Super excited to share my conversation with Ciara Stockeland today — going into this, I had an idea of what she did and what we would talk about and WOW was I blown away by where things went! Ciara has taken her experiences, her failures (which she owns up to!) and her passions to help […]

Amidst The Chaos Podcast

September 14, 2021

Episode 35: Giving Boutique Business Owners The Tools To Thrive, with Ciara Stockeland

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

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

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

Marley and her mama came in to help me try on some of the new studio dresses for my client closet, and to take some photographs of the updated studio! Boy they did not disappoint! The dress, bow, and wrap are all in the client closet, and this is one of the studio set ups […]

Milestones

January 29, 2020

An Ethereal 3 Month Milestone Session | DGP Studio, Falls Church, Virginia

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

The happiest, stick loving, dancing little boy captured my HEART at this family session! How adorable is this little man?! All three of them are actually the cutest little fam, and we all had so much fun at our session. We went down to Huntley Meadows Park in Alexandria, Virginia to capture some updated photos […]

Families

November 3, 2019

A Fall Family Session On The Marsh | Alexandria, Virginia

Fun fact: This family was fully outfitted by Target. And I love every minute of it! These babies are also almost identical to my babies in age and it made me literally go home and book a session of my own that evening haha. We spent the evening at the Rust Nature Sanctuary and had […]

Families

October 20, 2019

A Fall Family Field Session | Leesburg, Virginia