I’d been thinking about getting family pictures done for some time, and wanted to do them in the Fall so we could have the beautiful foliage as a backdrop. I was particular about the look/style of the photos I wanted: natural light, modern, and not too posed. Also, with my son being 9-months old at the time, I wanted the photographer I chose to be able to capture that “glint” in his eyes. A Google search for “natural light photographer DC area” returned several results and, to narrow them down, I looked at galleries on each photographer’s website to determine which ones resonated with what I was looking for. Tanya fit the bill! She was very professional and responsive with her communication, and her flexibility to drive from Lorton to Leesburg for the shoot was a huge plus! The session itself was easy and natural! My son didn’t take a nap that day and wasn’t his usual smiley self, so I was unsure if Tanya would be able to capture him even smiling. But, she did a great job engaging him and making silly faces and noises to get him to laugh!
The photos turned out beautifully! Tanya turned around a proof slideshow pretty quickly (within a couple of weeks) and the presentation was beautiful (her style is modern and fresh, and that is reflected in her work and print/online materials). She curated the best photos from the session and set them to music. We loved it! When it came time to order, she came out to our house and presented all of our options. This was incredibly helpful because we were able to see the quality of the products we would be getting for our investment. We love our prints, and everyone compliments us on the canvas art hanging above our couch! Also, since our shoot was around the holidays, we ended up also using our favorite family photo in our holiday cards. Tanya made it super easy as she is partnered with online card vendor, Minted.com (another nod to her great taste!). We were able to choose the card design we wanted, insert our family photo, and it was easy as that! We wouldn’t hesitate to use Tanya’s services again and highly recommend Tanya to anyone looking for a photographer!
D.Y., Leesburg, VA