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Easton Carter | Northern Virginia Newborn Lifestyle Photographer

I always ask my new clients how they found me, and sometimes its google, or social media or a friend of theirs. When I asked Lisa, who just so happened to share the same wedding photographer as Mark and I, she told me she had kept up with Katelyn’s blog, through her blog found Creative at Heart and stumbled upon my website! I knew it was meant to be, because like Lisa I still follow Katelyn’s blog and often find myself stumbling upon other peoples sites in the process and falling in love with their work! 

Brandon and Lisa were so much fun to work with, and after about 5 minutes I felt like I had known them for years because we had so much in common, I could have sat and chatted with them all afternoon while snuggling Easton! He was just so sweet, and allowed us to take so many photos while he snoozed away. They have the sweetest pup-Tucker (who they have had since they got engaged, literally-thats how Brandon proposed!!!) so we snuck him in a few pictures too! Brandon and Lisa-thank you for welcoming me into your home and choosing me to capture this milestone for your family, enjoy some of my favorites! 

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  1. Brandon says:

    Thanks so much Emily, we loved spending the day with you. The photos are incredible…we will certainly look back on these for many years to come. We greatly appreciate your talent. Hope to see you again soon!

  2. Nancy talley says:

    Emily you were so….creative in capturing this important moment in their life. These photos are just precious! Easton’s grandma loves them all!

  3. Mary Ann Wolfe says:

    You beautifully captured the precious face of Easton. Great job framing and composing the shots with an adorable family including Tucker who started it all.

  4. Diane Eickel says:

    These photos are amazing. So proud to be a first time Nana! They are a beautiful family! Looking back with our son’s birth I would have given anything to have beautiful newborn photos like this. Emily you did a wonderful job! They will enjoy these photos for many, many years to come.

  5. Mary Eickel says:

    These photographs are exquisite! A beautiful memory of a milestone in the life of a beautiful family. So very happy to see our sweet Tucker he will be a great protector and buddy of adorable Easton. Becoming a Great Grandma is truly a blessing. Thanks Lisa and Brandon for this beautiful addition to our family, Easton Carter. I love you all, Grandma

  6. Lisa says:

    Oh my gosh thank you, Emily! We will cherish these photos for years to come of our precious little guy!

  7. Deirdre says:

    We are so excited for you Brandon & Lisa! He is beautiful!

  8. Janet says:

    Precious baby boy…beautiful pictures!

  9. Michelle says:

    Absolutely amazing photos! Emily you have captured a beautiful moment in time for Lisa, Brandon and Easton! I wish you were in St Louis about 18 years ago!

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  11. Grace says:

    Beautiful pictures, and a beautiful family! These wonderful pictures just made me 100x more excited to meet my cousin!

  12. Ryan says:

    Great pictures! Easton and Tuck are both so photogenic!

  13. Brandon says:

    I love the one with Tucker in the front!

  14. Alison says:

    These are such wonderful photos! Especially the ones where Tucker makes and appearance!

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  16. Katie says:

    Emily, you did an amazing job capturing my little nephews (the brand new human one and his furry big brother)!! I know Lisa and Brandon will cherish these forever! – Katie

  17. Will says:

    Beautiful family! I loved the brightness and colorfulness of the photos. That just adds to the joy the four of you are giving off. Emily just did a super job, but y’all made it look early, I’m sure. Spectacular! Where were these kind of photo shoots in the ’70s!

  18. Lauren says:

    love these pictures!

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  20. Lisa says:

    These are so special, thanks Emily!

  21. Katie says:

    The one with the little peanut swaddled under his monogram is my fav!

  22. Betty Nolf says:

    Having a Great Grandson is such a blessing. These pictures are beautiful.

  23. Caryn says:

    Easton is adorable! What a beautiful family!

  24. Taylor says:

    Easton!! What a sweet boy. Yall look awesome!!

  25. Taylor says:

    Oh and tuck is awesome too!!

  26. Caryn says:

    The one with Tucker front and center on the bed is so cute. Can’t get enough of these photos! Amazing job Emily!

  27. Grant Eickel says:

    Great pictures!

  28. Grant Eickel says:

    Glad to see you guys so happy!