MEET THE TEAM

Our studio offers a distinct style, quality products, and customer service that you won't find anywhere else. Our goal is simply for you to love your images and take home a quality piece of art to enjoy daily. You can trust your family's memories, and especially your newborn, in the hands of skilled professionals who have photographed hundreds of sessions. 

Danielle Bio

OWNER & PHOTOGRAPHER

Hi!  I’m Danielle. I love my job! I love getting to know my clients, becoming friends, and walking with them on this crazy journey of being a parent. Being a busy, working mother of two little ones has reaffirmed the importance of capturing the moments that pass by too quickly. I want to document these memories for you; so you can remember how your newborn smells at one week old, how your little girl’s eyes sparkle, and how your baby’s wide, gummy smile makes you melt. These are your family heirlooms.

I have spent many years photographing, studying, and educating myself in photography and officially opened for business in 2010.  I was formally educated in professional photography (back in the days of film and darkroom) and then graduated from the Washington School of Photography.  

I photograph newborns, children, maternity, and families well into the childhood years. I pride myself on the specialty of newborn photography and being highly experienced in handling and soothing those precious babies.

I hope the images on my website bring a smile to your face.I look forward to meeting you and exceeding your expectations! 

Sarah Bio

STUDIO MANAGER

Sarah is our Studio Manager and Assistant.  With her innate photographer’s eye, Sarah began amateur photography early on, winning three regional photography awards and one national photography award by 2008.  She is a graduate of the Washington School of Photography, and she also has been a resident photographer of newborns at a local hospital.  

When Sarah is not working at the studio, she specializes in pet photography around the Washington, DC area.  Her two dogs, Toby and Roo, keep her on her toes!  She dedicates almost all of her free time to photographing rescue animals in the hopes of finding them their ‘fur-ever’ homes. She works directly with the Humane Rescue Alliance and Rural Dog Rescue.  For any families wanting to incorporate their furry friend into a session, Sarah is a perfect fit.

To me, it is increasingly important in this digital age to print what we want to preserve. I’ve created my business with a full-service approach. Not only do I provide beautiful portraits, but also a remarkable photography experience, and the delivery of memorable images turned into works of art for your home.  - Danielle Sara 

THE EXPERIENCE

It is our goal to create genuine and beautiful portraits for you, your children, your home and your life.  We want you to love your portraits as much as we love creating them. We will do everything it takes to give you the absolute best, most enjoyable experience and products you’ve ever had.

Here’s how the process works and what you can expect:

Get in touch! 

Send an email or give us a call.  It all starts with a brief, simple phone conversation so we answer your questions and explain what we offer and how we can create an amazing session for your family . You learn about us – we learn about you!

Once you are booked:

The Pre-Session Consultation:

You may choose to visit the studio to meet in person or we can schedule a time to chat over the phone. We will connect before your session to finalize details, discuss clothing, timing, unique challenges, preferences, and hep you prepare with everything you need so that we can deliver the images that you imagine. 

The Photo Session:

Danielle has photographed hundreds of babies and families in the DC area. She knows how to capture the ‘wow’ portraits and make everyone look their best.  Your photo session will be easy, natural and special for everyone involved.  We will meet either at the Rockville, Maryland studio or one of the local outdoor areas where we love to photograph. 

The Viewing and Ordering Session:

One to two weeks after your session, we will meet again, at the studio, for an exciting reveal of your images for the first time. This is everyone’s favorite part!  This is when we work with you, based on your style and needs, to select favorites and provide design advice. Our unique software takes the guesswork out of the process so you can easily envision your final images in your home.  

Through our full-service approach, in the end you will have images that you absolutely love PLUS gorgeous artwork created just for you, ready to display and enjoy daily!

Contact us today!

The Experience

The Studio

The Danielle Sara Photography studio offers a comfortable and relaxing environment for you and your family. It is conveniently located in Rockville, Maryland, near Shady Grove Hospital, right off of Interstate 270 and the ICC toll road.

Danielle has created a warm and inviting atmosphere, with a photographing area that has everything you could need, a comfortable viewing space, and sitting area (with a couch perfect for tired parents to nap!). We have a stocked changing table, toys for the little ones, and snacks!  

We offer a wide variety of blankets, baskets, hats, headbands, props, etc, and are always adding to our collection. The studio also has samples of all products to see in person and help you decide what works best in your own home.

The space allows us to offer a consistency in our imagery and professional experience for our clients. We invite you to come by and visit!  

The Studio
 

Directions

We are located in the Gables Upper Rock Residences, near the King Farm community and Shady Grove Adventist Hospital.

From Interstate 270
Exit 8 for Shady Grove Rd.
Stay to the right onto Shady Grove Rd.
Make the first right onto Choke Cherry Rd.
Then the first right onto Upper Rock.
Follow the drive all the way around until you see the outdoor red awnings. The studio is in the retail stores on the outside of the building, on the right hand side, as you head back towards Choke Cherry Rd.  Suite 102.

Parking is available in the spots in front or across the grass in the parking lot.

Open by appointment only: Monday- Friday, 9am- 5pm

Studio Rental

Our 950 sq. ft studio space is available for rental on a limited basis. The space is ideal for businesses in need of a space for styled photo shoots. The space can also accommodate workshops for photographers, planners, bloggers, business coaches, make-up artists, web designers, networking, or small charity events. To inquire, please email danielle@daniellesaraphotography.com

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