When I began photographing newborns I was honestly all over the place! I hadn’t really found my style, and was trying to create images like the posed photos I had seen, with babies perfectly arranged among adorable props. The longer I’ve photographed newborns, the more I’ve moved toward the lifestyle approach. Capturing babies in […]

Virginia Newborn Photographer | Recipe for a Successful Newborn Session

March 28, 2018

open post

Christina and Justin said I Do at The Barns at Hamilton Station Vineyards last July. It made such a perfect backdrop for this romantic and rainy wedding day. All of the details for this lovely wedding were so simple and soft. And Christina’s timeless dress blew me away! Those sleeves! Christina and Justin chose to […]

Barns at Hamilton Station Vineyards Wedding | Christina & Justin

March 21, 2018

open post

There is something extra special about photographing a family in their own home.  Not only do little ones feel most comfortable in their own environment,  but parents tend to relax too. Being in your space provides the perfect setting for authentic smiles, playfulness and just capturing what REAL life is like! I’m so thankful to […]

Macon is One | Northern Virginia Lifestyle Session

March 13, 2018

open post

Jessie and Andree’s engagement photos were in the dead of winter at a tree farm. It couldn’t have been more than 30 degrees, and yet they were kind, joyful and positive through the whole experience. That’s when I knew their wedding day would be magic! These two are free spirits, and have a deep love […]

Longbranch Plantation, Virginia Boho Wedding | Jessie & Andree

February 7, 2018

open post

I have a thing for new beginnings. I love the new year, and all the promise it holds. New months usually mark changing weather, new work challenges and the next holiday. Honestly, I even love Mondays (gasp), because it signals a new week! And I am one of those annoying morning people, because I think […]

2018 | A Year of Simplifying

January 24, 2018

open post

Kristin and Shaun are two people you immediately want to be friends with. They have such joyful spirits and kind hearts and are an absolute blast to be around! Their fall wedding at Bluemont Vineyard was not only incredibly gorgeous, but also such a meaningful celebration of their love. Friends and family traveled from all […]

Bluemont Vineyard Fall Wedding | Kristin and Shaun

January 16, 2018

open post

Megan and I met early in 2013 when she began shooting weddings with me. I treasured having her by my side, always knowing she would never miss a detail! When she began to plan her own wedding, I knew that same attention to detail was going to mean an incredibly beautiful celebration. When Megan called […]

Airlie Winter Wedding | Megan & David

January 5, 2018

open post

I am so excited to be launching the brand new mistyrodda.com! It’s been a long time coming, and I’m so proud of what we’ve come up with. I hope this site will serve my clients, and potential clients well. Blogging has not been a strong point for me over the last few years, but that’s […]

A Brand New Look!

November 10, 2017

open post

Fresh. Joyful. Timeless.

choose joy

Northern Virginia • Washington, D.C • Worldwide

©2017 Misty rodda photography • all rights reserved