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Northern Virginia Portrait Photographer | Spring 2013 Mini Sessions

Can you believe March starts on Friday? 2013 seems to be flying by! With winter on its way out, it’s time to set our sights on brighter and warmer days to come. That’s why I am happy to announce Laurentina Photography’s Spring Mini Sessions, set to take place in March and April at various locations in Northern Virginia. Mini session photos make the perfect gift for Easter, Mother’s Day, birthdays, anniversaries and other special {“just because”} occasions!


Last October, I loved helping over 12 families, couples and future moms find the magic behind each passing moment that I decided to bring my popular Mini Sessions back this spring! Check out some of my favorite photos from the Fall 2012 Mini Sessions in Washington, DC and Alexandria, VA!

**NOTE :: The 15-20 high-res images in the gallery will also be available as digital downloads for purchase. The special price for each digital download is $3 (regularly $10+) and will be given as a royalty-free PERSONAL use file. This is ideal for those who prefer to make prints on their own. The 8×10 is complimentary and you are free to reprint that file as you wish!


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Saturday, March 23 & Sunday, March 24 | Frying Pan Park, Herndon, VA  (This event has already taken place!)

Ideal for residents of Reston, Herndon, Fairfax, Oakton and Vienna. This mini session takes place on Palm Sunday weekend and is ideal for last minute Easter portraits. Frying Pan Park features a unique 1920s – 50s farm and horseback riding stable that offers a gorgeous backdrop any time of year. *Guaranteed 48 hours turnaround time for this session ONLY due to the pending Easter holiday!

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Saturday, April 13 & Sunday, April 14 | Monticello Park – Alexandria, VA  (This event has already taken place!)

Ideal for residents of Alexandria (Old Town, Del Ray, Beverly Hills), Arlington, Springfield and Washington, DC. This mini session takes place in the charming Beverly Hills (what a name!) area of Alexandria, just north of Del Ray and features lush greenery and a large variety of migrating birds. This is a popular spot is perfect for engagement, maternity, family and children portraits!

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Saturday, April 20 | Algonkian Park – Sterling, VA (As of 4/15/2013, there are a couple of spots left: 2PM and 4PM! Any takers?) 

Please note: Sunday, April 21 sessions have been cancelled due to another engagement. 

Ideals for residents of Loudoun County (Sterling, Ashburn, Leesburg) and Western Fairfax County (Reston, Oak Hill, Herndon). Algonkian Park is located on the scenic Potomac shore, boasting nature trails and the utmost tranquility… right in your own backyard! This is a community favorite weekend getaway spot and is perfect for engagement, maternity, family and children portraits!



1.) Send an email to to request your desired dates/times. Laura will respond within 48 hours of your initial inquiry.

2.) After we agree on a date, you will receive a mini session agreement which you should fill out and either fax or mail back to Laura with your non-refundable deposit of $100 to secure your mini session. We accept check, credit card and Paypal for these payments. **Please note that Paypal orders will be charged an additional $3 to cover the processing fees associated with each transaction. **IF YOU ARE BOOKING THE WEEK OF THE MINI SESSION, JUST BRING THE FULL PAYMENT TO SESSION ON SATURDAY! 

3.) A week before your mini session, Laura will email you about the meeting location, directions and projected weather for your mini session date. Please confirm the receipt of this email when you receive it.

4.) The final payment of $75 is due on the day of your mini session. The online gallery (with the exception of the March 23-24 dates) will be available within 10 days after your mini session. You will be given an access code to see the gallery online and to order your free 8×10. Additional prints & digital downloads can also be purchased as this time if you wish. For examples on how to display prints in your home, check out our WALL ART page. 

*5.) Your online gallery will expire 3 months after the initial upload date. If you would like access to the downloads after this date, you must purchase the rights to these pictures.


– If there is inclement weather, I will work with you to reschedule your date.

– Due to the special pricing of these mini sessions, I can only accomodate up to 4 people per MINI session.

– I am also unable to honor requests for special touch-ups and editing (mole/facial hair removal, unruly hair strands, no wrinkles, etc.)

Pose for a Cause | For each mini session booked, Laurentina Photography will donate $10 to Return Us Home (RUSH), an organization dedicated to educating the public and public servants about International Parental Child Abduction (IPCA) and to seek remedies for its prevention. This issue is near and dear to my heart. For those that don’t know, I am also an art teacher on the side and have taught PreK – 8th graders since 2004. One of my former students, Eslam Chebbi and his little sister Zainab were illegally abducted overseas in November 2011. Their mother, Edeanna, is currently overseas and fighting to bring them back. Please join me in supporting her efforts to bring an end to ALL child abduction cases in the USA. This is a horrific nightmare that no mother should ever go through. Check out the RUSH Facebook Page for the latest on this case and many unfortunate other ones too.


See you BEHIND THE LENS this spring!

– Laura


3 comments on “Northern Virginia Portrait Photographer | Spring 2013 Mini Sessions

  1. Hosanna Kuah
    February 26, 2013


    Maybe you should do one at the beach house or on the beach?

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