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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 images and 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 babies. 

Danielle Bio


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 photography (back in the days of film and darkroom) and then went back to school to graduate from the Washington School of Photography years after a corporate career in Marketing.

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!



Amanda is our Studio Manager and Assistant. She is a graduate of Marymount University with a degree in graphic design & creative writing. She has spent the past five years branding women-owned businesses through visual identity design and photography, and aims to further the Danielle Sara brand as part of the team.

Outside of the studio, Amanda designs everything from logos to websites and photographs her clients for social media & lifestyle campaigns. In her free time, Amanda enjoys traveling and spending time in nature on a long hike or by practicing yoga outdoors. She hopes to make your moments in the studio special and cannot wait to see how gorgeous you look in your Danielle Sara portraits!

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


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!

Pre-Session Consultation

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 have a successful session and deliver amazing images. You will also receive a prep-guide specific for the type of session you booked with more detailed information.

Portrait 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.  Her studio offers everything to make your family comfortable, relaxed, and well taken care of! We will meet either at the Rockville, Maryland studio or one of the local outdoor areas where we love to photograph. 

Viewing and Ordering

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. We specialize in creating wonderful wall art and offer a range of unique and beautiful products to showcase your images. Digital images are also available with all of our package options.  

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


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.

Free parking is available in the spaces around the building.

Open by appointment only: Monday- Friday

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, events, speaking engagements, and more. 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

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