When is the best time to book a newborn photo session?
The best time to photograph your newborn is when the baby is under two weeks of age. After this period babies become harder to settle into a pose and lose their “curly womb look”. To assure availability, the best time to schedule your session is in the 5th or 6th month of your pregnancy.
What is the difference between a “studio” and an “at-home” newborn photo session?
I offer both a studio and at-home newborn session. You should consider your personal style and preferences when deciding which session is best for you. There is a significant difference in your final photo gallery, per session type. Please refer to my gallery for examples of creative and lifestyle newborn images.
The studio session is done entirely in a creative way, including both newborn baby portraits, close-ups, as well as images with parents and siblings. My approach is very simple. I love neutral colors and vintage props that complement your baby, and never go out of style. The images captured are not merely pictures; they are more like a work of art.
The at-home session is predominantly lifestyle. I strive to capture true to life, storytelling images that will one day bring you back to the first moments when you brought your baby home. You should consider your home’s décor as well as natural light when considering at-home session. The at-home session will cover baby portraits, close-ups, as well as lifestyle family images.
Where is your studio located?
My in-home studio is located in Ashburn, VA. Take a tour of my studio here.
How long does a newborn photo session last?
Session can last anywhere from two to five hours.
Do we need to purchase any props?
No, I have plenty of props available for your session: hats, bonnets, tie-backs, headbands, wraps, backdrops, faux floor drops, baskets and crates. I love vintage props and earthy, neutral color. I use props to compliment and not take focus away from your baby. During a studio session, you will have access to all my props. If you choose an at-home session, I will bring variety of props with me after discussing your style and preferences with you.
Do you require a deposit?
Yes, I do collect a $200 deposit to reserve your session date and lock your prices.
I am interested in digital images only. Do you offer such collections?
Yes I do. However, I love when my clients walk away with at least one printed product and that is why I offer add-on items and collections that include both digital images and some of my favorite printed products.
When is the best time to book a Baby Milestone Session?
In addition to a newborn session, I recommend following your baby’s developmental milestones to best chronicle his/her first year:
- 6 – 8 months when the baby is able to sit independently
- 12 – 15 months when the baby is able to walk
The baby sessions takes place at an outdoor location within 20 miles of the 20148 zip code, and usually last 1.5 – 2 hours. Alternatively it can also take place at your home, especially if the baby’s milestone falls during the winter season.
Which metro areas do you serve?
I serve Washington DC as well as Northern Virginia (Reston, Herndon, Ashburn, Leesburg, Vienna, McLean, Chantilly, Arlington, Oakton, Fairfax, Alexandria, Great Falls, Gainesville, Manassas, Centreville, Burke, Springfield, Purcellville, Fairfax County, Loudoun County and Prince William County, etc.) and Maryland (Bethesda, Montgomery County)
How far are you willing to travel?
Your session fee covers the following travel distance:
- Newborn in-home session – within 30 miles of the 20148 zip code.
- In-hospital Fresh 48 – within 30 miles radius of zip 20148
- Outdoor Family, Baby or Maternity session – within 20 miles of the 20148 zip code.
- Locations outside of driving radius add $100