Distinctive Family and Children’s Portraits in Northern Virginia. You’ll never look better!
In Your Home or Our Convenient Tysons Corner Studio.
Master Photographer Philip Kent’s studio and gallery is conveniently located just off the beltway near Tysons Corner Center and the Tysons Galleria, an easy drive from anywhere in Northern Virginia. For 30 years, Philip has created timeless portraits for his clients, and is noted for exceptional attention to detail, artistic creativity and technical excellence. A distinctive portrait of your child, children or family will serve as a treasured and decorative focal point in a room, adding a wonderful feeling of pride and warmth to a home.
“Philip Kent has photographed each of our four children at six years old. Our collection is now complete with the recent portrait of our youngest, John. The portraits are treasures and have become even more special as the children grow and change. His attention to detail and professionalism made the process easy and the results beautiful. I am so proud to show off the portraits to all who visit my home.” -James & Meredith Klein, Oakton, VA
We can suggest clothing combinations, backgrounds, and whether to create the portrait in our studio, your home, or outdoors. Our studio is fully equipped with props, toys and a variety of backgrounds to accomplish our goal of creating a wonderful experience and portrait for you and your family.
“Our portrait is spectacular! We never knew that Philip Kent could make us look so good! Warm and personable, Philip Kent put us all at ease during our portrait session, We will recommend him to all our friends.” -Ellen & Ron P., Burke, VA
Our goal is to make you and your family look your very best. Philip Kent’s 30 years of professional experience in portrait techniques is complimented by the very highest level of retouching and enhancements to achieve a final result that everyone will love. Facial blemishes and imperfections are commonly corrected by the industry’s best artists. The finished portraits are proudly displayed in our clients homes.
“We appreciate the professionalism and quality of work that the Philip Kent Studio provides. They helped make a family memory that will last a lifetime.” -Pudge & Beth G., Vienna, VA
Consider those special occasions and milestones for your family or child’s portraits…birthdays, graduation, off to college, and especially the holidays. Some of our clients schedule portrait sessions on a regular basis to record those milestones. A child’s first year when changes occur most rapidly; sitting up, standing, and of course that first birthday. At two years, three and four, when their personality becomes apparent. Periodically, as your child arrives at the teen years and facial characteristics mature; all provide priceless opportunities for preserving that special time in their lives. Finally, as they prepare to go off to college, the all-important senior portrait is a milestone that when skillfully captured, will always be a treasured family heirloom.
“Thank you for the wonderful portraits of my daughter, son and dog. You made the experience easy with a portrait that will be enjoyed for years to come. I look forward to working with you in the future!”
– Diane S., McLean, VA
For many years we have provided the finest quality Bar and Bat Mitzvah coverage, and are happy to discuss customized coverage of your son or daughter ’s special event. We are very familiar with Mitzvah traditions, from the blessing of the Challah to the Hora. Our portrait and candid photographs will provide a beautiful record of the event for a lifetime of joy!
“We were thrilled with Philip Kent’s work! We were so happy with his photography of our older son’s Bar Mitzvah, we signed him the day we established our younger son’s Bar Mitzvah date. The photographs of both events were spectacular. He beautifully captured the mood and the feeling of both celebrations and we have memories that will last a lifetime. Philip is a pleasure to work with – very professional, timely and very high quality. Thanks for the memories!” -Phyllis & Gary Vilani, Fairfax, VA
“Thank you for taking such handsome 4 year portraits of my sons. The portraits are not only beautiful, but also capture their personalities because you put kids at ease and make the studio sessions fun. I am so happy that we chose you to preserve this very special time in their lives.” -Jennifer W., Arlington, VA
Our studio is equipped with a custom state-of-the-art lighting system designed to softly illuminate and flatter our clients in a manner similar to what the artist Rembrandt accomplished hundreds of years ago. We utilize custom hand-painted backgrounds by master artists to further enhance the beauty of each portrait. Finally, everything comes together with the skills and experience of Master Photographer Philip Kent to ensure the portrait meets our high standards as a leading portrait studio in Northern Virginia.