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Welcome, friend!

I'm Deanna

I'm so happy you stopped by and I can't wait to meet you! Are you looking for someone to create fine art portraits to decorate your home that capture authentic, animated, and joyful moments of connection?

As a passionate boutique portrait photographer serving the Northern Virginia area and specializing in high school seniors and families, I provide a personalized experience to capture your special moments in a fun and truly enjoyable way. We’ll laugh, be real, and capture this treasured time. Past clients describe the experience as "a breath of fresh air."

As someone who has been taking photographs over a decade and experienced a tragic loss, I understand the power of photography to truly capture a moment in time.

I'm a mom too, so I understand the feeling of having too much to do and not enough time to do it. Our kids grow up so fast, and I find myself not wanting to miss the special moments that mark their childhood.

If you came to our home, you'd see that our walls are completely decorated with portraits from throughout the years. It brings so much joy to our lives to see these portraits every day. I can't wait to help you decorate your home too!

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I can't wait to get outside with you and have fun capturing special moments for you to treasure for years to come!

special moments I've been honored to capture

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watch to imagine feeling this much joy when receiving your heirloom pieces!

Keepsake Boxes

One of the best parts about this experience is our virtual gallery premiere and ordering appointment where you get to view your portraits for the very first time in a slideshow set to music. We'll select your favorite portraits from the session, and place your order for items such as keepsake boxes, storyboards, wall art, and heirloom albums so you can enjoy these portraits in your life every day. Clients love this part of the experience!

I offer only the best quality keepsake boxes, storyboards, wall art, heirloom albums, and other products from my favorite professional labs, and will help you select art that will meet your needs and pass the test of time. I can't wait to see where these portraits end up for you: decorating the walls of your home, printed in keepsake boxes and albums for generations to come, printed on graduation announcements and cards to share with those you love, and posted on social media for all of your friends and family to see.

I can't wait to meet you and your family and capture this treasured time in your life!


step 4: gallery premiere and ordering appointment

Pinwheel Storyboard

Now we get to have fun at the portrait session together. I know it can be uncomfortable being in front of the camera, so I'll do everything I can do make this an enjoyable and memorable experience for you. We'll laugh, be real, and capture this treasured time.

step 3: portrait session

Storyteller Storyboard

You'll receive a questionnaire so I can get to know you and your family or senior better, we’ll sign the contract, and get the creation fee paid to secure your session date, all virtually. I'll share a Client Experience Guide with you after booking to help you prepare for the session and answer any questions you may have.

We'll discuss the keepsake boxes, storyboards, wall art, heirloom albums and more to figure out what would be best for your home. I can even show you a wall mock up of the actual walls in your home to see what the the wall art will look like decorating your walls. I'm sure there'll be something that's perfect for what you're looking for. We'll get your portraits out of your computer and into your life. We will plan the session in detail to make sure it's everything you dreamed of.

step 2: portrait session prep

We'll start off your boutique photography experience with a virtual Capture Time Consultation video call from the comfort of your own home. On this call:

*Tell us exactly what you're looking for.
*Learn about the boutique portrait experience and how it's personalized specifically for you.
*We'll get to know each other better and see if we're a good fit.

step 1: capture time consultation

Do you have too much on your plate? Are you feeling like you’re being pulled in so many directions? Does the thought of taking portraits of your high school senior or family leave you feeling stressed?

I understand what it’s like to try and get everything done for your family and feel like there's never enough time. Life can be exhausting! I'll help you by making this session fun and relaxing for you and your family. We'll laugh, be silly, be real, and capture this treasured time in your life.

Congratulations on prioritizing capturing this moment in your life, right now. You will thank yourself for years to come for investing the time to capture these moments that pass so quickly.

I provide a service called "Boutique Photography." What this means is that I give you a personalized experience starting from the moment you inquire with me. It's important I learn as much as I can about you, and your likes and dislikes, so we can be sure this experience is everything you want it to be and more. I believe finding a photographer you feel comfortable with and connect with is very important for your experience. I look forward to being this person for you.

Nine Up Storyboard

Learn about The PORTRAIT experience

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PHOTOGRAPHY ALMOST AS MAGICAL AS YOUR LOVE STORY

ENGAGEMENTS

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TO CAPTURE YOUR SPECIAL DAY WITH ELEGANCE AND LOVE

WEDDINGS

You’ll start your portrait experience with a creation fee and this covers planning sessions to include deciding on the location and your outfits and any props to personalize your session, the time for the actual portrait session, the time for your gallery premiere and ordering appointment, and it locks in your session date.

The creation fee is 300 and you’ll pay that at the time of booking. Heirloom pieces, prints, portraits and digitals are additional. Schedule your complimentary Capture This Time Consultation below so we can talk more about all of this and get to know each other better. I'm so excited to meet you!

Investment

my clients have said

"What a great experience! We had no idea where to start. Deanna professionally guided us to a great location and time of year, sound advice on outfits and the vibe we were looking for. Her friendly and personable way was a breath of fresh air. Our 17 year old loved her! Deanna really captured our daughter's personality. We are thrilled with the photos and have received tremendous positive feedback. Look no further and book her before she gets hard to get in with."

Chris W.

"Highly recommend Deanna! She made the photo shoot so much fun, I felt very comfortable, confident and I really enjoyed myself. Deanna suggested a wonderful location and was so very accommodating to my schedule. The photos came out so awesome that my husband and I had such trouble picking out our favorites. Highly recommend Deanna for her talent, pricing and quick turn around. A great experience!"

Jennifer B.

"Deanna’s professionalism, creativity, and energy made our senior photo shoot so special. She focuses on making the experience highly personalized and was flexible to try a new venue with us. The photos looked like they were straight out of a magazine and our friends raved about how unique our daughter’s announcements turned out!"

Christi D.

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Schedule your complimentary
capture time consultation below.

I Can't wait to meet you and dream up your perfect session!

Let's capture these special moments together