Thanks for taking a moment to visit Veralana Photography’s blog. I am a portrait and commercial photographer located in Northern Virginia. Here on the blog I share sneak peeks from my portrait sessions, modeling work, and nature photography. Check out my website for more samples of my portfolio. To receive new posts by email, subscribe to this blog.  If you want to share one of my posts with your friends on Facebook, click on the little Facebook icon below each post.

With the Dogs

October 24, 2014

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It was a lovely afternoon and I had the help of my daughter as a photography assistant/dog manager for tonight’s session.   I have been photographing these adorable girls since they were newborns, and now the older daughter is in Kindergarten!  It’s hard to believe how times flies.


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And last but not least…the leaf pile!

October 21, 2014



It was nice to see these kids again and to explore a new location with them.  They were so excited to see the leaves, and I promised them some leaf-throwing fun at the end of the session.


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Brothers and the Photobomb

October 20, 2014

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I have been doing family portraits for this family since they were just a family of three, and seeing them year after year has made my job so easy that in our mini-session this morning we managed to get a full sessions worth of pictures!   There was even time for some zombie poses and a little mid-session dance party.   Here’s a little look back at their family…




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Evening in the Park



It was a brisk evening, and we managed to get our session done in record time.  It was so nice to have the chance to photograph these sweet little girls again.   The younger daughter was full of giggles and energy and big sis was a willing model for us.  Aren’t they an adorable pair?


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Red Sparkles

October 19, 2014

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This impeccably-dressed  family returned to update their family portraits with their newest addition: a sweet baby girl.   It was nice to have the chance to work with them again, and see how much their son had grown since I last took his portraits.   Here’s a look back to his baby session:




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Fall Flowers

October 9, 2014

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My how this little one has grown since I last saw her at her newborn session!  It has been fun seeing her and her sister grow up, and today we did moved outdoors for a family and 1st birthday session.  The girls were a little more interested in exploring the park than posing for photos, but that’s par for the course for this age.   I was amazed at all of the flowers still in bloom in October–the garden was still so pretty we had to include it in some of the photos.


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