I’m Kristina Dowler – a maternity, lifestyle newborn, and family photographer out of Northern Virginia. My husband and I welcomed our son, David into the world this year and my whole outlook on life changed. I love wine, share a birthday with Walt Disney and love to travel more than just about anything on this Earth. Snail mail is my love language and I’d play cello for musicals every night if I could. Photography is a natural extension of who I am – it’s my way to remember everything that flies by too quickly.
Together, we will make your family memories last forever.
I want our session together to be a celebration of your love story. I strive to capture the genuine moments that occur when two people are in love, when a mother holds her child or a father makes his little ones laugh. Telling your story – the way that fits your family best – is the most important thing to me.
All sessions include our session time onsite, at least 2 outfits and digital images in an online gallery for 10 years. Please note, travel fees may apply to sessions outside of Virginia. Portrait sessions begin at $350.
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I picked up a camera when I was in high school for a photojournalism class – sneaking into classrooms and wandering the halls looking for the perfect moment. Fast forward a few years (we won’t say how many…) and I’ve found that being a photographer has become such a natural extension of who I am – I couldn’t imagine doing anything else with my life
I believe that true love starts with two people and grows with each new life they bring into this world. Photographs should tell your love story and those stories are meant to be shared, shown and displayed for the world to see through beautiful canvases, prints and albums.
Being your photographer is about capturing the natural moments that occur between the people in front of my camera. I want you to laugh and smile together, not feel forced or posed. I will help you remember the times when your babies were small enough to fit in the crook of your arm, the moments they cling to your leg and when they grew big enough to hold you in their arms to say “I love you”. I will tell your stories as a family forever and make sure you never forget what being together feels like.
From My Blog
January 30, 2019Dear New Mom, Hi. It’s me. A new-ish first time mom to a little boy. Being a new mom is really hard. Which they tell you … they tell you in books, on blogs, in the hospital class. But if you’re anything like me, you figure it’s nothing you can’t...
January 18, 2019 Dear David, How are you possibly a year old? I feel like it was just yesterday I was waking up at 4:30AM with contractions starting, full of fear and excitement. I remember them telling me they hadn't done a sonogram on a woman in active labor...
January 16, 2019 I can't begin to express what Chris and Kristin mean to Ryan and me (and David) so I was thrilled when they asked me to capture their growing family this winter! These two are expecting their first baby boy in February. Spoiler alert.... he came...
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