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.

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?? ๐Ÿ˜ Amanda

Welcome baby Louis! Wide awake or sound asleep this little guy was so incredibly precious ๐Ÿ˜ I could have snuggled him al...
11/18/2019

Welcome baby Louis! Wide awake or sound asleep this little guy was so incredibly precious ๐Ÿ˜ I could have snuggled him all day! Leah

I'm so in love with those sweet little curls ๐Ÿ˜
11/11/2019

I'm so in love with those sweet little curls ๐Ÿ˜

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! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

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 ๐Ÿ˜† I love, love, love, spending time with this sweet family and these sill...
10/30/2019

Just your typical, traditional family portrait ๐Ÿ˜† I love, love, love, spending time with this sweet family and these silly girls!

Just a mama and her girls ๐Ÿ˜
10/28/2019

Just a mama and her girls ๐Ÿ˜

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 ๐Ÿท๐Ÿฅก

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 ๐Ÿ˜

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 ๐Ÿ˜
10/02/2019

So in love with this sweet mother/son moment ๐Ÿ˜

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! ๐Ÿ‚ Here's the cutest little gummy smile to celebrate! Whitney
09/24/2019

Happy First Day of Fall! ๐Ÿ‚ 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.

Marti Austin Photography's cover photo
09/03/2019

Marti Austin Photography's cover photo

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 โ€” 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 didnโ€™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! ๐Ÿ˜‚ 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! ๐Ÿ˜‚ I'm debating editing this little photo bomber into the corner of all of their family pictures, what do we think? ๐Ÿ˜‚ Julie

I said "Okay, it's time to give mama some snuggles!" and he curled up so perfectly in her lap ๐Ÿ˜ 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 ๐Ÿ˜ 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 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

Itโ€™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 sheโ€™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

Itโ€™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 sheโ€™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! Iโ€™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 weโ€™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 ๐Ÿ˜‰

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 โ€œall-inโ€ (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. Itโ€™s time for me to buckle down and get back in the habit of sharing a monthly recap of my personal family photos. Itโ€™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! ๐Ÿ“–

I'll just leave this right here ๐Ÿ˜‰
02/14/2019

I'll just leave this right here ๐Ÿ˜‰

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 ๐Ÿ˜ 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 ๐Ÿ˜ 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

โ€œIf you choose not to find joy in the snow, you will have less joy in your life but still the same amount of snow.โ€
01/17/2019

โ€œIf you choose not to find joy in the snow, you will have less joy in your life but still the same amount of snow.โ€

Are you using a photo I took for your Christmas card this year? I'd love to see it, please consider adding me to your li...
12/05/2018

Are you using a photo I took for your Christmas card this year? I'd love to see it, please consider adding me to your list if you have a card to spare! โค๏ธ๐ŸŽ„

12/03/2018

Which is your favorite? I can't decide, I love them both! Julie

Thanksgiving is less than a week away, which means the biggest shopping weekend of the year is almost upon us. What bett...
11/17/2018

Thanksgiving is less than a week away, which means the biggest shopping weekend of the year is almost upon us. What better gift to give or receive than family photos!

From Black Friday through Giving Tuesday I'll be sharing a unique offer each day. BUT, the catch is that as each new offer is announced, the previous one(s) will expire and some deals have limited availability, so you need to act quickly to snag your deal! Invoices must be paid and if applicable contracts signed within 24 hours to take advantage of the special pricing!

Each offer will be announced right here on my page, so make sure you're following me to see each new deal as soon as it's posted!

My excitement level right now:

Oh how I love mother/daughter photos! I had to post two because I just couldn't choose a favorite! ๐Ÿ˜
11/11/2018

Oh how I love mother/daughter photos! I had to post two because I just couldn't choose a favorite! ๐Ÿ˜

11/10/2018

Good morning! I need a bit of help from all you wonderful people. What kind of Small Business Saturday deal would you like best? I'm debating between offering a discount on newly booked sessions, or offering a free print or gift when you book your session. Which would you prefer?

Good Morning! My husband is participating in Extra Life, a fundraiser benefiting the Children's Miracle Network and spec...
11/03/2018
Extra Life | I'm raising money for sick kids!

Good Morning! My husband is participating in Extra Life, a fundraiser benefiting the Children's Miracle Network and specifically Penn State Children's Hospital. We would love your help reaching his personal goal of $400. Any amount you can give is greatly appreciated!

https://www.extra-life.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.participant&participantID=320960

I've signed up for #EXTRALIFE this year to raise money for sick and injured kids at my local children's hospital. I need YOUR help to reach my fundraising goal #ForTheKids!

Happy Halloween from my Wild Thing! I'm loving seeing all these Halloween and book character costumes! Share some photos...
10/31/2018

Happy Halloween from my Wild Thing! I'm loving seeing all these Halloween and book character costumes! Share some photos of those adorable outfits below! ๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐Ÿง›๐Ÿง™โ€โ™€๏ธ

10/31/2018

I thought I'd try something a little different for Dan and Katie's sneak peak! I loved getting to see these guys again!

I can't wait to see this sweet girl again tonight! I can't believe it's been nearly a year! Rynnelhttps://www.martiausti...
10/13/2018
Fall Family Session | Chantilly, Virginia Family Photography

I can't wait to see this sweet girl again tonight! I can't believe it's been nearly a year! Rynnel

https://www.martiaustinphotography.com/blog/2017/11/14/fall-family-session-chantilly-virginia-family-photography

I guess fall has officially arrived, because it was cold during this session.ย  I'm pretty sure less than a week ago it was in the 70s, but sure enough when the weekend rolled around we dipped well into the 40s. Yikes. I felt so awful for this family and especially for their little girl, but

Marti Austin Photography's cover photo
10/12/2018

Marti Austin Photography's cover photo

Does anyone else love Before and Afters as much as I do? ๐Ÿ˜  Edna Hasenfratz
10/11/2018

Does anyone else love Before and Afters as much as I do? ๐Ÿ˜ Edna Hasenfratz

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