REMEMBER LIFE'S SWEETEST SEASONS

Portrait Photography

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album & print curation TO PAIR YOU WITH THE HIGHEST QUALITY ALBUMS, FOLIO BOXES, AND PRINTS

picture-perfect Direction TO MAKE YOU FEEL GORGEOUS AND GLOWING IN FRONT OF THE CAMERA

Personalized planning WITH WARDROBE, STYLING, AND LOCATION ADVICE

My portrait sessions start with us getting to know each other and end with you asking “When can we do this again?” Because even if the idea of having your picture taken makes you a little nervous, I’m here to tell you that this is going to be fun. By the time we’re done, you’ll leave knowing that I captured genuine smiles, real laughter, and all the beauty of you.

I HELP YOU FEEL relaxed & beautiful IN FRONT OF THE CAMERA AT EVERY stage OF YOUR LIFE.

aS A FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA,

A PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY STUDIO WITH A VARIETY OF BACKDROPS AND ADVANCED LIGHTING TECHNIQUES

PROFESSIONAL HEADSHOTS

FAMILY PORTRAITS

MATERNITY PHOTOS

ENGAGEMENT PHOTOS

aS YOUR FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA, I CAPTURE:

LET'S MAKE SOMETHING beautiful TOGETHER.

As your family photographer in northern virginia, i capture:

LET'S MAKE SOMETHING beautiful TOGETHER.

Brittany W., HEADSHOTS IN MARYLAND

She responded quickly to my inquiry and I was booked in the same conversation. Her work is amazing! The photos she took were incredible, and she even had my headshots back to me the same day as the session! I could not be more grateful and happy with my decision to ask LaTonya to photograph my headshots. The next opportunity I get, I will definitely be reaching out to her to photograph whatever event it may be! To LaTonya, thank you so much for everything...I am so happy with my photos! 

LaTonya is nothing short of incredible! 

Shelly E., ENGAGEMENT PHOTOS IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA

Working with LaTonya was amazing and stress-free. She responded to all my questions (and I had a lot!) quickly and put me and my fiancé at ease throughout the entire process. She's a very talented photographer, and our engagement photos turned out better than we could have imagined! I really appreciate how comfortable she made the entire experience. My fiancé loves that these are photos we'll be able to look at for the rest of our lives. He can't stop smiling! LaTonya really knocked it out of the park :) 

We know who to go to for wedding photos!

Stacey P., FAMILY PORTRAITS IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA

She was excellent! She We hired her for family pictures and our gender reveal party. The day was hectic, but LaTonya was there to deliver excellent photography and ease the stress. She was able to capture every moment of our reveal. I am so pleased with the pictures and will cherish them for years to come!

LaTonya is professional, creative, and so easy to work with! 

Valerie M., MATERNITY PHOTOS IN WASHINGTON D.C.

LaTonya did an amazing job with my maternity photoshoot! She even found a great location for the shoot since I haven’t lived in the area long. Her energy and passion for capturing beautiful moments like this one definitely showed. Highly recommend her! 

I WILL BE USING HER FOR ALL MY FUTURE PHOTOS!

Jennifer M., FAMILY PORTRAITS IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA

I had the pleasure of working with LaTonya for family portraits. We are a family of eight, and she was creative while grouping and positioning us. I was very comfortable with her and didn’t feel rushed. She was also very patient with my toddlers! I can’t wait to have another session with her!

 - I’m so in love with the pictures!!!

Gregory H., FAMILY PHOTOS IN WASHINGTON D.C.

LaTonya did a fantastic job capturing a special moment. From the beginning, she helped shape the moment and used her expertise to really capture emotion and feelings in her photos. I am beyond impressed with her work and I would recommend her to anyone who wants to "relive" the moment through photos! Looking back at her work makes me joyful and I really feel like I’m there again. LaTonya was timely, accommodative, and a pleasure to work with. I am very thankful for her professionalism and talent!

LaTonya did a fantastic job capturing a special moment!

aLISHA P., MATERNITY PHOTOS IN VIRGINIA

We have gotten so many comments on just how wonderful and captivating our pictures are. LaTonya was incredibly communicative, answered all my questions, and created a wonderful, easygoing experience. I really cannot say enough great things about her. If you are in the market for a photographer, hire her ASAP!

Our maternity photos are absolutely stunning!!!

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We'll schedule a ordering session after your session, at which point you'll choose your collection, to include folio boxes and matted prints, wall art, or a custom photo album.

GALLERY SHOWCASE & ORDERING SESSION

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My goals is to make you feel like a natural in front of the camera. Even if you think you're "camera shy," I promise - this is going to be fun, joyful, and completely stress-free.

ENJOY THE PORTRAIT EXPERIENCE!

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Before you book, we'll get to know each other with a phone call and talk through the occasion you want to capture. When you work with me, we plan the details together!

LET'S CONNECT & PLAN YOUR SHOOT

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because beautiful photos should do more than live on your phone.

MY portrait COLLECTIONS GIVE YOU A CHOICE OF THE highest QUALITY HEIRLOOMS 

*Digital Images & Artwork purchased separately

AN Ordering session TO CHOOSE custom heirlooms

UP TO 2 OUTFIT CHANGES (3 looks total)

PERSONALIZED LOCATION RECOMMENDATIONS

PHOTO-READY WARDROBE AND STYLING ADVICE

the option to shoot in studio or outdoors

2 hours of photography coverage with me

PORTRAIT COLLECTIONS

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Still have questions?

How soon should I Book my portrait session with you?

Portrait sessions are often booked a few weeks to a few months in advance. For specific questions about my availability, reach out to me through my contact form!













































































































































Do you travel As a portrait photographer outside of Northern Virginia?

Yes! Though I am located in the Northern Virginia/Washington DC area, I travel for on-location portrait sessions in the DMV area. Let me know where you’re located and we’ll make sure I can accommodate.


How long will it take to receive my photos?

Portrait galleries and custom album design, including for engagement sessions, are available for viewing in 10 business days.

Are the images I receive edited?

Yes! I edit all purchased images with my signature, classic style.

What kind of camera do you shoot with?

I shoot with a Nikon D780 and a Nikon D750 DSLR. I also have lighting equipment and a portable “changing room” that I will bring with me depending on the location and environment of our shoot. 

What happens in case of an emergency?

If you have a last-minute emergency and cannot make it to your session, your non-refundable retainer allows you to reschedule with no penalty based on the availability of both parties.

Engagement Photos
Family Portraits
Maternity Photos
& Professional Headshots



I'm here to capture:

I believe photos are like pause buttons. And while I can’t stop the years from passing, I can help you savor life’s special moments with heirloom-worthy images that make you stop and stare. 


PORTRAIT & family photographer in northern virginia

I'm LaTonya Smothers,

Let's get to know each other!

Ready for portraits that make you stop and stare?