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This was 2018 • documentary family photographer in Maryland

It seems 2018 is already behind but I just wanted to take a moment to look back and enjoy all the little things I captured for you. The world is in a tough place but 2018 filled my lens with lots of meaningful family moments (and meaningful was my word for 2018!) so MERCI for trusting me and my vision. You will find some of my favorite images in the video below, most of them were taken at-home and around. You showed me the places you loved and I am grateful I was able to freeze time for you and show you in pictures the great work you are doing as a parent.

There are things coming up for 2019, and the one I am particularly excited about is to partner with One Tree Planted. As I embarked my family on a zero waste lifestyle in 2018, my business needed a greener facelift too. It means that with every products you purchase, a tree will be planted! I will keep you posted throughout the year. LET’S PLANT A FOREST!

2018 was my busiest year so far. Thanks for supporting a small business, a woman, a mom. It really makes a difference in my life, for my family and in my community. So from the bottom of my heart, MERCI. I am looking forward to seeing what 2019 has in store.

Cheers 2018 and Hooray for another year 2019 looking forward to working with former and new clients!




Here are some photos of my personal family life in 2018. I feel like I take less and less everyday pictures except when we are in France or in vacation but this is one of my goal for 2019: more extraordinary pictures of our ordinary :-)


I have a documentary approach for photographing families so they can just slow down and enjoy the simple moment of being together. If you would like to see more of my recent family photography, head over to my Instagram account. I love to document the love (and tears) that go into family life, or managing a small business or a sweet reunion. Subscribe to my newsletter, I would love to have you there. xx

She turned 7 • Personal ongoing project

This year again, I took "One Picture A Day" for the whole month of February to celebrate my daughter turning 7 (on the 23rd). You can look at the one from last year here

Then I order a softcover photo-book and I love to see my little collection growing. My kids too are growing and it's nice to see the faces and the arms + legs lengthen and their personalities flourish. It is a little bittersweet at the same time as the chubby cheeks and clumsy hands vanished slowly. But I am glad to catch my kids everyday for a month in their daily activities from dawn to night. 


Juliette Fradin uses a documentary approach for photographing families so they can just *be* in the moment and enjoy the simple moment of being together. If you would like to see more of her recent family photography, head over to her Instagram account. She loves to document the love (and tears) that go into family life, managing a small business or a sweet reunion. 
 Let's stay in touch. Contact her for more information.


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. 

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.

2015 in review - part 1 • Maryland Family photography

I decided to do this BEST OF 2015 to share some of the best moments I had with clients and also some more personal shots. I am going to post all January long so stay tuned! There is no particular order nor theme as i wanted to get it done! So pardon the mess :)

You will find some Storytelling family sessions shot mostly at home with kids or babies, Fresh 48 sessions at hospitals, a backyard wedding, some of our vacation trips to Florida, Smith mountain Lake, VA, and my family daily life with my kids and husband. 
And if you don't see yourself yet, wait for next week.

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

Would you like a photoshoot of your family to document your days? I'll be happy to do so for you.
And no worries about travels, I'll come to you!


Juliette Fradin Photography specializes in Storytelling family photography in Maryland, Washington, DC and surroundings. 

The importance of family • French photographer

Early December, I had to go unexpectedly to France for my grand-mother's funeral. She passed away at 89 year old, 8 months after my grand-father. I have plenty of fond memories with them and especially during summer time throughout France. For each of her grand-children she also made a photo album with pictures from birth to as far as she could which is awesome to look at now. This made me really think about photos and how to pass them on to future generations. But that's a whole different story.

Of course the circumstances were sad but being reunited with my family and so close to Christmas was really something I needed (without even knowing it in the first place). I took my one-year old son with me and even if traveling with him solo was not easy, it was worth it. Nobody had seen him yet, so he met my mom and my brother, who currently lives in Berlin, Germany, for the first time ever. He adjusted well and we really took it slowly there as we went for daily walks to see the country and all the farm animals around. We also took a day trip to the ocean to visit some relatives and the walk along the shore was something I was longing to.

I really had a chance to unwind, unplug, eat, drink, talk, laugh. Be together as a family. It's not always easy being far away but the moments together are intense. And I love it.

So I wish you ALL THE BEST for 2016. Enjoy the big gatherings and the little moments, embrace the chaos and find quiet and peace within you. 
LOVE xoxo

If you'd love some beautiful photos of your family story in your natural habitat, I am here! I shoot 90% in your home so you don't have to worry about travels, cold, outfits, being on time… 


Juliette Fradin Photography specializes in Storytelling family photography in Maryland, Washington, DC and surroundings.