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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Picking YOUR Photographer, Part 3

October 07, 2019  •  Leave a Comment
Here in Northern Virginia, it's the beginning of fall. It is the time when the leaves are starting to change and we can finally say goodbye to that summer heat! We have about a month or two where the weather is beautiful, so photographers are usually very busy this time of year. It's busy because everyone wants portraits for holiday cards and we ar...
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Cake Smashes

September 12, 2019  •  Leave a Comment
Cake smashes!! They have become relatively common and can be done beautifully when done right! There are times when things go wrong with cake smashes, as well. I thought that I would share with you all some things that I have learned over the years when it comes to that day that you WANT your child to make a huge mess. 1) You don't HAVE to smash...
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A Heavy Post

September 11, 2019  •  Leave a Comment
**Trigger Warning- This is not a happy baby post and talks about 9/11** Today is 9/11. Every day since 9/11/01, it's been a hard day for me. It's a day where I try to stay off of social media for the most part. It's a day where I avoided the television because I couldn't watch everything all over again. It's a day where the world seems darke...
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