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6 Great DC-Area Photographers Who Can Take Your Family Portrait

Photograph by Yasmina Cowan.

Yasmina Cowan


Her low-key, natural-light sessions organically unfold into precious moments with little ones.

Danielle Finney


Playful portraiture and an emphasis on colorful outfits make Finney ideal for the family who wants to have a lot of fun.

Jessica Caso


Caso is particularly talented at shooting pregnant and nursing mothers as well as newborns.

Erika Layne


Layne’s relaxed, never-too-posed images capture the joy of simple moments.

Emily Gude


Primarily a wedding photographer, Gude captures love and intimacy in every interaction. Her outdoor shots are especially stunning.

Philip Bermingham


In business more than 38 years, Bermingham shot family portraits for President Richard Nixon. Bermingham’s style veers more traditional, but years of experience make him good with large groups and older families.

Sarah is the Editor-in-Chief of Washingtonian Bride & Groom, and writes about weddings, fashion, and shopping. Her work has also appeared in Refinery29, Bethesda Magazine, and Washington City Paper, among others. She is a Georgetown University graduate, lives in Columbia Heights, and you can find her on Instagram at @washbridegroom and @sarahzlot.