Love | Northern Virginia Newborn Photographer

There is just much love in this family! Baby girl is so adored already, and as always, I feel so honored to be able to capture a tiny bit of that in photos. And can we discuss the adorableness of baby’s chubby cheeks!? I could have photographed that sweet face all day!

Sweetness | Washington DC Newborn Photographer

This family is SO gorgeous, it’s no wonder the newest addition is as cute as can be! I loved meeting her and seeing how adored she is by her sweet family.

The Studio!! | Northern Virginia Newborn Photographer

I can’t believe I am finally writing this post!!! Although I’ve been doing a ton of sessions this summer, it’s been pretty quiet here on the blog. The reason is that I’ve been busy getting my studio ready! As of the this past week, it’s open for business. Yay! After four and a half years of traveling to my client’s homes for newborn sessions, I now have a space all set up and ready to host my littlest clients.:)After looking at commercial real estate for two years, I decided that for the size I wanted, it was just too cost prohibitive to rent. My husband and I decided to add on to our home so that it’s an investment. And really, the commute is pretty fabulous!! I love this space.  In addition to newborn sessions, it will be a wonderful option for portraits when the weather isn’t cooperating. It’s also perfect for older baby sessions, cake smash sessions, holiday themed mini-sessions and yes, even boudoir sessions!

Here is the waiting room where clients can relax while I photograph their little one. Isn’t the vintage couch fabulous?! It also makes a great spot for portraits.I have lots of toys for little ones to play with.And here is the main shooting room. It’s so big and spacious.. I LOVE it! I can have several sets set up and easily move baby around without disturbing them. I get a ton of beautiful natural light in there, but the big soft box and light is ready for overcast days or evening sessions. I’m prepared for anything. The back walls, which aren’t pictured,  are perfect spots for family shots. One is painted a beautiful light gray, and the other a soft cream color. Both get lovely light!Think I need more hats and headbands?;)My husband is particularly excited about the prop room because it means he doesn’t have to share his car with flokati rugs, baskets, and knit hats. LOL. There is also a changing table in here stocked with diapers, wipes, etc. I even have a Boppy on hand for nursing mamas.Here is the little kitchenette. I’m still waiting on the upper cabinets to be installed, but you get the idea. I’ve got the mini fridge stocked with cold drinks. And most importantly for new parents (and the photographer) COFFEE!  There is even a bottle warmer.Here is the landing area where clients arrive after they come in the separate entrance and up the stairs. I still need to hang that picture, but it’s missing a hook and I couldn’t wait any longer to share my space.:)More photos coming soon!

Happy Family | Northern Virginia Newborn Photographer

I think the title of this blog post says it all, because when I look at these photos I can’t help but smile. This family of three is just so in love and their happiness is contagious. It is such a joy to be welcomed into people’s homes to capture this fleeting newborn stage and the new love that surrounds these families.

She’s Two! | Alexandria Virginia Family Photogrpaher

I have had the privilege of photographing this family since mama was pregnant with this sweet girl. I absolutely can’t believe she’s two now!! As you can see, we had a great time taking photos in beautiful Old Town Alexandria. (Incidentally, this is where we did the maternity portraits, so it was fun to come full circle.)

Any photographer knows that if you want to get good photos of a two year old, you need to go-with-the-flow. Although we got one crying shot -  which I happen to adore – the rest of the time we just just let Ms. A be herself and have a good time.  I love the results.

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