Getting together with my long-term clients always challenges and inspires me. It’s so much fun to watch the children blossom. Not to mention, keeping in touch with all the new things happening in their lives throughout the year. This year was one of new experiences for the Erikson family.

Family of four together with their new puppy for photographing new adventures

How We Met

I’ve been photographing the Erikson family for many years now. In fact, since just before the girls’ (Sonia and Eve) first birthday! We’ve been getting together for the past several years to document the girls as they grow up. And my, have they grown!

7 year old fraternal twin sisters hug in a field of tall grass..

Sonia and Eve used to attend the same school as my son. I used to run into them frequently and still see them around the neighborhood every so often.

Father embraces 7-year-old fraternal twin daughters sitting on his lap on a stone wall in front of their house.

The Session

This year, the family moved into a new home. So we spent our time together at their new abode and at a nearby field in Rock Creek Park.

Father and Daughter standing together behind hedge for photographing new adventures

With the exception of the very first session, the family has always done mini-sessions with me. However, as they’ve settled into their new home, we all agreed it was the perfect time to do a longer, full session. This way, we could focus on creating some beautiful new artwork to adorn their walls.

Mother and 7-year-old daughter stand together in a grass field

In addition to the new home, they also have a brand new puppy that the girls adore. Of course, they wanted to include the newest member of the family in their photos.

Mother and father stand together in a grass field in Rock Creek Park as their 7-year-old fraternal twin daughter run together with their new puppy for family photography in Washington, DC.

The girls always keep me on my toes. I’ve noticed an interesting pattern when I’m challenged with keeping up with active kids. Being creative to keep them engaged throughout the session can result in fantastic images. This session was no exception.

7-year old little girl stands in a field of tall grass in Rock Creek Park for family photography in Washington, DC.

The Selection

The family and I selected a series of four striking images to be displayed going up the stairs. One of each girl alone, one of the girls together, and one of the whole family together.

Little girl sits in a field of tall grass in Rock Creek Park for family photography in Washington, DC.

These images are some of my favorites of the whole year, and I hope you love them, too.

Julie Kubal family portraits Washington D.C.About the Photographer and Author:

Julie Kubal is a child and family portrait artist and photographer serving Washington DC, Maryland, and Northern Virginia. She is passionate about creating warm and meaningful artwork through modern portraits and lifestyle photography at a location of your choice!

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