Hey! I am Belle!
I am a mom of 3 adorable kids, a full-time IT professional, and the woman behind TuBelle Photography! And beside me is Brittany, my associate photographer. We are a senior, family, maternity, & newborn photographer in Northern Virginia. We are based in Gainesville, VA and serve the surrounding areas including (but not limited to) Fairfax, Manassas, Centreville, Reston, Herndon, Sterling, Ashburn, Leesburg, Alexandria, and Arlington.
I love documenting everything with my own family, from the minute details like how we had a dance party one night while I was making dinner, or how we decided to have afternoon snacks at the park just for the fun of it, to the big moments like my kid’s first birthday or us buying our own house for the first time.
I believe that moments with family, no matter how little or big, needs to be celebrated and documented because these pictures are the most important memory we have of the most important people in our lives! These pictures will remind us of all the fun things we’ve had together. When the kids have all grown up and living their own lives, these pictures will remind you how precious these moments are... in our lifetime, and in theirs.
I was born and raised in the tropical country of Manila, Philippines. I migrated to the United States over 10 years ago, left everything I knew and loved, to be with my then-fiance, the answer to my prayers, for good. Shortly after, we got married.
In Fairfax County, Virginia, we started our family. We have a daughter and 2 sons. We've recently moved to Gainesville, Virginia when we bought our first home. And we couldn't be any happier!
My work has been featured in these publications
Expertise - Best Maternity Photographers in Washington, DC
Expertise - Best Newborn Photographers in Washington, DC
DC Area moms
Creative Collective Magazine
Lou Lou and Company
Everything I do, I do for them! They are my "Why"!
My Second Family
Get to know the associates more
Sex & the City
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It all began with a cry...
A cry. That's the first thing that I remember when my daughter was born. One afternoon in July, after being in labor for 5 hours. I FINALLY got to hold her!!! I sat there, on my hospital bed, in complete awe of who I was looking at. It felt so surreal that I was FINALLY with her. She was so tiny but beautiful and perfect in every way. And she's mine!!! Since then, I had the need to document every moment I have with her because I want to remember every single detail of her & her future siblings' lives.
So I did! Some days, it's eating strawberries for her afternoon snack just because she looks so adorable doing so, a picture of my son trying to solve a puzzle, or the baby holding his head up while doing tummy time. Other days, it's an eventful trip to the beach. But there are those days that you have to because it is a once in a lifetime moment just like her first day in Kindergarten.
For the past years, when I'm having a bad day and I see pictures I took of my family, whether it's from an ordinary day or of a special milestone, I remember all the fun things that we had, and all the overflowing love that we have for each other. The pictures, along with the memories that come with them, give me the strength to push through whatever it is I'm going through because they help me realize how blessed I truly am, in the grand scheme of things.
And that is what I want to give you and your family, as your NoVa photographer! My hope is that if there is only one feeling or emotion that you get to feel while looking at the pictures I had delivered is that you’ll be reminded how good life was back then & that you’ll realize how blessed you truly are because of the people that you have in your life right at that moment.
"I could not be more excited about the photos Belle captured of my 3 kids. She nailed each of their personalities perfectly and her patience was amazing."
Leonardtown, Maryland Family Session
It’s not just about hiring someone to hold a camera and snap a few pictures. Family photography is about carefully crafting and capturing the big precious moments, including the little ones, in the stage of life you are in right now, in a way that beautifully shows your true personalities & raw emotions while telling your story.
We are not just here to take your pictures & deliver you gallery. We are here to capture and preserve your special moments so you can relive the joy & love you were feeling right at that moment in the years to come.
Do you feel like as moms, we prioritize the same things? Do you think we’re going to get along and have so much fun during your portrait session? Maybe you have some questions for me. Reach out and you’ll hear back from me within the next 24-48 hours!