Timeless Portraits for You and Your Family

A Studio Session With You In Mind

All our studio sessions are designed to capture the beauty and personalities of you and your family. Each studio session is personalized with you in mind. From the creative concept consultation, where we plan your session together, to the make-up and styling artistry, where you get the look to match your vision, your portraits are created with care and attention. These timeless mementos will capture the memories of your family for a lifetime.

Our studio is located in the beautiful historic Old Town Alexandria neighborhood, close to the Potomac waterfront. Easily grab coffee at one of the quaint coffee shops nearby while waiting for your session to begin or have dinner afterwards at one of the many restaurants in walking distance. Whatever amenities you decide to enjoy, we welcome the opportunity to photograph you and your family.

What to Expect

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Capture Your Personalities

Fun Outdoor Family Sessions

Capture your family's personalities in an outdoor session. Perfect for families with younger kids who have lots of energy. These  lifestyle inspired sessions will be tons of fun for the entire family.


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Joy is a professional portrait photographer in Alexandria, Virginia. At her studio in Old Town Alexandria, Joy works with her clients to create modern portraiture inspired by style magazines. Her modern aesthetic captures the true essence within a person or family to produce timeless, fine art portraits. Her ability to connect with and direct clients enables clients to relax in front of the camera resulting in incredible authentic images.  In addition to her studio, Joy is also the official photographer for several Army units on Ft. Belvoir.

Kind Words

I really enjoyed having Joy Brathwaite as our photographer. She took amazing pictures that my wife and I love so much and would cherish for a lifetime. What I really like about Joy is that she is very patient and creative. She definitely understands what photography is all about. She is professional and pays attention to great details. She also is an expert on photo digital software. Her enhancement on picture shots are truly very impressive. A camera in Joy's hands produces quality work that has a lifetime guarantee of cherished memories.

Eno U.

Joy took family photos for us last weekend and it was overall an excellent experience! She was professional and fun! She was able to get amazing photos of my very active 8 month old and 2 year old toddler. The finished products were fantastic and the turn around time was significantly faster than any other photographer I’ve ever used! I would highly recommend her!!

Elizabeth G.

We have used Joy for two different family photo shoots and have LOVED each one. She was patient with our children and creative to get them To enjoy the photo shoot. She worked with us for times and locations and made our family her priority. I would highly recommend her for ANY EVENT. She is truely able to capture the essence of the event and make the pictures look GREAT!!!

Leigh C.

Thank you so much for the photos. These are awesome. My husband said it's the best family pictures we've ever gotten. They are all so fun and they really capture our family- a bunch of goofballs! It's wonderful!

Tazzra J.

Alexandria, VA  |  540-466-3278  |  joy@joybrathwaite.com | © 2019 JOY BRATHWAITE  PHOTOGRAPHY

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