Northern Virginia Child Photography

This is Two {Washington DC Family Photography}

This session perfectly encapsulated this two year old. There was lots of movement and distraction and of course lots of giggles as we walked around Yards Park. This little guy loved to look around and explore, walk up and down steps and be tickled by mom and dad. I'm glad we got to capture him at this fun age!

Final Fall Family {Washington DC Family Photography}

This sweet family was the perfect sendoff to 2017. Their adorable toddler kept us all on our toes but was full of smiles and giggles. She showed me all of her tricks, we kicked a soccer ball, went on Dad's shoulders, and even played hide and seek. I was glad she was so comfortable in front of the camera and such a fun photo subject!

One Year Old {Washington DC Baby Photography}

I loved meeting this family and one of DC's newest toddlers. He just turned one and was full of toddler curiosity and energy. He was very busy during out session running around and exploring and I am glad I was able to capture his curious personality. And of course who could not love those gorgeous blue eyes?

Big Kids in the Garden {Washington DC Family Photography}

As I'm sure you've seen around here its usually tiny babies and toddlers. I rarely see teenagers so this was a lovely change of pace. They can stand still, take direction, and I didn't need to sing the Itsy Bitsy Spider. And this little girl had just lost her first tooth so it was fun to capture her new little smile. Thanks for a fun afternoon.

Sleeping Baby {Washington DC Newborn Photographer}

There were so many things I loved about this session. The first is obviously the star of the show, sweet baby A. He slept literally the entire time I was there and could not have been better behaved for his first photo session. Of course in close second came his friendly and sweet parents. They have created a beautiful nursery full of natural light and I can tell what wonderful parents they already will be. I am not usually into props and stuffed animals but I am so glad we did this last shot with the stuffed animals. All credit goes to his mom on this one! Thanks for these great shots baby A!

Sleepy Little Girl {Washington DC Newborn Photography}

I loved meeting this new little baby girl in Maryland. She had a beautiful home with lots of wonderful windows (a photographer's dream!) and she was basically asleep the entire time I was there. People are always asking me whether the baby should be awake or asleep during their session and I remind them that this is something we usually can't control. However this is the only time in your life where you'll get sleepy photographs taken so we should take advantage of it. She was a wonderful little model and I hope she stays as calm and easy.

The New Baby Boy {Washington DC Newborn Photography}

This little guy was as sweet as he could be. At not even a week old, he was sleepy and content throughout our session. He had a gorgeous well-lit room right in the center of Washington DC. His sweet parents (and visiting grandparents) were obviously smitten with him. They had received this white basket as a gift and I loved using this as a basic white background that his gorgeous skin looked great again. I loved photographing this little guy and hope he's always so calm.

A New Family of Three {Washington DC Newborn Photography}

I loved meeting one of Washington DC's newest families last week. While their daughter showed up a few days early, they were already such naturals and wonderful parents. They knew the tricks to soothe her and were even able to get her to snooze away for most of our hour together. I loved meeting these three (and the furry member of their family) and hope baby H continues to snooze be such a doll.

Nine Days Old {Washington DC Newborn Photographer}

As I shared with these parents, newborn sessions usually go one of two ways. Either the baby is awake the whole time buy fussy or they are asleep the whole time. Its not quite as common that they are awake but calm and complacent. But little baby K broke that rule. He was alert and awake the entire time but happy to just lay low and look cute. I gave him an A+ for behavior at only 9 days old. He makes being a DC newborn photographer easy! Thanks for being so good little guy. 

A New Little Lady {Washington DC Newborn Photography}

I loved meeting this little lady a few weeks ago. She had a beautiful well lit nursery and two very loving parents. Her parents are both teachers so are already well quipped with patience and a love for kids. She is one lucky girl. After a few eating breaks we finally got a few minutes of her sleeping. And I swiftly (and silently) was able to catch these sweet photos of her in her crib. I loved meeting this little girl and can't wait to watch her grow.