Teen/Friends Session {Stafford Virginia Photographer}

I was supposed to get together with these two beautiful teens today for a photo shoot but because of schedules we had to move it up a week.  And boy am I glad we did!  It’s been nothing but rainy and gray here for several days.  I don’t know about all of you but I am SO ready for spring and some warm sunny weather!  So anyway…last weekend I met up with Catherine and Abby in Fredericksburg on a beautiful afternoon.  We explored downtown for a while and then headed to my favorite field where we found the most glorious, golden afternoon light!  Seriously…it was amazing!  I loved spending time with these two friends.  I love how they had such fun together and could make each other laugh!  And hopefully their legs healed quickly after getting scratched from walking around in the prickly tall grass.  Thanks for being such troopers girls!  :)  Here’s a peek at our afternoon together…



Teen/Friends Shoot {Stafford Virginia Teen Photographer}

I just LOVED working with this group of friends recently for a teen shoot!  We started out with hair and makeup by Kristen of GoGo Gorgeous Makeup Artistry.  It was such a fun treat for the girls to be pampered for the afternoon before getting in front of the camera!  The weather was amazing, the girls were so sweet and looked beautiful, and we shared lots of laughs!  Here’s a look at our afternoon together!



It’s my birthday!

Well, not really MY birthday but Paige Pearson Photography is 8 years old this month!  I recently launched a new direction for my business focusing on teen and senior portraits.  You can read more about it here.  I am so excited about where my business is going but to celebrate 8 amazing years of this journey, I am giving YOU the gifts (some of my favorite things!)

What’s up for grabs?

  • Mary Kay @Play Products - eye shadow, eye crayon, lip crayon, lip gloss and nail polish designed especially for teens!
  • $10 Mary Kay gift certificate (redeemable only with Independent Beauty Consultant Danielle Chamberlin)
  • $15 gift certificate to Before N After Café
  • Hand and nail care items from Bath and Body Works
  • PLUS a few more surprises thrown in!

How to enter:

  • Follow @paigepearsonphotography on Instagram
  • Post a picture of you and your best friend to Instagram.  Be sure to tag your BFF and @paigepearsonphotography and use #paigepearsonphotographybirthday
  • Encourage your friends to like your photo and follow @paigepearsonphotography
  • Post as often as you like between now and March 9th @11:59pm

Must be in the Stafford/Fredericksburg area to enter.  Winner will be chosen randomly on Monday, March 10th.  Head over to @paigepearsonphotography on Instagram and let’s see those pictures!

Contest is not affiliated with any other vendor, Facebook, or Instagram.



Teen Shoot {Friends!}

Several weeks ago I met up with Lizzie, Katie and Sarah for a friends shoot!  They have known each other since elementary school and went through middle school together.  They are not at the same high school now but I love how their friendship is still so close!  It made me think back to my friendships in middle school and high school.  There were four of us that were super close!  Through the years, we have moved away and grown apart in some ways but when we talk or see each other (even though it’s not often enough!) it seems like no time has passed at all.  I hope Lizzie, Katie and Sarah enjoy that type of lifelong friendship as well!

Earlier this week (in this post) I introduced a new direction for my business with a focus on teens and seniors.  I want each girl I photograph to know how beautiful and special she is in her own way.  I want her to embrace that unique beauty and be proud and confident of it!  Lizzie, Katie and Sarah were perfect examples of that!  We started the shoot with professional hair and makeup with Nicole Mathewson of Crazy Beautiful.  Don’t get me wrong here….I don’t want girls to think they have to wear makeup or have perfect hair to be beautiful.  Not at all!  However, by working with Nicole we were able to subtly enhance each girl’s unique features.  I think they had fun having hair and makeup done (seriously who wouldn’t love a little pampering?! :))  and when it came time for the shoot I could see their confidence and personality shining through each and every photograph!

And don’t forget…. To celebrate my business and new direction, I would love to give a high school junior or senior a photo shoot with Paige Pearson Photography!  Do you know a girl who truly embraces her beauty?  To nominate someone, simply click the “contact me” button above and tell me about the girl you would like to nominate, her age and how she embraces her beauty!  (Must be in the Fredericksburg/Stafford VA area)  I look forward to hearing your stories!



Embrace your beauty. {Stafford Virginia High School Senior Photographer}

I cannot believe it has been eight years!  In March of 2006, I opened my doors as Simple Expressions Photography and it has been such an incredible journey!  I have made some changes along with way (including a name change to Paige Pearson Photography) and have grown so much both personally and professionally.  I have been blessed to work with incredible families, children and high school seniors along the way.  I have also made a circle of amazing photography friends that are such an important part of who and where I am today.  Thank you so much to all of you!  

A year or so ago, I began to feel drawn to focusing my business more on teens and high school seniors.  I just love interacting with them, talking about their lives and future plans and capturing this wonderfully exciting time in their lives!  As my own daughter grows older, I began to really think about how I want her to feel as a teenager.  How I hope and pray she will always embrace that very unique and special light and spirit inside of her and that she will shine it brightly for those around her.  At Christmas, I found this cute little bag for her that said, “Be Your Own Kind Of Beautiful.”  I just love that.  And I also love this I recently posted…



This is how I want each and every one of the girls I photograph to feel.  I want her to be confident and know how beautiful and special she is in her own way.  I want her to embrace that unique beauty…be proud and confident of it!  And this is what Paige Pearson Photography is, embracing that beauty!

To celebrate my business and new direction, I would love to give a high school junior or senior a day of pampering and a fabulous photo shoot!  Do you know a high school junior or senior who deserves a photo session?  Someone who truly embraces her beauty?  To nominate someone, simply click the “contact me” button above and tell me a little about the girl you would like to nominate, her age, and how she embraces her beauty!  (Must be in the Stafford/Fredericksburg VA area)  I look forward to hearing your stories!  Nominations are now closed.  Thank you to those who participated!

One last thing….be sure to follow Paige Pearson Photography on instagram (@paigepearsonphotography) for more behind the scenes and sneak peeks of upcoming sessions!


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