Monday, November 8, 2010

Family Photos!

Nicole Pavey rocks!  She is a family photographer in Fairfax, VA who has done photos for us the last 2 years.  I hear you asking - "Jenny, why are you going all the way to Fairfax?".  Excellent question!  Last year I was looking for a photographer to do some newborn shots of Lucy.  We found Nicole on Craigslist.  She was advertising a special and I checked out her blog.  The photos were beautiful, she was offering an amazing price, AND she was moving her studio, so she would come to US!  We booked a session...and then we all ended up getting sick.  We sadly missed that glorious window for newborn photos where the baby will just sleep and let you dress them up as a bear or a bunny or Diana Ross, drape them in bows and put them in baskets with fresh market produce, all for the sake of a few photos.  We ended up booking a family session instead several weeks later and she was just wonderful!  We walked around outside and got some nice candid shots:

Went to her studio back to her studio:

Believe it or not, this wasn't posed!
We got some perfect Christmas card shots:

And 2 of my favorite photos of all time:

So when we decided to get more photos this year, we went right back to Nicole!  She has been super flexible about scheduling our shoot - our work schedule is always a little crazy, and this has been the cold season from hell.  She is closing in on the last month of her own pregnancy, but she gamely followed up around, set us up on bridges and rocks, posed and snapped, clicked and captured some really sweet moments.  The only thing we didn't like was our own choice of outfits:-)  I just love the fall colors, and Kevin finally has his long-desired family shot of us all under a bright fall-colored tree!

Right now she is only newborn photos and a few high school senior shots.  We were her last family photo shoot before her maternity leave...something about not wanting to chase families around with a 37 week baby belly **shrug**, but I just love her work so much, so here's my shout out to Nicole Pavey Photography.


  1. These are soooo wonderful! How old was Lucy in the first shots?

  2. Love the pictures and her outfit was the perfect choice! Adorable!

  3. Bethany - she was 10 weeks in the early shots.

    Thanks Rene! We LOVED Lucy's outfit...just not ours:-)