what people are saying..

"After years of truly lifeless portraits provided by school vendors, we decided to venture outside the system for a senior portrait. What a difference!

Our session started on a sunny fall afternoon that turned into a light rain. Lisa was unflappable, capturing our daughter's true spirit, warmth, spunk, and smile with ease. She was very detail-oriented and provided helpful suggestions on what to wear and how to apply make up. She also suggested a setting that was only minutes from our home in Old Town Alexandria. Lisa's professional but easy-going manner made the session such a fun experience. We now have the loveliest pictures and our daughter is thrilled with the results." - Joanne M

"Working with Lisa is a dream! She has a wonderful eye and talent for capturing people while making them feel so comfortable. I have never had portraits that actually look like me! Lisa is the ultimate professional and I highly recommend her to anyone looking for portraits in the Northern Virginia area." - Elizabeth R.

"We had an absolutely perfect experience for my daughter! Lisa shot her senior portraits, and they are amazing! Lisa made my daughter feel comfortable, she was creative and attentive to every detail. She was able to capture the most genuine smiles and emotion! I cannot emphasize enough how impressed I am with Lisa's talent and dedication. Her photographs truly exceeded our expectations and have become cherished memories for our family." - Sara W.

"My husband and I went on a long journey to have our son and so we wanted our first family photos to be special; Lisa delivered just that. She captured our joy and love and made it an effortless experience where we laughed and cuddled! I can’t thank her enough and know we will be having her photograph our family for years to come." - Ashley F.

We love working with Lisa! She took our daughter’s senior pictures last summer and the entire experience was easy, fun, welcoming and very professional. Lisa has a beautiful creative mind combined with her careful attention to detail captured perfectly what we were looking for, so many beautiful pictures of our daughter that we will treasure forever. - Betty R.

"Lisa’s photos are truly stunning! I have worked with her both professionally and personally and she is the best. You will never be disappointed in her work! I recommend her 1000%!" - Kloe C.

"Lisa is an extraordinary photographer that everyone felt at ease with. My group included people of all ages. Lisa was able to direct each of us quickly to make adjustments that spotlighted each of our unique qualities. She has a clear understanding of the area, how the light works in the area, what spaces are best, how to navigate popular spaces that might have other groups taking pictures and even people passing by who saw how much fun we were having and wanted to join us!  While we casually posed, Lisa was gently traipsing through brush and bramble to capture the perfect representation of our family. Throughout our shoot, Lisa was beaming and clearly loved every minute of capturing features we might miss. I highly recommend Lisa!" - Maren H.

"Lisa has photographed our family many times over the years. We love her work! Lisa has an excellent eye and a style that is fun and natural, yet classic. She is wonderful with adults and children. Her photos have so perfectly captured our family, even at times when, with two young children, we were more of a moving target of chaos! :) We have used Lisa's work on our Christmas cards, as photos to give to family members and as special photos to have in our home. My husband has also used her work as his professional head shot. We can't recommend Lisa enough!" - Kate A.

"Lisa far exceeded our expectations!!  We had the option to select our  location, however we decided to go with Lisa's recommendation, it was perfect!  Lisa was warm and nurturing with our two shy and reserved little boys, as a  result, they immediately fell in love with her, making the photo shoot a  relaxed and enjoyable experience. The boys had a blast and my wife and I were left with priceless photographs.  We highly recommend Lisa for any family photo shoots!"  Brandon M.

"Lisa has photographed two of my children for senior portraits. The end product is proof of Lisa’s exceptional portrait skills. Every shot highlights each of my daughter's individual personality and beauty! Lisa chooses excellent scenery and natural lighting which accentuates the photo session and pictures." - Caroline S.

"We have worked with Lisa for three years runningEach year we wanted a Christmas card picture, individual and combined pictures of our children. She guided us through the process to achieve our goals. She is a delight to work with, both professional and personable.  We received many compliments on our card and have used the kids pictures for multiple purposes including enjoying them at home on our walls."  - Nancy B.

"Lisa is the best, I love working with her! - from the initial discussions of location choices, wardrobe ideas, to the shoot itself, with her often clambering over rocks and fallen trees to get the perfect shot, to the final product. She is warm, welcoming  and professional and is super patient with teens who may or may not be totally into the idea of family photos!  Lisa is great at getting the best out of everyone, and making it a fun experience. I so look forward to the email with my proofs- I know she will have captured the most amazing shots of my family. She has taken our family photographs for years now, and I am always grateful to her for capturing each member of our family in all their various looks and expressions- plus she always gets fabulous shots of the five of us!"  - Hannah W.

"Lisa kindly took our daughter's senior portraits this spring, and the experience has been wonderful! Lisa consulted with our daughter ahead of time on clothing choices and other ideas for the photos. She advised expertly on location and time of day for the shoot. At the photo session itself, she was encouraging, good-humored, and incredibly nimble, stretching and perching endlessly to find the perfect angle. Our daughter loved her time with Lisa, and the pictures reflect that enjoyment. We are so grateful to have worked with Lisa to document this milestone and recommend her highly!"  - Louise S.

"I wanted a photograph of myself and my husband, my 3 children, their spouses, and my grandchildren.  One of my daughters found Lisa Scontras for me, and she turned out to be perfectly delightful.  She took great care in placing us in a most photogenic position, the results were extremely satisfying, and I look at the family photo all the time with great satisfaction."  - Shirley J.

"Lisa is fantastic! Extremely professional and worked hard to get just the right shot. The proofs she sent were all top notch. I highly recommend Lisa for your photography needs."- Jeff O.

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