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

Fall on the Mall

October 27, 2016


We decided to brave the 30% chance of rain and overcast skies and head downtown.  I think the weather worked out to our benefit in terms of crowds, and the rain held out until right as I got in my car to drive home.  It was such an adventure following these little cuties and their dolls around the capital.


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Falling Leaves and Climbing Trees

October 15, 2016

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We lucked out with some beautiful fall weather for our session last week.  Aren’t they a seriously well-dressed bunch?  I enjoyed seeing how much these little guys have grown up since I last photographed them.  After playing a little in the leaves, we had to seek out some climbing trees for the boys.



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Run of the Mill

October 10, 2016

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What a beautiful morning we had over at the historic mill, exploring the park and all it had to offer for our portrait backdrop.  I’ve had the opportunity to photograph these adorable kids several times before, but this was the first time we included their charming pup as well.


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Sunshine After the Rain

August 19, 2016

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It’s sessions like this that make me think I have the best job ever.  I have been photographing this little girl for years and it’s so much fun to see her growing up.  She had a lot of fun helping me come up with ideas for photos and was a joy to work with such a cooperative subject.



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Planes, Trains and Automobiles

July 18, 2016

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We had originally talked about an outdoor session, but with the muggy July weather studio time ended up being a wise choice.  I first met this family several years ago when I did their daughter’s newborn portraits, and I saw her again more recently when I did her preschool photos.  This time, she was back with her one-year-old brother who was having so much fun playing with the trains, planes, and a trike that we brought out in an attempt to get him to stand still long enough to pose for some photos.


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Wide-Eyed Baby Boy

February 9, 2016


I had the cutest little newborn baby boy and his charming big sister in the studio this week.  It was a great way to kick off the new year after taking an extended holiday break.  Here’s a quick look back at big sister when she was his age (with the same monkey!)



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