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.   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.  To contact me about setting up a session please email

Late Fall in the Park

November 16, 2015

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I had the chance to photograph both of these little ones when they were newborns, and just last month I ran across this cute little girl again while taking portraits at a local preschool.   Her mom contacted me to update their family portraits and I can’t believe our luck with the late November weather.  It was unseasonably warm and sunny this morning, making it a perfect day to go explore in the woods.



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By the Fountain

November 9, 2015

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I got to spend some time with one of my favorite portrait families this morning–what a great way to start off a busy week.  I loved the new location they suggested, and the rain held out just long enough for us to get in our session.


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Girls in Green

November 8, 2015


It was another beautiful November day, and I got to spend some time photographing a college friend and her family.  Her girls so adorable in their matching dresses and have become quite the pros at modeling for photos.


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A warm day in November

November 7, 2015


We had the opposite problem from my usual November sessions last week: it was unseasonably warm!  These little cuties were troopers and despite being a little too warm in their long sleeves, enjoyed running around and exploring.  They play so well together and mom was a good sport, joining in with some impromptu hide-and-seek.



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It Started with a Matilda Jane

October 29, 2015


One of my best-dressed families were back for another year of fall portraits.  We made our session about having fun: tossing leaves on mom and dad, letting the kids hang upside down, pretending to tell secrets, all while trying our best to avoid the occasional quicksand-like mud.  There was still plenty of fall color around, and we lucked out with warm temperatures.


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Leaves and Trees

October 26, 2015

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We hit the jackpot with fall color this week.  It was really great to see these little guys again this year for their annual family photoshoot.  They are so much fun, and getting to be pros at family portraits.


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