True Story Studios

You could pay anyone to simply take a photo of you – but True Story Studios believes that photos are a special opportunity to capture your unique personality, and you deserve more than just a snapshot. We specialize in working with clients to customize a session in which you can relax, connect, and of course, look absolutely gorgeous.

We shoot most portrait sessions in our studio. Located in beautiful Alexandria, Virginia just south of Old Town, our studio includes a salon for hair & makeup, a lounge area, and an abundance of soft, natural light. Most sessions include hair & makeup for two, so bring your best friend, girlfriend, mother, or sister and enjoy a relaxing day together while being pampered by our professional hair & makeup artists. Afterward, you’ll join me in the studio for a custom portrait session that we create just for you, based on your personal style and wardrobe.

Be sure to plan a night out after your session, because you are going to look absolutely stunning!

You should bring a variety of outfits to your shoot, including accessories. Some of our clients even like to purchase new outfits for their shoot, or bring a dress or gown that they love but rarely get a chance to wear (such as a wedding gown). Your time with us includes a personal consultation regarding wardrobe options prior to your shoot, so you’ll be sure to know what to bring for your session.

In many cases, we as women have to split our time between a million things – from taking care of our family to achieving more at work, from finishing school to raising our kids – all while trying to maintain our relationships and our health. Without time to focus on ourselves, we forget that we’re attractive and instead think, “If I could just lose 15 pounds” or “I should wait until my skin improves first.” We put off the recognition that we are already gorgeous.

Join us in our studio and let us show you that you don’t need to wait, you don’t need to change yourself – you’re beautiful today, and it’s time to celebrate it.

We offer a variety of services for presenting and preserving your custom images. We would love to provide you with a detailed menu of all our offerings, so please connect with us or call us at 703.755.0302.

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Statistics show that personal and family photos are consistently listed among the top items that people would grab if they had to evacuate from a burning house. Because our client’s memories are important to them, we preserve digital collections of purchased images for a minimum of 3 years after each session. If your photos are lost or the brand new MacBook Pro you just loaded them on is stolen, we can replace them for you at minimal cost – so you won’t have to worry about losing that connection to your priceless memories.

We shoot with the latest generation Canon full-frame Digital SLR cameras and professional-grade Canon lenses.

Of course! Military and military spouses receive 10% off sessions and prints, year-round.