Military Life Photography

Military life is gritty. It's filled with unknowns at times, and extreme joy at others, and an incredible sense of pride. It not only contains those moments others experience, like weddings and the birth of children, but it also has momentous days like promotions, deployments, changes of command, and the most emotion-filled homecomings. Commemorate every special moment in your military life that makes all of the unknowns worthwhile. Experience the difference of a professional photographer who is also a military spouse.

Serving our Nation’s heroes and their families
In Washington D.C., Northern Virginia, & Maryland

Military Promotion / Retirement Photography

Your dedication and hard work have taken you so far. Invest in quality military headshots and capture promotions, changes of command ceremonies, remarkable advancements in your military career to share with your family and friends. You've worked hard to achieve this honor. 


Deployment and separation can be some of the most challenging events in military family life. However, the sense of duty and honor transcends, perseveres and will forever make an impact on your lives. Capture the feeling of these life-altering moments with professional military photography focusing on pre-deployment and homecoming ceremonies. 


Your family unit is on a journey defined by your service to our nation - and with that comes its own unique challenges and rewards. As time rushes by and you explore life in new places together, hold these fleeting moments in your hands for years to come. Slow time down a little with heirloom family photography for you and your extended family and friends to enjoy, no matter how many miles come between you. 

Ships, Flight Lines, and More

Our military service members participate in so many impressive activities on a day-to-day basis that no one gets to see. From the finish line of 12-mile ruck marches to time on the flight line or turning wrenches in the motor pool, I'd love to be invited to capture your story visually. From surprise homecomings for your little ones, FRG family days to unforgettable ship homecomings, no event is too big or too small. 

Celebration of Life

Honor your servicemember's memory and ultimate sacrifice with thoughtful photography that celebrates their life and tastefully captures their honor and service. Together we can memorialize your loved one's dedication to the country and the life they lived.

When you fill out the contact form, I will respond within 24 hours to start working on the most appropriate way to fulfill this timely need. My goal here is to alleviate any additional worry and honor your loss.

Photographer for The National Archives

The National Archives is an exceptional venue. With its history and beauty, it's no wonder why this is a top choice for a photography backdrop for military photography sessions, especially. But, unfortunately, it isn't a space that every photographer can pull off well due to the inadequate lighting. Nevertheless, I have extensive experience photographing this venue and will capture your big moment in all of its grandeur. 

Sun-Kissed Docu-Films!

Life’s precious moments happen in a flash and they’re gone. Sun-Kissed Docu-Films are short homemade-style videos of these fleeting memories, complete with professional editing and music that will leave you in awe. Above is an a precious military home coming ceremony. Is your spouse returning soon or leaving soon? I would love to make your story come to life! With these short family docu-films, you can always remember the sweetest chapter in your life.

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What clients have shared about their experience.

"Nell, you are truly and artist! My husband looks so handsome and the joy on everyone's faces are just so palpable. The lighting is gorgeous! Everything. You captured one of the best moments in our lives so perfectly. Thank you so much!"

- Rachael & Eric L

"Nell takes beautiful pictures and the colors are amazing; second Nell got some great moments that will last forever not only in our memories but ones we can share with family and friends. We can't thank you enough for doing this for us and really capturing us at a very important moment in our lives. Timeless for sure.”

- Kirsten & Dylan C

"Nell, thank you so much for the beautiful pictures, they look amazing! You did an amazing job capturing my husband’s special day at the National Archives as he was promoted to Lt. Colonel. Your eye for detail and professional manners made you a pleasure to work with."


“Working with Nell was such a great experience! She had so much patience with my toddler and it made it that much better! She captured our homecoming story just as I imagined and we will cherish those memories forever!”

- Katie & Brett A.


Military family life has all the joys of civilian life, with the bonuses of all that is the military. I'm here for all those moments that make military family life special. Promotion ceremonies, retirement ceremonies, and special dedications. I'm here for your family.

Investment starts at $745. Please get in touch with me directly for a customized quote.

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Which military experience can I celebrate with you?

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