Best Washington DC Newborn Photographer – Baby Pictures

6 day old Finlay is the most expressive baby, giving us so many smiles during her newborn photo session.  She was also bright eyed and calm for pictures with her parents.  What a doll baby!  This has to be my favorite daddy daughter photo!  Sweet flower headbands, a soft pink romper, and neutral colors, all coordinated with this sweet girl’s nursery in Washington, DC, and her mother’s favorite color, a mossy green.

I always love working with the new babies. The shoot can be long, it’s all baby-led.  But it’s so worth it for these pictures and memories.  Babies change so fast, this newborn stage is so quick.  Pictures are best between 5-10 days old, so it’s best to start planning before baby arrives.  So, putting your due date on my calendar a few months prior is a good idea.  Then your baby too can have cute pictures like baby Finlay!

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Finlay’s favorite pose was on her tummy.  How sweetly is she sleeping!
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Aren’t baby feet the cutest thing!  Loved this mossy green filler in the basket for a comfy pose.  
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Smiles and more baby sleepy smiles!
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Baby leg warmers!  
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But when she was awake, she was wide awake.  6 days old and already so alert!  Personality starts showing so early! 
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She is so precious!  What a special bond between mom and baby and dad and daughter.
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Ruffle bloomers for this tummy pose on a vintage dynamite box.
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Maternity Photographer – Washington DC Session

How stunning is this glowing mama to be?!  I so enjoy the anticipation and excitement of maternity photo sessions. Such a special time to capture in pictures. And Sew Trendy makes the best maternity dresses for photos, and the green was amazing on Karlie! A perfect choice!  So glad we had a warmish winter day in Washington, DC for these beautiful photos of Karlie and her husband.  Karlie, you are stunning, and such a joy to photograph!  I can’t wait to meet your little one!  Any guesses on whether she’s having a boy or girl?  It will be a surprise! 

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Happy 60th Anniversary! – Family Celebration Pictures

What a joy to capture the 60th wedding anniversary celebration with Nancy and Dick and their family at Marsh Mansion in Heritage Hunt in Gainesville, VA!  What they wanted most was pictures with all their kids and grandkids! A fantastic idea!  And everyone wearing shades of blue works so well for coordinating with a group.
The daughters planned a family day together, starting with a photo session, and cake cutting.  (Dinner in Alexandria later.)  And they brought lots of pictures from over the years to reminisce together.  Nancy brought her wedding gown (gorgeous!), going away outfit and a bridesmaid’s dress from their wedding!  So much fun to see! Such a happy family and happy day!

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Washington DC Family Photographer – Christmas Photos

Family Christmas pictures look best outside.  I love the coordinating family outfits built around navy.  These pictures work for Christmas cards, but all year round too.  And blue looks great on everyone.  I always recommend wearing blues when coordinating group or family pictures.  Three teenagers, these siblings, twins and a little brother, were good sports and I know their mom was happy to have updated family pictures.  Busy schedules and two off at boarding school certainly made it challenging to schedule pictures this year.  But it’s worth it!  

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Newborn Photographer in Arlington VA – Baby Virginia

Sweet newborn baby Virginia!  So so loved by her adoring big sister, who wanted to be in every picture, and the rest of her family.  I’ve so enjoyed photographing all these Arlington babies, they are all such smiley kids!  It’s always such a fun honor to capture the first few days of a baby’s life.  They are only tiny infants for such a short time.  And these sleepy baby pictures are a beautiful art that freezes a moment in time for a family with a new addition.  Such a precious time.  

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