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In-studio Maternity Sessions

February 24, 2021 - For as long as Fluttering Shutter Photography has been open, I have only ever done outdoor maternity portraits. Looking...
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Baby A- Purcellville Newborn Session

February 16, 2021 - Hi gang! I'm going to try something new and blog more sessions. What do you say? Want to see more portraits from each se...
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You have the digitals, now what?

February 10, 2021 - Do you have a ton of digital portraits sitting around on your computer or in your phone? I'm almost positive that you do...
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3 Reasons Why You Should Book A Milestone Session TODAY

February 08, 2021 - Everyone loves a newborn portrait. They are so teeny and sweet, posed in buckets with that gorgeous newborn skin. They a...
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Picking YOUR Photographer, Part 3

October 07, 2019 - Here in Northern Virginia, it's the beginning of fall. It is the time when the leaves are starting to change and we can...
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Cake Smashes

September 12, 2019 - Cake smashes!! They have become relatively common and can be done beautifully when done right! There are times when thin...
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5 Things To Know About Your Newborn Photographer

July 25, 2019 - Selecting a photographer can be a tricky thing. You want someone who you can trust, whose work you like and someone you...
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Finding Your Photographer, Part 2

March 25, 2019 - When you are searching for a photographer, it can be really difficult to narrow down your choice to one. That is why I'v...
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Shoot & Share Contest

January 23, 2019 - Hello all! For the past few years, I've been participating in the Shoot & Share contest and I have loved every minute o...
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Picking YOUR Photographer

June 14, 2018 - Every week (sometimes every day), I see posts put up in Facebook groups "ISO Photographer" and there are 180 million res...
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Where Were You Mama?

May 14, 2018 - As you all know, yesterday was Mother's Day. A day where everyone reflects on their lives as sons and daughters, mothers...
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Hug-A-Preemie Mini-Sessions

March 01, 2018 - Hello my lovelies! If you've been reading my blog for awhile, you know that we welcomed our last child into the world 6...
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Before and After Shots

December 12, 2017 - When you hire a photographer, you are investing in their knowledge of how to use their camera and how to edit images. So...
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Full-Service Photographer

December 06, 2017 - I moved from being a photographer who gives my clients discs with the option to print them at their leisure or through m...
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Perfectly Coordinated

November 30, 2017 - I had to save this one for close to the end of my busy fall season because they hadn't seen their portraits yet, but I l...
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Golden Hour at Claude Moore Park

November 28, 2017 - This family is always fun to work with. They are just the sweetest! When Mom contacted me to do their family portraits t...
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Photographing A Photographer

November 22, 2017 - Ok, so this is possibly my favorite session from this season. Lindsay is a fellow photographer with Kloepping Photograph...
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Newborn With Peter Rabbit

November 20, 2017 - You guys know that newborns are one of my very favorite subjects to photograph, but this sweet girl is particularly spec...
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Twins At Morven Park

November 14, 2017 - This session was a mini-session for one of my favorite sets of twins. I've been photographing these boys for a few years...
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Why You Should Get Professional Family Portraits

November 10, 2017 - I recently posted in my favorite local Mom group to ask them if they got family portraits taken, and if not, why? The re...
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5 More Tips for Fall Family Portraits

September 13, 2017 - It's that time of year again! Fall is the busiest time of year for photographers, especially in Northern Virginia. Why?...
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A Pregnant Newborn Photographer's Journey- Part 6- Lifestyle Session

July 17, 2017 - Hello! Welcome back to my blog about being a pregnant newborn photographer! I hope that you've been enjoying the posts...
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A Pregnant Newborn Photographer's Journey- Part 5- Newborn Sessions

July 11, 2017 - Welcome back to the blog following my journey as a pregnant newborn photographer! If you're just joining us, you can go...
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A Pregnant Newborn Photographer's Journey- Part 4- NICU/Fresh 48

May 30, 2017 - Hello! Welcome back to my blog series about my 4th and final pregnancy as a newborn photographer! I hope that you've bee...
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A Pregnant Newborn Photographer's Journey- Part 3- Birth

May 23, 2017 - Many of you already know the story of my sweet little girls birth, but if you don't, here is a shortened version: On Fr...
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A Pregnant Newborn Photographer's Journey- Part 2- Maternity

May 16, 2017 - Once the announcement was finished, we immediately began to talk about maternity portraits. This is my last baby and I h...
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A Pregnant Newborn Photographer's Journey- Part 1- Announcement

May 09, 2017 - Welcome! This blog series is about the journey that I have had as a pregnant photographer with two of my favorite peopl...
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Shoot & Share Contest Results!

March 23, 2017 - As many of you know, in January of this year I entered a photography contest via Shoot & Share. Last year, I only entere...
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Time Goes By

March 08, 2017 - Hello all! As most of you know, I'm currently pregnant with my 4th baby (3rd girl). I will hit 32 weeks on Wednesday an...
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Momtographer Monday- One more thing about gear

February 06, 2017 - I had a thought this past week that continues the idea of it not being about your gear, so I wanted to make sure to shar...
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Momtographer Monday: Why Your Camera Is NOT All That Matters

January 23, 2017 - I want to talk to you all today about your camera. It doesn't have to be the best and most expensive equipment around, I...
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You Are Beautiful

January 17, 2017 - For those of you who are new to the blog, welcome to Fluttering Shutter Photography! I'm a maternity/newborn/children, f...
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Scheduling Your Portrait Session

January 12, 2017 - Hello again! I wrote this blog a year ago, but I think that it's SO important that I decided to tweak it a little bit an...
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Momtographer Mondays: Angles

January 09, 2017 - Remember when your babies were starting to crawl and everything suddenly seemed like a death trap? The thing you probabl...
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Momtographer Monday: The Importance of Light

December 26, 2016 - I struggled a bit with what topic to start with for this series, but I decided that I wanted to start with possibly the...
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Momtographer Monday: Safety

December 19, 2016 - Today I want to talk to you guys about the dangerous things that I've seen floating around the internet recently. I've s...
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Digitals: Are They Worth It?

December 15, 2016 - Before I go any further with this post, let me put this disclaimer out there: I don't bash photographers who only give d...
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Momtographer Mondays

December 12, 2016 - Hello! Here at Fluttering Shutter Photography, I think it's so important that we have photographs of our loved ones. Of...
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Location, location, location

December 05, 2016 - There are a few things that are important for a good portrait session, but one of the most important ones is location! T...
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Why I Love Butterflies

October 28, 2016 - I love butterflies. I know, I know, you're shocked.;) What you may NOT know is the why of my love for butterflies and...
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Baby C II Leesburg Newborn Photographer

September 07, 2016 - A few months ago I was looking for a baby girl to use for a model call. Photographers will do these occasionally to hone...
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Investing in Newborn Photography

September 01, 2016 - I wanted to write a little bit today about what you should look for in a newborn photographer. This market, especially N...
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A Beautiful Girl, Eternal Love and Kicking Cancer's Butt in Leesburg, VA ~Fluttering Shutter~

June 15, 2016 - This is not going to be a typical photography blog where it's mainly pictures. At least not in the beginning of the stor...
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6 Tips On How To Be A Photographer's Dream Client

May 23, 2016 - I was at a Rising Tide Society Tuesday's Together meeting the other night and the idea for this blog post was born. We w...
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Newborn Workshop

May 16, 2016 - Hello all! This past weekend, I got to participate in a newborn workshop with the amazing Winnie Bruce at Winnie Bruce...
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Persistence Pays Off

May 04, 2016 - I officially began my photography journey in 2013, but my love of photography started well before that. As a kid, I love...
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7 Tips For Portrait Sessions

April 25, 2016 - When you have the chance to have portraits done, you want everything to go smoothly. You want your children to behave, f...
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Community Over Competition

April 19, 2016 - Recently, I've been struggling with my work, as all artists do from time to time. I go through phases of feeling like I'...
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Magical Mini-Sessions!

March 18, 2016 - Let your daughter show her inner princess in these magical mini-sessions! Three dresses will be available to choose from...
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Wrap-Up of 2015

January 29, 2016 - Hello everyone! Here's a look back on 2015. I was so pleased to work with all of my clients this past year and I can't w...
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When To Schedule Your Photography Sessions

January 15, 2016 - Hello again! It's the very beginning of a brand new year, so I wanted to talk to all of you about when you should be sch...
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The Importance of Photographs

October 09, 2015 - Did you know that the very first photographs were created in the 1820's? Ever since, people have valued the art of photo...
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