Newborn

Baby K - Hampton Roads | Chesapeake | Virginia Beach Newborn Photographer

I have had the honor of watching this family grow.  I photographed big brother 17 months ago, and now baby #2!  So excited for this sweet sweet family!!  Baby K just would not stop smiling.  The best was, every time big brother gave him a kiss on the head, he gave off a big smile.  It was the cutest thing I've ever seen.  #siblinglove #newborn #newbornphotographer

Newborn Photo Prop - Hampton Roads Newborn Photographer - Virginia Beach | Norfolk | Chesapeake | Newport News - Newborn Portrait Session

So a while back I had made this doily bowl and I finally got to use it at my last session.  I wish I had used a little less wool so you that you could see more of the doily but the baby was so sensitive to my touch, I had to just take the picture as quickly as I could before she awoke.  Isn't she a cutie?  She certainly helps my bowl look awesome!!  haha  

Baby M - Hampton Roads Newborn Photographer - Virginia Beach | Norfolk | Chesapeake | Newport News - Newborn Portrait Session

I had so much fun with this session.  It's the last one of the year.  :(  And then just before the ball drops at New Years, we will be heading down to Virginia Beach!!  This is the life of a military spouse.  I will miss all the amazing friends I've made, and the wonderful clients who have made my dream come true.  Thank you for trusting me with your precious newborns and allowing me to be a part of this special moment in your lives.  

Holiday | Christmas | Winter Newborn Session - Hampton Roads Newborn Photographer - Virginia Beach | Norfolk | Chesapeake | Newport News - Newborn Portrait Session

My style is very classic and organic.  So when clients ask me to do a Christmas themed session, I shy away from saying yes.  But this year, I was challenged...in a good way!  Instead of turning down those clients who wanted a Christmas theme, I decided to do Christmas, my way.  I tried to make it festive, while sticking to what is true to my style, and I am very pleased with the results.  Happy Holidays!!!

Holiday Newborn Photos on wooden tray
Holiday Newborn Photo with Christmas Ornaments

Holiday Newborn Session - Hampton Roads Newborn Photographer - Virginia Beach | Norfolk | Chesapeake | Newport News - Newborn Portrait Session

Thanksgiving is officially a thing of the past and now it is full force into the Christmas season.  Who am I kidding, I saw people hanging lights way before Thanksgiving!  haha  We are getting ready to move out of Northern VA and down to Virginia Beach, VA.  It will be a sad day to say good bye.  We've enjoyed Northern VA so much as a family that I can't imagine moving away now.  Not to mention all the wonderful clients that I have had the privilege of working with.   Well, I can only look forward to all the great things to come down south.   :)   But just to get in the Christmas mood, here's some Holiday Inspired photos. 


Watercolor prints - Hampton Roads Newborn Photographer - Virginia Beach | Norfolk | Chesapeake | Newport News - Newborn Portrait Session

I can't believe it will almost be a year since I started this Newborn Photography business.  I have learned so much along the way, and I have thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it.  That is all thanks to my wonderful clients and their adorable babies!!  I only book one session a month since I am still a SAHM.  But in the little free time I have, I have been slowly trying to expand my product offering.  Next thing on my list is this little beauty that I recently had printed.  It is a print on watercolor paper with a deckled (torn) edge and I absolutely love it!!!  As soon as I find the proper matting/ framing, this will be offered as a framed piece of art with the client's choice of image.  Stay tuned for more cool stuff!!! 

Wall Art - DC | Northern VA | Fairfax County Newborn Photographer

This is why my policy states that in order to purchase digitals you must purchase at least 1 piece of wall art.  I recently shipped these standout mounts and photocube from White House Custom Color to my clients and I just drooled!!  It made me wish that I had done this when my children were born.  You only get one chance at photographing your newborns and remembering how tiny and squishy they were.  Don't you want to just display it all over your house, rather then keep them stored away in your computer somewhere!!

Baby L - 11 days - DC/ Northern VA/ Fairfax County - Maternity / Newborn/ Baby / Family Photographer

I just love photographing newborns.  They look so peaceful when they are sleeping.  Baby L was just that - a peaceful, sleeping baby.  I am so honored that his parents chose me to photograph him.  They are a beautiful family both inside and out and I'm so happy to have met them.  

Baby C - 8 Days - DC/ Northern VA Newborn Photographer

Once we got her to sleep, not a peep out of her.  I think this just may be my easiest session ever.  Baby C's mom is someone I used to work with back in my fashion designing days in NYC.     We had lost touch and then somehow ended up in the same city again.  And boy am I glad that we did!  B/c Baby C is just a precious jewel!!  It was sad to say goodbye when our session was over.    

Creative Newborn Photography - DC/ Northern Virginia/ Fairfax County - Newborn Photographer

I am not one to accept mediocrity.  I constantly push myself to be better at whatever I am doing.  Photography is one of those things that I feel like is a constant evolving industry, and therefore I must evolve with it.  I am currently taking a course by Julia Kelleher on CreativeLive and after just one day, this is what I learned to do.  Julia is an amazing Photographer and even more amazing Mentor and Teacher.  I am learning so much.  I've already bought two of her courses.  This is what I learned to do so far.

New Packaging - DC / Northern VA Newborn Photographer

I am so delighted to send out my first USB file!!  I had so much fun working on the packaging.  Unfortunately, I didn't get to engrave my logo onto this round box so I had stamp made instead.  And then of course, they forgot to ship the brown ink so I had to use black ink.  But I still think it came out ok.  I love that the USB drive has the baby's name and birthdate engraved on the back also - which I blurred out for the privacy of my clients.    

Going forward, this square box will be the packaging my clients will receive if they purchase digital files with their session.  Unless of course I find something way cooler in the meantime.