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Breathtaking newborn photography in Northern Virginia

From Stephanie Honikel Photography:

I captured these images in Sterling, Virginia. I drove to my client’s home, set up all of my equipment and posed the newborn carefully either on the beanbag or in a small basket/wooden box that I use for newborn photography. Toward the end of the session I included her parents as well.

I primarily offer in-home newborn photography sessions, always take my time and never rush through the session. I make sure the baby gets plenty of breaks and is comfortable all the time. I believe that this is the recipe for successful newborn photography.

 

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Sweet and Simple 3 Month Old Session

From Autumn:

Three months can be a tough age to shoot, but so rewarding. This little girl was so sweet and full of personality!  I focused on emphasizing her milestones and new developments, such as propping up on her elbows and capturing her wide open eyes.

I just loved seeing all of her fun expressions!

Tip! Involve mom in the photos, and invite her to get up close to the baby. Three month-olds are fascinated by faces – especially mommy’s face. You are sure to get cute shots of their feet little coos and smiles.

 

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The Most Pleasant Arrival

From Kelli Bee Photography:

After my friend had her first baby ten years ago, she asked me if I would photograph the birth of her second child as she wished she was able to have me photograph the birth of her first kid. I promised her I would. That day actually came! This was my first live birth photography session and it went PERFECTLY. I had been studying birth photography blogs for some time now and braced myself for anything that could go wrong, and not one thing did, thankfully. I live 45 miles away from my friend so I was REALLY hoping she’d go into labor in the middle of the night so I could drive down to her without the fear of being stuck in traffic. Made it with hours to spare and witnessed what was probably one of the smoothest and fastest deliveries ever….or at least that day!

 

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Ojai Breastfeeding Goddess

From Heather Neilson Photography:

I’m entranced by the powerful bond between Swedish-born Ninna and her son, Solan, 9 months old, in this intimate collection of nursing and mother and baby images. These were taken late in the golden afternoon light, high in the mountains above Ojai, California, where Ninna and her husband live. I was inspired by earth-mama Ninna’s strong connection with nature and I hoped to capture some of that energy in the airy, organic look and feel of this session.

 

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Baby! It’s cold outside

From Dolci Momenti Photography:

Destyne was due to have a winter baby. We really wanted to make sure we captured some beautiful and soft motherly portraits inside the studio, but we also wanted to capture this glowing mama outside in the snow. As cold as it was, she was determined to capture the beauty of motherhood as well as the beauty of winter in Pennsylvania.

 

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