Tidal Basin | Cherry Blossoms | Washington D.C.

What a joy it was to meet and photograph this beautiful family! We met at the Tidal Basin on a COLD morning for a sunrise session. After days of rain we were so thankful to see the sunshine, but we were hopeful that it was a bit warmer. Thankfully these little ladies were full of […]

Jefferson Memorial | Sarah Peterson Photography

Our family has finally unpacked and is settled in the Washington D. C. area! Wohoo! Since we’ve unpacked our house – I’ve been itching to take my own family photos at the famous Jefferson Memorial.  It’s iconic for portraits in DC. Favorite spots include the Tidal Basin, tall marble columns, rotunda, and views of the […]

Heartwarming Newborn Session | Sarah Peterson Photography

Had the most heartwarming lifestyle newborn session in Chesapeake, VA. This little bundle of joy stole my heart with those CHEEKS! It was such a joy catching up with wonderful parents, who are not just clients but cherished friends! It really warmed my heart to see them! We met years ago, when both of our […]

Philadelphia Photoshoot Extravaganza | Fall Family Session

A family photoshoot extravaganza at a farm outside of Philadelphia was the perfect spot for a Fall Family Session. Near the city of brotherly love, isn’t just about cheesesteaks and historic landmarks. It’s also a haven for photogenic family escapades, especially when you throw in three lively girls, a grandpa with a zest for life, […]

FALL MINI SESSIONS | Sarah Peterson Photography | Alexandria, VA

Fall Mini Sessions with Sarah Peterson Photography

Fall Mini Sessions on Oct. 15th in Fort Hunt Park!  Kiddos playing on the grass with gorgous tall tress as a backdrop, makes for the perfect setting for Fall Photos in Fort Hunt Park. These short & sweet sessions are perfect for end-of-the year portraits for holiday cards & gifts. Mini Session in Fort Hunt […]

FALL Mini Photo Sessions | Old Town Alexandria

photo of couple standing in front of red brick wall and green ivy in Alexandria VA. photo taken by Sarah Peterson Photography

Charming cobblestone streets, classic red brick houses and gorgous ivy backdrops make for the perfect setting for FALL Mini photo Sessions in Old Town – Alexandria. These short & sweet Fall Mini Photo Sessions are perfect for end-of-the year portraits for holiday cards & gifts. It’s an opportunity for families to quickly update their family […]

Newborn Lifestyle Session | Alexandria Virginia

photo of mom holding newborn baby during her lifestyle session

Lifestyle Newborn Session… One of the many humbling benefits as a military spouse is the ability to live and travel all over the world. While we live in Alexandria, Virginia now – we used to live in Italy.  During that time our family formed an incredible bond with our children’s Italian teacher. Both kids attended […]

What’s in my Camera Bag | Family Sessions | Travel Photographer | Japan

contents inside camera bag

What’s in my camera bag for family sessions in Japan?  If you’re new here, I’m a natural light, family photographer with over 10 years of experience. My photos have been featured on the front cover of magazines, on photography displays, and in my travel book, Discover Kamakura.  When I’m getting ready for a session and […]

Yokohama Chinatown | A Day in the Life | Documentary

A day trip to Chinatown in Yokohama? YES! It has been said that Yokohama Chinatown is the largest in Japan, if not Asia. Since we live just a quick train ride away, we wanted to take advantage for the kids to try some amazing food and see a bit of history too. COVID restrictions lifted […]

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