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Dear Friends,

Can’t believe it’s been a year! Christmas/Holiday themed studio mini sessions 2018 are here again! Check out the setup and book yours now:

These sessions are for KIDS ONLY, and will be held at my Reston studio located at 11715 Bowman Green Dr., Reston. This year, I have set aside 4 dates for Christmas mini sessions:

– Sunday, November 18
– Monday, November 26
– Sunday, December 2
– Sunday, December 9

Please scroll down for session information and details.

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What/Session Details:
– 15-20 minutes of photography time
– Babies (6 months and older) / Kids ONLY
– 1 setup (as shown)
– Gallery of 10-12 edited images to choose from, ready within 3 days of the session
– 5 high-resolution digital images of your choice delivered via email
– Additional high resolution digital images are $50 per image
– Orders are non-refundable; rescheduling or credit towards other sessions/products available based on photographer’s availability
– Missed sessions are non-refundable
– Price includes sitting fee and high resolution digital pictures via email
– Standard contract terms and conditions apply.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS: Standard terms and conditions apply to all sessions. You will receive an email with a link to process a brief session questionnaire and the contract shortly after purchasing your mini session. Questionnaires/contracts are due within 24 hours of purchase to complete your reservation.

Please notice that in the past peak times/dates and weekends sold out FAST, so please purchase yours as soon as you decide! If you are interested in the session but cannot make any of the dates, let me know and I’ll fit you on a date that works for you.

Please do not hesitate to email me with any questions and comments at! I look forward to seeing many of you again this year!

Olga/Chasing Moments

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Dear Friends,

Fall Outdoor Family Mini Sessions are here! Book yours now:

This year, I have set aside one weekend date in October (October 17, rain date October 24) and one weekday morning date (October 23, rain date October 30) for outdoor family mini sessions in Northern Virginia. Morning sessions will be held at Lake Fairfax Park in Reston, evening sessions will be held at a park-like/natural location in Reston (likely same location as last year’s evening sessions). I will be watching foliage and fall colors and I will finalize the exact shooting spot about a week before the session date. (FYI, pets are welcome at both locations!)

Please notice that in the past outdoor mini sessions sold out FAST, so please purchase yours as soon as you decide!

Depending on demand and my studio schedule, I may open a November weekend date for one more day of outdoor family minis, but I will not decide on these until October. Please note that if your preferred weekend time is sold out, I may be able to accommodate alternative scheduling on a limited basis, so please email me to inquire at!
I am excited to reconnect with past clients and to meet new ones this fall!

Olga / Chasing Moments Photography


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I am holding Christmas / Holiday studio mini sessions for babies/children in early November at my Reston, Northern Virginia, photography studio. These are great for holiday cards and updating your kids’ seasonal photos. I am thinking fancy holiday dresses and suits, cozy sweaters, Christmas jammies or just fun bold colors!

I will have two setups ready with several prop/look options (see the promo image below), and I am opening up THREE dates for these: November 6 and November 7 (Thursday and Friday, and should work out great for stay at home/work at home/part time mommies of babies and preschoolers) and November 9 (Sunday, for school aged kids). These will be short, 15-20 minute sessions, which (speaking from experience) is ideal both for kids who are “good posers” and who know how to work the camera, and for active curious toddlers with tons of energy who don’t like to sit still for more than a few seconds.

To book your session, please proceed to my online store, and click on your preferred date, and then select your preferred your select time from the drop down menu (UPDATE: most evening slots and some morning slots are already sold out so please book your session as soon as you decide!).

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I love Fall sessions! I get to do outdoor photo sessions against the gorgeous backdrop of Northern Virginia’s fall foliage, I get to meet so many families for outdoor mini sessions, and I get to do fun Halloween photo sessions at the studio as well. This beautiful little fairy came in to my Reston studio today for her Halloween outfit photo session, and – oh, isn’t she gorgeous? I have photographed sweet Ms. M. since she was 6 months old, and I am so glad I got to see her again!

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If you like this picture and want a photo session for your baby, please contact me at  or call me at 202-251-6368 to schedule your session! I have years of experience photographing newborns and babies and I guarantee you’ll love the photos!

To book a Halloween Mini session, please follow this link to book your spot:

Fall mini-sessions are here! BOOK YOURS NOW!

This year, I”ll be offering:

– “Back to school” studio minis (coming up soon, so don’t miss the dates: on September 15 and 16),

– “Halloween” studio mini sessions: Monday and Tuesday, October 27 and October 28

– And, my most popular and most in-demand minis, “Outdoor Family Mini Sessions”: Sunday, October 5, and Sunday, October 19, with morning and evening time slot options. This year, outdoor family minis will be held at a park-like, green, location in Reston (I will be watching foliage and fall colors and finalize the shooting spot about a week before the session date). These will sell out FAST, so please purchase yours as soon as you decide!

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In this past, I’ve had families drive out to see me from all over Northern Virginia (Arlington, Alexandria, Fairfax, Springfield, Manassas, Great Falls, Oakton, Leesburg, Ashburn, Loudon County, and even from Prince William County) and from Maryland. Fall minis are a great way to get your updated family photos and your Christmas card pictures done all at once, without the commitment of a full session.

“Back to School” fall mini sessions are here! They are $150 ($50 for each additional child) and will take place in my Reston, Northern Virginia studio. They will be quick, 10-minute sessions, in a school/classroom-themed setting, and include a gallery of 7-10 images for you to choose from, and 3 high resolution digital images of your choice via email.  These mini-sessions are most suitable for kids 2-7 years old.

When: September 15 and September 16, morning and early afternoon.

Please contact Olga at with any questions. TO BOOK YOUR SESSION please click here, select your preferred date/time from the drop down menu, and proceed to check out.

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Yes! I am moving!

When I started my journey as a studio photographer, I envisioned my cozy studio space in McLean as dedicated to newborn portraiture, with temperature control, lighting and staging setups designed for photographing wee little ones. Oh, it was a perfect plan! But, little did I know that I would end up photographing not only newborns, but their mommies and daddies, as well as 3-, 6-, 9- month old babies, 1 year birthday and cake smash sessions, active toddlers, families and holiday sessions. In other words, my work quickly outgrew my current space.

So, I am over-the-moon excited to announce that Chasing Moments Photography is moving to a new, bigger and better, studio space in RESTON. My new studio is currently used as offices, so when I move in on February 1, I will be renovating it completely to tear down the walls and build a dream studio, and I expect to welcome first clients there in mid-February. I will be expanding my session and product offerings in the months to come, and I hope to become Reston’s “go-to” photography studio for all maternity, newborn and baby sessions! (that was a shameless plug, I know:)

The location is to die for! The studio will be located on beautiful Bowman Green Drive, steps away from Reston Town Center and its many eating and entertainment options, across the street from two shopping plazas, and  next door to the new Reston high-rise (which now has a name – “The Harrison”), and less than a mile from the toll road.

In the days to come, I will be announcing a couple of special deals and promotions to welcome past and new clients to my new home! Stay tuned, as there will be definitely be great deals for all (wink wink! Reston residents!) Check back either here on my blog or on my facebook page.

Stay warm this weekend!