Kendall B.

Meet Kendall – the first high school senior chosen for my model call. Man did I hit the jackpot with this one! Not only is she gorgeous but a complete natural in front of the camera.

I even managed to get her beautiful mother Adrienne to jump in a few of the pictures herself. These ladies were so much fun!

*** I have decided to extend the senior model call through December so if you know someone that may be interested in a complimentary photo shoot please have them contact me for more information.***

Pumpkin Guts

I’m a stickler when it comes to holiday traditions and to me Halloween is not Halloween unless we carve pumpkins!

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It’s always entertaining to see how each will react to the whole “pumpkin guts” removal process. As you can see Katarina was NOT a fan.

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Luckily the others reveled in the chance to get slimy and messy.

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And then there we had our 16 year old who wants to be a surgeon and treated the pumpkin carving process like he was in the skills lab at med school. 😀

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Behold – the finished products!

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Happy Halloween, everyone! 

*Model Call – 2019 or 2020 Seniors!*

I am kicking off the first model call with a search for high school juniors or seniors in the Loudoun County area that are interested in receiving a complimentary photo shoot as well as a $200 credit that can be applied to their images (no purchase required). The photo shoot will be held at my studio in Round Hill and possibly some outdoor locations as well. Hair, makeup, and wardrobe consultation will be included.

I can only taking a very limited number of clients for this promotion so if you or someone you know is interested in more details please contact me at alainaforsheephotography@gmail.com, through my Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/AlainaForsheePhotography, or through Instagram https://www.instagram.com/alaina_forshee_photography/.

– Coming Soon! AFP Model Calls –

I will be putting out a series of model calls over the next month or two as an effort to update my portfolio with new faces while at the same time getting a chance to meet my community. For each model call I will have a specific genre/theme in mind and will select the recipient(s) based on their fit with my vision.

If you are selected for a model call you will be gifted a complimentary photo shoot as well as $200 towards the purchase of any prints/files, although no purchase is required. My sessions include hair and makeup, a wardrobe consultation, a personalized photo shoot with coached posing, and an image reveal session where you view the images and select only the ones that you love. In exchange all I ask is that I am able to use the images for future promotional marketing for Alaina Forshee Photography.

I will be announcing the first model call in the next few days so be sure to follow my blog or one of my social media accounts so that you don’t miss out!

https://www.facebook.com/AlainaForsheePhotography

https://www.instagram.com/alaina_forshee_photography/

Erika P., Real Estate Rock Star

Our recent move to Virginia should have been a nightmare for a planner like myself considering the fact that we had to do everything remotely from 650 miles away. Enter my real estate rock star, Erika Potter of RE/MAX.

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I was introduced to Erika by a mutual friend and she ended up being nothing short of invaluable when it came to our move. She not only helped us determine what area of Virginia was right for our family but she was always available to answer every little question and concern that I had (and believe me, there was no shortage in that department).

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How fitting was it that Erika was my very first client in the new studio space in the house that she hand-picked for us?

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If anyone is looking to buy, sell or rent in the northern Virginia area I cannot recommend Erika enough. You can find her at Erika Potter, RE/MAX Select Properties.

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With that being said, Alaina Forshee Photography is now officially open for business!

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Putting Down Roots In Virginia

On June 31st my family and I said goodbye to our home in Peachtree City, Georgia and made the all-night drive to our new home in northern Virginia. The decision to move was bittersweet but my husband was offered a federal career that we just couldn’t refuse. After extensive research from afar and with the help of our amazing realtor (shout out to Erika Potter of RE/MAX) we found the perfect house in the quaint little town of Round Hill, Virginia.

The next few months that followed were relentlessly busy with the opening and unpacking of boxes for a family of seven, assembling furniture, transferring records, registering for schools, signing up for extracurricular activities, updating vehicle tags and licenses…..anyone that has moved out of state before knows about the chaos that’s involved.

Now here we are in October (my FAVORITE month, I might add) and things are finally slowing down to the point that I can begin to focus on one of my first loves: photography.

I created my business in 2007 and for the most part it has always been a part-time endeavor. I began a career as a 911 dispatcher in 2003 but now, after almost 17 years on law enforcement, I have decided to for once turn all of my attention to photography.

Alaina Forshee Photography: Virginia Edition! ❤

BIG savings for fall sessions!

So I toyed around with the idea of doing fall minis this year after receiving many requests and decided that they are just not my style. When sessions are rushed to fit into a 15-20 minute timeframe it can make it challenging to connect with your clients and make them comfortable in front of the camera, especially if there are little ones involved. Plus I enjoy customizing my sessions for each person by using different locations, themes, props, etc to fit their individual style. 

With that being said, I still wanted to offer an alternative promotion to my new and returning clients that book a fall session:

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With this promotion you pay the session fee and then all of your package options and individual prints are 50% off with no minimum purchase required. 

Contact me today for more information or to book your session.

**This promotion cannot be combined with any other discount. Weddings are excluded.

Headshot Mini Sessions

Fall headshot mini sessions are happening NOW! These are a quick & easy way for a business professional to update their social media and marketing materials, or even someone just looking to take their personal profile picture to the next level. Contact me for more information. ❤

*Group rates available upon request.

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Alix + William’s rustic winter styled wedding

Just wanted to share a little glimpse into Alix & William’s rustic winter styled wedding that was held at Macedonia Hills in Newnan, Georgia. Anyone that knows me knows that I am obsessed with cold weather so I was giddy when I arrived and saw that there was still a little bit of snow on the ground! The bride and groom were gorgeous and so adorably in love, the location was absolutely breathtaking, and the host & vendors really showed incredible attention to detail while planning for this event.

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Bride & Groom: Alix Makenzie Pearson and William Spiess
Venue: Macedonia Hills Weddings & Events
Host/Planning: Sarah Elizabeth Miller
Moderator: David W. Huntington Jr.
Decor/Styling: Courtney Jackson with The Charming Details
Baker: The Queen’s Bakery
Hair & Makeup: Nancy of Beautiful You by Nancy
Jewelry: GypsyGems JewelryBox
Calligraphy: Sugar Quill Calligraphy
Ribbon: Kimberly Lay of A Ribbon’s Nest
Tableware: Valerie with The Prissy Plate Company
Dress: Ivy & Aster
Wood Slices Calligraphy: Ms. Peach Plus Designs
S’mores Bar: P. S. Sweets