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My name is Lona Saccomando. Some folks call me "Tink"....Tink was my call-sign when I was in the Navy playing Goose (Top Gun anyone?)...I got out of the Navy nearly ten years ago, replacing the thrill of flying in pointy-nosed jets with the excitement of meeting-filled desk-jobs and starting a family.


....and I wouldn't change a thing!

While I've always loved photography, I came to truly understand the power of a photograph when we nearly lost all of our images of our first child’s birth because of a hard-drive failure (luckily, we were able to recover a handful - whew!).

People ask why I love family documentary photography. I guess I’m drawn to family documentary and lifestyle photography because of its story-telling, moment-based approach. I believe the seemingly mundane, day-to-day, real-life moments are what really matter in the end.


​If this kind of family photography speaks to you, contact me to speak about my custom photography services. I am based in Clifton, Virginia, and serve the Northern Virginia, Southern Maryland, and Washington, D.C., areas.

Photo by Kirsten Lewis

A black and white image of a girl watching an adult cut cookie dough.

Family Documentary

A black and white overhead portrait of two sisters laying on the ground laughing.

Lifestyle Portraits

A black and white photograph of a boy drawing in the beach sand.


If you prefer authenticity over posed perfection, you've found the right photographer.

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