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Martha Stewart feature! Danielle’s tips for taking milestone photos of your baby

I am feeling incredibly excited to have been featured on Martha Stewart, “5 Precious Keepsakes to Capture Your Baby’s Milestones“! The article includes my do-it-yourself tips for taking your own milestone photos at home. Plus, my own daughter’s adorable 7 month photo is included!

Check out the article for creative ways to help you capture the many milestones of your little one’s first year. And use my tips to document this fleeting, precious time in your baby’s life!

During’s Macie’s first year, I got asked a lot where the milestone blanket featured in the article is from. It is a BatzKids blanket. Here is the full year of Macie’s monthly blanket photos! Use my tips from the article to get creative and take pictures of your little one on a blanket 🙂   

Check out my previous feature on Martha Stewart, How to Make a Dazzling No Sew Tutu!

Newborn Baby Girl Session in Rockville, MD

Baby Anna slept so soundly for her first baby portraits.  It was unseasonably warm for her session in February so we had to include a little bit of Spring with a pink backdrop. It was a beautiful set up and fit perfectly with the rest of her sweet and simple images.  She is such a gorgeous little girl!

Favorite Newborn Poses from our Rockville Studio Sessions

When you bring a new baby into your family, it is a time of emotion and pure love. It is a time that should be documented! We have photographed a lot of newborn babies over the past 6 years and have learned that every baby is unique.  Each baby has a different temperament and personality. With each session, we aim to document a mix of genuinely candid moments as well as delicately posed images. We pay close attention to the differences and details of each baby to create beautiful portraits for your family.  Here are a few of Danielle's favorite newborn poses!

  1. Chin on Hands: I love this pose! If I had to pick just one image to capture during each session, this would be it.  I love how this pose allows you to see all the features of baby's face. Not to mention, those adorable cheeks!favoritenewbornpose

2. Awake baby:  While I absolutely love photographing a sleeping baby, I equally enjoy capturing a newborn who is wide awake. Sometimes it is difficult because newborn babies eyes do not focus yet. Their eyes tend to cross or look in different directions.  When I capture a newborn awake making eye contact with me, I can always see a tiny glimpse into their future personality.


3. Baby on Belly: This is another favorite that I try to capture at every session. There is something so innocent and pure about a baby all curled up sleeping on their belly.


4.  On Back with Blanket:  I usually follow the lead of baby when they are on their back covered with a blanket.  Some babies like their hands up by their face, some like them down, or some prefer one hand up and one down! As long as they are comfortable and cozy, I let them fall into a natural place of comfort.  This is usually a time when I can capture a big yawn or a stretch!


Danielle enjoys spending time with each of her newborn photography clients and forming lasting relationships. She looks forward to transforming this special time into portraits to be treasured for years to come. If you are expecting a baby soon, have a professional newborn photographer photograph your baby. There is nothing more beautiful and sweet than newborns.  To see more of Danielle’s newborn photography images, please visit the Gallery or the Facebook page. Contact the studio to schedule your session or receive more information. We look forward to meeting you!

Baby Photography Sitting Session

It was so fun to have Mia back in the studio for her baby photography sitting session showcasing her newly gained ability to sit up on her own! Mia is a Watch Me Grow client and we couldn't be happier to document her first year. It is so meaningful to photograph babies as they grow through each milestone stage.  The sitting stage is one of our favorites to photograph. Babies are a smiley, captive audience full of giggles and grins. Keep an eye on our blog or like our facebook page to check out this gorgeous girl's one year session that is coming up!babyphotographyinrockvillemarylandSixmonthbabyphotographycloseupbabyphoto daniellesaraphotographysmashcake_0108daniellesaraphotographysmashcake_0110daniellesaraphotographysmashcake_0111



Danielle Sara Photography featured on Martha Stewart! Tips for Glitter Sessions and a DIY Tutu Tutorial

I am feeling incredibly honored to have been featured on Martha Stewart, "How to Make a Dazzling No-Sew Tutu!", which includes my tips and images on creating your own fabulous glitter sessions! If you want to make your own tutu for your next photo session, check out this article for a step by step guide on how to do it:…/how-make-dazzling-no-sew-tutu

Special Thank you to BambiniWare for her adorable daughter modeling and the article collaboration!! Amazing!

Danielle offers unique glitter sessions for her clients too! If you are interested in a glitter session for your own little one, contact the studio for details.

A few images from the article and our tutu glitter photo shoot are below:
















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