As your Washington, DC maternity photographer, I often get asked for a session close to the city, but that doesn’t look like the city. For my more adventurous couples, Great Falls is my favorite no-commute location. Isn’t it amazing that just a 10-minute drive from the nation’s capital, you can find this gorgeous, wild river! The Potomac River flows quickly through this area surrounded by cliffs and boulders, so it might not be a great choice for a family with young children. However, I think it’s perfect for a couple who loves the outdoors and wants to honor the life they’ve built together as they head off on a new adventure.
This couple almost had to call off their session as a thunderstorm moved into the area just as we were supposed to meet. But we waited it out a bit and as soon as it passed, the skies cleared completely! All of the hikers and walkers left with the rain, so we lucked out with this beautiful place all to ourselves!
We first stopped at the Visitor’s Center on the way to the trail.
The trail itself was almost completely empty, but you do have to watch out for the occasional cyclist. They are fast!!
So hard to beat this gorgeous area right along the Potomac River!
I would love to help you document your own family’s story. If you would like more information about a session with me, I’d love to invite you to send a little note my way here.
Did you know my studio wardrobe is available to all of my clients? I know how challenging it can be to find pieces that you love for an ever-changing body. My studio wardrobe is a well-curated collection of boutique and designer dresses for both new and expectant mothers. I also have beautiful options for children up to around age 8. You can read more about my studio wardrobe here.
Hair and makeup provided by Nancy Gaona.
Jul 29, 2021
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Becca is an award-winning maternity and newborn photographer serving Washington, DC, Northern Virginia, and surrouding areas. She offers a tailored experience with a full client wardrobe, stunning light-filled studio, and unique locations locally and worldwide.