Moments come and go and seasons change,
but we make those feelings and moments last forever in our images so they never are forgotten.

About Us

Want to learn more about who is behind the lens at Imprinted Photography, the award winning  newborn, maternity, child and family portrait photographer in the Northern Virginia area? A photographer who is dedicated to turning your moments, firsts, and milestones in to art work and heirlooms that will tell your story for generations to come. We offer a luxury experience that makes you feel like the celebrity that your family thinks you are, and is built around you and what you want and need. Many Moms plan their newborn and maternity sessions throughout most of their adult lives and they come to us because they know will make those dreams a reality. We want to make every session fun for all ages (even those husbands who may not be as exited as you are to get your family's portraits done). 

Looking for a photographer that pays attention to every detail
 and actually cares about what YOU want?

I am Carly, the owner, photographer, artist, editor and one of the founders of Imprinted Photography. After years of photographing friends and family and being asked to do paid shoots on the side, my husband and I started this business in 2014. Imprinted Photography was based in Northern New Jersey for many years before relocating to Northern Virginia in 2019. Unfortunately, my husband Kyle (please read the dedication below) passed away in 2022, so now I wear many hats but I am so very proud of what we created. Owning a business is not easy but I  am so lucky to have been able to turn a passion for photography and a love for children, babies and family into my full time job. 

What do I love most about my job, you ask?

Being able to be a part of the most precious moments in so many family's lives and giving them the gift of freezing time, so they can relive those moments forever and share them with generations to come. That is what makes this job the best!

Seeing the side-splitting laughter of a little boy when his father tickles him...... the awe in the eyes of new parents as they watch their newborn baby sleep......the unconditional love and happiness of an expectant mother when she touches her belly and thinks about all of the memories to come...
This is what I live for and these are the moments I want to channel for you.  I understand that you are trusting me with your most precious people and most intimate moments. I want you to feel confident that you are in the best hands and that I will take care of you every step of the way. 

I am so proud that Imprinted Photography has been recognized as one of the Best Newborn Photography Studios in Washington DC, Fairfax VA and Alexandria, VA by clients for 2020, 2021 and 2022. Because so many new parents trust me with their very delicate newborns and children, it is important that I uphold strict safety and sanitation standards. The studio and all of my props are sanitized in between each session to protect my clients. I am fully insured and vaccinated (NOW COVID-19) and am infant CPR and first AID trained. Above all else, your newborn's safety and your child's happiness are the most important to me. I will never put your loved ones in danger to get a shot and I always use editing techniques and an extra set of hands to get many of the images I take.

Many people call themselves a "Newborn Photographer", however I can assure you that I take safety and training very seriously. I am a Certified Newborn Photographer with the ANP, APNPI and INPA, a member of the PPA, and  a NAPCP Master Photographer. In addition, I have studied under many internationally recognized and respected Photographers in my field and continue to make my education a top priority ( you can never learn enough and can always improve, that is my motto! ). I am so honored to have won many awards throughout the years and continue to enter competitions yearly to keep my creative juices flowing. I want to be the best I can be and I put my all into every session because I feel that everyone deserves to have something special. 

Hello Friends!

Artist | Photographer | Baby Whisperer | Toddler Wrangler | Animal Cuddler 




Awards & Recognition

 Kyle was my husband, partner, and the love of my life, but most importantly the original talent behind Imprinted Photography.  After a long battle with his health he passed away very suddenly  on January 15th 2022. Having been an artist since childhood, he majored in Art in College and had a natural talent and creative heart. He drew, painted, and created through digital forms. He was constantly finding new ways to express himself so, when he came to me and said he was teaching himself photography, I wasn't surprised. Very quickly that little hobby  became a labor of love and a way to make some money on the side doing what he enjoyed. One day we were talking after he had already been hired to photograph a couple sessions, parties, and events and he floated the idea of trying to start a business. That little idea became Imprinted Photography. Quickly, we made it our life and our love and brought his talent and my love of children together to make this business what it is today. Kyle taught me everything I know, from editing to shooting. He was my best friend and my teacher  but most of all I loved spending every minute together making our dream a reality. Over the past couple years, Kyle was not strong enough to do everything as he was before but he was and will alway be the other half of Imprinted Photography. I will continue creating art in his memory and I will never forget the lessons he taught me. Everyone who knew Kyle loved him. He would light up a room with his laughter and jokes but most importantly he had the biggest heart. He is missed dearly by his family, my family,  his friends, our clients, our doggies, and of course me. 

In Loving Memory

Kyle  LewthwaitE
9/20/1984 - 1/15/2022

I love you and miss you Ky,
 You are in everything I do and always will be

You deserve this...

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