As a newborn and family photographer in the Northern Virginia area, I love watching my families grow. One of the biggest honors of my job is when families ask me to photograph their new baby. Once is plenty enough to be grateful for, but when they ask me again, for each baby, it’s so special to me!
I first met this family when their daughter Mia was born. I also took her milestone photos as a part of my baby plan.
Now, Mia is a big sister! Nolan is here and he’s the most perfect little guy. I fell in LOVE with his perfectly fresh baby mohawk! Mia is the sweetest sister and was happy to hold her brother for photos. We had a pretty fun conversation about animals and it was amazing to think back to the baby she once was, laying on this exact rug.
Mom and dad are the sweetest, and I’m so grateful to them for trusting me with these precious memories. I mean, who wouldn’t think back to the way baby hair smells after seeing the detail photo of that little mohawk.
If you are looking for a newborn photographer in the Northern Virginia area, I would love to work with you. Posed newborn photos are taken at my in-home studio in Sterling, VA when your baby is between 6-14 days old. It is important to book your newborn session during your second trimester. Please contact me for specific availability and a free consultation.
Family walking on trail in the fall with dog and baby.
It is such a privilege to take a family’s first photos. Your baby doesn’t have to be a newborn for me to take your first family photos together either. When to plan your first pictures with your baby is honestly personal preference.
Yes, of course, newborn sessions are probably my most common age to photograph families with their baby for the first time. Some families, prefer to wait until their baby has a bit more personality coming through. Guess what! I waited until my youngest was 3 months old for our first photos as a family of 4. I still took her newborn photos as well as photos of my two kids together. It just took me a little more time to have photos taken of the 4 of us and I will cherish them forever. Now that she is 18 months old and we are headed for our own fall photo update, it makes me a little nostalgic looking back and realizing just how fast my own baby has grown.
For the S family’s photos, their little guy was about 5 months old and so happy. He absolutely loved tummy time and even showed off some of his pre-crawling skills. Taking family photos when your baby is outside of the newborn age has it’s benefits. At 4 months old, babies notice more of the world around them and begin to interact more. They start to make eye contact and smile, which is absolutely adorable to photograph. It is a great milestone to cherish forever, so why not photograph it!? I also love that we were able to include their family pup, Sandy in these pictures as well. She is still a puppy so these two will grow up together.
Smiling baby on blanket in leaves trying to fall.
If you are looking for a family photographer in the Northern Virginia area including Loudoun, Fairfax, Sterling, or Leesburg, I would love to work with you. It is important to book your session at least 6 weeks in advance to ensure the most availability. Please contact me for more details.