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.

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04/05/2018
March Review | Ashburn Virginia Family Photography

My monthly personal photos are up on the blog! Take a peek to see some photos of Charlie's new "pet" ;)

https://www.martiaustinphotography.com/blog/2018/4/5/march-review-ashburn-virginia-family-photography

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

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04/03/2018
Sunset Morven Park Family Session | Leesburg, Virginia Family Photography

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! πŸ˜‚

https://www.martiaustinphotography.com/blog/2018/4/3/sunset-morven-park-family-session-leesburg-virginia-family-photography

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

04/03/2018

Who else is super excited we're starting to see some hints of spring outside, like these gorgeous yellow blooms? πŸ™‹β€β™€οΈπŸ™‹β€β™€οΈ I'm in love with this portrait of this gorgeous mama and her youngest little!

04/01/2018

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! β™₯️🐣🐰

03/28/2018

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

03/25/2018

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!

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03/20/2018
Party of Six | Leesburg Virginia Adoption Photography | Marti Austin | Family Photographer | Northern VA

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!

https://www.martiaustinphotography.com/single-post/2018/03/20/Party-of-Six-Leesburg-Virginia-Adoption-Photography

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...

03/19/2018

Where are all my photographer friends at? How about the momtogs (meeee πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ), hobbyists, and friends with a "nice" camera collecting dust? Unraveled Academy is holding their biggest giveaway to date and I am SO excited. Joining Unraveled is the single best thing I've done to improve my photography; I've never seen so many talented, kind, and supportive photographers all in one place! They inspire me, guide me, encourage me, and force me to step outside my comfort zone in ways I never dreamed of.
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How would you like to have the brand new Unraveled Rad Pack Presets ($90 in value), co-created by the one-and-only Twyla Jones Photography for FREE? How would you like to win a FREE seat to the sold-out Unraveled Retreat in beautiful Utah this May, including airfare, all transportation, food and of course adult beverages ($2,200 + in value)? Yeah, that sounds good??

Head to lddy.no/3b4a to become an Unraveled Academy Student for only $15/month- you will NOT regret it! Each new student will automatically be emailed the Rad Pack Presets FOR FREE, after enrolling. After that, log in to your new Student account to complete the easy steps to enter to win the trip/experience of a lifetime!

I'll be in and out all day to answer questions about Unraveled Academy and why you will love it there!

03/15/2018

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!

03/13/2018

This is my girl Charlie. She wants to hear your favorite family-friendly jokes! I'll post mine in the comments!

03/03/2018

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

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03/02/2018
Sweet Newborn Baby Boy | Aldie, VA Family Photography | Marti Austin | Family Photographer | Northern VA

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!

https://www.martiaustinphotography.com/single-post/2018/03/02/Sweet-Newborn-Baby-Boy-Aldie-VA-Family-Photography

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...

03/01/2018

Are you subscribed to my mailing list? I'm finalizing plans for my Spring mini sessions and subscribers get first choice of times! Head to martiaustinphotography.com and click "subscribe!"

02/27/2018

It was so great to meet this little guy on the outside (a few weeks earlier than expected!) and see his sweet parents again! Courtney

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02/23/2018
First Birthday Cake Smash | Leesburg, VA Childhood Photography | Marti Austin | Family Photographer | Northern VA

I love all the amazing expressions the little one made during her cake smash! πŸŽ‚πŸŽˆπŸŽ‰ Brittany & Steve
https://www.martiaustinphotography.com/single-post/2018/02/23/First-Birthday-Cake-Smash-Leesburg-VA-Childhood-Photography

Here is an actual picture of my reaction when I heard this little sweetheart was turning one already: I first met this sweet family last fall when we met for a...

02/22/2018

Guess who's turning one?! Brittany + Steve

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02/21/2018
In-Home Newborn Session | Leesburg, VA Lifestyle Photography | Marti Austin | Family Photographer | Northern VA

Here are a few more images from this newborn session! I'm so in love with these precious photos, I hope you love them too Ashley!

https://www.martiaustinphotography.com/single-post/2018/02/21/In-Home-Newborn-Session-Leesburg-VA-Lifestyle-Photography

I'm loving all the newborn babies I've been lucky enough to meet in the past few weeks! This family was just the sweetest, and everyone made me feel so welcome ...

02/18/2018

Take a look at these adorable little guys I got to hang out with yesterday! Ashley Clisham

02/11/2018

It's always such an honor to be invited to spend time with a family welcoming their newest member :) Welcome Baby Luke!

01/24/2018
Magic Hour Foundation

Last fall I was lucky enough to be paired with Mary's amazing family through the Magic Hour Foundation. Take a peek at their photos on the Magic Hour Blog!

A huge thank you to Marti Austin Photography for this adorable session of Mary and her family!
https://magichour.org/mary-virginia/

01/22/2018

I can't wait to edit the rest of the photos from this sweet brother session! Just look at those gorgeous eyes 😍 Suzanne

01/14/2018

Here are some sweet smiles for your Saturday night :) Heidi

01/12/2018

πŸ₯Drum roll please! πŸ₯The winners of our contest are...

Jennifer Gathmann Drewiske (Family)
Libby Nye (Maternity)
Lauren Nielsen (Newborn)

You've each won a free family session! I'm looking forward to seeing each of you again and seeing how much your little ones have grown! Be on the lookout for an email with details for scheduling your session!

A sincere thank you to everyone who entered the contest, voted, shared, and offered kind words! I loved seeing the camaraderie and cooperation among all of you. I truly have the best families ❀️

01/11/2018

You guys, I'm so excited to finally share what I've been working on during my slow season! It's super important to me that you have great photos of your kids, even if I'm not the one taking them. For that reason, I've created a free guide to help you take the BEST possible photos, including basic lighting and composition tips, as well as my favorite tricks to getting your little one to cooperate! Just click "Subscribe" at the bottom of my website to grab your free copy!

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01/05/2018
The Year in Pictures 2017

Most of these images from The New York Times 2017 Year in Pictures I hadn't seen before. While some (most?) of these are difficult to see and almost all cover controversial or painful events, they're all stunningly powerful images that show what the world has endured in the past year. Take a moment to scroll through.

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/12/19/sunday-review/2017-year-in-pictures.html

Photographs hold the power to clarify in tumultuous times.

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01/04/2018
December Review | Northern Virginia Family Photography | Marti Austin | Family Photographer | Northern VA

There's a massive personal photo-dump...I mean blog post... up on my website! See what our family has been up to this past month!
https://www.martiaustinphotography.com/single-post/2018/01/04/December-Review-Northern-Virginia-Family-Photography

I am a bit behind on last month's recap, but I've been busy planning for the year ahead. I'm also running a contest on Facebook, the winners of which will recei...

01/01/2018

Hello friends! As we wrap up 2017 and welcome a new year, I've been thinking how grateful I am to have been welcomed by so many wonderful families throughout the year. As a thank you to all of those families, I am giving away three free family sessions, and YOU get to choose the winner!

To vote, follow these steps:
1. Like my page, Marti Austin Photography
2. Vote by "liking" your favorite photo in each "Favorite Photo of 2017" album

The contest will close at noon on January 12th, and the photo with the most likes in each album will win a free family session in 2018!

To those participating in the contest, feel free to tag yourself in you photo, share it, and direct your friends to Marti Austin Photography to get more votes! Please note that likes to your shared post will not be tallied; only likes on images in these albums will be counted.

This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Facebook.

Good luck and happy voting!

To vote for a winner, follow these steps: 1. Like my page, Marti Austin Photography 2. Vote by "liking" your favorite photo in each "Favorite of 2017" album The contest will close at noon on January 12th, and the photo with the most likes in each album will win a free family session in 2018!
01/01/2018

To vote for a winner, follow these steps: 1. Like my page, Marti Austin Photography 2. Vote by "liking" your favorite photo in each "Favorite of 2017" album The contest will close at noon on January 12th, and the photo with the most likes in each album will win a free family session in 2018!

To vote for a winner, follow these steps: 1. Like my page, Marti Austin Photography 2. Vote by "liking" your favorite photo in each "Favorite of 2017" album The contest will close at noon on January 12th, and the photo with the most likes in each album will win a free family session in 2018!
01/01/2018

To vote for a winner, follow these steps: 1. Like my page, Marti Austin Photography 2. Vote by "liking" your favorite photo in each "Favorite of 2017" album The contest will close at noon on January 12th, and the photo with the most likes in each album will win a free family session in 2018!

To vote for a winner, follow these steps: 
1. Like my page, @[782156621956999:274:Marti Austin Photography]
2. Vote by "liking" your favorite photo in each "Favorite of 2017" album

The contest will close at noon on January 12th, and the photo with the most likes in each album will win a free family session in 2018!
01/01/2018

To vote for a winner, follow these steps:
1. Like my page, Marti Austin Photography
2. Vote by "liking" your favorite photo in each "Favorite of 2017" album

The contest will close at noon on January 12th, and the photo with the most likes in each album will win a free family session in 2018!

12/31/2017

A snowy maternity session with a stunning mama-to-be at Morven Park- what an absolutely perfect way to close out 2017!

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12/18/2017
Winter Wonderland Family Session | Northern Virginia Family Session | Marti Austin | Family Photographer | Northern VA

I'm so in love with these snowy family photos! I'm not the biggest fan of snow, but if it means I get to take pictures like these again then bring it on!

https://www.martiaustinphotography.com/single-post/2017/12/18/Winter-Wonderland-Family-Session-Northern-Virginia-Family-Session

One of the things I love most about being a photographer is that I get to be with families during the most exciting moments of their lives. Sometimes they are t...

12/17/2017

Today I got to hang out with this sweet family! Amber

12/16/2017

Hi friends! If you had a session with me this year, be sure to check your email for details about a contest I'm holding next month! And please let me know if you didn't receive the email!

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12/12/2017
Capture Christmas Morning like a Photographer | Marti Austin | Family Photographer | Northern VA

You guys, Christmas is less than two weeks away! Have you thought about what photos you want to capture on Christmas morning? I've compiled a handy little list of tips for taking beautiful pictures as well as a list of potential shots to capture!
Did I miss any must-have Christmas morning photos?

https://www.martiaustinphotography.com/single-post/2017/12/12/Capture-Christmas-Morning-like-a-Photographer

With Christmas less than two weeks away (!!!) I'm over the moon with excitement and planning. I'm pretty much Buddy the Elf right now, which makes sense becaus...

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