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. 

Monday, April 4, 2016

Stopped the Growth (Northern Virginia Child Photographer, Northern Virginia Family Photographer, Leilani Photography)

This cute little guy just keeps on growing and growing. As he grows he just keeps getting cuter.  It is so fun seeing him grow and being the one to capture it.  This is one of the many reasons I love being a photographer.  I get to stop them growing up in the image. He can't grow any more in this picture even though he grows every moment outside of these images. 

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Where Some Sweet Smiles Come From (Northern Virginia Baby Photographer, Northern Virginia Photographer, Gainesville Virginia Photographer, Haymarket Virginia Photographer)

Isn't she just the cutest little thing?  It was fun to see how much she grew in a years time.  
I know you can't tell but she was such a trooper this day.  It was so hot outside and yet we still got some sweet smiles.  Even better yet, I remember how she got these smiles.  It was her mom working behind me.  This little sweety loves her mom and I will always remember that because of these images. 
I hope you enjoy these cute images.   

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Ha! Ha! I Got Them! (Northern Virginia Child photographer, Northern Virginia High School photographer, Northern Virginia Photographer, Gainesville Virginia Photographer, Leilani Mitchell Photography, Leilani Photography)

Whew!  I think most people I photograph assume that it is easy for me as a photographer to photograph my own children.  Well, to be quite frank with you it isn't easy at all.  
Every year there is one reason or another that my boys drag out the photographing process.  There are times when they just run around crazy and I chase after them, there are times when the weather doesn't cooperate, the list of excuses go on and on.  But!  I finally got them!  In deed I got the pictures done.  
My oldest son had a bad haircut and he wouldn't allow me to photograph him until it grew out a little.  I think he's handsome no matter what!  
Then there's my youngest who was more interested in playing his video games and also wanted his pictures done in the snow like our family pictures, so we had to wait for another snow storm before we could take them.  
So, here there are my growing boys.  Another older and another wrinkle added to my face.  :)  I sure do love them!

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

My Family in the snow! (Northern Virginia Family Photographer, Gainesville Virginia Photographer, Leilani Photography)

I wanted my family picture to be taken in the snow so badly.  I patiently waited and waited and then BAM!  We had a record breaking snow fall!  I was hoping to take them in the trees with the snow still on the branches but it snowed so much we were only able to get out to my deck.  I still have very happy with it.  

Monday, November 23, 2015

Another Wrinkle (Northern Virginia High School Senior Photographer, Northern Virginia Photographer, Chantilly High School Pictures, Ellanore C. Lawrence Park)

Don't children know that every year they grow bigger and older that it adds wrinkles to our adult faces.  
This young man is now a High School Senior.  This is very exciting for him BUT at the same time it adds a wrinkle to my face.  You see, I've known him going back 11 years now.  I know I didn't have that many wrinkles back then.  Oh well, I guess I gave a few wrinkles to some adults way back when.
Anyway, it was such a pleasure to know this young boy has now grown into a young man.  I'm very excited for the adventures he has before him and it's been such a pleasure to be a part of his family's life.  

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

The Sunburst (Northern Virginia Family photographer, Gainesville VA Family photographer, Leilani Mitchell Photography, Northern Virginia photographer)

There's a new trend I've now tried out a couple of times.  I really like the glowing, sunny, warm feeling it creates.  It feels like lying in the sun taking all that energy in.  
I was fortunate to photograph this wonderful family for another year.  There has been a new addition and I would say he's adorable and fits right in.