Lake Fairfax Park in Northern Virginia is a stunning location for any type of family session. It is a location that is beautiful year round but especially so in the fall with all the wonderful foliage. I had the honor to capture this beautiful family but Mom indicated to me right away that this session was meant to capture the loving bond between this brother and sister.
The long boardwalk at the edge of this lake is perfect for creating compelling images and highlighted this family’s playful spirit.
These two siblings were definatley game for running, but I also wanted to capture each of them individually. The thing about family sessions is that it’s not just about capturing the whole family in every photo. I like to take individual portraits so parent’s can remember what their children looked like at every stage in life. As our children get older we may not take as many pictures of them as we did when they were babies or toddlers. That’s why I make sure to capture all the kids individually!
In addition to capturing individual photos I like to capture Mom and Dad together. For most parents the last time they had photos taken of just the two of them was their wedding day. It is imporant to take photos as a couple to show your changes throughout the years but also to leave as a legacy of the love you shared to your children.
Lake Fairfax Park also has a fun carousel that can be used as a backdrop for photos. Who doesn’t love a carousel?
The wardrobe choices this family made were just perfect. They stuck with a minimal color scheme but added accessories that pulled them al together. I have some great styling tips in case you are wondering what you should wear to your next family session.
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