for the love of sisterhood, curtains, and pumpkin bread | Arlington VA Motherhood Family Photographer

I've been lucky enough to photograph this family on several occasions and it just gets better and better every time. As these two sisters grow older and get bigger their personalities shine more and more. They are fun and quirky and funny and charming. They'll steal a spot in your lap, try to take off a diaper when you turn your back, squeeze into impossibly small spaces, and twirl twirl twirl away in curtains to their hearts' content. Watching these sisters together is a joy and photographing them through their childhood is an honor.

And when you include mom too, there is nothing like it. They love her to pieces. Beyond measure. With hugs, with giggles. They clamor for her attention, squeeze closer for hugs, and eat up every word of praise and encouragement she offers them. Plus her pumpkin bread, they eat that up too.

There is so much love between these three. I never tire of it.

I had a different vision in mind for this Mommy & Me session. While I love shooting outdoors, there is something so special about having a session in your own home. There's a comfort and relaxed attitude that comes with being in your own safe space. I think kids, especially toddlers, can find that comforting.

So for this session we stayed indoors. Lest anyone think that your space wouldn't work for a session like this consider: every single image here was taken in the same 10'x10'(ish) area with just one window. I moved their furniture out of the way (an easy 5 minutes of effort) and supplied the curtains and chair.

Then they played and the magic and love all came together to create one of the most beautiful galleries I've had the joy of sharing. Here are a bunch of my favorites (I couldn't possibly narrow it down any further), I hope you enjoy them too.

 arlington va mommy and me photographer | Kate Juliet Photography
 arlington va mommy and me photographer | Kate Juliet Photography
 arlington va mommy and me photographer | Kate Juliet Photography
 arlington va mommy and me photographer | Kate Juliet Photography
 arlington va mommy and me photographer | Kate Juliet Photography
 arlington va mommy and me photographer | Kate Juliet Photography
 arlington va mommy and me photographer | Kate Juliet Photography
 arlington va mommy and me photographer | Kate Juliet Photography
 arlington va mommy and me photographer | Kate Juliet Photography