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.

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.


Posted 5 days, 4 hours ago at 4:16 pm.

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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.


Posted 1 month ago at 11:55 pm.

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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.




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

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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.


Posted 1 month, 2 weeks ago at 8:44 pm.

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Imaginary Dragons

May 13, 2014

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Every year I see her again this sweet little girl gets cuter and cuter.  This was her 4th annual session, and this time we had fun exploring a new location, where she told us all about the dragons in the park.


Posted 4 months, 1 week ago at 9:20 pm.

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Little Apple

May 1, 2014

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This sweet baby girl was just a perfect model for us at our photoshoot–6 days old and sleepy, but not too sleepy that she didn’t open up her eyes for a few photos too.  Seriously, is that not the cutest smile?   I have been talking with her mom about our photoshoot for several months, so it was great to finally meet her!



Posted 4 months, 3 weeks ago at 8:54 am.

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