New Teenagers and Family Portraits at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery | Brambleton and Washington, D.C. Family Photographer | Kate Montaner Photography

What it’s like to be a parent: It’s one of the hardest things you’ll ever do but in exchange it teaches you the meaning of unconditional love
— Nicholas Sparks

My good friend had been wanting to have a portrait session at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery and this summer we made it happen!  Mom really wanted to have these photos taken during this pivotal year for her twin teenage girls before they begin a new chapter in high school next year. (and get those cute braces off!)

Of course I was down to help!  Capturing their love for Converse high tops, pony tails, and of course their adorable braces helps hold this moment forever.  We couldn't let Mom and Dad off the hook without getting in the fun too. How can you not when Dad is such a clown and kept everyone laughing?

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 All Star High top Chucks for the Win!

All Star High top Chucks for the Win!

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 Mom and Dad met in Hawaii...

Mom and Dad met in Hawaii...

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Mom and Teen Daughter reluctantly hug with hilarious results at the National Portrait Gallery Washington DC Family and Childrens Photographer Kate Montaner Photography (8).jpg
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I hope you enjoyed these awesome Teen Photos at such a unique location! You can see more of my childrens' and Family portrait photography by visiting my Portfolio Page Here.  Are you looking for a South Riding, Ashburn, Leesburg, Loudoun, Western Loudoun, Fairfax County, Arlington, or Washington, D.C. Photographer? I'm now booking Newborn and Fall family photography sessions in Northern Virginia and surrounding areas for Fall 2018 and beyond! Click any of the buttons below to contact me and find out more!  I can't wait to hear from you!

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