Hi There,

I’m Kristina.

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.

My Services

Your Session.

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.

What’s Included.

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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6 Years in Business

Over 50 Sessions

Worked in 6 States

Married 3 Years

About Me

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

My Philosophy

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.

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From My Blog

JMU Senior Portrait Session

  April 10, 2019 How is it possible that Ashley and Ian are graduating from JMU this spring? I feel like it was just yesterday I did Ashley's senior portraits for high school graduation! I traveled up to James Madison University this past weekend to capture their...

Tips for Lifestyle Sessions with VA Lifestyle Photographer

  February 6, 2019 So any families think that once the winter comes that we can’t get family portraits done because of the weather and the cold! And while it’s true we probably won’t be bundling up for portraits in the freezing temperatures, we can definitely still...

An Open Letter to a New Mom

  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...

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Create memorable moments that last forever with your loved ones.


Capturing moments for celebration that last forever. Including engagement portraits, senior portraits, professional portraits, and more.

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Crafting meaningful experiences that last forever to showcase the special bond of your growing family.

"We love Kristina's work and appreciate her passion for capturing authentic photos of our family!"

-Rebecca Church

"Kristina is a Wonderful Photographer! I loved getting to work with her and take head shot portraits for each other! Not only is she a very talented photographer but she is also an amazing girl to be around! She is full of positive energy and makes you feel confident in every shot she takes. I hope to work with her again in the future!"

-Marie Murray

"Kristina is amazing!! She's incredibly sweet, very talented and does excellent work! If you're looking for a personable experience and beautiful pictures, look no further!"

-Kristin Sestito

"I had a great experience with Kristina! She made me feel so comfortable when I was so nervous/ excited about the session. I loved the dress I had the privilege to wear. I'm so grateful that I had the opportunity to work with her!"

-Kelly Ruano

"I would highly recommend K. Dowler Photography. Her mixture of professionalism and artistry is exceptional, and she makes her clients feel at ease through what could have easily been a trying experience."

-Josh Colbert

"How lucky we were to win a session with her in a silent auction. She was so calm and flexible with my family, grandparent, husband, myself, 3 year old and 16 month old. She really captured our family's personality in all her photos. We can't wait to use her again! Thanks Kristina!"

-Claire Bolek

"I really enjoyed working with Kristina throughout this process. Graduating from college is something that only happens once, and I believe that there is no one better that I could have asked to take such personal pictures and capture such personal memories."

-Alaina Gerwer