Ever After Portraits is Mindy & Joriana

A mother-and-daughter photography team, we specialize in the celebration of relationships through photography. We are both international-award-winning photojournalists who have received recognition for our pure and natural documentation-style portrait photography. Your moments…forever.

Our boutique portrait photography studio experience is designed for clients who value the art of photography that will tell their unique story in a custom way. After all, what could be more important than the ones you love? It’s what we like to call Relationship Photography. Located in Sterling, Virginia, we are a full service studio with both an Indoor Studio and a 2.5 acre Outdoor Studio.

Most households have a pair of scissors, but if you want a haircut with style, you go to a salon. Similarly, anyone with a camera can take a picture, but it takes talent, experience and a special degree of sensitivity to create an image that stirs the emotions, capturing the lifestyle you live with the ones you love.

Our philosophy is to create a photographic experience which will provide unique and exciting art for your home, art which will eventually become family heirlooms to pass down to the coming generations. Our number one goal is to capture your personality while creating unique and interesting images with a combination of fashionable posing and creative lighting. We are storytellers, photojournalists, and we will document the love and relationships with your mate, your family and your friends.

Having your portrait created by Ever After Portraits is a very different experience than say a store at the mall where you walk in and are quickly shuffled in and out. Taking the time to get to know your family is part of what helps us do our best work. The benefit to you is that your family portraits will look relaxed and comfortable, because that’s how you will feel.  Your finished portraits will look amazing, too, because during the time we’ve spent getting to know you, we will also be determining the best angle for each of you and determining how to highlight your features. Our commitment to quality begins with a consultation and Design Session so we can customize our session to you, and continues even after you leave the studio. Each work of art is created exclusively for you. We’ll be looking for the love, the emotion and the detail that makes your story uniquely yours. Then we preserve it in products as unique as you are.

Let us capture your moments — Ever After.


Visual documenter of unspoken words. Lover of laughter. Dave Matthews Aficionado. Nikon Obsessed. Cat fancier. Pink Addict (the singer…not the color…;>}…). Die Hard Starbucks Drinker. Mind speaker. Devoted Daughter. Fan of Technicolor Movies. Addicted to Romance. Hard worker. Vintage Inspired. Damask Devotee. Southern Accent elocutionist. Asian Pear dependent. Unashamed Geek. Color Connoisseur. Apple of my daddy’s eye. Wine Enthusiast. Raising Cain Expert. Serenity Seeker. Bible Believer. Treasurer of My Family. Adorer of Joriana. And 100% crazy, head over heels in love with my honey bunny…even after decades…I was a child bride…;>} Today my favorite song is “Glitter in the Air” by Pink…what’s yours?


True Love Believer. Freckle-faced. Sci-fi Addict. Facebook Fanatic. Bible Reader. My Best Friend Is My Mother. Audrey Hepburn Admirer. Real is ALWAYS better than fake. I Love My Nikon. Insult My Cat And You’re Dead To Me. Fan of Sarcasm. Story-teller. City Girl. In Love With Emotions. Adorer Of My Crazy Family. Dork. Fisherman. Shoe Fanatic. Ice Cream Connoisseur. Something Clever follower. If It Sparkles I Must Have It. Stuck on Smiley Faces icon biggrin Joriana Believer that Beauty Is On The Inside. Marcher To The Beat Of My Own Drum . . . Sucker for a sunset . . . because, you know, no two are the same : )

art·ist /ˈär-tist/noun – a person skilled in one of the fine arts

We consider ourselves storytellers that use photography as our medium. We typically work with moms and dads who realize that their children won’t be young forever. They all say, “Where did the time go?”  

We can’t stop time! That’s why parents commission Ever After to create beautiful heirloom portraits of their children and family so they can decorate their home with the ones they love. Your moments...forever.

The heirloom products that we create are museum quality and rated to last 150 years. They are heirloom legacy pieces handed down to your children so they can treasure the memories of YOU and their childhood long after each is gone -- and then they will hand them down to THEIR children, to become even more valued as years pass. It’s this type of heirloom artwork that if a disaster struck, you would grab your kids, your cat and these portraits because they mean that much to you...

If you cherish your family, value fine art portraits and want your moments captured forever...


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