The beginning

When I started out, I was terrified. Of missing a moment, of not knowing enough technically. But I’ve always felt at home with people. With emotion. To this day I walk into a shoot and watch people. Sometimes to the detriment of conversation, I watch the light, the way the client nuzzles their child, the way their fingers hang together as the partner parts to get a pair of shoes, to put the dog out back. My images are a reflection of these insights, these glimpses. These images are a creation of their story, and mine. Here are a few of our moments as I remember them.

1. Pamela is at the park, with her visiting parents, her husband and her daughter. It’s early morning, and it’s a 20 minute mini session. She’s jet-lagged and emotionally wrecked. She has returned from Paris in the wake of the 2015 bombings and needs a minute, but can’t really take one. Her best friend, a client of mine, has brain cancer. And it’s the worst devastation you can imagine. I ask her to squat near the picturesque lavender, and ask Lily, her daughter, to come over for a photo. Before I can direct further, she gives me this. She gives her mom this. This seven year old knows that Mom needs a minute. I love the way Pamela grips her wrist. I love the lens flare on the bottom of the frame. I love their profiles in tandem. This is love. This is family.

 

 

Kids Drawings = Chic Wall Art

Kids Drawings = Chic Wall Art

An all new product through Stacey Vaeth Photography! Send us 16 of your most cherished paintings and drawings, and we’ll convert them into this sophisticated 16×24 piece for your wall. Available framed and unframed. You’ll receive your drawings back once we’ve prepared your piece. Choose your background color and text.

To order, call us or via email info (at) staceyvaeth.com

Back to School Mini Session Registration Now Open!

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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).

Dates:
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: http://staceyvaeth.bookmonline.com/schedules

Beth, John and three little girls – Family Photography – Georgetown Waterfront, Washington, D.C.

I have worked with Beth, John and their children for so long, that they feel like family. We started together when Margaret, their youngest, was just a few months old. And now, over three years later, three beautiful girls, lots of trust, and a gorgeous and growing wall art display at their home. This is the stuff of a dream job.8

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Meeting Molly

I had the pleasure of shooting Rachel and Sam’s wedding two years ago, and was so delighted that they asked me to come shoot their newest addition, little Molly. She’s a precious addition to their fun-loving family. Many congratulations Rachel and Sam!ImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageAnd what’s a baby session without a little spit up?! Forgive me, Molly, I couldn’t resist. Image