As a Northern Virginia photographer and mama to a sweet little one, I have based my portrait experience on the belief that we are living in the "good old days" right now. The only way to truly remember this season of life is through photos that will forever bring you back to a sliver in time. 

Being a parent is one of the most difficult jobs we will ever have and yet, it is extremely rewarding and brings with it so much joy. What could deserve to be photographed more? 

Beautifully truthful imagery

What is life, if not a collection of many wonderful memories?

The Portrait Experience

Beautifully capturing the next chapter of your family's story

The Carly Rose Photography portrait experience includes an experience guide, complimentary wardrobe styling, a client closet filled with beautiful dresses, and location recommendations for your session. 

​My goal is to capture the special bond that you have with your children. There are no expectations and your little ones don't have to act a certain way. They can't do anything wrong. I specialize in guiding everyone through natural posing and strive to create a fun environment for the whole family. 

​It is an honor to be able to photograph my clients as they start families and welcome little ones into the world. Family is near and dear to my heart, and my own family photos are some of my most cherished possessions. 

Lifestyle newborn, maternity, and family photography for all of life’s special moments

Your images are delivered to your inbox within 2 weeks of your session date. You will receive an online gallery of 50+ edited digital images to do with as you please. Download, print and share directly from your online gallery. It's simple and easy.

04. image DELIVERY

The Carly Rose Portrait experience includes a 60 minute session to fit your specific needs for a one of a kind experience. This customized full session is just the right amount of time to capture your special moments in photos that will be treasured forever. 


Upon booking, you will receive my portrait session experience guide, which is full of tips and tricks to make the most of your time with me. Your session includes complimentary wardrobe styling and access to my client closet of beautiful dresses ​and outfits for your little ones. We will also work together to pick a perfect location for your session. I always love to recommend my tried and true favorite spots for beautiful photos. 

02. planning

Once you have inquired, I love to hop on a call to talk about your specific needs. I want to hear all about your vision for your session and see how I can help bring it to life. You are given the option to pick from three collections, all of which include digital images. 


The Experience

I believe that photos shouldn’t live unseen on your phone or hard drive. They are meant to be printed, framed, flipped through and passed down through generations. I take great pride in offering beautiful prints and heirloom albums filled with your special memories.



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Session fees begin at $250
Collections including digital images begin at $400  

Your Investment

Carly is an incredible photographer who has an eye for beauty and it shows in her photos. She knows just how to make you feel comfortable and at ease in front of the camera. I will always treasure the photos from my maternity shoot with Carly!


"I will always treasure the photos from my maternity shoot with Carly"

Not only is Carly incredibly talented behind the camera, but she has an amazing ability to make her clients feel beautiful and at ease. We absolutely cherish the photos she has taken. Her work has even made my husband, who previously detested having photos taken, say “I want her to be our family photographer!” 10/10, would recommend, will ABSOLUTELY hire her again.


"She has an amazing ability to make her clients feel beautiful and at ease"

Carly is so talented!! I’m not photogenic whatsoever and was so impressed with the final photos. I will cherish them forever. She was even able to get great photos of a toddler with zero attention span. I felt very comfortable and 100% recommend Carly. She’s the best!


"I will cherish them forever"



This season of life is fleeting

Work with Carly

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Thank you!

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