What a fabulous weekend full of family sessions! Stay tuned for lots of sneak peeks!
Ashburn, Virginia Lifestyle Photographer
Families | Maternity | Newborn | Children
I am a storyteller. My goal every time I pick up my camera is to capture your beautiful moments, strong connections, captivating stories, and powerful emotions.
Photography has been a hobby of mine for as long as I can remember, but my passion really took off when I my daughter came along. Capturing the pure and candid moments of her childhood has become one of my greatest joys, and nothing makes my heart happier than capturing those same moments for other families.
What a fabulous weekend full of family sessions! Stay tuned for lots of sneak peeks!
Did you know I'm in the middle of a personal project to take one photo a day for 100 days to document our summer? I think this week has been my favorite yet, with a trip to the carnival and cherry picking! What are your favorite summer activities to do with your littles?
Another great week of Summer in the books! This was a big one, with a visit to our local carnival and to Great Country Farms where we picked lots of yummy cherries! You'll probably notice a few more than my typical one-photo-a-day this week, but I couldn't choose just one photo that properly encap
The sweet Drewiske family, who won a free family session by participating in my Favorite of 2017 Contest way back in January, had their session last week and I'm in love with the photos! Check them out on the blog!
I loved getting to see this sweet family again! I first met them last fall at my apple picking mini session, and they hustled hard to win my Favorite Photo of 2017 contest, gathering something like 250+ votes! They are one of the sweetest families ever and I've loved getting to know them
If I could take nothing but documentary-style photos of toddlers playing, I would be one happy camper :) Dan & Katie
How sweet are these two sisters with their mama? 😍 Jennifer Aaron
Happy Father's Day to all the awesome dad's out there, including these two I got to photograph this weekend!
A handful of my favorite photos (and a GIF!) from Maddie's family session Morven Park are up on my website! Her little girl is just the cutest!
I loved getting to spend my Saturday with this awesome family. We were both on the fence about whether or not we should proceed with our session, what with the thunderstorms in the forecast and the unpredictable weather we've been having lately, but we decided to risk it and I'm so grateful we did!
There is just nothing sweeter than two siblings who are also best buds 😍
Oh dear, what rough weather we've been having lately. It's been hard to plan outdoor sessions when the weather is so unpredictable, but luckily this sweet family and I managed to miss the Saturday rain storm by just a few minutes!
A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to capture some very special photos for the Sargent family; Fresh 48 photos of their new baby boy Chase! He was just one day old and as sweet as can be!
This family is so very near and dear to my heart, and this session doubly so. This family was one of the very first client families I ever photographed, and now they have a brand new baby boy and I was so incredibly honored to be invited to capture his Fresh 48 session. This is a session that takes
Happy almost weekend! It's June, which means it's time for another photo dump! Visit my website to see what my family has been up to the past month!
Happy June! I cannot believe we're nearly halfway through 2018! May brought my little girl's 3rd birthday, which was celebrated with lots of cake, balloons, and a trip to the Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum in Winchester which we loooved ! I highly recommend it to anyone local with little ones!
Secret confession time: I actually love when your kids get a little tired at the end of a session, because then I get to capture sweet moments like this one. Tell me, do you prefer the color or black and white version? Laura
Mamas and babies y'all 😍 Just imagine this little girl looking back at this photo when she's all grown up and remembering how special her childhood was and knowing how very loved she is. THAT is why you get in the frame mamas; your kids deserve to see you in photos too. Kate
Oh my goodness just look at this sweet little girl's smile and the way she looks at her mama! I'm so in love with capturing mamas with their babies! Kathryn
Give me allllll the cake covered babies! 😍 Heidi
Happy Birthday Finley Fox! It was such a joy to see this family for the second time this year! I first met them back in January for a very cold family session at Morven Park , and last week I was lucky enough to meet them at Beaverdam Run for their youngest kiddo's cake smash! He was a b
✔️Alarm set for bright and early tomorrow morning
Let's do these minis!
Happy wet, rainy weekend! My flower picking mini sessions have been postponed until Sunday, but the good news is I've had two spots open up, at 10:00 and 10:30am! Let me know if you want to snag one, $180 for 20 minutes, 12 images, and a pail of flowers!
Just about ready to send this little guy's gallery off to his mama; hopefully his smile will brighten up this rainy day for everyone! Leah
When you're a little hesitant about this whole Cake Smash thing, so your big sisters decide to hop in and show you how it's done 🎂 Heidi
I loved getting to see this sweet family again- how cute are these two together?! Leah
How about that sunset last night after the storm? 😮 If you snapped a picture share it below; I'd love to see the view from your house! 🌄 This is a cell phone snap from my kitchen window!
How adorable is this little sweetheart?! She did NOT want to sit still, but who can blame her when there's so much to explore!
You guys, I just signed up for Honeytree Style & Select . This is a really fun service where you answer a few questions about your family and your style, and it pulls a TON of clothing ideas for your photo session! It makes it so incredibly easy to style yourself! I've only signed up for the one month trial at the moment, and I'd love some feedback from you all before I commit to a year! Send me a PM for the Client Access Code to give it a whirl, then come back and tell me what you think!
I just had a spot open up at noon on May 19th for my flower picking mini sessions! This is the *only* spot I have left, so act quickly if you want to snag it! Send me a PM or email me at [email protected] for more information!
Tomorrow, my sweet little baby will be three years old 😮
I'll keep the sappy stuff to myself, but suffice it to say I can't believe how quickly time is moving. To celebrate my little munchkin, I'm offering $53 off any Spring or Summer family session booked by the end of the day tomorrow, 5/3. Send me a PM or email me at [email protected] to reserve your session!
It was such a joy to meet this precious little man yesterday! Keep an eye out for more photos from his cake smash session coming later this week! 🎂 Ashley & Trenton
Remember back in January when I ran my Favorite Photo of 2017 contest? Libby was one of the winners and I was so delighted to see her and her family again! Last I saw her she was still pregnant with her youngest daughter, who is nine months old already! How quickly time goes!
It was so great to see this sweet family again! Back in January I ran a contest on my page, giving away three family sessions to the 2017 family that received the most votes on their photo. This family gathered nearly 250 votes in the maternity category! Last time I saw them little sister w
As some of you may know, I had my first image published this past week with Dear Photographer magazine. I'm beyond thrilled and incredibly honored to have my photo published alongside such deeply striking images, and the fact that it's my own little girl in the magazine makes it that much more special!
It was such a joy to see Krystina and Anthony and their kiddos again, and of course to meet the newest member of their family!
I was SO excited when this mama reached out to me to take their family photos this year! I first met them last summer when they were expecting their second daughter, and it was so great to get to meet her on the outside this time! Big sister was a sweetheart last year and I never would have thought
I got to see two returning families this weekend, how lucky am I!? I love getting to see these families grow and it's always fun to see how my editing style has evolved! Julia & Tamara, Libby & Ivy.
Oh my goodness, does this family make the cutest babies or what?? I loved getting to see Krystina and Anthony again last night, I can't wait to share more from their session!
Every photographer has a few things they love to capture, the things they always watch out for while they're shooting. One of mine happens to be the "in-between" moments between mamas and their babies. I love how gorgeous Janelle looks comforting her little girl, and how sweet and pensive her daughter looks wrapped up in her mama's arms.
Who has kids who love to twirl, dance, run, and explore? Who wants gorgeous photos of their kids? 🙋♀️ My girl and I found this fun, earthy location in Ashburn that would be *perfect* for an adventurous and nature-loving family! Send me a message if that's you!
My monthly personal photos are up on the blog! Take a peek to see some photos of Charlie's new "pet" ;)
Hello, and happy April! Supposedly. We've had quite the array of weather over the last few weeks, as you can see from the very wide variety of outfits Charlie is sporting in these photos. Early in March we took a little field trip to the Reston Used Book Shop , which both Charlie and I loved. I cou
Let's play a game: This family has 3 year old and 1 year old brothers. Tell me, what do you think happened at the very end of our session? Once you guess, go check out this post and see if you were right! 😂
I have to preface this post by saying: if you do nothing else I ever ask of you, please at least scroll all the way to the bottom of this post to see how big brother concluded our time together. You will not be disappointed! This sweet mama booked their family session last fall, so choosing a dat
Who else is super excited we're starting to see some hints of spring outside, like these gorgeous yellow blooms? 🙋♀️🙋♀️ I'm in love with this portrait of this gorgeous mama and her youngest little!
To all who observe the holiday, Happy Easter! And to those who don't, Happy April! I hope your Sunday is filled with happiness, love, and family! ♥️🐣🐰
My new and (hopefully!) improved website is up and running! Head over and take a peek, and don't forget to say hi! martiaustinphotography.com
This was my first year entering the Shoot & Share photo contest, so I had no idea what to expect. I'm pleasantly surprised with how my photos did, but there's still lots of room to improve!
I recently was approved to be a volunteer photographer with Red Thread Sessions, an organization that pairs adoptive families with local photographers to capture this season of their life. I met this amazing family through Red Thread Sessions and we met at Morven Park where we had a ton of fun celebrating this little cutie!
Prepare yourselves for a massive overshare! I'm so in love with this family's images I don't even care though. I am so very thankful to have found Red Thread Se...
Hey mamas! What are you hoping to get for Mother's Day this year? Flowers? A fancy dinner? How about a morning of quality time with your family! My flower picking mini sessions make the perfect gift for Mother's Day, and you'll receive at least dozen images to remember your special day! Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy with your family after our session, or plan to stop at one of the amazing wineries in Purcellville!
There are only a few spots left, email me at [email protected] to reserve your space!
This is my girl Charlie. She wants to hear your favorite family-friendly jokes! I'll post mine in the comments!
Faranak and Siavash, your little one is up on the blog!
Last time I saw this little cutie pa-tootie she was an itty bitty six month old- now she's a big bad one year old (but still just as cute!)! I can hardly believ...
This girl took the "smash" part of "cake smash" to heart- she destroyed that thing! I can't believe how big she's gotten since the last time I saw her! Siavash & Faranak
I am the only one who was woken up at 4am by these crazy winds? As frustrating as that was, it was nice to be able to work on this sweet newborn session in relative peace (which is hard to come by with a two year old!) Check out a few of my favorite's from Courtney's newborn session!
It was so great to see these sweet new parents again and meet their beautiful baby boy! I first met them at the end of last year at Morven Park for this beautif...
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