Ryann Colleen Photography » Northern Virginia Newborn, Baby, Child, and Family Lifestyle Photographer

beautiful children

the experience

Simple and seamless, from start to finish.

You have done the hardest part already – you have chosen to pause from the swift stride of life to capture the ever-changing beauty of your family.  From choosing clothing and location to selecting and hanging photographs, you can depend on your trusty photographer to facilitate the rest.

my style

Laughing, playing, silliness… You can expect to have a splendid time during your session.  My aim is simple – to capture clean, classic lifestyle portraits that show genuine emotion. The end result?  Photographs that are full of life and yet artistically refined.

I am very flexible and know that sometimes children need extra time to warm up or change gears. I have a Masters Degree in Education and specialize in working with little ones.

light matters

I like to utilize natural light whenever possible as it can produce a magical quality in photographs that is unparalleled. Sessions generally take place early or late in the day (the best light is typically 1-2 hours after sunrise or in the last hours of the day before sunset). Sessions typically last from 1-2 hours, with plenty of time for exploring, playing, and breaks.

at your home

I love documenting children in the place their story begins. Feel free to incorporate your child’s favorite activities into our session – digging in the garden, icing cupcakes, reading favorite books, and painting en plein air are all fun for to photograph! When I arrive, please show me around so I can check out the light in different rooms and get to know you a little more. If you have any special things in your home that you would like to include in your photographs, please be sure to let me know.

out and about

Stepping out into the wide world can bring on an excitement in kids that is a delight to capture. Kayaking on the Potomac, eating ice cream cones in Old Town, or playing at the classic and colorful Glen Echo Park can be a ton of fun (which translates into great photographs!).