Newborn sessions are not surprisingly some of the cutest and sweetest sessions I do. I offer both in-studio and in-home newborn sessions, to accommodate each individual family’s needs. My studio in downtown Frederick, MD is an hour outside of DC, and is conveniently located for both Northern Virginia, Washington DC and Maryland families, and I also travel (no travel fee) to the entire DC metro area including most of Maryland and NOVA for in-home sessions.

The studio provides a warm/consistent temperature for baby to feel relaxed and comfortable being lightly wrapped or naked, and I have all of my props, blankets, hats/headbands/outfits, wraps, and professional studio lighting all at my disposal. There is metered parking directly in front of our building, wifi/refrigerator/microwave available, great restaurants to grab lunch at in Downtown Frederick afterwards, and even Baker Park is a block away if older siblings need to run around with a parent while the rest of the newborn session continues (after family images occur).  Part of my studio is set up with backdrops, a beanbag, and studio lighting for formal and posed newborn and family portraits, and I also have a section of my studio professionally decorated for some more casual/candid natural light family images, to give your gallery a great mix of looks.

In-home newborn sessions take on a more lifestyle feel, with only one or two props utilized, and your home becomes the backdrop of your images.  These are great when you want to include your nursery, your front porch or backyard, other areas of your home, if older siblings do better in their own environment, and if pets are being included. (Though pets and older siblings are welcome and invited to in studio sessions as well!) These sessions can sometimes be preferred by families who find it daunting to leave the house just yet with a newborn, or who just prefer to stay at home and have me come to them.

The biggest difference between these two sessions is the inclusion of the home as a background in the lifestyle in-home sessions, and the poses I can achieve with the baby alone on a beanbag in my studio.  Naked posed individual images of baby can only be achieved in studio sessions, and in lifestyle in-home sessions baby is typically wrapped and in a basket/bowl or on a fur for some individual images, and then beautiful and interesting parts of the home are utilized for the rest.

These sneak peeks below are a great way to see the difference between an in-home lifestyle session and a studio session.  Either way you can’t go wrong!


Lifestyle studio washington DC newborn photographer


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Lifestyle studio washington DC newborn photographer

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