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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.


Sasha • Maryland lifestyle newborn photographer

Juliette Fradin photography is a storytelling photographer based in Hyattsville, Maryland and serves Washington, DC + MD + VA and NJ + NY. Juliette photographs families, maternity sessions, newborns and a few weddings a year. Her style is far from standard posing and cheesy smiles but she rather captures a feeling, an emotion, a connection. Her clients demand something different, something honest and true to real life. 

I would love to chat with you about your custom lifestyle or documentary session. Please feel free to look around the site. All pricing can be found under Pricing


This little girl was just 2 weeks old at the time of the photoshoot and her parents happily welcomed her into their life after months of trying. She is now their little princess and they are very touching by the way they carefully take care of her. It reminded me of the birth of my daughter: the worries as new parents, the changes in what used to be your normal life, in my body... 

One week after the session, the mom had an health emergency and had to stop breastfeeding cold turkey. Everyone is doing fine now but I am so so glad I caught these moments for them. You never know what life will throw at you. Embrace the NOW. 

xoxo


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. 

Inspiring maternity session • Maternity photographer Washington DC

I am very happy that my clients refer me to their friends (of course, who doesn't!) and that I got to meet Laura, who is expecting twins! And you're going to see a lot of her and her family as I'm going to photograph them all year long until the kids turn 1! How exciting!
She's due December 25 but it's likely the twins will be out sooner than that. I am looking forward to meeting with them soon with their grand-parents. 

We met in a beautiful park in DC a few weeks ago. The weather was warm and the place just perfect. I felt very inspired by Laura, the light and the surroundings. 

I keep you in my thoughts Laura,
Juliette xo


Are you expecting? let me capture you before everything changes ;) I love maternity sessions as they are very peaceful and quiet. 

Exist in pictures! And one day your kid will want to know and see that belly he used to be in. Seriously.

Fresh 48 • Maryland Newborn video session

I told you that many of my close friends got pregnant lately and they gracefully let me experiment new things on their newborns. So I did this little video for Krissi when Theodore was -already- 45 hour old. 

Those first moments are so precious… Every birth is a little miracle and I am glad I captured that on video. Things can be quite blurry right after the birth and there are many moments that we simply forget even if we thought we wouldn't. We are so focused on the recovery, the breast feedings, the diaper changes and on the little nuggets of course… It is good to pause for a second and just be. 

So here is to you Krissi. 
With love, xoxo

Paula, Daniel and Vinicius • Bethesda family photography

Paula sent me an email saying she wanted a lifestyle family photo shoot with me because Vini was about to turn 2. It was a year ago (yes I need to blog all the lovely sessions I have on my hard drive) and I couldn't be more happier… and pregnant! But she got me at "new house with a lovely yard".  

They turned out to be my dream clients and we eventually became friends. She asked if I could capture their new life in their new home, naturally, unposed. I did a little happy dance as it is something I really like to do: capturing people in a meaningful location doing what they love most (and it can be anything from chillaxing at home to riding bikes or having fun at the playground). So I documented the all gamut of emotions from pure joy to cries. 

Because life with a toddler can be an emotional roller coaster! But it's all worth it. 

To book a session with me for a maternity, newborn, or family session, simply contact me and we can start chatting about what’s important to you and your family to remember, years from now.