Marti Austin Photography

Marti Austin Photography 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.
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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.

Mission: I am a storyteller. This is my goal every time I pick up my camera, whether I'm photographing my own family or yours: to capture beautiful moments, strong connections, captivating stories, and powerful emotions- the good and the bad.

Marti Austin Photography
03/25/2020

Marti Austin Photography

Let's break up all of the doom and gloom posts with a cute little baby who is quickly approaching a whole year old alrea...
03/25/2020

Let's break up all of the doom and gloom posts with a cute little baby who is quickly approaching a whole year old already! I can't believe it's been that long already Maddie!

Mood. How is everyone holding up? My family and I are healthy, but we are taking this social distancing thing seriously....
03/22/2020

Mood.

How is everyone holding up? My family and I are healthy, but we are taking this social distancing thing seriously. I've postponed all my sessions for the next month at least, so for the next several weeks I'll be sharing some of my favorite photos from past sessions.

How are you planning to keep your kids busy while practicing social distancing over the next few weeks? So far some plan...
03/14/2020

How are you planning to keep your kids busy while practicing social distancing over the next few weeks? So far some plans I have are:

▪️ Cut and paste magazine collages
▪️ Make our own playdough
▪️ Go "fishing" with a stick and string
▪️ Nature hike and scavenger hunt
▪️ Bake treats
▪️ Draw with window markers (pictured!)
▪️ Board games, puzzles, and books galore
▪️ Build a blanket fort and watch a movie (I hear Frozen II will be out on Disney+ soon!)

What's on your list? Let's see how many fun ideas we can crowd source here!

What a crazy, unpredictable week it's been. Let's all take a break from the chaos to admire these two adorable milk drun...
03/13/2020

What a crazy, unpredictable week it's been. Let's all take a break from the chaos to admire these two adorable milk drunk babies 😍 Rynnel + Tim

How precious are these two little brothers? Cuddled up all cozy together and sleeping soundly 😍 Rynnel Gibbs Laughlin
03/09/2020

How precious are these two little brothers? Cuddled up all cozy together and sleeping soundly 😍 Rynnel Gibbs Laughlin

Don't forget... 😂
02/15/2020

Don't forget... 😂

These cold, rainy days are really making me miss the warmer weather. Who else is ready for spring? 🙋‍♀️
02/07/2020

These cold, rainy days are really making me miss the warmer weather. Who else is ready for spring? 🙋‍♀️

As Facebook so loves to remind me, I haven't shared anything to my page in while. Here's a little personal project I've ...
01/14/2020

As Facebook so loves to remind me, I haven't shared anything to my page in while. Here's a little personal project I've been working on to keep busy during the slow months. I'm thinking of offering wedding dress minis this spring... chime in everyone, is that something you all would be interest in?

Every night when my family sits down to dinner, we talk about what we appreciate from that day. Sometimes it's the big t...
01/01/2020

Every night when my family sits down to dinner, we talk about what we appreciate from that day. Sometimes it's the big things, like spending quality time together or having a safe home and warm bed. Sometimes it's little things we do for each other, like remembering to put dirty socks in the hamper or making a favorite food for dinner.

Today, I want to make sure each and every family I've met and photographed in 2019 knows how very much I appreciate you. Thank you so much for trusting me to capture your lives and your little ones in 2019. I hope to see you all again in 2020 and I hope to meet many new families throughout the coming year!

I'm spending today addressing roughly 2,374,681 Christmas cards. Okay, in reality it's more like 40, but it definitely f...
12/04/2019

I'm spending today addressing roughly 2,374,681 Christmas cards. Okay, in reality it's more like 40, but it definitely feels like more. As you're sending out your own Christmas cards this year, don't forget to send one to your photographer! I love to see how you use your photos! PM me if you'd like my address!

I'm not typically a fan of "look at the camera and smile" photos, but when the smiles are *this* beautiful and genuine, ...
11/30/2019

I'm not typically a fan of "look at the camera and smile" photos, but when the smiles are *this* beautiful and genuine, how could I not love it?? 😍 Amanda

Welcome baby Louis! Wide awake or sound asleep this little guy was so incredibly precious 😍 I could have snuggled him al...
11/18/2019

Welcome baby Louis! Wide awake or sound asleep this little guy was so incredibly precious 😍 I could have snuggled him all day! Leah

I'm so in love with those sweet little curls 😍
11/11/2019

I'm so in love with those sweet little curls 😍

Tonight I get to share one of my favorites from Julie's family session! Last time I got to take photos of this sweet fam...
11/08/2019

Tonight I get to share one of my favorites from Julie's family session! Last time I got to take photos of this sweet family Amelia was just a newborn and soon she'll be celebrating her first birthday! 😮

How is it Wednesday already? This week is flying and I haven't shared any photos from the past weekend yet! Prepare for ...
11/07/2019

How is it Wednesday already? This week is flying and I haven't shared any photos from the past weekend yet! Prepare for lots of sneak peeks in the next day or two! First up, the beautiful Gouldey family!

Just your typical, traditional family portrait 😆 I love, love, love, spending time with this sweet family and these sill...
10/30/2019

Just your typical, traditional family portrait 😆 I love, love, love, spending time with this sweet family and these silly girls!

Just a mama and her girls 😍
10/28/2019

Just a mama and her girls 😍

Happy Weekend! I'm just about ready to send this sweet guy's gallery off and then back to the editing grind, complete wi...
10/25/2019

Happy Weekend! I'm just about ready to send this sweet guy's gallery off and then back to the editing grind, complete with wine and take out 🍷🥡

Happy Weekend (does a little happy dance)!  I'm getting ready to send off this gallery to the Randolph family! Look at t...
10/04/2019

Happy Weekend (does a little happy dance)! I'm getting ready to send off this gallery to the Randolph family! Look at that little smile peeking out from behind dad's shoulder 😍

Me: Can you feel your dad's cheek? Is it smooth or scratchy? Her: *Accidentally smacks her dad in the face*Result:
10/03/2019

Me: Can you feel your dad's cheek? Is it smooth or scratchy?
Her: *Accidentally smacks her dad in the face*

Result:

So in love with this sweet mother/son moment 😍
10/02/2019

So in love with this sweet mother/son moment 😍

I have two gorgeous families to share with you from this weekend, but first I want to introduce the newest member of the...
09/29/2019

I have two gorgeous families to share with you from this weekend, but first I want to introduce the newest member of the Austin family. This is Gus, our new pet hedgehog! He came home this weekend and is slowly exploring and adjusting to his new home. I can't wait to share more photos of this cutie!

I love families with a sense of humor! The Chao family found these shirts, and whether you read it Chaos or chaos, it de...
09/25/2019

I love families with a sense of humor! The Chao family found these shirts, and whether you read it Chaos or chaos, it definitely sums up life with two toddlers!

Happy First Day of Fall! 🍂 Here's the cutest little gummy smile to celebrate! Whitney
09/24/2019

Happy First Day of Fall! 🍂 Here's the cutest little gummy smile to celebrate! Whitney

How sweet is this little "in between" moment between mama and her babe? I just love capturing these unprompted moments t...
09/13/2019

How sweet is this little "in between" moment between mama and her babe? I just love capturing these unprompted moments that capture what life is really like in this chapter of your family's story.

Three months of our summer photos are up on the website! This week I'll continue catching up on blogging recent client s...
09/03/2019
Summer Recap | Ashburn, Virginia Lifestyle Family Photography — Marti Austin Photography

Three months of our summer photos are up on the website! This week I'll continue catching up on blogging recent client sessions as well as gearing our little family up for the start of the school year! Marti Austin

https://www.martiaustinphotography.com/blog/2019/9/2/summer-recap-marti-austin-photography

If you follow along here or on my page, you may have seen my monthly recaps over the past few years. Last summer I attempted to take one photo a day and post a weekly update; as you can imagine, that didn’t last long. This year, I thought I would try the complete opposite: one very long, ...

Let's play spot the difference in this before and after! 😂 I'm debating editing this little photo bomber into the corner...
08/31/2019

Let's play spot the difference in this before and after! 😂 I'm debating editing this little photo bomber into the corner of all of their family pictures, what do we think? 😂 Julie

I said "Okay, it's time to give mama some snuggles!" and he curled up so perfectly in her lap 😍 What a sweetheart this l...
08/29/2019

I said "Okay, it's time to give mama some snuggles!" and he curled up so perfectly in her lap 😍 What a sweetheart this little one was, I can't wait to share more from this family/maternity session! Julie

Well apparently today is National Photography Day... who knew! If I've ever taken photos for your family, I'd love for y...
08/20/2019

Well apparently today is National Photography Day... who knew! If I've ever taken photos for your family, I'd love for you to share your favorite in the comments below!

Happy First Birthday to this little sweetheart! ❤️If you're thinking about booking a fall family session, now is the tim...
08/02/2019

Happy First Birthday to this little sweetheart! ❤️

If you're thinking about booking a fall family session, now is the time to get on my calendar; I only have a few spots remaining for the rest of the year!

Happy Star Wars Day! May the Fourth be with you!
05/04/2019

Happy Star Wars Day! May the Fourth be with you!

See a few of my favorites from this sweet maternity/family session on my blog!https://www.martiaustinphotography.com/blo...
04/07/2019
Claude Moore Park Maternity Session | Sterling, Virginia Lifestyle Photography

See a few of my favorites from this sweet maternity/family session on my blog!

https://www.martiaustinphotography.com/blog/2019/4/1

It’s hard to believe the last time I saw this awesome family was nearly a year ago ! Just look how much this little sweetheart has grown, and soon she’ll be a big sister! For this lifestyle maternity session, we chose to meet at The Heritage Farm Museum at Claude Moore Park, where Riley thorough...

See a few of my favorites from this sweet maternity/family session on my blog!https://www.martiaustinphotography.com/blo...
04/07/2019
Claude Moore Park Maternity Session | Sterling, Virginia Lifestyle Photography

See a few of my favorites from this sweet maternity/family session on my blog!

https://www.martiaustinphotography.com/blog/2019/4/1

It’s hard to believe the last time I saw this awesome family was nearly a year ago ! Just look how much this little sweetheart has grown, and soon she’ll be a big sister! For this lifestyle maternity session, we chose to meet at The Heritage Farm Museum at Claude Moore Park, where Riley thorough...

New month, new blog! See our March adventures here: https://www.martiaustinphotography.com/blog/2019/2/20/template-hd3p7...
04/02/2019
March Review | Northern Virginia Lifestyle Family Photography

New month, new blog! See our March adventures here: https://www.martiaustinphotography.com/blog/2019/2/20/template-hd3p7-fb9mz
Marti Austin

I very nearly missed posting this review of March, because who knew how quickly that month would pass! How quickly this year is moving along! I’m very happy for the cold weather to slowly leave us and for some color to come back to the trees and flowers! This month we’ve enjoyed spending time at...

The results to the worldwide photography contest Shoot & Share have been released! Here are my photos that placed this y...
03/17/2019
Shoot and Share Contest Recap | Ashburn, Virginia Lifestyle Family Photography

The results to the worldwide photography contest Shoot & Share have been released! Here are my photos that placed this year! A few of my client's will see some they recognize 😉

https://www.martiaustinphotography.com/blog/2019/3/16/shoot-and-share-contest-recap

Among professional and hobbyist photographers worldwide, there is a massive worldwide contest that takes place each year called Shoot and Share . Each photographer can submit up to 50 images to 25 different categories. 2019 was my second year participating, second year going “all-in” (entering a...

I (finally) shared some photos of what we've been up to the past few months over on my website! Marti Austinhttps://www....
03/02/2019
January and February Review | Ashburn Virginia Lifestyle Family Photography

I (finally) shared some photos of what we've been up to the past few months over on my website! Marti Austin

https://www.martiaustinphotography.com/blog/2019/2/20/template-nfzt8

Phew! My busy season is over, the holiday season is over, and things have calmed down immensely over the past month. It’s time for me to buckle down and get back in the habit of sharing a monthly recap of my personal family photos. It’s been a minute since my last post like this ( October to be ...

I'm in need of some good book recommendations, has anyone read any great books lately? I love almost any fiction but sci...
02/22/2019

I'm in need of some good book recommendations, has anyone read any great books lately? I love almost any fiction but sci-fi/dystopian novels have really captured my interest lately! 📖

I'll just leave this right here 😉
02/14/2019

I'll just leave this right here 😉

It's always an honor to capture family photos for anyone, but it's a special privilege when I'm asked to capture photos ...
02/14/2019

It's always an honor to capture family photos for anyone, but it's a special privilege when I'm asked to capture photos for families welcoming their newly adopted child. I just loved getting to capture this special time for this beautiful family.

I met the Shifflett family through Found Families (formerly Red Thread Sessions), so if you or someone you know is in the process of adopting please reach out to this incredible organization to make sure this time in your family's life is documented!

As promised, here are more of Miss Hazel's newborn photos 😍 If you are expecting your own little bundle of joy please, p...
01/29/2019
Newborn Baby Girl | Aldie, Virginia In Home Lifestyle Newborn Photography

As promised, here are more of Miss Hazel's newborn photos 😍 If you are expecting your own little bundle of joy please, pretty please, reach out to me! I need more precious newborn babies in my life! Emily and Joe

https://www.martiaustinphotography.com/blog/2019/1/15/brand-new-baby-girl-aldie-virginia-in-home-lifestyle-newborn-photography

I just love all the beautiful little newborn babies I've been lucky enough to meet lately! I first met this family last fall when I captured maternity photos of Emily and Joe , and I got to meet the baby behind the bump when she was just three weeks old! I think baby Hazel is the squishiest, chub

It took me about two months, but I finally got baby Amelia up on the blog! https://www.martiaustinphotography.com/blog/2...
01/23/2019
Newborn Baby Girl Session | Ashburn, Virginia Lifestyle Family Photography

It took me about two months, but I finally got baby Amelia up on the blog!

https://www.martiaustinphotography.com/blog/2018/11/10/template-family-session-northern-virginia-m3wks

As a lifestyle photographer, there's nothing I love more then meeting families and watching them grow. I first met this family over the summer when we were both enrolled in a Tinkergarten class. If you're not familiar Tinkergarten is an outdoor classroom for children to explore, get messy, and hav

“If you choose not to find joy in the snow, you will have less joy in your life but still the same amount of snow.”
01/17/2019

“If you choose not to find joy in the snow, you will have less joy in your life but still the same amount of snow.”

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“We owe it to each other to tell stories.”

I am a storyteller. Each person, each family has a unique story, and through my lens I strive to tell yours. The way your newborn curls into your chest. The way your little one holds your fingers as they're learning to walk. The way you and your partner look into each other's eyes and smile at a joke only the two of you are privy to. The way your eyes light up when you watch your children playing. The way your children run to you when they're scared, or excited, or hurt. These are the little moments worth remembering, the little moments your children deserve to have physical reminders of. The moments you deserve to experience fully. Step out from behind your camera and let me do the documenting.

This is my goal every time I pick up my camera, whether I'm photographing my own family or yours: to capture beautiful moments, strong connections, captivating stories, and powerful emotions- the good and the bad.

To document your story.


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I'm excited to share that I've been featured over on the Clickin Moms blog! Take a peek and see if you can find my photo of my "wild" little girl!
Friends, I need your help! I would love your vote for Best of Loudoun 2019! Scroll to the Photographers section and click on my name! If you don't see it, write it in! ❤️🤞
Thank you so much for capturing this sweet session of Solomon. We appreciate you giving back with us! http://goldhopeproject.com/meet-solomon-neuroblastoma/
Thank you again, especially patience with a two year old :)