Archive for July, 2010

This family contacted me recently, they wanted some family portraits.  Not just *any*portrait, but fun portraits, almost some tongue in cheek portraits. “Dressed up at the playground” type photos. I was game!  Originally from Hawaii, they are recent Maryland transplants.  Aren’t they just a stunning, drop dead gorgeous family?

Miss H was easy-peasy all smiles.

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Mr N was pretty serious at first.  But then he started warming up.

andrea burns photography | maryland family photographer

andrea burns photography | maryland family photographer

andrea burns photography | maryland family photographer

Stunning. Family.  Fun at the park!

andrea burns photography | maryland family photographer

andrea burns photography | maryland family photographer

G family!  Thanks for having me tag along, that was so much fun!

*awesome product alert*

Below you’ll find a photo of one of my favorite products, the Canvas.   You may recognize these cuties… so this is a personal canvas of mine, hanging near my front door.  The standard sizes I sell are 11×14, 16×20 and 20×24.  They are fancier than a standard print, and don’t require a frame.  There is no better way to display your art, and it will last for generations to come.

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So beautiful!

I am just honored to introduce you to sweet little Sydney.  She is actually the brand-new daughter of one of my oldest friends. Sydney was waited for, for a long time.  But she is here now, and just worth every moment waited.  This little angel was like putty in my hands that morning… I’ve never been able to do a newborn shoot in an hour!

andrea burns photography | maryland newborn photographer

andrea burns photography | maryland newborn photographer

andrea burns photography | maryland newborn photographer

andrea burns photography | maryland newborn photographer

Isn’t her strawberry blonde hair just amazing!  Stephanie & Jerry, congrats, your angel is just one of the most delightful.

You know, when it comes to your children, you really think they are just the most beautiful in the world. So imagine to my delight when clothing companies want my Audrey to start modeling their clothes… LOVE it!  I’m currently working with two companies, Missie Moosie and Dollcake.  The below photo is a sneak peek for the Missie Moosie fall line.  Audrey, my little muse, is now quite mobile and is harder to capture.  But I love this image of her.  Her smile just warms my soul.

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I recently got to reconnect with an old high school friend (wait, we aren’t old…) and shoot her adorable children Lizzie & Ryan.  These two were a hoot!  With a promise for McDonald’s for dinner, we got to business, and I think I captured some of their glory…

andrea burns photography | maryland child photographer

andrea burns photography | maryland child photographer

andrea burns photography | maryland child photographer

andrea burns photography | maryland child photographer

andrea burns photography | maryland child photographer

andrea burns photography | maryland child photographer

Which was seriously easy, becuase they are seriously glorious.  Thanks T kids!

Sixty years ago two of the most beautiful people in my life, met and married and started a long lasting legacy**.  My grandparents “Granny & Goodaddy.”  They met at Toccoa Falls College in the late 1940′s.  They courted, and on a choir trip, my Gooddaddy asked Granny to marry him.

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Two daughters (plus spouses), five grandchildren (and three spouses), and four great-grandchildren later, we all gathered in North Carolina to celebrate sixty years of wedded bliss.  I love how they love each other.  They tease each other, he calls her his “Sweet Baboo.”  They hold hands, they pray together.

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Happy 60th Anniversary to the sweetest and gentlest people I know and cherish.  I love you both so much.

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**Out of the above mentioned 14 adults, Ten are Toccoa Falls Graduates, Three more having attended at least a year.

“Sprouted from the same strong branch of the family tree… Cousins by blood, friends from the heart, Forever, you and me.” ~Jenna Robertson

We first saw the S kids back early this winter.  This time around they brought back their beloved cousins.  These cousin normally live in Europe, so watching them all interact was a treat… it reminded me of my bond with my own cousins, very sweet and playful!

andrea burns photography | maryland child photographer

andrea burns photography | maryland child photographer

andrea burns photography | maryland child photographer

And all of them together…. one of my faves from the session!

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Thank you all for enduring me one more time, lol!

I love chubby babies.  I love the little fat rolls and the absence of wrists and ankles.  I adore the squished faces, and their smell…. oh their smell!  This is why I have the greatest job in the world.  Because I get to snuggle handsome little chubs like Oliver….

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Andrea Burns Photography | metro washing dc newborn photography

Andrea Burns Photography | metro washing dc newborn photography

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Andrea burns photography | newborn photographer

Andrea Burns Photography | northern virginia newborn photography

Of course he’s so good looking!  His parents are beautiful too!

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Congrats Mr. & Mrs. H, Oliver was a DREAM baby!

Last week my husband and I were in Louisville, KY with 9 teens from our Youth Group at Church.  It was five days of worship, sessions, seminars, concerts and playtime! It was the C&MA (Christian & Missionary Alliance) LIFE 2010 Conference.

One of our favorite musicians is Trace Bundy.  We’ve had the pleasure to see him in concert quite a few times, and get to hang out with him at a few different seminars over the past few years.  He really is a treat to hear and watch… in fact watching him play is key to the full Trace Bundy experience.    Here’s Nate, Trace & myself at the conference….

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And in case you’re interested… because I *know* you are… You can see a video or two of him on Youtube.  You won’t be disappointed!

I have been obsessed lately with backlighting and filling the photos with yummy light.  I love how it halos the hair and adds that touch of magic to the images.  And then I met Miss T, and with her cornsilk hair, I just had to do it again…

andrea burns photography | custom child portraiture

andrea burns photography | custom child portraiture

and now one of the whole gorgeous family!

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Then some Daddy & Me time… love these!

andrea burns photography | custom child portraiture

andrea burns photography | custom child portraiture

and finally, some fairy wings & a tutu to end the very warm but very fun evening…

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Andrea Burns Photography is out of office over the next week.  I will do my best to answer emails, but please forgive me if I don’t answer within 24-48 hours.