It Snowed in March, look at What we did.

2018 marks the coldest start to spring I can remember.  After barely snowy, but still wet winter, it snowed on the second day of spring.  I’m not usually one to rush out into the snow–but if I can take photos, that changes my perspective about the cold stuff.

With the snow prediction looming the day before, there was time to arrange a quick maternity photo session for our snow day.  It was cold, of course–but worth it!

Max, An Adoption Story |Northern VA Newborn Photographer

Meet Maximino!  He was the sweetest little guy and came to visit me when he was 18 days old.  I met Max’s parents a few years ago through mutual friends and through those friends, I learned that they had begun the wonderful and wait filled process of adoption.

I was so thrilled when Max’s parents reached out to me for photos.  His mom sent me a message when Max was 13 days old.  She shared, that after years of trying to become parents, they finally adopted their little boy.  We, of course, found time to get them in as soon as possible!

How perfect is this little guy?  He is so huggable and I didn’t want to let him leave the studio!

If you have adopted a baby, or are in the process of adoption, I would love to photograph your newest family member for you!  Virginia adoptions are not finalized until baby is 10 days old.  Please don’t worry about timelines and email me!  I will do whatever I can to make sure your sweet little one has newborn photos.

Baby B’s Newborn Photos | Loudoun County Newborn Photographer

This little guy and his sister are 20 months apart and I absolutely love their newborn family photos.  Last year I began offering baby-only mini sessions for the client who wants photos of just their baby.  I always encourage my clients to consider newborn family photos.  This is the only time of life that your teeny tiny baby will fit in your hands.

Collage of photos: Parents with two babies, 20 months apart. Mother with her children, father with his children.
Collage of photos. Mother holding newborn son. Father with baby in his hands.When asked to kiss her brother's foot, sister instead leaned in and felt his foot with her forhead.FV5A0115-Sneak

Having 2 siblings close in age never changes my thoughts on the importance of newborn family photos.  Having 2 under 2 certainly seems like a lot to juggle, especially in the first 14 days.  However, there is nothing sweeter than sibling love.  This may just be the beginning, but that is all the reason to document the beginning of their time together, too.

I have photographed siblings as close in age as 13 months apart and these two are not my first pair with a 20 month age gap!  I’m a professional. Not only am I a spare set of hands during your session (Did you know, I change all of baby’s diapers while they’re here?), but I have a strategy for making this easier for you that I share before your session too.  Additionally, all photos are taken with age appropriate poses and props with the safety of both babies in mind.

Collage of 3 images. Baby on bed with sister looking at him. Baby on bed with sister smiling, baby swaddled on bed.

I was so thrilled when this family reached out to me for newborn photos.  As it turns out, they live up the hill from me and we had never met before!  It was so great to photograph this sweet little guy and his family.

Collage of newborn taco pose, and two swaddled poses on gray backdrop.

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 no later than the beginning of your third trimester.   Please contact me for specific availability and a free consultation..

Gonzales Family, Party of 5 | Loudoun County Photographer

It was so nice to meet and photograph this family of 5!  The weather was gorgeous, fall was just beginning and the sun was beautifully perfect for their session.

 

 

17 Day Old Girl, Boy Twin Newborn Photos, Loudoun County VA Photographer

I met the sweetest pair of babies a few months ago.  I am so very happy for these mamas and their two babies!  Heather and I met for coffee to plan their session. She told me that she had a vision for a mermaid and a fisherman and in that instant I just knew it would be so fun to create!  Of course we also made sure to take some timeless, neutral photos of the twins as well as parent poses for them to hang at home and gift to family.

It took me a while to get to sharing their photos on the blog, but if you follow me on facebook, you have seen some of these already!

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 no later than the beginning of your third trimester.  I am currently booking newborn sessions through June 2018.  Please contact me for specific availability.

Mommy and Me Photos in the Water | Sterling VA Photographer

This mommy and me pair are absolutely gorgeous and perfectly styled.  I love momma’s hair and amazing dimples.  Baby girl is the perfect little cherub baby with wispy hair and sweet skin tones.

When mom booked her session she had a vision in mind.  White and flowy dress with lacy details.  A session in the water with her baby girl, and a few nursing images.  As luck would have it, my #1 spot for water photos was too wet from several days worth of rain leading up to the session.  Never fear though because my back up spot is GORGEOUS, just sometimes too dry in the summer.  The rain helped!  We shifted our session location and it turned out perfectly!  The dress mom found was beautiful.  Simple with the perfect amount of lace detail at the bottom.  I actually provided the sweet little onsie that her little girl is wearing.  I keep a small collection of studio props and was thrilled when she selected one I hadn’t used yet!

 

Interested in booking your own family photos?  Send me an email! 

Frank Family Photos & Cake Smash | Sterling VA Family Photographer

I just love the tradition this family has started for their little lady’s birthday.  Annual family photos, balloons and a cake in front of her cute birthday sign.  This sweet girl was so on for family photos and was so full of spunk.  I’m not sure if her sweet snuggles with mom and pop, or her sassy sunglass photos are my favorite!

Interested in booking your own family photos?  Send me an email!