As a Northern Virginia family and newborn 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 printed photos that will forever bring you back to those fleeting moments when your children were little. It is my belief that photos shouldn’t live unseen on your phone or hard drive. They are meant to be framed, flipped through and passed down through generations. 

This is about capturing the beauty in your everyday. The moments that feel mundane now...but in just a few years, you will look back on fondly and wish you could re-visit. 

Beautifully truthful imagery

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

Northern Virginia Family PhotograpHER

Beautifully capturing the next chapter of your family's story

Carly Rose Photography is a full service Virginia based family photographer specializing in preserving memories through heirlooms that will last a lifetime and beyond. 

I serve busy mamas who want a stress free photography experience. From complimentary hair & makeup services, to a client closet filled with beautiful dresses, every detail is thought of and done for you. I walk you through choosing outfits that flatter & photograph beautifully and assist you in picking the perfect location for your photos.

​My goal is to capture the special bond you have with your children.  Through the images we create, you will be able to see the beauty in the in-between moments, for they are fleeting. I specialize in guiding everyone through natural posing and strive to create a fun environment for the whole family. (Yes, even cranky toddlers and spouses!)

​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. I specialize in creating heirloom wall art, albums and keepsakes for your family to enjoy. 

Stress free maternity, lifestyle newborn and family photography for all of life's special moments

Growing up, It was common to see my dad taking videos and photos of me and my sister. He would capture us exploring nearby park trails in the rain, admiring butterflies on our fingertips, and running through the sprinklers in our backyard. What a wonderful gift this was! To this day, looking through these seemingly mundane moments captured in photos brings me an infinite amount of happiness. Growing up watching my dad document our childhood allowed me to find my own love for photography and freezing moments in time. Together with an appreciation for photography and the adoration I have for my own daughter & documenting her childhood, my love for motherhood and family photography was realized.


Within two weeks of your session, we will meet again for you to see all of your images, pick your favorites, and decide how you'd like to display them in your home. I walk you through the entire process.  I take great pride in offering heirloom wall art and albums filled with your special memories. 


The day of your session, your only job is to show up and have fun! I will take care of the rest. Prior to your session, my preferred hair and makeup artist will come to your home and pamper you. You will also have the option to wear a beautiful dress (or two!) from my client closet. Your session will take place at your home or a  location of your choice. 


Once you have reserved your session with a paid retainer and signed contract, you will receive my portrait planning guide, which is full of tips and tricks to make the most of your session. Your session includes complimentary hair and makeup services and access to my client closet of beautiful dresses. We will also work together to pick the perfect location for your session that will compliment your family.

02. Booking YOUR Session & planning

After you have inquired, I will send you my  experience guide and we will set up a time to meet virtually over Zoom. I want to hear all about your vision for your session and see how we can bring it to life!


The Experience

Within 6 weeks, your beautiful wall art, album or keepsake box will be delivered to your doorstep. If you ordered wall art, the hanging of your frames is complimentary. When you choose to work with Carly, everything is truly taken care of for you. 


Baby McKenna

mcmurray family

Mommy and Me, laura

Mommy and ME, lindsey


The Baby Membership

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The Baby Membership is perfect (and is the best value!) for the mama who knows she will want several portrait sessions to document the first year of her baby's life. 
​You will receive two, three, or four full portrait sessions over the course of 18 months. These sessions include: maternity, newborn, 6 month sitter portraits, and 1 year portraits. Family and siblings can be included in any of the portrait sessions. 



An exclusive luxury newborn and family photography experience 

Single Session Creative Fee
 Includes professional hair & makeup and access to the Studio Wardrobe
All digital files and products are purchased separately


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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