Dance Parties, Lacrosse, Scooters, & (of course) Elephant and Piggie (Fairfax, VA)

‘After all,’ Anne had said to Marilla once, ‘I believe the nicest and sweetest days are not those on which anything very splendid or wonderful or exciting happens but just those that bring simple little pleasures, following one another softly, like pearls slipping off a string.’
— L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Avonlea

I loved hanging out with this family for many reasons. For starters, they were fun, funny, and they made me laugh like crazy. Plus, how adorable is their bulldog puppy?

But, I also loved the L family because their incredibly smart, wise kindergarten-aged daughter gave me the best compliment I've ever received. I can't remember the exact words, but I'll still put it in quotes because it made my whole year. "Ms. Darcy, when I grow up and have kids, I'm going to hire you to come and take photos of my family. Do you know why? Because when you come to take photos it is fun. I don't know if I should tell you this, but all day I was supposed to pretend that I was having fun. But I didn't have to pretend. I wish you could come over all the time."

I love this job. Seriously, how lucky am I?


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Darcy Troutman Photography is a Northern VA/Washington DC/Maryland documentary-style family photographer, who believes in capturing real moments. Interested in learning more? Please click here to sign up for my newsletter or schedule a session.