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COVID Policies that keep us safe

I am implementing the following changes until we transition back to normalcy. We will get through this Pandemic and create beautiful photography together!

  • All equipment will be thoroughly cleaned before each session.

  • Sessions can take place indoors and outdoors.

  • I will keep a minimum distance of six feet from your family members during the session.

  • I will wear a mask during the session.

  • I will appreciate if you let me know if any of your family members has been ill or has had a fever within the past 48 hours or has had contact with anyone infected with Covid-19. We can reschedule with no penalties. I will likewise do the same for you.

  • Sessions will only include immediate family members living in the same household.

COVID Policies that keep us safe

I am implementing the following changes until we transition back to normalcy. We will get through this Pandemic and create beautiful photography together!

  • All equipment will be thoroughly cleaned before each session.

  • Sessions can take place indoors and outdoors.

  • I will keep a minimum distance of six feet from your family members during the session.

  • I will wear a mask during the session.

  • I will appreciate if you let me know if any of your family members has been ill or has had a fever within the past 48 hours or has had contact with anyone infected with Covid-19. We can reschedule with no penalties. I will likewise do the same for you.

  • Sessions will only include immediate family members living in the same household.

Booking Spring-Summer 2022 Photo Sessions
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Welcome To Motherhood Portraits

Free-flowing, organic photo sessions designed exclusively for moms who want to:

be in the picture

capture life’s most precious everyday moments

document their personal growth and their growth as mothers while their kids grow-up!

As mother we don't have beautiful imagery playing with our kids. We have family portraits, and babies’ first every things documented, but we don't have a portrait of our true selves with our children.
I create this space for You.
I want you to have a natural portrait for your kids to look at and say:

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this is how I remember my mom

This Is For You

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if you are a:

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Busy Mom who want to put the cellphone down

You want to be present and capture the quality time you have for your kids.

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Mom who thought you would have the time and energy

to perfectly document everything, but now you know priorities change and life with kids is messy…

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Mom who is constantly learning from her own experiences

Now, you are aware that, in order to be a better mom, you need to be a better human being.

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Mom who wants to have beautiful portraits

of you connecting with your kids and capturing a perfect moment in time.

You are in the right place!

I’ve been there myself. Immersed in the corporate life, keeping up the scorecard at work, while juggling quality time with my family. I know there’s something better for moms.

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You know that feeling...

when there's nobody else

but you and theme

in your own world

doing activities y'all love

with your imagination

and my artistic perspeetive

done with elegance

and the utmost respect.

from the quiet moments.

to the loud ones... and everything in between.

all the kisses.

all the work behind every smile.

and the unique portraits included.

from the womb. or the heart.

to the pre teenager days and beyond.

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Pure joy

The photographs Ana Elena created are beyond what I could have hoped for. You have managed tocapture those small looks and glances of love between my children and us. I’m sure that these imageswill only increase in meaning for us as the years pass. You have captured the essence of love between usand those moments of pure joy.

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- Sarah R.

My Motherhood Session Will Bring You

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BEHIND THE LENS

My name is Ana Elena. Alvarez and I'm honored you are here. I am lucky enough to dedicate my life to what I love , Motherhood Photography. My personal passions are deeply rooted in documentary photography, natural light, and portraiture.

  • +10 years award-winning family professional photographer

  • Early-retirement from IT corporate world

  • Love-Immigrant in the USA, married to a great Philly guy

  • Mom of 1 toddler girl and 2 puppies

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Currently Ranked in the Top 3 Photographers in the Washington DC Metro Area

Don't just take my word for it!

Here's my Award List and Profile from the Family Photojournalist Association...

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Session Details

Session Details

Booking process

In my experience the most important part is to make you and your kids feel comfortable in front of my camera. I will guide you through the whole experience to make it as easy as possible for you. First, you pick your session type. Then, your collection, and I will take it from there until you receive your final presentations.

Creative fee starts at 275** and it is a non-refundable retainer, due to reserve your photo session date on my calendar.

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More details

Most of my photo sessions are 90-min long, but session type may vary based on number of kids or activities during the session. Each session includes one Co-Creation Consultation, one Image Reveal session, edition of your images and customization of your Collection, personal delivery of your final presentations, and the time I spend with you at your session.

All my Collections include an online gallery with high-resolution images and my Signature presentations. I carefully select and hand-edit each image, so they are perfect for printing for your walls or sharing with family and friends. Collections start at 975**.  

**All prices subject to change and Sales Tax will be applied to all services and products.

I also offer gift certificates

Treat yourself, gift to a friend, or hey Do both !!

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Motherhood Portrait session process

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No other photographer like her

Some of my favorite moments from the shoot were the little moments. Hands touching while feeding a meal to my child, pausing to laugh while cooking dinner, our toddler crawling all over on the floor. These are the things I want to remember, and no other photographer has managed to capture them before. What great photos to have! I will keep Ana Elena in mind for future and would highly recommend her to capture your own simple everyday family memories.

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- Jenna D.

I’m looking forward to meeting you

I am based on Takoma Park, MD; and I serve the communities in Washington DC metropolitan area & beyond.

Please note that my office days are Monday – Thursday 9-5.

For more information regarding photography sessions, please fill out our contact form. Otherwise, you can see my

Frequently Asked Questions

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Frequently Asked Questions

How is this session different from baby or family photography?

A Motherhood Portrait sets You in the center of this session. During these years as a Baby and Family Photographer, I realized we as mothers don’t have beautiful imagery of us playing with our kids. We have family portraits over the mantle, and babies' first every things, but we don't have a portrait of our true selves with our children. I create this space for You. I want you to have a natural portrait for your kids to look at and say, “this is how I remember my mom” -the best part, you’ll look amazing in your own skin.

Are Motherhood Portrait Sessions focused exclusively on women?

Not at all! I am here to celebrate Motherhood. If you and/or your partner identify as Mother(s), this is the place to be.

Where do we take photos?

Most of my Photography sessions happen indoors. I document your life, so most of my sessions are at your own home.

At home photography has a very familiar and cozy feeling. I love how organic my sessions flow when we stay at home. We can stay indoors and naturally incorporate the outdoors in your story, or vice versa!

When should I book my Motherhood Portrait Session?
  1. Book it when there's no other important date or event in your (family) life. This time is for you, and for you only.
  2. Consider that I require at least 6 weeks in advance to book a session. This will increase the chance for you to get the right date for your session, and it will give us the time to fully create this session as well.
  3. Please don't wait, I mean this with love, don't wait till your house is clean, don't wait until you lose those extra-pounds, don't wait till your kid gets over this phase. Please don’t wait, time is fleeting, and you want to capture this season in your life. I will make it look beautiful.
Is there a minimum I have to spend on products?

While I do not have a minimum purchase I do require that you purchase one of the two collections, so it is a good idea to know which collection best suits your needs prior to paying your creative fee.

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