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I cannot express how thankful we are to have had the opportunity to work with Kate. She was the ultimate professional - walked us through every component of the process and made sure every question/concern we had was addressed prior to our shoot. Once we arrived, we were immediately at ease. Kate thought of everything! Snacks for Mom and Dad, diapers for baby, there was nothing we could have needed that Kate hadn’t thought of. We felt incredibly welcomed and comfortable right away and I think that was reflected in the photos. Speaking of the photos, they are breathtaking! They are exactly what we were hoping for - classic and beautiful - and such precious keepsakes of our daughter’s earliest moments. Sloane will never be that small again and I couldn’t be more grateful to Kate for capturing her little toes, hands, and eyelashes in photos we will treasure forever. We have gotten more compliments on the birth announcements than I could have imagined - Kate’s style is so timeless and elegant and the announcements were absolutely beautiful.

Kate, we are unbelievably grateful to have been the recipients of your talent. Sloane’s newborn photos are precisely what we were hoping to have to remember her earliest days with us. Not a day goes by that we don’t pull them out to look back and remember just how small and new she was all those months ago. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for capturing these images for our family. We can’t wait to share them with Sloane when she’s older and look forward to her having the same reaction to them as we continually do - absolute love.
— Erin N. | Fairfax, VA

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My family and I had a wonderful newborn session with Kate. The studio was the perfect setting for our toddler and newborn. Kate made the session very stress-free for us. Her direction during the shoot was perfect and it reflected in our photos. Everyone looked so relaxed, and our loving family dynamic really shined through.

The images themselves are truly collections of art, and we were so pleased with the final product. Our family and friends were in awe of our images and commented how “natural” the images appeared. I’ve already recommended Kate to my friends, and we hope to work with her again in the future!
— Frances F. | Sterling, VA
Thank you so much for such a wonderful experience. I was really nervous about picking a maternity/newborn photographer and am so glad that I found you! You were so accommodating with the weather issues and rescheduling of my maternity session, and you made me feel gorgeous in the maternity photos even though I was feeling huge! And Jane’s newborn photos turned out better than I even imagined - each photo is beautiful and I was in tears looking through them. You truly captured the beauty of our newborn daughter. Thank you so much! I will certainly recommend you to anyone I know looking for a maternity/newborn photographer and we look forward to working with you again in the future!
— Alissa S. | Alexandria, VA

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Kate is amazing! Her photography is stunning and I am so lucky that I was able to work with her. I feel like I am always behind the camera and there were only a handful of photos of my daughter and I prior to this. My motherhood-baby session gave me the pictures I always wanted of us together, and stunning photos of my daughter alone. When I saw the photos I cried! So incredible. Regarding the session- I have always felt awkward smiling for the camera, and Kate made me feel really comfortable and made the session easy for me. She also helped pick out the perfect outfits for my daughter and I. Kate is really detail oriented and fun to work with. I am already signed up for a family session!
— Sarah C. | Ashburn, VA

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I felt so comfortable when I arrived to Kate’s studio. She had many great suggestions for photo ideas, outfits, posing etc. Her studio wardrobe was a nice addition as well. When I first saw my photos I was very impressed with how natural they looked. She was able to capture the exact images that I envisioned for a maternity photo shoot. I showed them to my friends and family and they thought they were absolutely beautiful photos. I did them as a surprise for my husband and he had the most wonderful compliments, all thanks to Kate and her talents.
— Laura D. | Arlington, VA

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Kate, You are unbelievably talented. I LOVE the photos!!!! In the event that it is my last pregnancy, you have done the most amazing job at capturing what is actually beautiful about being a pregnant woman. It is so easy to forget those parts in the day to day grind, but these will be a constant reminder of what is so wonderful about the whole process. Thank you thank you thank you! My husband is not a very emotional guy but he said he teared up looking at the photo you put up last week. That alone tells you that you’re doing everything right. I look forward to working with you in the future as my kids grow!
— Diane S. | Arlington, VA
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Working with Kate exceeded all of my expectations. I could tell from our initial phone consultation that she was going to be fun and easy to work with. Her approach to her newborn sessions are 100% baby friendly and geared toward baby’s comfort. Our session was relaxed, fun, and stress free! She kept our daughter comfy and content throughout the entire session. More importantly, our final images are better than I could have imagined. Kate captured our daughter’s unique features perfectly. Her style really allows for babies to shine on their own without props, etc. I cannot recommend Kate enough and will definitely work with her again in the future!
— Kaalyn Z. | Centreville, VA

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Working with Kate for our newborn session was a wonderful experience. Just nine days into parenthood, my husband and I were tired and bleary-eyed, and Kate wowed us with her skill handling our baby boy. She was so gentle and confident with him, and it resulted in him sleeping nearly the entire session. She also made us feel at home in her studio. Since I had already seen Kate’s work, I knew the photos would be stellar. When the images arrived, they were better than I even expected and were exactly how we wanted to remember those precious first few days with our baby. Anyone who has seen the photos has been so impressed and touched by her ability to capture our baby’s sweetness on film. In addition to Kate’s talent, she is a pleasure to work with and we hope for another chance to do so in the future!
— Katrina N. | Arlington, VA

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We had such a wonderful experience working with Kate! I was looking for timeless beautiful images and Kate couldn’t have been a more perfect fit. The way she works with light is amazing - a true gift! We love all our images from my maternity and newborn sessions and we will cherish them forever!!! Thanks Kate!
— Kim E. | Arlington, VA
Kate was an absolute pleasure to work with. She is highly professional and has a wonderful way of putting people at ease. My maternity photos exceeded my expectations and my husband was speechless at the quality and tastefulness. I strongly recommend Kate for any photography needs and we’re looking forward to working with her in the future!
— Wendy L. | Ashburn, VA
Kate, I wanted to reach out to you and let you know we received the shipment. Thank you sooooo much. We are thrilled with everything you sent us and were so happy to have found you. I hope to work together again for another photo session! You have a great eye. I have also recommended you to many of our friends. Thanks again so much.
— Courtney M. | Herndon, VA

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I just wanted to take a moment to say THANK YOU SOOOO MUCH for the photos! We opened them last night and OMG, I cried. They are sooo beautiful! I genuinely HATE having photos taken of me and feel like I always look so stupid so all I was hoping for was 1 or 2 good photos. I honestly LOVE THEM ALL! You are so incredibly talented and I just wanted you to know how unbelievably thankful we are for your beautiful photos! I will absolutely be hiring you again in the future. When our little one is old enough, I really want to go back to that field to have a photo shoot with us all as a family!
— Brittany C. | Arlington, VA

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From our initial inquiry to the final images, we could not be happier about our experience with Kate Juliet Photography. Not only is she incredibly talented, but Kate is a true professional, very responsive, friendly and genuinely loves babies! We were most impressed by her attentiveness, patience and gentle care with our little bundle. I also cannot say enough about the finished product. I am quite literally obsessed with every photograph and cannot thank Kate enough for these beautiful memories that we will treasure for a lifetime. I am looking forward to working with Kate again for our family’s future photography needs!
— Linda N. | Alexandria, VA

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My heart burst when I opened the package and saw what you had done. Everything is absolutely beautiful.
— Kristen K. | Fairfax VA

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I really enjoyed working with Kate for my maternity session. She made me feel comfortable in front of the camera and the pictures turned out beautifully. I look forward to working with her again!
— Amber C. | Vienna, VA

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We found Kate Juliet Photography after searching online for a maternity and newborn photographer in the northern Virginia area. We discovered through the online gallery that two of our friends’ beautiful family pictures were taken by Kate. Before booking with Kate, we connected with both families, and each of them had amazing things to say about their experience with Kate and the pictures they received. We were drawn to the photography style because of the natural and timeless look.

Leading up to our session, Kate helped plan our outfits and color schemes, even sending us style boards and ideas about where we could purchase some pieces to complete our look. It was so much fun to plan our family’s picture style with her! Additionally, Kate was flexible with the scheduling of our maternity shoot during the incredibly rainy spring. Although we had to delay our first session due to an early storm, Kate arranged her schedule to make sure we got our photo shoot in before baby arrived.

During both of our sessions, Kate was very playful and patient with all of my boys. She enjoyed making them laugh and ensured that everyone was comfortable during each session. The outdoor location for our maternity shoot was gorgeous, and the indoor studio had perfect lighting, colors, and props, for our newborn and family shoot.

We have so enjoyed our pictures and are still loving sharing them with friends and family. Kate went above and beyond to make our products beautiful and even added extra special surprises to our orders! We have received lots of requests for prints from family members, and we have more photos that we love than places to display them in our home. We will treasure the photos forever!
— Jen G. | Fairfax, VA

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We were extremely lucky to have Kate Juliet Photography capture my pregnancy, the day following the birth of our daughter, and her at a week old. Throughout every session Kate was incredibly professional and went out of her way to make everyone involved feel comfortable and enjoy the experience.

For my maternity session I was a bit nervous about what to expect and how comfortable I would feel in front of the camera at 8 months pregnant. In the month leading up to our session Kate was in constant contact answering my questions, clarifying and confirming what I was hoping to get from the session, setting up a hair and make-up artist to come to my home and even offering countless suggestions about what I may want to wear in the photos. The day of the session went beautifully. She made me feel comfortable and confident, and constantly reassured.

Our fresh 48 session in the hospital was just as comfortable and both my husband and I were very at ease with having her in the room with us and our brand new baby girl. She again was extremely professional and was able to capture the moment beautifully.

The one week photos came out amazing for what we gave Kate to work with. Our family interrupted and the baby was being uncooperative, but her ability to capture the small perfect moments in between the craziness made for fantastic shots that we treasure.

If you want someone to capture moments in your life and produce fantastic photos you will treasure forever, Kate Juliet Photography is the one for you.
— Jenny P. | Springfield, VA
We loved working with Kate! The day we were supposed to take our photos there was a very menacing storm looming around the area and I wasn’t sure if we were going to be able to go out. But Kate was wonderful and kept in contact with me throughout the day to assess the situation. An hour before our intended time we made the executive decision to go ahead and try. And SO glad we did, because the photos came out amazing. Working with Kate was wonderful, from the initial call to receiving the final piece it was like talking to an old friend. Kate was very accommodating and was even happy to try to include our pups in a few of the shots. Which was wonderful because they are our family and how could we not include them in our family photo.

The turnaround time was fantastic! When we received the login info to view our photos we were blown away. Kate was able to capture us in the most amazing way. She captured photos I didn’t even know she was there to take. We weren’t able to take any newborn photos when my daughter was born, but these definitely make up for it! They capture her personality so well and we literally can’t stop looking at them. What’s crazy is, we didn’t think we could love them any more ... until we received them in the mail. Kate’s attention to detail is phenomenal. You can just tell how much she cares and loves what she does. Not only is the quality of the packaging and prints off the charts but the fact she adds that added touch with her handwritten notes and gifts makes it so personal.

The moment my family and friends saw the photos they were just as blown away as we were. My coworkers even spent all morning gushing over how amazing the photos looked. I didn’t even have to make recommendations, the photos spoke for themselves and several friends and coworkers have asked who my fantastic photographer was. I of course was not shy to throw out a little free PR. :) We are so glad we found Kate, and will definitely be using her for all our future photos.
— Melissa W. | Broadlands, VA

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My motherhood portrait session with Kate was everything I had hoped for. Kate is such a warm person and my son was laughing throughout the session and was happy overall. She made us feel so comfortable and I was amazed by how quickly she had emailed us back with the pictures. They turned out stunning and are timeless. I would highly recommend Kate for pictures that you would want to cherish for life. Thank you again!
— Samina D. | Vienna, VA
I drug my feet when it came to having my maternity photos taken, so Kate shot me only a few weeks before our little one’s due date. Despite being super pregnant, Kate made me feel completely comfortable and at ease. She was a blast to work with during the shoot, and I couldn’t be happier with the end result. It was exactly what I was hoping for!
— Erin H. | Arlington, VA

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I did a Mommy & Me session with Kate recently and I LOVED the results. Kate put a lot of thought into what locations would photograph best and worked with my schedule and needs to set up a time for the shoot. Once I got there all I had to do was follow Kate and my baby and I were able to act naturally while she captured some truly awesome shots. I am so glad that we did this shoot as it was nice to have photos of my daughter at such a cute age and for me to be an active participant in the shoot.
— Cara T. | Arlington, VA

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We absolutely love working with Kate Juliet Photography. Kate did newborns photos for our 3rd child and the entire experience was by far the best we have enjoyed as parents doing shots of the kids as babies, toddlers or entire family shots. Kate is so well prepared with props and ideas that it takes a significant amount of the stress out of the equation. My son’s newborn shots were the first time I enjoyed the process of taking photos with my family!

We were so excited when Kate offered family photo sessions this spring. Kate’s website and feedback gave me great suggestions for styling the kids (we went to Gap, asked for help and had 3 great outfits in 30 minutes). The day of our family photos rain was looming and Kate communicated with me many times to go over options - luckily the rain held off. The process is one piece, but the end result is another and the photos from my son’s newborn shoot and our family shoot are wonderful. The comments from friends and family are off the charts with everyone so impressed by the style of the photos and how great everyone looks at one time! I don’t often like photos with my husband and I in them, things seem too posed or forced in these family shots, but our images with Kate are perfect. Kate manages to capture personalities in the pictures and takes time during the photo shoot to engage with the kids.
— Meagan B. | Arlington, VA

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Kate was recommended to me by a good friend and I had seen her work, and loved it. Kate is so organized and so helpful at preparing everyone for the photo session, it was almost effortless on my part.

We hadn’t had family pictures taken since my oldest was 2 or 3, and since we’ve had two more children since then, it was time. With multiple small children, it’s always hard to predict how everyone will be, but Kate did a fantastic job of going with the flow and working with each of my children to make them feel comfortable and have fun. She was so patient and we all had a great time!

I loved how the photos turned out, capturing the true personalities of everyone in my family in a natural and timeless way.
— Amy G. | Fairfax, VA

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Kate Juliet Photography has captured my family several times now. I’m continually impressed at how prepared and efficient she is. Kate is so easygoing it makes letting go of any nerves you have in getting behind the camera effortless. She has an ability to direct a pose that looks and feels natural while still capturing those rare, raw moments when you are at your best. Every session I’ve had with KJP has produced photos that have perfectly captured my family and my heart. Photos that have made me gasp because I can be taken back to an exact moment in time when my child smiled in such a way that showed off her tiny teeth and crinkled nose. From start to finish, the process has always been simple and smooth. The efficiency and speed move beyond the photo session as well. Her galleries are visually appealing and easy to navigate; and her timely prints show up on eco-friendly paper tied simply with a bow.
— Marvie C. | Northern VA

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I love Kate’s style - simple, natural backgrounds that emphasize and showcase the beauty of the mother-child bond. She captured the essence of the relationship between me and my daughter through her breathtaking images. Kate knows what photographs well and she also accommodated a few shots I wanted to try, including outdoor nursing shots, upside down faces, and a few family shots, all of which turned out beautifully. Kate was truly a joy to work with and made the on-site session fun, she was patient and always willing to go the extra mile for the perfect shot. She made the planning part easy as well, through phone consultations and helpful styling suggestions. Looking forward to future sessions with Kate!
— Kaui W. | Vienna, VA

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I wanted to take a moment and recommend Kate’s work to anybody looking for family photos. Kate has been nothing short of professional and a delight to work with throughout the process of booking, the actual photo session, and ordering our collection. She is always quick to respond to any questions or needs you may have, which I really appreciate. During our shoot with her, she was wonderful with our newborn. She comforted her when she got fussy, posed her in natural ways, and was sure to keep her warm and happy. She made us all feel comfortable. And, perhaps most importantly, the photos turned out wonderfully! I couldn’t be happier with the results, and I can’t wait to hang our prints in our home and share them with our friends and family. Thank you, Kate, for the amazing experience and the photos we’ll treasure forever!
— Sara H. | Sterling, VA

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I had the pleasure of having three sessions with Kate leading up to and after the birth of my second child. She is the perfect mix of easy-going, kind and professional. I chose to hire her after seeing some photos she had taken of a friend which were amazing and then speaking to her. I loved the simple style of her photos and I knew that I would be in good hands. During our maternity, newborn and fresh 48 session at the hospital I felt very at ease with Kate. My toddler was a bit of a handful all three times but she was very patient and understanding of his nature. As a result she was able to catch him several times with great results. At the hospital she even included my parents in the session since they were there with my older child. I really appreciated that. Working with her was very easy, I never had any trouble getting in touch with her if I needed to.

The images she provided me were just gorgeous. I found myself wanting to look at them (and still do) over and over again because I loved them so much. I look forward to framing and hanging prints up in my house. My and my husband’s families also really loved them and have requested copies. Many friends online remarked on how lovely the photos were and I had a couple of friends inquire with me about Kate. I highly recommended her and would again and again. Her natural talent and wonderful personality made the entire experience a joy and I would absolutely hire her again in the future for more family photos.
— Karen R. | Reston, VA

Kate Juliet Photography specializes in natural maternity, newborn, and family portraiture in the Washington DC and Northern VA area.
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