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GOOD TIME

DAMN

AND YOU WANT A

GIVING NO F*CKS

GIVING NO F*CKS

IS

VIBE

YOUR

REAL.

KEEPS. IT.

That

PHOTOGRAPHY

Then you need Family

Your real-life adventure starts here

For families THAT value meaning over beauty

in Northern Virginia, Maryland, and Washington DC

Documentary Family PhotogrAPHY

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AND THAT'S WHERE WE'LL PHOTOGRAPH IT.

in the bathtub, and on the couch.

at the grocery store,
and in the school
pick-up line,

is happening in messy pajamas at Grandma's house for breakfast,

REAL LIFE

REAL LIFE

is  not happening at some park  you've never been to before while spinning in circles fake laughing

REAL LIFE

REAL LIFE

"Janae goes above and beyond to make you comfortable and laugh during a photo shoot. You don't have to feel pressured about matching outfits or posing and forcing your family to smile for the perfect photos. I HIGHLY recommend Janae to give you the type of photos to look back on memories that sometimes become a blur later down the road. All of the stressful days of life being too much, but it's the little moments that we make with one another that she captured perfectly."

LOOK HOW FAR WE'VE COME AND LOOK HOW BLESSED WE ARE"

"Those are the moments that I want to look back on and think

Ashley + Steven
Fairfax, VA In-Home Photography

"She seamlessly joined us at our home, made our kids (and us grownups!) feel at ease and captured the mundane yet magical moments of our chaotic life. She was able to capture some precious moments while making everyone feel as though they could be themselves. And the results were outstanding! Thank you Janae for these memories in print and can’t wait to work with you again!!"

MAGICAL WITH THE CAMERA"

"Janae is

Sarah + Eli
ALEXANDRIA, VA In-Home Photo Session

* Plus some motivational self-love pep-talk

Continue reading below or visit the FAQ for an annoying amount of detail*

Still need to know more?

Keep reading about how Janae Bixby simplifies your family photography sessions in Virginia, Maryland, and DC.

01

I see you. I am you.

You've lost yourself in parenthood and you're ready to feel seen again

you want to be seen

02

As if I were your best friend for the day, which I will be! I won't stop taking photos when people stop smiling and things get gritty.

You can give me insider access to your life.

insider access

03

And will I photograph you wiping butts if it comes to it? Probably....definitely.

You think your life is the sh*t! (You know, awesome, even if it's full of the kind you wipe off butts).

THE sh*t

04

well, maybe it will be more fun for some than others, but that's no different than any other day

You want to spend a fun day together in front of the camera.

together

THIS PHOTOGRAPHY IS RIGHT FOR YOU IF...

EASY
PAINLESS
fUN
MEANINGFUL
the REAL DEAL

Album-Worthy

Album-Worthy

Thankfully, I make album-worthy photos of your family without any extra effort on your part.

Convincing your partner to get dressed up for photos, dragging your family to a new location, feeling awkard while posing, and expending extreme effort to keep everyone happy and smiling at the camera. By time it's all done, you can't possibly imagine doing that again until the next year.

BUT YOU CAN't MANAGE THE HASSLE, STRESS, FRUSTRATION.

Photos that have a heartbeat, ones that come alive with story. Photos that will trigger memories of the way things were. Photos your kids and grandkids can laugh and debate about today and in 20 years. 

You want BEAUTIFUL family photos

Photography IS...

Documentary

JANAE

I live in Alexandria, VA and love documenting and photographing the full range of diverse families and moments surrounding me in not only my own neighborhood of Del Ray, Old Town, and Potomac Yards, but also those unique families living in Washington DC and Maryland.

Being a documentary family photographer in the DC region is pretty much the best gig I could dream of. In-home photography brings out the magic of your family connections, but if you're looking to show your family out-and-about, the DC area has some of the best locations to capture the fun.

Click below to learn more about what started me on this family photography journey to get moms, dads, and other caregivers into the photographs with their children in ways that reflect natural and unposed real-life.

THESE DAYS PHOTOGRAPHY:
Family Photographer in the DMV Region

My life is messy, cluttered, and busy. I myself don't always remember these days won't be here forever (in fact, sometimes I'm wishing them away). Perhaps you've experienced moments when you suddenly realize your kid has grown significantly without you noticing. This happened to me when my daughter's head hit the counter, and it felt like just days before she was too short to reach it. It's times like these when I'm glad to have real life photos to look back and reminisce about how small they really were.

Don't let "these days" become "those days" without documenting the moments. 

She/Her

Your new family friend with a camera

Helping you make photo albums worth flipping through, over-and-over again.

Frederick, Montgomery, Charles County

/MARYLAND

Washington, Disctrict of Columbia

/DC

Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax, Falls Church

/VIRGINIA

LOCATIONS SERVED

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