album & print curation TO PAIR YOU WITH THE HIGHEST QUALITY ALBUMS, FOLIO BOXES, wall art 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. My portrait studio is based in Alexandria, VA.
A PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY STUDIO WITH A VARIETY OF BACKDROPS AND ADVANCED LIGHTING TECHNIQUES
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!
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!
She was excellent! 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!
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!
I had the pleasure of working with LaTonya a Black Northern VA Portrait Photographer 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!!!
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!
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 have a same day 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.
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.
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!
because beautiful photos should do more than live on your phone.
*Digital Images & Artwork purchased separately
same day Ordering session TO CHOOSE custom heirlooms
UP TO 2 OUTFIT CHANGES (3 looks total)
Studio client closet
PHOTO-READY WARDROBE AND STYLING ADVICE
in studio portrait session
2 hours of photography coverage with me
Still have questions?
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!
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.
Portrait galleries and custom album design, including for engagement sessions, are available for viewing in 10 business days.
& Professional Headshots
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.
I'm LaTonya Smothers,