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Garden maternity session in Old Town Alexandria by Virginia photographer at Carlyle House

That’s right, I’m breaking up your feed of pretty wedding photos with a sweet garden maternity session. Now before you ask, “Emily, you do maternity portraits too?” You might not know that I got my start in photography by pretty much shooting it all: cake smashes, maternity, solo portraits, family photos. I moved into specializing in weddings in 2019, but every once in a while I meet a client whose story just draws me in and I can’t help but say “yes.”

Liz and Cory came to me via Instagram, asking me to photograph their maternity session before their baby boy arrives in November. But suddenly, Cory lost his father just before they were going to announce the pregnancy publicly. Any family would find it hard to celebrate despite the circumstances, but Liz wanted this baby to feel loved. I was honored to be chosen for the task. Fast forward a few months to two weeks ago, and we met at Carlyle House in Old Town Alexandria. This is where they said “I do” just two years prior! How special that we got to celebrate new life and a growing family in this place!

Their Carlyle House garden maternity session was so easy. Liz and Cory were delightful to work with. And you could feel the anticipation for sweet baby McGee. Besides, we had the garden all to ourselves. It felt like a secret garden session, just for the McGees.

After a few moments behind Carlyle, we walked across the street to a fountain park where the light was so dreamy! Liz’s beautiful crystal blue eyes popped in the sun, just glowing as a soon-to-be mom. And Cory exemplified the proud dad and husband, excited to meet his boy. November can’t come soon enough, and I am so excited to see these two welcome their joyful bundle as a well-deserved end to a hard year. I hope you enjoy their garden maternity session!

Sending you both so much love and support!! Cannot wait to see baby boy McGee!

Garden maternity session in Old Town Alexandria by Virginia photographer at Carlyle House
Garden maternity session in Old Town Alexandria by Virginia photographer at Carlyle House
Garden maternity session in Old Town Alexandria by Virginia photographer at Carlyle House
Garden maternity session in Old Town Alexandria by Virginia photographer at Carlyle House
Garden maternity session in Old Town Alexandria by Virginia photographer at Carlyle House
Garden maternity session in Old Town Alexandria by Virginia photographer at Carlyle House
Garden maternity session in Old Town Alexandria by Virginia photographer at Carlyle House
Garden maternity session in Old Town Alexandria by Virginia photographer at Carlyle House
Garden maternity session in Old Town Alexandria by Virginia photographer at Carlyle House
Garden maternity session in Old Town Alexandria by Virginia photographer at Carlyle House
Garden maternity session in Old Town Alexandria by Virginia photographer at Carlyle House
Garden maternity session in Old Town Alexandria by Virginia photographer at Carlyle House
Garden maternity session in Old Town Alexandria by Virginia photographer
Garden maternity session in Old Town Alexandria by Virginia photographer
Garden maternity session in Old Town Alexandria by Virginia photographer
Garden maternity session in Old Town Alexandria by Virginia photographer
Garden maternity session in Old Town Alexandria by Virginia photographer
Maternity session locations in Old Town Alexandria
Maternity session locations in Old Town Alexandria
Maternity session locations in Old Town Alexandria
Maternity session locations in Old Town Alexandria
Maternity session locations in Old Town Alexandria
Old Town Alexandria maternity session locations
Old Town Alexandria maternity session locations

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