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NORTHERN VIRGINIA FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER

for moms who love making memories

BASED IN GAINESVILLE, VA

servicing Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, DC

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TuBelle Photography Best Of 2020 | Senior, Family, & Lifestyle Newborn Photography

2020 was surely a very hard year for everyone. It was a year filled with never-ending challenges. Working from home with a baby and 2 school-aged kids who are doing virtual learning & need help constantly was so hard, while running this photography business was very tough. Most nights my bedtime was 2 AM just to catch up with everything I need to do. And most mornings, I was fighting sleepiness while I do my full-time job and my Mommy duties. I’m sure some people had it harder than us. But no matter how hard of a year 2020 was, I always like to walk away from the past year with a grateful heart and look back on all the good things that had happened.

It was in the year 2020 that our pandemic baby was born and we bought our first home. It was also the year that reminded me that everything can go wrong; but if at the end of the day, you have your family with you and you are all safe, healthy, well-fed, and feel loved, that’s the only thing that matters. So before I really say goodbye to 2020, I’d like to walk down memory lane and reminisce all the memories I was able to capture for my clients.

mom, dad, dog, and baby girl during an in home newborn photo shoot taken in Fairfax, Virginia, taken by TuBelle Photography, a Northern Virginia newborn photographer

My first ever session in 2020 – a lifestyle newborn session in Fairfax, County. I’m so honored to be able to document this special time for them. I can’t wait to see them later this year to document another special milestone for their family.

Mr. Onederful cake smash session taken in Fairfax, Virginia by TuBelle Photography, a Northern Virginia cake smash photographer

How adorable is this Mr. ONEderful cake smash session in Fairfax, Virginia, right? And then later that month, I covered his 1st birthday party.

mom, dad, and 3 kids during their family session at Ellanor C Lawrence Park in Chantilly, Virginia taken by TuBelle Photography, a Fairfax County family photographer

This family session was my last session before the lockdown. After this, as a precaution, I closed TuBelle Photography and didn’t take on new clients until October which was after my maternity leave.

expecting mom, dad, and 2 kids during their maternity session in Gainesville, Virginia taken by a Prince William County maternity photographer

My DIY maternity session in Prince William County which was done in our neighborhood. I wasn’t planning on doing my maternity photos until late April, but I had a feeling they are going to close everything down so I did it earlier.

baby boy during lifestyle newborn photos in Prince William County, taken by TuBelle Photography, a Northern Virginia newborn photographer

Baby R, our pandemic baby, was worn. I was planning on hiring a photographer but because of the virus, I wanted to be extra careful and did his lifestyle newborn session by myself.

mom, dad, and 2 kids during their family photos at Claude Moore Park in Loudoun County, Virginia taken by TuBelle Photography, a Northern Virginia family photographer

This was my first family session in Loudoun County, Virginia after I got back from my maternity leave. And it sure felt so good. I missed it A LOT!!! And every weekend from here on, I had a photo shoot.

girl during her senior session in Reston, Virginia taken by TuBelle Photography, a Northern Virginia senior photography
3 friends during their senior photos at Manassas Battlefield in Manassas, Virginia by TuBelle Photography, a Fairfax County senior photographer
girl during her senior photos taken at Manassas Battlefield in Manassas, Virginia by TuBelle Photography, a Prince William County senior photographer
girl during her senior portraits in Gainesville, Virginia taken by TuBelle Photography, a Fairfax County senior photographer
girl during her senior pictures in Manassas, Virginia taken by TuBelle Photography, a Prince William County senior photographer
girl during her senior pictures at Ellanor C Lawrence Park in Chantilly, Virginia taken by TuBelle Photography, a Northern Virginia senior photographer
family photos at Willowsford in Aldie, Virginia taken by TuBelle Photography, a Northern Virginia family photographer

This family session in Aldie, Virginia was scheduled in Spring of 2020 but we kept on rescheduling because of the virus. The baby boy has grown up a lot! He was supposed to be 4 months for our session, he turned 1 by the time we were able to do their family session.

mom, dad, and son during family pictures at Algonkian Regional Park in Sterling, Virginia by a Northern Virginia family photographer
mom, dad, and 2 daughters during their family portraits at Cherry Hill Farmhouse in Falls Church, Virginia by TuBelle Photography, a Northern Virginia family photographer

This family session in Falls Church, Virginia was extra special because I did their Christmas mini session back in 2019. I can’t imagine how much the girls have grown in a span of 11 months.

mom, dad, and baby boy during their family photos at Lake Accotink Park in Springfield, Virginia taken by TuBelle Photography, a Fairfax County family photographer
girl during her senior session in Gainesville, Virginia, taken by TuBelle Photography, a Northern Virginia senior photographer
family session at Semper Fidelis Memorial Chapel in Triangle, Virginia taken by TuBelle Photography, a Prince William County family photographer

This family session in Triangle, Virginia was another extra special one because I did their extended family session back in the summer of 2019. We had tons of laugh during their session, and the fall colors were simply beautiful.

family of 4 in their neighborhood, a family photography in Northern Virginia

This family session in Northern Virginia was done in this family’s neighborhood. They just recently moved to their neighborhood and the last time they had family photos done was 3 years ago. They walk at this trail almost every day so doing their family photos there really meant a lot to them.

expecting mom, dad, and 2 kids during their maternity photos at Lake Ridge Marina in Woodbridge, Virginia by a Northern Virginia maternity photographer

It was an honor documenting this milestone for this family. After their maternity session in Woodbridge, Virginia last November, I will be seeing them again later this month to document the arrival of their third baby and I cannot wait.

Warrenton, Virginia family photography

This family session was the last photo shoot I did in 2020. We did it at the backyard of their grandparents. And then we stopped by one of the streets on our way out to capture more photos. And I’m so glad we did because the photos below are so dreamy.

expecting couple in Warrenton, Virginia, a Northern Virginia maternity photography
couple with their dog in an open field, Fairfax, Virginia family photography

Don’t you agree these photos are so dreamy?!?

Best of 2019 | Maternity, Family, & Senior Photos

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‘Til next time,

Belle

‘Til next time,

Belle

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MEET BELLE

FAMILY & SENIOR PHOTOGRAPHER FOR MOMS WHO WOULD LIKE TO DOCUMENT SPECIAL MOMENTS

Hey, I’m Belle! Welcome to my blog! I am a mom of 2 kids + 1 on the way! I LOVE making memories with my family & documenting each and every special moment with them. I am also a family & senior photographer based in Virginia. I hope you enjoy the blog posts that I have written & they give you the inspiration you’re looking for for your own family or senior session! :)

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