2018 SUMMER MINI SESSIONS | LIMITED TIME WATERSCAPE SERIES!

How Will You Remember this Summer?

No matter what milestone you are celebrating this summer, our limited edition WaterScape sessions are perfect for babies, birthdays, or just because!

WaterScape is a seasonal theme brought to life in an ethereal blue, monochromatic palette. The vignette was hand painted exclusively by Heidi Hope, and only available through select photography partners worldwide.  We love incorporating hand-crafted elements into sessions and are so excited to be able to offer this unique and beautiful backdrop to our clients! These colors are evocative of fuffy white clouds foating lazily in the deep blue summer sky...the play of sunlight on water...soft cooling breezes and joyful sun kissed days.  It's all about Summertime!  

Our exclusive WaterScape sessions are Only $75 and available from now until August 30th! WaterScape sessions include:

  • A 30 minute session for the kids! 
  • 15 image online gallery for viewing and ordering
  • Accessories and styling are customizable, such as ice-cream party, watermelon on the beach, baby's first bathing suit, bath time, and more! Perfect for boys or girls. Have an idea? Let's hear it! 
  • Limited promotional pricing for digital packages and products. Digital packages starting at $275 

LIMITED TIME ONLY! 

Some examples of Waterscape in our studio this summer...

Contact us for more information and to book!

“Danielle does a wonderful job. She makes the whole process personable and easy!!! We highly recommend Danielle to everyone who wants great pictures of their little ones.”

-Katie
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Maryland DC Portrait Photographer | First Family Photos

Most of my newborn sessions take place within two weeks of the baby’s birth. This is the best time to capture a newborn because they are still so fresh and new and in a very sleepy stage. Babies change so fast and time goes by in the blink of an eye. Understandably, parents are trying to put themselves back together between sleepless nights, dirty diapers, and the healing process after birth. It can be difficult to put in the effort for a photography session until months later. However, it is so worth it! You'll never get those first moments back.

A Family at Last

I was beyond happy to capture this beautiful family’s first portraits with their new baby girl. This calm and collected couple took advantage of the first couple of precious weeks and made the memories happen! Baby A rocked her first pink tutu with adorable matching rosy cheeks. Her parents looked so in love and were full of joy despite the tiredness that comes with the newborn phase. There is nothing cuter than a sleepy, chubby, squishy baby! Throughout the session, her parents doted and loved on her, enthralled with this tiny new addition to their family. The way they talked about her and looked at her was beyond heart warming. 

Years down the road, it will be fun to show their grown daughter what their family looked like at the very beginning. As they tell her stories about when she arrived and how quickly she grew, she will be able to see the adoration they had from the start. She will be able to see their faces filled with excitement and anticipation of what the future would hold as they stared at the tiny, sleepy bundle of joy in their arms. Memories like these are absolutely priceless. Here is a small preview into their newborn session at our Maryland photography studio.  

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Maryland Newborn Studio Photographer | Newborn Baby Girl

Learning something new can be a daunting task. Wether it’s a new career, a fun hobby, or a new role, it’s always a little scary at first. I don’t know if anything quite compares to the nerves that come with being a new parent. Often times I get to see new moms and dads in the very early stages of their parenting journey and it’s such an honor to share in the love and excitement. 

Welcoming their First Bundle of Joy

This family recently welcomed their first baby, a sweet baby girl. They were so excited and admittedly a little overwhelmed settling into their new role as parents. It was important for them to capture a family photo, and one of each of them with their precious girl as well.  I adored watching Dad and Mom snuggle up and dote on their new daughter, and I can tell they are going to be amazing parents. The journey of parenthood can be so daunting, but it’s also exciting and joyful and an experience like no other. I am so honored to share a little piece of this journey with you all. 

What an adorable growing family! Being their Maryland Newborn Studio Photographer was an absolute treat. Congratulations!

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MD Portrait Photographer Cake Smash Session | Custom Cherry Blossoms Cake Smash

Ahh, the cake smash session. The sweetest tradition I thoroughly enjoy capturing! It's not only the celebration of these little one's first year ... but the celebration of every giggle, every sleepy yawn, every first experience and the endless joy these little angels bring into our lives. Not to mention a celebration for mom and dad making it through 12 months :) It's true when they say "a baby fills a place in your heart that you never knew was empty".

A Sweet Memory to Treasure

A baby’s first birthday is one to remember. This cutie pie’s special day was so incredibly precious. Her first glee-filled photo shoot will surely delight friends and family for years to come. This precious one-year-old LOVED being the life of the party. Her eyes lit up with joy when she realized the cake was actually food. She danced, clapped her hands, and smashed her cake as if no one was watching. She loved being in the spotlight! 

For this Spring baby, the pink blossoms matched her sweet rosy cheeks perfectly. The outfits her mom picked out coordinated flawlessly with our hand-painted cherry blossom backdrop, and the delicious cake displayed stunningly intricate blooms.  The fresh flowers were the “cherries on top” of this charming cherry blossom cake smash!

Our studio offers a series of hand-painted artwork to incorporate into your session to make your unique story extra special!   

 

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The time-honored tradition of diving into a sweet treat on your very first birthday is one of my favorites to capture as a MD Portrait Photographer!

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Maryland Newborn Photographer | Best Apps for New Parents

Having a little one on the way is such a fun and exciting experience! We go into a “nesting” mode, where we rush around, trying to get as prepared as possible for our little one's arrival. With phones and internet being such an integral part of our lives, it's only natural to get a little help from phone apps that will make things a lot easier!

Helpful Apps for New and Expecting Parents

Here is our round-up of a few apps that are a MUST for all those wonderful expecting moms and dads out there! 

Pregnancy:

What to Expect When You’re Expecting – This app provides daily updates about baby’s development, size, and what mom is experiencing. It basically gives tips and advice that answers literally all of your questions!

BabyName - Tinder for baby names! This app is designed to be used with a partner. Swipe right if you like the name, left if you don’t, and if both you and your spouse swipe right on a name, it will be saved. One of them will last a lifetime!

New mom:

Babyshusher – Sleep has got to be the most challenging part of being a new mom. This app provides a soothing shush noise that will get your baby right to sleep. I use this in my studio and it's amazing! You can purchase a babysusher or download the app.  

Notabli – This app is a private photo/video sharing website, invitation-only to control who has access to your baby’s photos and videos. It’s never been easier to share those sweet photos with all of your loved ones!

WebMD Baby – This has a great feeding/sleep tracker that will make your life much easier. Plus, it has plenty of health advice if you need it!

Mom Maps – Ever wonder how you can get out of the house with a newborn? Mom Maps locates baby-friendly places nearby!

Red Cross First Aid – Instant access to information on handling the most common first aid emergencies. No more frantic phone calls to your doctor over stuff that may be trivial! 

Mpix.com – This app is great for printing cell phone photos, rather than just storing them. We recommend this site to our clients for printing their images. 

Amazon – A life saver for those of us that hate going shopping with kids. Ordering scheduled diaper & wipe delivery is super helpful when you’re busy and tired.

Baby Bundle App – This has so many helpful features such as growth trackers, monitoring tools, chat (with other moms), and even a baby monitor! 

Milk Maid – The Milk Maid app was designed to help pumping moms manage their stash of breast milk. Record pumping sessions and quickly see your inventory of fresh and frozen milk in multiple locations. (Home, work, daycare, etc.

Baby Sleep Lullaby – This website has the best classic lullabies that will for sure get your baby (and you) to sleep right away. 

Sit Or Squat – Going out and about with a newborn means you will be changing diapers. The Sit Or Squat app is a restroom locator that helps you find the cleanest restrooms near you. Not to mention, it will also tell you if there is a baby changing table provided!

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