Are mini-sessions right for you?

April 18, 2023  •  Leave a Comment
Everyone loves a mini-session! Here at Fluttering Shutter Photography, I usually offer two mini-sessions per year because Loudoun County has two popular seasons for family portraits: spring and fall. In the spring there are the annual fundraiser mini-sessions because who doesn't like to donate to a good cause? In the fall, I offer my regular mini-...
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Scheduling Your Newborn Portraits

February 21, 2023  •  Leave a Comment
When you're having a baby, there are a ton of things to prepare for and it can feel like the list of things that need to get done before the baby arrives is endless. As a mom of 4 myself, I remember that feeling all too well! But don't worry, I'm going to help make one of those things just the tiniest bit easier. Getting newborn portraits done isn'...
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My Photography Journey

January 12, 2023  •  Leave a Comment
Before I get into the beginning of my particular journey with photography, I want to re-introduce myself. Hi! I'm Justine and I'm the owner of Fluttering Shutter Photography. I'm located in Purcellville, Virginia but I service all over the DC Metro area including (but not limited to) Loudoun, Fairfax, Clarke and Prince William Counties. I've writt...
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A re-introduction

January 10, 2022  •  Leave a Comment
It's been awhile since I've introduced myself on this page and since I've gotten some new followers recently, here we go! Hi! I'm Justine (she/her), the owner of Fluttering Shutter Photography. (Photo credit to Second Ave Photography) Here are 5 things about me that can help us connect: ** I've lived in Northern Virginia for all of my lif...
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In-studio Maternity Sessions

February 24, 2021  •  1 Comment
For as long as Fluttering Shutter Photography has been open, I have only ever done outdoor maternity portraits. Looking back, I'm not sure why I was so hesitant to do them but now I know how stunning they can turn out to be! My first step was to continue to build my client closet. (What is a client closet? This is just an industry term for things t...
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Baby A- Purcellville Newborn Session

February 16, 2021  •  1 Comment
Hi gang! I'm going to try something new and blog more sessions. What do you say? Want to see more portraits from each session? Well, let's try it!! Today on the blog you get to meet Baby A, the 6-pound, 12-ounce bundle of sweetness who belongs to one of my favorite Loudoun families. This session took place in my Purcellville studio AND at their...
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You have the digitals, now what?

February 10, 2021  •  2 Comments
Do you have a ton of digital portraits sitting around on your computer or in your phone? I'm almost positive that you do! We all have portraits that we take on our phone or from professional photographers that we are SO excited about. But what do you do once you have those digital images? If you're like most people, they sit in that folder on your...
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3 Reasons Why You Should Book A Milestone Session TODAY

February 08, 2021  •  Leave a Comment
Everyone loves a newborn portrait. They are so teeny and sweet, posed in buckets with that gorgeous newborn skin. They are only that small for such a short amount of time and documenting it is so important. But today, I want to talk about one of my favorite types of sessions: MILESTONES! Then there are one year portraits. At Fluttering Shutter...
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How One Room Can Make Your House Into Your Home

April 13, 2020  •  Leave a Comment
In 2007, I was planning my wedding, going to graduate school, looking for a house to buy and I was 6 months pregnant. You could say that I was a LITTLE busy. We started off with a realtor that told us that we were never going to find a house that was within our budget, was not a fixer upper and within Loudoun County. She showed us multiple homes th...
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COVID-19, Fluttering Shutter Photography and the Small Business Community

March 18, 2020  •  2 Comments
Hello! I've been trying to avoid having to write this out but since I have already notified the clients that this will effect directly, I wanted to reach out to all of you, as well. This time in our world is a scary one. Information and recommendations are changing daily, school is on an uncertain hiatus, places that we are used to shopping i...
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