An Autumn Afternoon at the Lincoln Memorial (Washington D.C.)

I've photographed this family for over 5 years now and every time I see the kids I can't believe how quickly time flies. Crazy to think they're all so far past the preschool years now. Soon there will be girlfriends/boyfriends and college applications, but for now, they're all still happy climbing trees. And I  (as always) love watching them ascend higher and higher. 

 

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Family Time at the Playground (Gaithersburg, MD)

Kids love playgrounds. And I love happy kids. And happy families. And this awesome job!

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Michelle & Phil's Wedding at Annapolis Maritime Museum (Annapolis, MD)

Could this day have been any more beautiful? Such a great location, such an amazing couple. And so many people over the age of 70 on the dance floor! It was so hard to keep from joining them all! 

Venue - Annapolis Maritime Museum

Hair and Makeup - Cerissa McKinley/  Megan Petrakis

Florist - Rhonda Kaplan

DJ - Jon DiPompa

Caterer - Creative Cuisine 

Second Shooter - Brandon Hunter

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A Walk in the Woods (Arlington, VA)

Is it possible to have a crush on a family? After this shoot, I'm positive that it is. 

I don't think I've ever laughed this much. I didn't want the afternoon to end. Seriously. Coolest. Family. Ever. 

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A Gorgeous Day in the Front Yard (Arlington, VA)

This was my first time photographing this family and I (of course) fell in love with them. The boys took a little bit of time to warm up (it must feel odd to have a woman in sweatpants with a large camera ask you all about your life), but then we started to run, find sticks, play catch, climb trees, try on hats, and (in general) have a blast. 

When a session ends with a kindergartner in namaste, I call it a success! 

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Running Through the Meadow (Fairfax, VA)

This is one of my absolute favorite families to photograph - four kids, all totally unique, and all totally awesome. But year we had was a bit of a bumpy start - after a long day, the last thing the kids felt like doing was dressing up for photo shoot. 

So we started easy - going through jewelry boxes, playing with magnatiles, exploring everyone's favorite toys. And by the time we headed outside for family photos - everyone was ready to run, and play, and (most importantly) to LAUGH. 

* Looking for a family photographer in the DC Metro region? Darcy Troutman Photography offers both at-home and out-and-about sessions, so whether you prefer pictures in the backyard or photos at a nature preserve, I have a package just right for you. Please contact me at darcytroutman@hotmail.com.

Sara & Ryan's Country Fall Wedding at Blue Hill Farm (Waterford, VA)

I loved everything about this venue - from the perfect autumn weather to the chickens roaming the property. And the wedding itself was full of so much love and happiness - I think I spent the whole day smiling.  

This was also the first time I photographed a bride becoming a stepmother - and the bond between this girl and her newest family member was fantastic to watch, both of them were so happy. I also loved the taco truck, the sunset, the froyo, the fire pit, and (of course) the crazy fun dance floor.  

Honestly, an absolutely perfect day. I feel so privileged that they trusted me to photograph it. 

Hair Makeup - Makeup by Ana B

Venue - Blue Hill Farm

Caterer - Rito Loco Tacos, Froyo

Flowers - Urban Stems

Second Photographer- Brandon Hunter

A Family Trip to the National Mall (Washington D.C.)

I've written about it before, but these are my favorite type of family photoshoots, where we take some photos at home and then we go on an outing. In my opinion, this way everyone relaxes and starts to feel comfortable in front of the camera. Plus, it gives me a chance to get to know the family better!

And I loved spending the afternoon with this family! The way they could joke and laugh at and love each other was a pleasure to see. The best moments are ALWAYS ALWAYS the real moments. And I'm so thankful that they all opened up to me and let me capture the magic between them.

* Looking for a family photographer in the DC Metro region? Darcy Troutman Photography offers both at-home and out-and-about sessions, so whether you prefer pictures in the backyard or photos at a nature preserve, I have a package just right for you. Please contact me at darcytroutman@hotmail.com.

A New Baby & A Walk Around the Neighborhood (Alexandria, VA)

I first photographed this family one year ago, as a threesome. And now they have an amazing, new baby in their life, who fits in perfectly and could not be cuter. 

The weather was HOT, but these kids both made it super fun. So many smiles and so much laughter - all afternoon long. 

We had a fantastic time playing in the sandbox, making crazy art projects, and walking around town.

* Looking for a family photographer in the DC Metro region? Darcy Troutman Photography offers both at-home and out-and-about sessions, so whether you prefer pictures in the backyard or photos at a nature preserve, I have a package just right for you. Please contact me at darcytroutman@hotmail.com.

Saying Goodbye to Summer

I can't believe how quickly this summer flew by. I have so many photos to share (personal work, weddings, and families) but these busy kid-filled days make it hard to put together a real post.

I guess that's why there is school. and fall. and cloudy, overcast days. 

In the meantime, here's a video I made of our annual multi-family Outer Banks trip. The photos are from WAY WAY back in May,  but the memories are still going strong.

I hope you're all having a great end-of-summer! My fall sessions are already booking up, so please contact me if interested!

* Looking for a family photographer in the DC Metro region? Darcy Troutman Photography offers both at-home and out-and-about sessions, so whether you prefer pictures in the backyard or photos at a nature preserve, I have a package just right for you. Please contact me at darcytroutman@hotmail.com.