Family // The Gleasons’ Fall Session


The cold has finally settled in Washington, D.C. That means wedding season comes to a screeching hault for me, and holiday portrait season begins! And my season was off to a stellar start with this amazing fall session with the Gleason family.

I absolutely love a great fall session. Not only does it get me excited for Thanksgiving and Christmas, but I am convinced that clients pick out the BEST outfits this time of year.

The Gleason family was no exception! (Just look at those outfits!! And Everleigh’s little plaid hair bow!)

I love all of my clients so much. I’ve been really blessed with an amazing clientele base in this city. But the Gleason fam feels a little extra special. They were the very first family to take a chance on my business — my first paid clients!

Lee and Danielle watched me grow throughout the past year, from their Christmas tree farm session last December, to a fun spring group session, to their fall mini this year. And I’ve loved watching little Everleigh grow in that time, too!

Because of Danielle’s sweet recommendations, I even got to photograph her sister Lauren last spring, with her husband and beautiful little girl! It was so fun working with them, and noting similarities between the two adult sisters.

Lee, Danielle, and Everleigh’s fall session was a total dream! I brought them to Fort Ward Park in Alexandria, my new favorite spot. The colors were so vibrant, and the sun was hitting just perfectly for that golden fall glow.

And this time, Everleigh was MOBILE! That little sweetheart was running and walking all over the place, just showing off those fast legs. She kept running toward Mom and Dad when we tried to take their couple portraits. I guess she didn’t like feeling left out! (But it’s all good because it gave us that adorable portrait of her running to hug her mama.)

I’m so excited to share highlights from their gallery today. I hope you’ll be seeing more of these three in the future!!

Lee kisses Danielle on the cheek during their fall session.
The Gleason family take a stroll in Fort Ward Park on Braddock Road in Alexandria, surrounded by beautiful burnt orange fall colors and glowing sunshine.
The Gleason family take a sitting portrait at Fort Ward Park in the autumn glow.
Lee kisses Danielle on the forehead while Everleigh poses like a little model for the camera.
Everleigh runs to give mom and dad a hug during their couple poses in their fall session at Fort Ward Park in Alexandria, VA.
A black and white family portrait, mom and dad looking at baby girl Everleigh.
Family portrait holding hands in the autumn sun at Fort Ward Park in Alexandria, VA.
Black and white couple portrait. Lee leans in to nuzzle against Danielle's forehead while she smiles at the camera during their fall session.

Jealous of the Gleason family’s fall session? The leaves may be gone but I am just dying to try out a snow session!! Contact me for special details on how to book as soon as that winter wonderland arrives!

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