Maryland Newborn Studio Family Photographer | Newborn Baby Boy

Look at this hair! This handsome guy was born with enough dark, thick hair to have a little hairstyle going on for his newborn portraits. He was just the cutest thing. Little man was five weeks old during the shoot. Mom was a little worried that we missed the typical ‘newborn’ stage for portraits (around two weeks), but I assured her that we can create beautiful portraits at any age—after all, her baby is the subject. All we need is a baby to cuddle with, and we’re good to go. No matter the stage or phase your baby is in, we strive to capture those sweet little features so you can remember how tiny they were. As we all know, time goes faster than we think.

Sweet and Snuggly

This sweet blessing showed off for us. He stayed awake for the first half of the session, looking at us with his dark, handsome eyes. He looked like a serious-posing model. We captured a few simple ones of him snuggling in white linens and a furry blanket, and then I took some of baby boy swaddled up with his tiny toes peeking out the bottom. I must’ve done a good job with my swaddling skills (I get to practice all the time!) because his eyes suddenly grew heavy with sleep, and he drifted off to dreamland. Since we were in the holiday season, his Mom and Dad brought the most adorable wintery-designed pajamas for baby and matching ones for themselves too. It was so cute!

His parents loved our gold leaf background so much they ordered a gorgeous framed picture of it for their home. It’s been a favorite this season!

Needless to say, the photos came out perfectly with this sweet guy as the star of the show. I know he’ll grow so fast, but no matter his age, he’ll always remain his parents’ little baby boy.

If you or someone you know is expecting, please do send them my way!  Photographing newborns are one of my favorites so I am so grateful for the referrals.  Click here to get in touch!

MD Newborn Family Photographer | Growing family

This baby boy fulfilled everybody’s wishlist. When Mom and Dad announced that they were having a baby—a boy to be exact—these three big sisters could not contain their joy and counted down the days until their baby brother’s arrival. When the six of them walked into the studio, I immediately felt their joy and happiness that filled the room. This little one is making a bigger impact and spreading more love than his sweet heart could know. Four kids may seem like a handful (and I’m sure it gets that way at times), but I just loved watching the girls take care of their brother. They were so careful and attentive. He is one loved little brother!

A Full Family with Full Hearts

Baby Reid seemed to jump right into his new role in the family. He kept his eyes open for a good portion of the session so he wouldn’t miss all the action. He loved all the attention his big sisters were dishing out. I love the picture of the four siblings laying side-by-side in a hug. Reid closed his little eyes and looked so content, even giving us a soft little smile.

We were able to incorporate one of our exclusive hand painted backdrops into his session. The “Oh the places you’ll go” backdrop perfectly describes the adventure of this little guy and his family! I am privileged to share such a special time with this family, one that is personal yet exciting. I can’t wait to watch him grow!

Mom and Dad, you have done a wonderful job with these four sweet kiddos! The amount of love that you pour into your family is so very apparent. It was such a joy and honor to be able to capture these portraits for you and celebrate the birth of your handsome son. I truly wish your family all the best!


Maryland Women-Owned Business series - January
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As a small business, I love supporting, recognizing, and connecting with other female entrepreneurs out there in the community. And as a mompreneur myself, I know how hard they work for themselves, their families, and their clients. They are each vital influencers of people all around you. I’d like to give some recognition to a few ladies who work hard every day, in the hopes of making a connection to someone that needs their services. We appreciate you more than you know, and we’re so proud to feature your business. We will be highlighting one business per month for the entire year of 2019!

First up, a long time friend and client, who recently started her business, Snooze Fest by Jayne Havens. Sleep is the number one topic discussed at all of my newborn sessions. How much is baby sleeping? Who is sleeping? Who is not sleeping? Where is everyone sleeping? and so on…. the topic can go on and on! Because as new parents, overwhelmed by exhaustion, Mom & Dad just want some shut eye!

Jayne found herself reading everything she could find in order to get her own son to sleep through the night. She applied what she learned to both of her children, implementing good sleep habits very early on. Friends quickly took notice of the fact that Jayne’s kids were both fabulous sleepers, and they began coming to her for help with their own kids’ sleep challenges (myself included!). This fellow Mom knows her sleep stuff! She’s turned her passion about children’s sleep into a business to help others.

Introducing the first feature in our Maryland women-owned business blog series—-  

Snooze Fest by Jayne Havens 

Less than one year in business 


Facebook: @snoozefestbyjaynehavens

Instagram: @snoozefestbyjaynehavens 


1. What is the name of your company?

The name of my company is Snooze Fest. I am a certified sleep consultant specializing in infant and toddler sleep. I work with moms (and dads!) to get their babies and toddlers sleeping better. Some parents come to me when their babies are waking every hour at night, and others need help keeping their 3 year old from getting out of bed 100 times at bedtime. I love helping families achieve better sleep! 

2. What made you choose this type of business, and/or how did you get your idea or concept for the business?

I chose to become a sleep consultant because I was always the one everyone came to when their kids were struggling with sleep. My own two kids were fantastic sleepers from a young age, which took a lot of work on my part! After years and years of informally coaching friends through sleep issues, I decided to start my own business. 

3. In a nutshell, what is your core mission and what are your values?

My core mission is really to help parents in a way that is comfortable for them. There is no one-size-fits-all approach to sleep. Every time I take on a new client, I start from scratch to really come up with a plan that will work for both the parents and the child. The end result is a happy parent, and a sleeping child! 

4. If you had one piece of advice to someone just starting out, what would it be?

My one piece of advice for someone just starting their own business would be to do something that you love. When you enjoy your work, it makes it easy to get up every day and hustle. Every time I take on a new client I get that same excited feeling as I did when my first client signed on. I love taking my clients from the depths of exhaustion to a full night’s sleep, often in less than two weeks time!

9. What is your favorite quote?

“The biggest adventure you can ever take is to live the life of your dreams” - Oprah Winfrey (I LOVE Oprah!!) 


December Deals 2019

We are doing something new this year!  December Deals!
This is our only sale of the year and it’s perfect for gift giving for your loved ones or to save a little something for yourself for the year to come. December 10th through the 14th, a new deal will be released each day. Follow along with us on Facebook and Instagram, as well as here on the blog, as the announcement is made each morning!

These deals will be available starting December 10th until Thursday, December 18th at 5 pm.

Click the link below to get all the details and your deal!  


Maternity Session $475 (REGULARLY $575. SAVE $100)

• 30 minute session at our studio with 2 looks
• 10 digital image files
• Pre-session planning appointment with photographer
• Access to our maternity gown collection
• Online ordering gallery with 15+ images to choose from
• Optional blog announcement feature to share with family and friends

December deal newborn session maryland

$100 Newborn Session (REGULARLY $250, SAVE $150)

• Up to 3 hour session at our studio with looks for baby, family and siblings (scheduled during baby’s first two weeks of life)
• Pre-session planning appointment with photographer to discuss details and how to prepare
• In-person studio Viewing and Ordering appointment within two weeks of your session
• 30+ Image gallery fully edited to our artistic vision
• $100 Session fee does not include prints, products or digital image files; those are purchased separately at your Viewing/Ordering appointment at the studio. There is no minimum purchase required. Prints start at $40, Packages start at $775, clients typically spend $1,000+.


Mini Newborn Session - $625 (SPECIAL OFFER!)

• 1 hour session at our studio with 2 looks (or more) for baby only (scheduled during baby’s first two weeks of life)
• 10 digital image files
• Pre-session planning appointment with photographer to discuss details and how to prepare
• In-person studio Viewing and Ordering appointment within two weeks of your session or Online Gallery
• 15+ Image gallery fully edited to our artistic vision
• Optional blog announcement feature to share with family and friends


Cake Smash Session - $225 session fee PLUS receive a 4 image collage OR set of 25 custom image thank you cards (Regularly $275. SAVE $50)

• 1.5 hour session at our studio with 2 looks (pre-cake portraits and cake smash portraits)
• Custom styled background for cake smash
• Delicious cake for baby
• Your choice of 10x10 four image collage OR set of 25 custom image thank you cards
• Pre-session planning appointment with photographer to discuss details and how to prepare
• In-person studio Viewing and Ordering appointment within two weeks of your session
• 30+ Image gallery fully edited to our artistic vision
• Optional online gallery sent after ordering appointment to share with family


Buy a $100 Gift Certificate, Get $25 FREE!

Give the gift of memories this year, something that will last long after kids outgrow their clothes and donate their toys! The Danielle Sara Photography experience creates fun memories for your family in timeless portraits that can be passed down for generations.

Limit 6 per customer. Gift certificates will be held on file, mailed, or available for pick up at the studio Mon-Fri until 12/21. If you have any questions about our Gift Certificate deal, please email for the quickest response.


BONUS Little Star Session $95

• 20 minutes at our studio with 1 look/backdrop
• Pre-session planning appointment with photographer to help with wardrobe style and details
• In-person studio Viewing and Ordering appointment with discounted collections to select your artwork; within two weeks of session
• 10+ Image gallery fully edited to our artistic vision
• Add a sibling/person and 20 minutes for $35
•Does not include prints, products or digital files, those are purchased separately at your viewing and ordering appointment. There is no minimum purchase necessary. Prints start at $40, Wall art starts at $125 and Digital Packages for Little Star sessions start at $275.

Check back over the next few days to see all the deals!


Get in touch for more details and session availability or questions. I look forward to connecting with you!

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“This was our third time using Danielle to capture a family milestone and we could not have been happier. Danielle was easy to work with, came up with a beautiful and creative background for our daughter's cake smash, and we were thrilled with the photos she delivered. Her products are beautiful and we love displaying them around our house. They also make wonderful gifts! Danielle is very talented and a pleasure to work with!” - Julie L.


*These deals are to be applied to sessions taking place in 2019. Deals purchased but not used by December 31st, 2019, will be forfeited. These sessions are non-refundable. Should you need to cancel, your purchase can be applied to a future session or product in 2019.

*If you are purchasing a GIFT and would like to purchase the session in part or full, please email the studio so we can arrange.

*If you would like to see a full product/price guide prior to purchasing, please email

*Click the "Purchase Here" link above to get your deal.

Maryland Professional Photography Gift guide | 7 Great Gifts this HOLIDAY Season

Do you have friends or family members who seem impossible to buy gifts for? Maybe they’re super picky and return everything or maybe they buy everything they want themselves, not leaving open any gift options. Instead of trying to find gifts that could potentially end up back on store shelves or lost in a closet, use those beautiful family portraits you invested in to make gift giving extra simple and even more meaningful—even for people who seem to have the world already. Here are a few of our favorite photo gifts!

7 Great Gifts this Holiday Season

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Ornaments: Create a unique personal gift that they'll want to display long after the tree comes down. Ornaments are an excellent choice for personalized gift tags, name tags, and, of course, hanging on a tree! Available in a acrylic, wood, or bamboo with a wide selection of shapes. Ornaments are a wonderful way to commemorate special events from the year.


Acrylic Blocks: These small displays pack a bright, shiny punch with an image that seems to glow from behind. They consist of 1-inch-thick plexiglass with hand-polished, crystal-clear edges. Great for someone who likes a little extra sparkle in their life! They look amazing for newborn images too! Available in 5x7 and 8x10.


Canvas Gallery Wrapped Image: These fun & frameless prints can go literally anywhere with any décor and come in plenty of sizes, so there is no need to figure out what the recipient’s framing preference is! They display your beautiful family photos in their most natural form for a chic and modern art gallery look. Or, if you prefer a framed look, we now have the option of adding a frame to add an extra bit of style. You’re gifting a piece of custom art. Help fill your loved ones’ homes with endearing images. It’s the ideal gift for parents, in-laws, and grandparents!

Accordion Books: No more scrolling through 50 photos to find the special ones you want to share with everyone! With these cute little “brag books,” everyone in the family can have their favorite photos on hand for sharing with their friends this holiday season. Holds 10 images and comes in a set of two. These are a client favorite!


Album Block: Turn your favorite images into a conversation piece with this unique tabletop gift. Tell a story with your favorite images. Ten images means you have many opportunities to rotate images and showcase your favorites in a unique display. Everyone will love this fun tabletop decoration that’s perfect for any coffee table, shelf, or desk. Your beautiful photos were meant to do more than just sit on your phone.


Wood Prints: This sturdy, solid-wood product is a winner. Fine art paper is mounted to wood with hand sanded corners. No wood color or grain shows through these prints so you get the true color and clarity in the printed image. It pops off the wood! The final product has a hand-made artisan effect. Available in a multitude of sizes - perfect for displaying your loved ones smiles on your desk at the office or hanging on your wall at home!


Gift Certificates: Still don’t know what to get the special someone? A gift certificate for professional portraits is a gift that lasts a lifetime. We offer both E-certifiates and cards that are beautiful printed and wrapped with a bow.