All of my newborn photos are lifestyle newborn sessions. This simply means the focus is on your natural connections as a family. While I provide posing guidance to capture the prettiest light and settings possible, I don’t physically pose baby or use any props. Instead, my storytelling style allows you to be fully present in the moment, soaking it all in.
A lifestyle newborn session might be right for you if:
These sessions don’t include:
Lifestyle newborn sessions take place either in my studio in Northern Virginia, or at your own home. In-home sessions are just how they sound – all the photos are taken in your own home, typically involving baby’s nursery or your living room. They’re meant to capture life in your home as it is in this moment: full of excitement, joy and so much love.
Studio newborn photos are ideal for those who want a clean backdrop and minimalist approach.
EXAMPLES OF STUDIO NEWBORN PHOTOS TAKEN AT OUR NORTHERN VIRGINIA PHOTOGRAPHY STUDIO:
EXAMPLES OF IN-HOME NEWBORN PHOTOS TAKEN IN VIRGINIA, DC, AND MARYLAND:
You can expect the session to last anywhere from 1-2 hours. Baby’s mood will lead the session, and it’s completely fine if we stop for a feeding break, diaper change or just a few soothing snuggles in between photos.
We recommend booking at the beginning of your second trimester. Newborn sessions take place 1-3 weeks after baby’s arrival, and I only take a limited number of sessions each month to accommodate this. You’ll book based on your due date, and then once baby arrives, we’ll simply coordinate your official session date and time.
Interested in the newborn portrait experience? Learn more: