Family Session, Leesburg, VA

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Emily Frye was my best friend in Kindergarten. When I changed schools after first grade, we exchanged letters on Lisa Frank stationary. We stayed friends by going over to one another's houses now-and-then and stuck by each other's side each year at our county's 4-H camp. We remained good friends throughout high school + college. Then, one fateful day, she married my cousin! I know Lee and Emily's love story is not about me, lol, but seriously, I wish I could go back in time and tell those kids playing hide-n-seek on golf carts (long story) that they would be cousins some day!

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Anyway, my cousin Lee emailed me awhile back to ask whether I could take their family pictures as a birthday present for Emily. I excitedly accepted and we started plotting where and when we'd be able to meet up. I couldn't wait to spend an evening with Lee, Emily, and their sweet baby girl. The prospect was made even sweeter when we found out Emily and Lee were pregnant WITH TWINS! We made a family date night out of it and had my husband and little girl tag along. Kevin and our little girl passed the time playing in melting snow and mud with sticks. Nearly 2-year-olds know how to party.

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We are so very excited for this beautiful growing family! Thank you Emily and Lee for allowing me to capture this special time in your lives. I wish you all the best and pray for a healthy and happy pregnancy, delivery, and postpartum recovery! xoxoxox!

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Focusing on relationships and real moments, Claire Watson specializes in photography that captures true beauty and feels genuine and authentic. Claire Watson is a West Virginia Wedding Photographer based in Martinsburg, WV. She joyfully serves clients in West Virginia, Northern Virginia, and Maryland.

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