More of Maddie

Just finished processing these images from our session down on the Lincoln with Maddie and her parents. New transplants from Manhatten, they wanted to capture some iconic backdrops of DC.  A shoot with an 18 month old? Really fun organized chaos.

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Five balloons, two grandparents, and one very done child.

I love this shot from our extended family session with Jocelyn’s parents, four nieces and nephews, and two brothers and sisters. There are a lot of August birthdays in the family, so we had a fun time playing with balloons and cupcakes down in Old Town, Alexandria. Fortunately for us, we found this gazebo just as the driving rains began. Michael gave us some great smiles throughout the session, but showed his true feelings about the morning in this shot. Which, of course, makes it one of my favorites.


Heidi and Myles, Henry and Holden. And Red. – Washington, DC Family Photographer

Red decided that he’s SICK of playing third fiddle to these two little new ones, and wanted to join in the party of our newborn session last week. Red is such a part of Heidi and Myles’s lives that he was the ring bearer at their wedding, which I photographed a few years back. I’m certain that Henry and Holden are going to have a wonderful playmate in him as they grow up. What a joy to be with this family, first at their marriage, and now with the birth of their first kids. Many congratulations Heidi and Myles!

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Baby Boy #4! – Old Town, Alexandria Family Photography

I loved the Old Town backdrop for this annual photo session with the Young family. I remember when they added baby #3 to the family, and it’s a joy to be along for the fourth, as well. Four sweet, loving boys…those kids are going to have some fun!

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Henry and Holden

Henry and Holden

Big News! We’re Hiring!

It’s with great excitement that I’m announcing today that the Stacey Vaeth Photography team is growing. After five very successful years in this business, I’m finally ready to take the plunge and share the fun with a team member. Having had a wonderful group of annual interns and assistants has reassured me that having an extra set of eyes, as well as an additional creative mind, can only benefit the growth of this little child of mine.

So, please spread the word, and wish us luck in this next chapter!

Link to the:  Job Announcement

Back to School Mini Session Registration Now Open!


New this fall! Join me for Back to School Mini Sessions! Bring your little one/s with their loaded backpacks and new school shoes over to the house for some silly and spirited portraits. Imagine that they’re hopping on the bus to head back to school, or for the first time. That’s the look that we’re going for!

These mini sessions are for the kids only (not full families).

Just 20 minutes, mini sessions are a great way to grab a seasonal portrait without breaking the bank (or wearing the kiddos out).

September 1
September 14

Location: 1500 Highland Drive, Silver Spring, MD 20910
Price: $100/session – includes an online gallery from which to order additional prints, and an optional in person print consultation.

Mini Sessions typically sell out within the first 24 hours. To register, click here:

Julie and Jackson


Wall Collections 2.0

This is so cool. So, despite much searching for a program that will let me and my wonderful clients see what their images will look like, at actual size, on the walls of their home, I had been unsuccessful thus far.

Until today! I found an amazing program that lets us not only see what the images look like, but that can also be done on my iPad, so I can do it in real time, at your home.

Check out these pictures of the process, taken in my office. The pictures I put into the template on the wall are of a client, because, sadly, I have NO good pictures of my own family. This is a motivator to change all of that!

First image – of the space where you want to hang your images. A standard sheet of paper is taped to the wall to accurately measure the size of the wall.


Second image: My chosen wall collection – in this case it’s (4) 16×16 float mounts:


And the final image, with our chosen pictures placed in the display. This image can be saved, emailed, and shared on Facebook. So cool!



I’m really looking forward to sharing this great new tool with all of my clients this fall!