Saturday, May 27, 2017

So Special (Northern Virginia Family Photographer, Leilani Photography, Leilani Mitchell Photographer, Northern Virginia Children Photographer, Northern Virginia Couples Photographer)

I find it so special when I get the honor of photographing a family over the years.  I do feel a connection, knowing that I am the one who is stopping time for a moment and making a statement of a family.  The statement showing the stages of growth each member of the family has made and how they look at that time in their life.  I know that not only will the family enjoy the pictures now but in the future as well when they reminisce what was happening at that point in life. 
This special family I witness grow not only physically but in numbers as well.  I love seeing them each year and the joy of seeing them grow.  
I hope you enjoy the pictures.  I know I do.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

She's Here! (Northern Virginia Newborn Photographer, Gainesville Virginia Photographer, Leilani Mitchell Photography, Leilani Photography, Newborn Girl Pictures)

She's here!   
And I'm so excited to meet this sweet little girl!  This little angel took her time arriving.  
We are so glad she's here.  I took a little drive to go see her but it was worth it.  
I hope you enjoy these images of a new member from our extended family.  

Thursday, November 17, 2016

On My Street (Northern Virginia Family Photographer, Northern Virginia Photographer, Warrenton Family Photographer, Child Photographer, Leilani Mitchell Photography, Leilani Photography)

You got to love it here in Virginia when you can literally just walk down your street and have a fantastic view to use as a backdrop for your family pictures.  
I have been blessed to photograph this family a few times and I would like to say that if feels like not a day has passed since the last time I saw them because we always have fun chatting away BUT.... these kids keep growing!  Whew!  I tell you what, I think I'll start freaking out when I start photographing their weddings.  It is such a treasure to capture each passing year to see the joy of the growing children. 

I hope you enjoy these images as much as I do. 

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Christmas Cards (Northern Virginia Family Photographer, Winery at LaGrange, Christmas Cards, Northern Virginia Photographer,

It's that time of the year to have Christmas and Holiday Cards rolling out to our family and friends.  
 It is also one of the most beautiful times of year here in Virginia.  The colors of the trees are amazing.  The weather is cool and crisp.  
This family I had the pleasure of working with.  The children were so cute and sweet.  Plus, they giggled along with my silly sense of humor.  The parents were so fun we hung out for a few minutes after we were done and chatted for a bit.  I look forward to seeing them all again. 
This year I offered Family Portrait Packages that included original designed Holiday Cards.
This is one of the photo sessions from one of those packages.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Soon to Have a New Addition (Northern Virginia Baby Bump, Northern Virginia Maternity Pictures, Northern Virginia Newborn Photographer, Gainesville VA Photographer, Leilani Mitchell Photography, Leilani Photography)

Countdown has begun!  I know the parents are super excited to have their new addition to their family but I'm not going to lie, I can't wait to take the newborn images.  Until then, I got to photograph that wonderful time in this beautiful woman's life.  We go through so many changes throughout our life, I think it is such a blessed time and it should be enjoyed and captured.  
I had such a great time with this couple.  There was some fun creative ideas, some I can't share just yet because the baby's name won't be revealed until a later date.  
Enjoy this fun moment in time.


Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Beautiful Wedding (Northern Virginia Wedding Photographer, Northern Virginia Photographer, Washington DC Temple wedding, Leilani Photography)

I am so lucky that I was able to be a part of this beautiful wedding.  
I'll admit that it is hard watching children grow up and then go and get married.  
I have had the joy and pleasure of knowing this young lady for many years and now she has grown into a beautiful woman at a beautiful wedding.  
I love seeing the joy on a new couples face.  This couple was so cute and fun!  I loved capturing these memories for them.  

Monday, May 16, 2016

It's Graduation Time Once Again (Northern Virginia High School Photographer, Battlefield High School Senior Photographer, Northern Virginia Photographer, Leilani Mitchell Photographer)

It's hard to believe the school year is almost over and for some it is the end of High School.  
It is such an exciting time to in life and so fun to document it!  
The photo session was so great!  This High School Senior was so fun and everything went so smoothly. Also, the cherry blossoms were perfect!  The trees were such a great backdrop for such a great photo session.  
I hope you enjoy these images as much as I do.