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Families, For Photographers

December 29, 2020

A Golden Hour Session Full of Glow | Sandy Spring, MD

I have been wanting to shoot at the DC War Memorial for a MINUTE. There’s access to clean light, a beautiful white marble backdrop, and it’s convenient for my DC families! I can tell you that it did NOT disappoint, and that had nothing to do with the location. I MEAN DO YOU SEE THIS […]

Families

August 19, 2020

A Morning Session in the City | Washington, DC

More BOYS!! I just love all the little boys I’ve been seeing lately – they are so fun and bring such a wild joy to our sessions. The T family spent an hour with me mid morning, and boy did we find the CUTEST little area in Fort Hunt Park for their photos. Baby boy […]

Families

July 15, 2020

A Mid Morning Summer Family Session | Alexandria VA

I have known this sweet family since they were a party of two… and now they’re a party of FIVE!! They are the sweetest (and maybe most model-esque?!) family and I just love to be around them. We met at the Agricultural History Farm Park and there were these beautiful tall grasses – perfect for […]

Families, Newborns

July 6, 2020

A Family of 5 Outdoor Newborn Session | Rockville MD

This family is our home away from home. Dustin was Sean’s Platoon Leader in Afghanistan in 2010-2011, and our families have stayed close ever since. They live just outside of Pittsburg, and we try to get together a few times year. I have to say, for a long distance friendship we do an excellent job […]

Families, Personal

June 27, 2020

A Mid-Afternoon Family Session | Gore, VA

We are done having babies… but editing session honestly made me reconsider that decision for a minute ?? We spent just about an hour in Manassas, just before sunset. It’s easy to have a sunset session when your baby has just entered thew world and doesn’t have a bedtime yet ? Baby Olivia ate and […]

Families, Newborns

June 25, 2020

A Pandemic-Induced Outdoor Newborn Session | Manassas, VA

My little fam headed down to Virginia Beach last week for our OWN family photos before Sean heads out of town for work. I was SO excited to sneak in a mommy and me session with these two GORGEOUS redheads. I honestly wasn’t even thinking about how absolutely glowy this session was going to be; […]

Families

June 13, 2020

A Marsh Motherhood Session | Virginia Beach, VA

To spare you of the absolutely mundane, technical details… I have a new website, with a new blog. My old blogs were not able to transfer, but I couldn’t care less. There weren’t many anyways (I think I blogged maybe 5 out of 120 sessions in 2019, whoops)! SOOO here we are… welcome! My name […]

Families, Personal

May 18, 2020

A New Virtual Beginning for Dana Graham Photography | Manassas Battlefield Family Self Portraits

You go with the kids’ flow. It’s just a very basic rule that I’ve learned as a photographer. If you want to keep the kiddos happy, don’t force the photo. Just get them to trust and like you by playing with them and paying attention to them, and they’ll do whatever you ask! This family […]

Families

December 6, 2019

A Winter Waterfront Family Session | Virginia Beach, Virginia

This little boy smiled in EVERY. SINGLE. PHOTO. How is that even possible?! He was so, so cute and I just was blown away by what a happy guy he was. We spent the session letting him run around and love on his mama and daddy, and I honestly would have stayed there all night […]

Families

November 17, 2019

Changing Leaves and a Changing Family Session | Washington, DC