with the family!http://santaanaphotos.com/2018/10/apple-picking/
10/24/2018
Apple Picking | A WordPress Site

Apple picking with the family!
http://santaanaphotos.com/2018/10/apple-picking/

It’s hard to deny the joy of autumn! The crisp air, the hot cider, the pumpkin patches, and falling leaves. Of course this time of year there is always the fun of traveling to the orchard and picking your own apples! Granted I may be the only one that eats them (unless they find their way into a h...

Mondays....
05/21/2018

Mondays....

Hello all! You may have noticed Santa Ana Photography has been a little quite...and that is due to some big news! I'm ex...
01/22/2018
Weddings

Hello all! You may have noticed Santa Ana Photography has been a little quite...and that is due to some big news! I'm excited to announce that weddings are now apart of my offerings! Although I've been doing weddings for the past 5 years, i have only offered it on a selective level. Now I'm happy to offer or this service to all!

You can find a link on the main website or follow the one here. I am actively booking for the 2018/2019 wedding season and would love to capture your day in the same natural and unscripted style that I offer families!

Take a peak here:
www.santaanaphotos.com/weddings

Your wedding day is one of your greatest life events. It is personal and intimate; joyous and emotional. It is the first chapter of your new life as a married couple. Your photography should reflect this emotion and tell your unique story. As your wedding photographer I combine the styles of documen...

Happy Father's Day to all the dads out there. I'm lucky to have two wonderful men in my life. Here is a little look into...
06/18/2017
A WordPress Site | My Father

Happy Father's Day to all the dads out there. I'm lucky to have two wonderful men in my life. Here is a little look into my daddy...
http://santaanaphotos.com/2017/06/my-father/

When I was a young girl, I can recall a day when I watched my father slowly walk up and down our long country driveway methodically bending down, standing up, bending down, standing up, and so on. I watched for a while from our storm door as it lightly rained and tried to figure out what it was he w...

Calling all families... Your going to want to read this one ;)http://santaanaphotos.com/2017/06/freesession/
06/13/2017
A WordPress Site | And now for some BIG news!

Calling all families... Your going to want to read this one ;)
http://santaanaphotos.com/2017/06/freesession/

I feel lucky to be a photographer. But I feel even luckier to be invited into people’s homes and lives to capture their most precious and honest moments through documentary photography. It is true that this is a specialized form of photography and it is not one that everyone seeks out or even unders...

A little note to say Happy Mother's Day to my Mommy.http://santaanaphotos.com/2017/05/my-mother/
05/14/2017
The Blog | My Mother

A little note to say Happy Mother's Day to my Mommy.
http://santaanaphotos.com/2017/05/my-mother/

This year, my mom is celebrating her 50th Mother’s Day! How amazing is that?!? It’s hard to believe that 50 years ago she brought her first child (out of five) into this world. In comparison, i’ll only be celebrating my 3rd Mother’s Day! But there is no better mentor I could possibly have. I’m prett...

This Mother's Day weekend I take some time to reflect on being a mommy to my little girl and noticing the beauty in ever...
05/13/2017
The Blog |
My Greatest Purpose

This Mother's Day weekend I take some time to reflect on being a mommy to my little girl and noticing the beauty in everyday moments.
http://santaanaphotos.com/2017/05/my-greatest-purpose/

I am a mother to a brave, bold, strong, opinionated, and absolutely wonderful little girl. She is the light of my life. Everyday she brings me wonder and joy. And everyday she brings challenges as well. Being a mother is such an emotional rollercoaster, but there is nothing I have done or plan to do...

Today I am so happy to announce the launch of my new Santa Ana Photography brand! As you may have noticed this includes ...
05/13/2017
Santa Ana Photography

Today I am so happy to announce the launch of my new Santa Ana Photography brand! As you may have noticed this includes a brand new logo, but also a brand new website and blog!

Personal family documentaries are my passion and I can't wait to continue to share these intimate and real sessions with all of you.

Keep an eye out on Facebook and Instagram as I will be posting an exciting announcement Monday (May 29th) in order to celebrate the new look for Santa Ana Photography and the joy of documenting life!

www.santaanaphotos.com

As a personal documentary photographer, I provide an intimate and personal portrayal of your life. Photography that is unscripted, natural and beautiful. I capture life's memories as it happens. It is busy, messy, complex, and completely perfect!

Santa Ana Photography
05/05/2017

Santa Ana Photography

There is something magical about finding an old bookstore.
03/30/2017

There is something magical about finding an old bookstore.

Spring in February calls for some serious dirt play!
02/18/2017

Spring in February calls for some serious dirt play!

Santa Ana Photography's cover photo
02/17/2017

Santa Ana Photography's cover photo

Sometimes only Grandma will do.
01/07/2017

Sometimes only Grandma will do.

A princess at all hours.
01/07/2017

A princess at all hours.

Despite what I think of every time I look at this, it's not the new cast of Goonies! Just reviewing some summer adventur...
12/02/2016

Despite what I think of every time I look at this, it's not the new cast of Goonies! Just reviewing some summer adventure before the winter sets in!

Just another day of celebrating light!
11/19/2016

Just another day of celebrating light!

Tis the Season...for Mini Sessions!!I'm excited to announce that our Holiday Mini Sessions are opening for booking! With...
11/13/2016

Tis the Season...for Mini Sessions!!

I'm excited to announce that our Holiday Mini Sessions are opening for booking! With this pure documentary session there is no need to meet at strange locations, use silly props, or even comb your hair (really!). I'm coming to you!

Let's capture your Holiday traditions that make this time of year so magical for you and your family. Do you bake, do you hunt for the perfect tree, do you decorate?

The moments of today are the stories of tomorrow, so don't let the most wonderful time of the year sneak by!

Friends and SunflowersIt is rare that I will have a Saturday off so why not spend it watching pigs roll around in mud an...
08/21/2016
Santa Ana Photography — Friends and Sunflowers It is rare that I will have...

Friends and Sunflowers

It is rare that I will have a Saturday off so why not spend it watching pigs roll around in mud and picking sunflowers? I love being a photographer, but one of the sacrifices that you make is often times not have those family weekends to spend together, so when a chance came up to take a Saturday and spend time with my family and friends I couldn’t wait!

http://santaanaphotosblog.com/post/149283479563/friends-and-sunflowers-it-is-rare-that-i-will-have

Friends and Sunflowers It is rare that I will have a Saturday off so why not spend it watching pigs roll around in mud and picking sunflowers? I love being a photographer, but one of the sacrifices...

There is still time to book your Front Porch Session! Email info@santaanaphotos.com
07/20/2016

There is still time to book your Front Porch Session!
Email [email protected]

First time in a hotel room. First time in a big bed. First time sleeping with mommy. First time sleeping past 9am out of...
07/18/2016

First time in a hotel room. First time in a big bed. First time sleeping with mommy. First time sleeping past 9am out of pure exhaustion!

My very own ray of sunshine!My sweet baby girl turned 2 today and it was so amazing to capture her little (ok, BIG) pers...
07/16/2016
Santa Ana Photography — My very own ray of sunshine! My sweet baby girl...

My very own ray of sunshine!

My sweet baby girl turned 2 today and it was so amazing to capture her little (ok, BIG) personality while surrounded by friends and family. Thanks to my sidekick husband, I even had a chance to be in a few pictures as well!

Time goes by so quickly and it is hard to remember how important it is to stop and ensure that our memories have a life beyond the moment. I am just as guilty of this as anyone! It’s so easy to let this time slip by, but I’m so thankful that these little ripples in time, showing how my beautiful baby evolves into a beautiful toddler are now forever mine!

Check out the images here: http://santaanaphotosblog.com/post/147478098818/my-very-own-ray-of-sunshine-my-sweet-baby-girl

My very own ray of sunshine! My sweet baby girl turned 2 today and it was so amazing to capture her little (ok, BIG) personality while surrounded by friends and family. Thanks to my sidekick husband,...

Toy box napping! #candidslumber #letthekids #our_everyday_moments #clickinmoms #clickmagazine #cameramama #pixelkids #si...
05/26/2016

Toy box napping! #candidslumber #letthekids #our_everyday_moments #clickinmoms #clickmagazine #cameramama #pixelkids #simplychildren #beyondthewonderlust

Quiet mornings...#kidsforreal #our_everyday_moments #pixel_kids #simplychildren #letthekids #clickinmoms #cameramama #cl...
04/25/2016

Quiet mornings...
#kidsforreal #our_everyday_moments #pixel_kids #simplychildren #letthekids #clickinmoms #cameramama #clickmagazine #beyondthewonderlust

For me, the everyday moments of my childhood are what I treasure most. Being allowed to listen in on my older sisters wh...
01/24/2016

For me, the everyday moments of my childhood are what I treasure most. Being allowed to listen in on my older sisters while they share girl talk, helping my dad pick blackberries in the garden, or curling up next to my mom to watch old musicals and smelling her Charlie perfume. At the time, these moments may seem simple, or even mundane, but each one is a thread in the fabric that is my life. And ultimately, it is why I do what I do.

Everyday that we live is a day of memories, some simple, some mundane, but all of them priceless. This is why I offer Day in the Life Sessions. It allows fleeting moments to become a permanent, and beautiful photographic collection that can be experienced over and over.

Check out the full "Day in the Life Session" of my very own little ray of sunshine on the blog: SantaAnaPhotosBlog.com

01/18/2016
a story for tomorrow.

I watch this video each year around this time. If you have not seen it, then it is definitely worth taking a quiet moment to watch and listen.

It beautifully depicts life and dares to ask….”Did you enjoy your story?”. Everyday I try to live life so that at the end I can answer, “Yes, yes I did”.


http://vimeo.com/36519586

This video was written and produced while traveling through Chile & Patagonia with my girlfriend. We spent 5 weeks exploring this amazing country, and this…

01/18/2016

What a whirlwind to the start of the New Year! I spent an amazing few days in Atlanta at the Imaging USA conference for photographers and I'm currently working on some new and exciting things that will be coming to light in the next few months! Stay tuned....

Excited for a weekend of education, evaluation, and motivation! @imagingusa
01/09/2016

Excited for a weekend of education, evaluation, and motivation! @imagingusa

Christmas has always been one of my absolute favorite holidays, however, since becoming a mom it has taken on a whole ne...
12/27/2015

Christmas has always been one of my absolute favorite holidays, however, since becoming a mom it has taken on a whole new meaning. Each year I get more and more excited to see my daughters reaction to this fun, exciting, and very overwhelming holiday. At 17 months, Avery is starting to grasp the holiday magic and it warms my heart to watch it grow! She has taken to yelling “ho ho ho” at every Santa figure (although sitting on his lap is another story!), she definitely has the opening of presents down, and she is a star in the eyes of her family and endless supply of cousins!

I couldn’t be happier of more blessed to have this little shining light in my life as well as both my family and my husbands loving family. I truly hope that all of you out there had a beautiful year and that you too have been able to experience the joy and look forward to all the blessings 2016 has to offer.

Happy Holidays to you and yours!

View more of Avery's magical Christmas morning moments on the blog:
http://santaanaphotosblog.com/post/136011274413/christmas-morning-christmas-has-always-been-one

This holiday will certainly be one to remember as little baby Ingrid and her mommy and daddy celebrate their first Chris...
12/21/2015

This holiday will certainly be one to remember as little baby Ingrid and her mommy and daddy celebrate their first Christmas together! Everyone knows how exciting it is to have a brand new baby (especially around the holidays) but to see in person how much this amazing couple loved and cherished their precious little bundle of joy melted my heart! And it was clear that Ingrid was as content as could be - she barely made a peep the entire session! She was so well behaved, the weather was so good, and the whole family was so in love I wanted to take portraits of them all day!

I adore these beautiful cozy moments, and I am so happy that Kelsey, John, and Ingrid invited me into their home to capture them.

To see more from this cozy holiday session, check out the blog: http://santaanaphotosblog.com/post/135670749158/cozy-holiday-moments-at-home-this-holiday-will

I walked up to a beautiful colonial home and the first thing I saw was a little face peaking at me through the glass win...
12/16/2015

I walked up to a beautiful colonial home and the first thing I saw was a little face peaking at me through the glass windows framing the door. Then there was two! I could tell that they were full of energy and that it was going to be a fun filled morning!

The Jung family was busy getting ready for their day as I captured all the little moments that we so often forget to savor as we go about our everyday lives. After a wonderful tour of the toy room and the children’s room by a fun and energetic little girl, it was off to the play ground where the whole family got in on the action!

Swings, play sets, slides, and a beautiful day in November. What could be better? It was a day full of fun, energy, and family and I was so honored that I was able to help capture this time in their lives so that they can relive it for years to come!

Check out this fun filled session on the blog today: www.SantaAnaPhotosBlog.com

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Aldie, VA
20105

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Monday 09:00 - 19:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 19:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 19:00
Thursday 09:00 - 19:00
Friday 09:00 - 19:00
Saturday 09:00 - 19:00
Sunday 09:00 - 19:00

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(248) 895-3031

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