As a maternity photographer here in Alexandria, VA, I have done countless sets of maternity photos all over the area, but still nothing makes me quite as happy as sunrise photos in Old Town. At sunrise, Old Town is still sleepy and quiet. Minus a few runners, Kristen, Jaramie and I got the entire place to ourselves.
Here Potomac River Boats rock quietly on the Potomac River as the sun begins to rise.
The maternity session began at that magic moment when the sun had just begun to appear, but the street lights were still on, adding to the beauty of the morning. Kristen chose to wear a maternity dress of Rent the Runway in a bright coral that added the perfect pop of color to this maternity session.
The Old Town Alexandria waterfront is full of color in the summer with hanging baskets of petunias and the blue cedar shake shingles on the restaurant on the boardwalk.
The Cherry Blossom Paddle Boat, which is part of the Potomac River Boat fleet made for a cheery view on the Alexandria Waterfront.
Parenthood looks good on these two.
Kristen & Jaramie danced on the front porch of the Carlyle House in front of its iconic custom blue door. The coral and blue are complementary colors. Making these two pop in this image.
As the morning went on, we continued our tour of Old Town Alexandria with the cobblestone lined streets as the morning sun shone through the branches. Even in summer when the world is full of color, I still find myself drawn to black and white imagery. There is some timeless and classic about black and white photography that keeps bringing me back to it.
After photos in Wales Ally, we circled back into the gardens at Carlyle as the sun continued to rise on this maternity session.
We finished up the morning in front of the iconic polka dot mural on the loading dock doors of the Torpedo Factory.
Erin Tetterton in the leading Alexandria maternity photographer, also serving DC and other northern Virginia locations. Erin believes in not only capturing incredible fine art maternity portraits, but also authentic candid moments as well. To learn for about Erin Tetterton Photography’s maternity & newborn portrait sessions, visit her Newborn Portfolio HERE.
Hi I’m Erin and the artist behind Erin Tetterton Photography. Welcome to the photographic THE ARCHIVES.
I believe our lives are divine orchestrations. We each have a story and I believe they are stories that deserve to be told and told well. From Weddings, to Babies, and to celebrate the years we are just glad to have behind us. The photos I take are the images that tell the story. Your own history. Your family’s history. ….and the history of those generations that are to come.
My goal is to create authentic, timeless imagery that accurately depicts each phase of your life. Those phases will be different, unique, and beautiful. Inject humor! Do them in a place you love!