Marti Austin Photography

Ashburn, Virginia Lifestyle Photographer Families | Maternity | Newborn | Children I am a storyteller. My goal every time I pick up my camera is to capture your beautiful moments, strong connections, captivating stories, and powerful emotions.

Photography has been a hobby of mine for as long as I can remember, but my passion really took off when I my daughter came along. Capturing the pure and candid moments of her childhood has become one of my greatest joys, and nothing makes my heart happier than capturing those same moments for other families.

Mission: I am a storyteller. This is my goal every time I pick up my camera, whether I'm photographing my own family or yours: to capture beautiful moments, strong connections, captivating stories, and powerful emotions- the good and the bad.

Happy Star Wars Day! May the Fourth be with you!

Another soon-to-be big sister! I'm loving all these growing families I've been getting to photograph lately! Roya Vasseghi Beaumont

Claude Moore Park Maternity Session | Sterling, Virginia Lifestyle Photography

See a few of my favorites from this sweet maternity/family session on my blog! It’s hard to believe the last time I saw this awesome family was nearly a year ago ! Just look how much this little sweetheart has grown, and soon she’ll be a big sister! For this lifestyle maternity session, we chose to meet at The Heritage Farm Museum at Claude Moore Park, where Riley thorough...

Claude Moore Park Maternity Session | Sterling, Virginia Lifestyle Photography

See a few of my favorites from this sweet maternity/family session on my blog! It’s hard to believe the last time I saw this awesome family was nearly a year ago ! Just look how much this little sweetheart has grown, and soon she’ll be a big sister! For this lifestyle maternity session, we chose to meet at The Heritage Farm Museum at Claude Moore Park, where Riley thorough...

March Review | Northern Virginia Lifestyle Family Photography

New month, new blog! See our March adventures here:
Marti Austin I very nearly missed posting this review of March, because who knew how quickly that month would pass! How quickly this year is moving along! I’m very happy for the cold weather to slowly leave us and for some color to come back to the trees and flowers! This month we’ve enjoyed spending time at...

How precious is this soon-to-be big sister? I loved getting to see this family again, and I can't wait to meet their newest member in about a month!

Shoot and Share Contest Recap | Ashburn, Virginia Lifestyle Family Photography

The results to the worldwide photography contest Shoot & Share have been released! Here are my photos that placed this year! A few of my client's will see some they recognize 😉 Among professional and hobbyist photographers worldwide, there is a massive worldwide contest that takes place each year called Shoot and Share . Each photographer can submit up to 50 images to 25 different categories. 2019 was my second year participating, second year going “all-in” (entering a...

January and February Review | Ashburn Virginia Lifestyle Family Photography

I (finally) shared some photos of what we've been up to the past few months over on my website! Marti Austin Phew! My busy season is over, the holiday season is over, and things have calmed down immensely over the past month. It’s time for me to buckle down and get back in the habit of sharing a monthly recap of my personal family photos. It’s been a minute since my last post like this ( October to be ...

I'm in need of some good book recommendations, has anyone read any great books lately? I love almost any fiction but sci-fi/dystopian novels have really captured my interest lately! 📖

I'll just leave this right here 😉

It's always an honor to capture family photos for anyone, but it's a special privilege when I'm asked to capture photos for families welcoming their newly adopted child. I just loved getting to capture this special time for this beautiful family.

I met the Shifflett family through Found Families (formerly Red Thread Sessions), so if you or someone you know is in the process of adopting please reach out to this incredible organization to make sure this time in your family's life is documented!

Newborn Baby Girl | Aldie, Virginia In Home Lifestyle Newborn Photography

As promised, here are more of Miss Hazel's newborn photos 😍 If you are expecting your own little bundle of joy please, pretty please, reach out to me! I need more precious newborn babies in my life! Emily and Joe I just love all the beautiful little newborn babies I've been lucky enough to meet lately! I first met this family last fall when I captured maternity photos of Emily and Joe , and I got to meet the baby behind the bump when she was just three weeks old! I think baby Hazel is the squishiest, chub

Welcome baby Hazel! 😍 I loved getting to meet this precious little girl yesterday and see Emily and Joe again! It was so tough to choose which photos to edit for this sneak peek, I wanted to share them ALL first. Stay tuned for more on the blog later this week!

Newborn Baby Girl Session | Ashburn, Virginia Lifestyle Family Photography

It took me about two months, but I finally got baby Amelia up on the blog! As a lifestyle photographer, there's nothing I love more then meeting families and watching them grow. I first met this family over the summer when we were both enrolled in a Tinkergarten class. If you're not familiar Tinkergarten is an outdoor classroom for children to explore, get messy, and hav

“If you choose not to find joy in the snow, you will have less joy in your life but still the same amount of snow.”

It feels like such an exceptionally long time since I've shared here on Facebook. I've been enjoying lots of quality time with my family over the holidays, but the break is over now and I'm happy to start my 2019 off by sharing this precious little newborn with you all! Kathleen

I'm just about ready to send out this sweet family session!

I'm now booking 2019 sessions, so message me to get those newborn and family sessions on the books! If you don't love the cold (who does, really?) we can chat about why you should book one of my cozy, in-home lifestyle sessions!

Are you using a photo I took for your Christmas card this year? I'd love to see it, please consider adding me to your list if you have a card to spare! ❤️🎄

[12/03/18]   Which is your favorite? I can't decide, I love them both! Julie

After the newborn part of this newborn session, we popped into their backyard to take a few outdoor family photos. Jo stole the spotlight and it turned into the Jo Show, and I'm completely okay with that! How cute is she?? Amanda

*EXPIRED* Happy Cyber Monday! Today, if you book any 2019 newborn session, you will receive a free mini maternity session!

*both sessions need to be booked today*
*contracts must be signed and deposit paid within 24 hours* *EXPIRED*

✨Check back in tomorrow for the last of our deals! Spoiler alert: It's not actually a deal, it's a giveaway!✨

*EXPIRED* Happy Sunday! (Side note: does Sunday have a fun nickname like Small Business Saturday or Cyber Monday?)

Today the offer is $50 off any 2019 session!
*Valid on family, maternity, or newborn sessions*
*Must sign contract and pay deposit within 24 hours*
*Not applicable on sessions already booked*

Email [email protected] to book, and check back tomorrow for the Cyber Monday deal! *EXPIRED*

*EXPIRED* Happy Small Business Saturday! This is one of my favorite days to shop because I LOVE supporting small businesses, and love all the support you've given mine!

So as a thank you, I'm offering 50% off all print products from any previous session! These are professionally printed, heirloom quality prints and albums. You guys... PRINT YOUR PHOTOS. It's so important; photos do no good sitting on your hard drive or cloud.

Prices listed below are pre-discount. Sales tax applies. Check back tomorrow for another great offer! *EXPIRED*

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I'm so grateful for each and every family who has entrusted me to capture their priceless moments and memories this year. I'm lucky to love what I do, and it truly is an honor I don't take lightly.

And of course I'm thankful for these two

Thanksgiving is less than a week away, which means the biggest shopping weekend of the year is almost upon us. What better gift to give or receive than family photos!

From Black Friday through Giving Tuesday I'll be sharing a unique offer each day. BUT, the catch is that as each new offer is announced, the previous one(s) will expire and some deals have limited availability, so you need to act quickly to snag your deal! Invoices must be paid and if applicable contracts signed within 24 hours to take advantage of the special pricing!

Each offer will be announced right here on my page, so make sure you're following me to see each new deal as soon as it's posted!

My excitement level right now:

Best of Loudoun

Friends, I need your help! I would love your vote for Best of Loudoun 2019! Scroll to the Photographers section and click on my name! If you don't see it, write it in! ❤️🤞 If you don't mind, share the link so others can vote too! Vote for your favorite people, places, and business in Loudoun County!

Oh how I love mother/daughter photos! I had to post two because I just couldn't choose a favorite! 😍

[11/10/18]   Good morning! I need a bit of help from all you wonderful people. What kind of Small Business Saturday deal would you like best? I'm debating between offering a discount on newly booked sessions, or offering a free print or gift when you book your session. Which would you prefer?

Any day I get to see this handsome little man is a good one, even if it was a bit rainy. Leah, thank you so much for braving the yucky weather with me!

Ahh, I just love this little guy's cute little smile and those two little teeth just peeking through! 😍 Ashley

Extra Life | I'm raising money for sick kids!

Good Morning! My husband is participating in Extra Life, a fundraiser benefiting the Children's Miracle Network and specifically Penn State Children's Hospital. We would love your help reaching his personal goal of $400. Any amount you can give is greatly appreciated! I've signed up for #EXTRALIFE this year to raise money for sick and injured kids at my local children's hospital. I need YOUR help to reach my fundraising goal #ForTheKids!

Happy Halloween from my Wild Thing! I'm loving seeing all these Halloween and book character costumes! Share some photos of those adorable outfits below! 🎃👻🧛🧙‍♀️

I thought I'd try something a little different for Dan and Katie's sneak peak! I loved getting to see these guys again!

"Hmmm. This dirt has a rich, earthy taste with hints of oak and grass" -Michael, probably.

I loved getting to see the Gouldey family again this weekend!

When the wind kicks in at just the right time 😍

When is the last time you had a photo of just you and your spouse? Probably at your wedding, right? At each family session I try to pull you aside with your partner and take a few pictures of just the two of you.

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