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

Tiny Ballerina

March 19, 2018

It was great to see this family again for baby girl #3.  She is one lucky baby to have two big sisters to teach her their dance moves.


Posted 4 days, 1 hour ago at 9:00 pm.

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Fall Glow

November 22, 2017

I’ve had the honor of photographing this extended family for many years… from maternity and newborn photos to where we were today, with a big family group.  We had the warm fall sun shining bright this morning, so I decided to embrace the sun flare in the photos.


Posted 4 months ago at 3:52 pm.

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In the Christmas Spirit

November 15, 2017

I’m grateful that this little girl’s mom asked for some holiday-themed studio portraits this morning.  It forced me to step a little outside of my normal studio work and tried a little something different with the Christmas lights.  I think they look especially nice with the closeup.  Our little model took a little while to loosen up, but by the end she was having a blast dancing around in her adorable puffy vest and boots.



Posted 4 months, 1 week ago at 4:02 pm.

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Stripes all Around

November 6, 2017

I’ve lost count of how many years I’ve been doing family photos for this family, but it’s so nice to see the boys growing up and get a chance to photograph them year after year.


Posted 4 months, 2 weeks ago at 10:45 pm.

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Warm Fall Days

October 25, 2017

It has been a little while since I’ve added some new photos to the blog.  I’ve been busy with my volunteer photography at the Fairfax County Animal Shelter, and I recently started an Instagram account featuring some of my shelter pet portraits (@shelterpetart).  But this week I was back outside for some fall portraits with this lovely family and their sweet pup.  He has grown quite a bit since I met him at our session last fall.


Posted 4 months, 4 weeks ago at 3:51 pm.

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Number 4

July 6, 2017

I first met this family many years ago with their older daughters, and now they were back with baby #4, a new baby girl.  In fact, I photographed mom and her middle daughter for Alexandria Woman magazine a few years back.  It was so fun to see them again with their new baby sister, who was very interested in keeping her eyes on what everyone else was up to in the studio.


Posted 8 months, 2 weeks ago at 8:38 pm.

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