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.

Anyone want an apple?

September 25, 2014



I photographed this baby girl last winter as a newborn and now she was back and full of smiles.   Look how much she has grown (but still hanging out with her pal, Eeyore!)



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My Nephews

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So I’m probably a little biased because they are my nephews, but aren’t they adorable?  My sister-in-law always picks out the cutest clothes for them for their photoshoots.


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Little Squirrel

September 15, 2014




After a few delays, I finally got to meet this sweet little newborn girl.  She decided to take her time arriving into the world, and she was much the same way at our shoot.  She wanted to keep her eyes open and make sure things were going as she wanted before deciding to give in and pose for us.  But the result was a nice mix of wide-eyed and sleepy shots, and she looks adorable both ways.


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Little Girl, Big Bows

August 14, 2014

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What a cutie this little 9-month-old is!  I just love her big bows and adorable outfits.  Her mom came into the session wanting a specific shot that was a family tradition, and we managed to get that shot as well as many other cute smiles.


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3 Generations

August 13, 2014




It was so fun to have this sweet little girl and her family back in my studio after over 4 years!  I have attached one of her newborn portraits below–she’s grown up into quite an adorable little girls since I last saw her!  This time she brought in her grandparents as well as her parents for an extended family session.




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Puppies make her smile

August 5, 2014



I have known this family for several years, but this was the first time I have had a chance to take their family portraits.  Their daughter was so cute–she said she was inspired to smile by imagining cute puppies.  The kids were having fun climbing trees, hanging on the train car, and even walking like Egyptians.  I had to include a few of the fun pictures here at the end.


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