Becky A. Gardner Photography

Becky A. Gardner Photography Becky A. Gardner is a photographer in Northern Virginia, specializing in newborn, family, and lifestyle photography with a bit of whimsy and lots of life.
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why, hello! first of all, can i just say thank you so very much for stopping by my page! i am so excited about my photographic adventures, and this page is a showcase of my work, my life, sweet smiles, and special moments. when i was a kid, i wanted to be a paleontologist. i graduated college with a degree in english literature, emphasis is poetry. flash forward to today, and i wear many different hats. but, most importantly, i am a wife to my very best friend and a momma to two of the most interesting tiny people i know. after a million army moves and for the past 5 years, my family has called northern virginia home. i am not so much a city girl, but i cannot sit still. so, my little family is constantly on the go, finding new places to explore with my camera in tow. when i became a mom, i fell in love with photography, a hobby i traded for corporate jobs post-college. i am a natural light photographer, and i have a knack for capturing unique moments with a little bit of whimsy and a whole lot of life. specifically, i specialize in on-location newborn, family, and engagement sessions with a combination of both a traditional and lifestyle approach. i love to capture perfect smiles, but prefer everyday sentiment and quirks. it’s no secret that the years go by so ridiculously fast. that’s where i come in. i’m here to help your family make these sweet memories last forever. i love that photos tell strong and profound stories about these fleeting moments, and i can’t wait to help you document yours! let’s chat!

Ok, these are the finalists for my cover on my site. Holy crap, I am terrible at making decisions. Still have to get it ...
01/08/2020

Ok, these are the finalists for my cover on my site. Holy crap, I am terrible at making decisions. Still have to get it down even further, help!

Another previously unshared session. This one was a two-parter, as the first try was sooooo incredibly cold, we had to t...
01/05/2020

Another previously unshared session. This one was a two-parter, as the first try was sooooo incredibly cold, we had to try again at home. In love with the results. So sad to see this family go, but so thankful for the time we spent together!

Going back through all the Fall sessions to get ready for my new website! I forgot how much I absolutely adored this ses...
01/05/2020

Going back through all the Fall sessions to get ready for my new website! I forgot how much I absolutely adored this session at the tree farm. Enjoy!

01/04/2020

It’s website building week! Can’t believe how quick that popped up. Working with my designer all this week, can’t wait to show you all the finished beauty. Haven’t updated my design since 2011, it’s time!!!

Let’s see your favorite image of 2019!!!! One I took, one you took, one someone else took, let’s see!!! Here’s my favori...
12/31/2019

Let’s see your favorite image of 2019!!!! One I took, one you took, one someone else took, let’s see!!!

Here’s my favorite that I took.

Last, last day for 50% off print orders through your gallery!!! If you’ve been waiting, this is it!! Saw a couple orders...
12/31/2019

Last, last day for 50% off print orders through your gallery!!! If you’ve been waiting, this is it!! Saw a couple orders come through this morning, thought maybe you might need a quick reminder.

Happy New Years Eve!!!!!

Another 2019 favorite. Obsessed with this entire session. Love you, Jessica!!!!!
12/31/2019

Another 2019 favorite. Obsessed with this entire session. Love you, Jessica!!!!!

Love watching big sisters being little mommas, new big brothers counting new baby toes. Welcome to the world little man,...
12/30/2019

Love watching big sisters being little mommas, new big brothers counting new baby toes. Welcome to the world little man, you are loved!

Hope you all are enjoying the holiday season to the fullest!!! We are loving our new temporary home and our little Briti...
12/27/2019

Hope you all are enjoying the holiday season to the fullest!!! We are loving our new temporary home and our little British town.

Heading off to London for a weekend of adventures, but will be back next week to post a ton of my favorites from 2019 and to rekindle my Wellspring project. Be on the lookout!!! Oh, and last call for print orders!!! Use your code through December 31st!!!!!

Love you all, thanks so much for being here. My heart is refueling after a crazy Fall, but have so much to share with you all in 2020!

Hey there!!! I’d love to see your holiday cards on my mantle here across the pond!! Message me for my overseas address!!...
12/17/2019

Hey there!!! I’d love to see your holiday cards on my mantle here across the pond!! Message me for my overseas address!!!

In the meantime, enjoy these images taken by the lovely Hay Alexandra Photography!!

Hey friends!!! Discount codes are still live in your galleries until December 31st! So glad to see so many orders rollin...
12/17/2019

Hey friends!!! Discount codes are still live in your galleries until December 31st! So glad to see so many orders rolling through, get those images up on those walls, or give them as lovely holiday gifts! You asked for the ease of ordering directly through your gallery, take advantage for the final days of this pretty amazing discount on heirloom prints and products! Super fast shipping, still time for Xmas delivery for sure.

12/08/2019

Pop the Sparkling Rose. I shot my last big event of 2019 last night! Decorating cookies with friends today, have a couple make up sessions tonite in the SUN, then I am done with this crazy season!

Up next, I move to England on Thursday. Friends, this move has made me feel all the feelings. The let down from two years ago was so traumatic. I think I've been shoving off any and all excitement, thinking I needed to temper my expectations just in case. No more. I am excited, kids are excited, and I have not packed a thing.

P.S. I'm back in May, it's not a permanent thing.
P.P.S. I will be redoing my website and tackling my Wellspring Project while away.
P.P.P.S. Come pack for me.

12/04/2019
Deedee Zimon Photography

So thankful to know each of these women. I've felt light all day long after a night full of laughter. In a career that can be lonely and isolating, it's wonderful to have some pals in your corner, cheering you on. #communityovercompetitionalldaylong

You know how just about every day someone posts on a local moms group looking for a photographer? And then 867 people respond, all with really great recommendations?

I got to have dinner last night with 7 local and insanely talented women. And I feel so grateful to be able to laugh and connect with like-minded yet so beautifully different people. When humans support one another and lift each other up, it's truly such an amazing thing. ❤️

Grateful for you, Erica D. Photography, Micah Simmons Photography, LLC, Crystal Corona Photography, RMB Photography, Melissa Ferguson Photography, Apke Photography, Becky A. Gardner Photography

New fall family, new favorite session.
12/04/2019

New fall family, new favorite session.

Look forward to this family each and every year. We are 3 for 3 on incredible sunsets and gorgeous images. Absolutely lo...
12/04/2019

Look forward to this family each and every year. We are 3 for 3 on incredible sunsets and gorgeous images. Absolutely loved each image from this session.

Peeks from a recent wedding in DC. We went everywhere and saw it all, and it was such an incredible day.
12/04/2019

Peeks from a recent wedding in DC. We went everywhere and saw it all, and it was such an incredible day.

Catching up. Only a couple more sessions to go! This little guy is a muse of mine.
12/03/2019

Catching up. Only a couple more sessions to go! This little guy is a muse of mine.

12/02/2019

Due to the overwhelming success of the Small Business Saturday print promotion, I have decided to run the special through the end of the month. Think of it as a little gift from me to you. Also, it makes things super easy. No downloading, uploading shenanigans. Just simply order heirloom quality prints and products through your gallery!

You can find your discount code underneath the banner photo in your gallery!

If you need me, I'm here to help! And as always, so thankful for your support.

12/02/2019

Last call for major, ginormous print/product savings!!!! Loved seeing 12 orders go to production today! Thanks everyone!

Made it home from Illinois tonite. Passing out, then doing all the things tomorrow to get ready for England!

Small Business Saturday Promotion ends at 11:59pm!!! Don’t miss out on this huge savings. Easy way to knock out some hei...
12/01/2019

Small Business Saturday Promotion ends at 11:59pm!!! Don’t miss out on this huge savings. Easy way to knock out some heirloom quality photo gifts from your 2019 session!!!

Message me if you need help! Simply access your gallery to find your savings code!

11/30/2019

Hey all! My webpage is down while I get ready for updates! Just in case anyone checks in. Ha!

Hey! Psssst. It’s Small Business Saturday. Much more my speed. If you open your gallery from 2019, you’ll notice an amaz...
11/30/2019

Hey! Psssst. It’s Small Business Saturday. Much more my speed.

If you open your gallery from 2019, you’ll notice an amazing discount code for prints and products. Seriously an absolute steal, so if you haven’t ordered prints from your gallery yet and are just looking at them via digitals, now is the time.

Go! Get those deals. I’m not kidding. I’ve never done this before, excited to see the fun orders roll right on in. Amazing quality, super quick shipping. Let’s frame some stuff.

You can thank me later.

(Message me if you can’t find your code. Look for green banner above your gallery. Use code: shopsmall.)

All Christmas Tree Farm Sessions have been delivered!!!! Hope you all are loving them! I'm not sharing a lot, as I don't...
11/22/2019

All Christmas Tree Farm Sessions have been delivered!!!! Hope you all are loving them! I'm not sharing a lot, as I don't want to ruin holiday cards and gifts, but am so thankful for those that have shared! These sessions will always have my heart.

Up next, The lovely Woo, Nichols, Ellis, Eccles, and Kleinhenz Families!

You guys, I'm trying to be finished with ALL, ALL!!!!!, my edits by Monday! 16 families and a wedding to go. Let's do this!

In the meantime, smile with me at these images. Heart explosions for sure.

11/19/2019

Hey!!!! Any interest in Holiday shoots at Lucketts glorious holiday set up? I’m listening! Have some time first week of December! My last week of work in 2019!

11/18/2019

I'm doing a website overhaul in early 2020, so very excited. I've actually never updated my website, not since 2011. I replace pics here and there, but it's old, old, old. I'm brainstorming write-ups, and I'm wondering….

How would you describe a session with me?

11/16/2019

In a weird twist, I have some openings today! From 3:15-4:30. If you waited too long and need me, it’s prime golden hour time! Tell friends!

Editing machine here. Full force.Hoping to have all SEVEN X-mas Tree Sessions from November 2nd out today and tomorrow, ...
11/15/2019

Editing machine here. Full force.

Hoping to have all SEVEN X-mas Tree Sessions from November 2nd out today and tomorrow, with those from the 3rd out by Monday! Still keeping that 2 week pace. If you need me, you know where I'll be all week long!

(Or if you don't, I'll be at my desk, eating copious amounts of popcorn, chugging coffee and water, listening to all the murder podcasts, and talking about stormtroopers, the Mandalorian, and lego mini-figs.)

P.S.Laura Roudabush, your boys nailed it!

Just finished up this gorgeous wedding!
11/06/2019

Just finished up this gorgeous wedding!

Ready for Round #2 of my Christmas tree farm sessions this weekend!!!! Details coming out tomorrow! Fingers crossed for ...
11/05/2019

Ready for Round #2 of my Christmas tree farm sessions this weekend!!!! Details coming out tomorrow! Fingers crossed for snow on the mountain!!!!!

Just had a last minute tree farm Opening for tomorrow at 2:30!!! It’s going to be perfect! Any takers?
11/03/2019

Just had a last minute tree farm Opening for tomorrow at 2:30!!! It’s going to be perfect! Any takers?

11/02/2019

Heading out to my Tree Farm sessions!!!! Day #1 of 4! Always a highlight of my year, getting to that mountain! And a sign that Fall's days are numbered, as the days get shorter. It has been an incredible year this year.

As we start a month of thankfulness and gratitude, just need to say that I am so grateful for my families and couples. Thank you so much for letting me tell your beautiful stories!!!!

What I'm working on today!!
11/01/2019

What I'm working on today!!

Welcome to the world, sweet little man. You gave me so much baby fever!!! It passed, but still. All the cuteness.
10/29/2019

Welcome to the world, sweet little man. You gave me so much baby fever!!! It passed, but still. All the cuteness.

What I'm working on tonite. I think she'll keep him.
10/29/2019

What I'm working on tonite. I think she'll keep him.

Got to photograph another photographer momma tonite!!!!
10/28/2019

Got to photograph another photographer momma tonite!!!!

Little bit of editing before an afternoon of sessions in this GORGEOUS light. Had an afternoon of overcast skies yesterd...
10/27/2019

Little bit of editing before an afternoon of sessions in this GORGEOUS light. Had an afternoon of overcast skies yesterday, can't wait to dig into those, as well. Cloudy skies bring out all the color!

Why, hello totally unexpected, not in the forecast until yesterday gorgeous Fall day!!!! Seriously. You definitely did n...
10/27/2019

Why, hello totally unexpected, not in the forecast until yesterday gorgeous Fall day!!!!

Seriously.

You definitely did not help me sleep this week, while I tried to prep 10 families for possible reschedules.

I’m so thankful for my amazing, flexible, ready-for-anything families!!! Your support makes this process so worth it! Only a few more weekends of Fall crazies for this photographer. Ready for an afternoon full of smiles, and maybe a few puddles.

10/26/2019

Thanks to mother nature's indecisiveness, I now have a 5pm session available for tomorrow. It's looking like the clouds leave and the sun comes out tomorrow afternoon! Takers?

#ifforecastchangesagainimleaving

Off to shoot my last wedding of 2019 in DC. But first, enjoy this picture by my very own Mr. Henry.
10/25/2019

Off to shoot my last wedding of 2019 in DC. But first, enjoy this picture by my very own Mr. Henry.

The sweetest momma, her SEVEN boys, and one lost shoe. I basically had the best night of all time.
10/25/2019

The sweetest momma, her SEVEN boys, and one lost shoe. I basically had the best night of all time.

Getting ready for my final wedding of 2019 tomorrow on Capital Hill, but first, here's a quick peek of these two lovebir...
10/24/2019

Getting ready for my final wedding of 2019 tomorrow on Capital Hill, but first, here's a quick peek of these two lovebirds. Which do you prefer, color or B/W?

How about a little Before & After action? See what I did there? For real, understanding and manipulating light and color...
10/23/2019

How about a little Before & After action? See what I did there?

For real, understanding and manipulating light and color is such a learning process. So happy with how this one turned out.

P.S. You all would laugh profusely if you saw how weirdly contorted I was to get this shot.

10/23/2019

Two babies,
two families,
and a wedding.

#thestoryofmynextthreedays

10/23/2019

Soooo, this is when stuff seems to get tricky. Many of you have been checking in.

Rainy Sunday followed by a rainy weekend. Not ideal, since this is one of my makeups days, too. But, don't fret. My November weeknights have great availability, and I have two weekends for makeups set aside! We may have to layer, but it's definitely not all lost! And, really, the leaves just started really changing at my favorite locations!

Typically, I do not cancel for rain until the day before, sometimes the day of the session. From what I can tell, there is a 50% chance of rain all weekend, but that still leaves a 50% chance it won't rain at all! Locations could change, depending on how muddy certain spots can get!

If anyone is available and interested, I have time to squeeze in a couple families scheduled for this weekend on Thursday night!

Edit, edit, edit. Repeat, repeat, repeat. #beckyagardnerphotography
10/21/2019

Edit, edit, edit. Repeat, repeat, repeat. #beckyagardnerphotography

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Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00

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When i was a kid, I had the absolute craziest imagination. True story. I wanted to be a paleontologist, a professional soccer player, and a poet. I graduated college with a degree in English Literature, emphasis is Poetry. Flash forward to today, and I still basically want to do everything. To see it all, to capture it all.

I am lucky. I am a wife to my very best friend and a momma to three of the most interesting tiny people I know. After army moves and for the past 10 years, my family has called Northern Virginia home. In 2009, I became a mom, and also, I fell in love with photography, a hobby I traded for corporate jobs post-college. I recently survived and conquered a battle with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. And, wow, everything changed. I truly see the world differently, and my work has been forever impacted. After cancer, I fell in love with it again. The stories I tell are richer, the colors brighter, the moments more impactful.

By nature, I am a natural light photographer, and I tell whimsical and beautiful stories through my lens, full of love and smiles, scowls, tears--wherever the story takes us, I’m there to tell it truly and completely. I specialize in on-location newborn and family sessions with a lifestyle approach.

I would love to get to know your family.

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