My Maternity Leave | Personal

My Maternity Leave | Personal

I’m not going to lie – the idea of taking maternity leave, time OFF, from my business is terrifying. I’ve build up my amazing clients, I’ve built up projects and systems and it worries me that in 6-8 weeks, I could lose some of that. On the...
Government Island | Location Focus

Government Island | Location Focus

Highlighting some of my favorite locations is fun for a few reasons: I love getting to look back at older sessions to pull images from, I love sharing new spots to photograph my clients and allowing them find somewhere new to enjoy and I think it’s just fun to...
What to Wear: Children's Portraits

What to Wear: Children's Portraits

Parents, raise your hand if the thought of having to find the perfect outfit for your family portraits stresses you out. Raise your hand if that stress has prevented you from booking a session and capturing the moments of your life before they pass by. Although I...
What to Wear: Sweetheart Portraits

What to Wear: Sweetheart Portraits

The fall is such a gorgeous time to have portraits with your sweetheart done – the colors just make everyone smile and there’s no better excuse to cozy up than a slight chill in the air. Whether you’re dating, engaged, celebrating your anniversary or...
Downtown Occoquan | Location Highlight

Downtown Occoquan | Location Highlight

I can’t say enough wonderful things about downtown Occoquan! I’ve loved this part of Northern VA since I was a little girl – I used to come up here to go boating with my grandparents and now, Ryan and I have fallen in love again with the charm of...

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"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

Maternity & Baby

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


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


Create memorable moments that last forever with your loved ones.

"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