DESILVA STUDIOS | DC Metro Area Pet & Family Photographer

Pets - Family - Love

Family Session Info

DeSilva Studios family photos capture the love you have for each other.  Your emotional connections will shine through.

We’re all familiar with the family portraits we’ve seen where everyone is posed and sitting together, and smiling at the camera.  But that’s not real life! DeSilva Studios specializes in capturing spontaneous moments.

While we’re happy to accommodate client preferences and customize each session, we generally limit the number of posed and staged photographs.  Instead we prefer to highlight the personality of your individual family with beautiful, emotive shots with a sense of humor to them. Our style is timeless and fun.

How it works

All sessions take place in a location of your choice! Alison highly recommends parks and/or urban-suburban settings for dramatic outdoor images.

The session fee is $150, this includes Alison's 

- time and talent (up to one hour)
- travel to a location of your choice
- up to 30 digital files in an on-line gallery for review


All online fall sessions have been booked. Please email Alison to inquire about other dates.

Pricing for Popular Products

(5) Digital Files - $225
11x14 & Larger Matboard Prints - $70 & up
Canvases & Metal Prints — $150 & up

Click here to see price list for 2019 Family Photo Sessions.

DeSilva Studios offers several Art Packages which include fully edited high resolution digital files, custom wall pieces and a professional consultation to install the art on your wall. Contact the studio for more information.

Mini Family Sessions

Fall 2019 Sessions: Saturday, October 19, 2019

Click here to book online. Only a couple more spots available.

We offer mini sessions in the spring and fall.  Each mini session is 20 minutes.  In that 20 minutes we will have you and your family running and laughing.  Dogs are also welcome.  And each child will receive a little surprise.  

There is a $50 non-refundable deposit required. This $50 will be credited towards your purchase of digital files or prints.

Click here to see price list for 2019 Mini Family Sessions.

Within in 7 to 10 business days up to 15 digital images will be available to view and purchase in a private on-line gallery. We can also give you recommendations for the best places to print on your own. We do offer several professionally printed products as well, but you are under no obligation to order any. Many of our clients add on a large framed print from the line we offer since we take care of the printing, matting, and framing.

Snap Shots from a Family Session

Parent & Teacher Reviews

Alison is a loving, warm, energetic, and very talented photographer!! Not only her final results are magical, but I am always impressed on how she manages to capture each child’s essence and personality through her lens. She has taken our yearbook pictures for two years now and I have appreciated how welcoming, fun, and caring she is towards my students. She takes her time, studies the environment (you also don’t feel she is in the room!) and she takes candid pictures of children working, laughing, playing, and being themselves. Professionally, she is outstanding, and personally I can assure you that Ali is one of a kind! She is one of those people that you do want to have around because she always manage to give you a smile, share a story, or simply give you that positive energy boost that you need on a daily basis.
— Mariana Vicéns-Rodríguez
School pictures are such a lovely way to mark the changes in our children from year to year. As much at the standard style portraits get the job done a photo taken of your child that shows their personality takes school pictures to a much different place. Allison DeSilva, of DeSilva Studios, has taken beautiful school photos of my children that show who they are and that sparkle that makes them special. I treasure her photos and the obvious care she takes to capture children as they are in the best way possible.
— Heather Jeff




The pricing & booking tab bellow does not apply to school pictures.