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Fusion Video by Juliette fradin, lifestyle family photographer in Maryland

My goal for the forthcoming months is to add some little video clips to slideshows. There is something about moving images that are priceless: the way a baby wiggles when he learns to walk, little gestures of love or the sound of the little voices.  

Your job Stay-home mum.

Hometown Hyattsville, MD.

Your perfect Sunday looks like... Warm, sunny, and spent outside with my little family at home in our garden (in an ideal world there would be no bugs and an icy cocktail or two).

Favorite place The beaches in QLD Australia.

How many time did you move as a family? We've been in Hyattsville as a family since Atlas was one.

Destination you dream of traveling to? Home to Australia to see my family. And anywhere tropical and beachy.

Best thing to do with children? Follow their lead and play - being outside getting messy in the mud kitchen, making art together, snuggling up and reading, small world and imaginary play etc. If I'm with my kids then it's the very best thing.

Best thing to do without children? Does that happen? Ha. Sleep! ;)

Name of your kid(s) and age? Atlas - 5, Pilot - 1

Atlas: favorite thing about school? Playing with Jo outside at school making paint out of charcoal, water, and redbuds. And drama inside.

Atlas: What do you want to be when you grow up? A zookeeper looking after the seals. Or maybe a husky driver. I don’t know.....

Atlas: What superpower would you like to have? Speed.

Atlas: Your idea for a fun family trip? To Canada to go husky sledding.

Atlas: What is the best thing about your mom? your dad? My mum is cute and snuggly. My dad loves me a lot. My mum and dad play with me.

Atlas: Favorite color? Why? Red - I just do.
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I am a documentary family photographer. I love to photograph families at home, the epicenter of family life, where childhood memories are formed. I will capture your story when you are fearlessly you: when you do the things you love to do in the places you love to be. I catch glimpses of your family's personality when you are in the moment enjoying the simple fact of being together.

I love to document the love (and tears) that goes into family life, or during a sweet reunion, or when you are managing your small business. My style is far from standard posing and cheesy smiles. Instead I capture a feeling, an emotion, a connection. My clients demand something different, something honest and true to real life. Let's get in touch. 


She turned 6 • Personal ongoing project

For the past 4 years I've been doing a personal project documenting my kids growing up. On their birthday month, I take 1 photo a day for the whole month and print them in a book (I use Artifact Uprising).
Because I can't commit to a 365 project (where you take a pic a day for a year), I thought this would be a nice idea to work on and push me to CREATE something tangible. It feels less intimidating and something I can totally do for 1 month. One year I decided to shoot black & white only but I try to keep it simple and to put not too much pressure. The goal is to portray my daughter/son in their daily activities and remember the places, the toys, the clothes, the friends, the activities they liked...

Getting the photo-book in my mailbox totally makes my day and I love to see all the little books stacking up. 

Pop-up Sessions • Maryland and New Jersey family photographer

Mid-April I had the pleasure to meet 9 kids and take their photos. It was the first time I organized mini sessions and I loved it. It was fun to see the different personalities and capture the sweet bond between siblings (and sometimes not so sweet but I got only good stuff that day!). 

Here is what Jen H. says about the experience: "Working with Juliette was such a treat! Her effortless manner makes you feel like you are hanging out with a friend--who just happens to be taking the most spectacular photos of your children. We did a session with our two girls and the resulting images captured the essence of their *very* different personalities just perfectly. Juliette also took gorgeous photos that speak to the absolute love between two sisters, something that is just magic to see. In this world of fleeting images and constant motion, pictures taken by Juliette are a treasure. She stops time for just a bit, and that is priceless."

xoxo

2015 in review - part 3 • Maryland family photographer

Part 3 of this BEST OF 2015 to share some of my best moments with the families I photographed in Maryland, Dc and Virginia along with some personal photos too. No particular order. Just the chaos of life as it happens :)

*Size matters*
click on the images to see them larger. Your eyes will thank you.

2015 in review - part 2 • Lifestyle family photographer in Maryland

Here is part 2 of this BEST OF 2015 to share some of my best moments with clients and personal ones too. No particular order. Just the chaos of life as it happens :)

*Size matters*
click on the images to see them larger. Your eyes will thank you.


I am now booking sessions for 2016. Remember your family through pictures.
You'll be happy you did.
Seriously.

Juliette Fradin photography specializes in modern family photography in Maryland, Washington DC and surroundings areas.