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.

Brothers and Momma Cow

April 13, 2014

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I really enjoyed this session last week–big brother was full of huge smiles and fun ideas, and his baby brother had the best little head of newborn hair.  It was great having another family return for a second round of newborn portraits with their second baby.


Posted 1 week, 2 days ago at 10:37 pm.

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Inaugural Session

April 8, 2014



I’m so excited to announce that after 7 months of waiting I am finally in my new studio space!   I was looking forward to have this family come for the first session in the studio, and we had such a great session.  I first met them over 3 years ago when I did a maternity and newborn session for their older daughter.  Now they were back with their new family of 4, and both girls were just angels to work with, and mom was so well prepared with all the great wardrobe choices.  It was a great start for my new studio.


Posted 2 weeks, 1 day ago at 8:27 am.

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2 Pink 2 Blue

March 26, 2014


I worked with this family a few years ago and this time they have added two new family members: boy/girl twins!  We discovered just how much these little guys love to snuggle up today.  Big brother and big sister were great helpers during the session, and big sis even made it into some of the photos.  Big brother wasn’t quite as keen on having his picture taken. ; )



Posted 3 weeks, 6 days ago at 9:46 pm.

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Mom and her Girls

March 13, 2014

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Two years ago I photographed big sister in the most adorable pink tutu and knit hats.  Now she has a new little sis, and more cute hats.  It was fun doing the session at their home–I got to see the beautiful canvas prints from their last session hanging on their walls.  I’m hoping that this may be  my last session on the road before my new studio space is ready.


Posted 1 month, 1 week ago at 10:59 pm.

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Two Little Gators

March 11, 2014


Three years ago I photographed big brother in his adorable Gator gear, and now he was back with baby sister.   What adorable little kids and I just loved their outfits.  Baby sister was a model subject, sleeping happily through most of our session.


Posted 1 month, 1 week ago at 10:18 pm.

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Southern Belle

February 25, 2014


This sweet little baby arrived and pulled me out of my moving-to-a-new-house sabbatical for a photoshoot this morning.  She is the first child of some dear friends and even though I have been very busy with the final touches of building our new house and selling our old house, I wasn’t going to let that stop me from taking her newborn photos.   They had their wedding in New Orleans, so it seemed suiting to have their very own king cake baby.


Posted 1 month, 3 weeks ago at 6:19 pm.

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