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Maryland Newborn Photographer | Cherry Blossom Baby

This was such a sweet, special newborn session for a this baby girl. Not only did this little one’s parents attend her very first photo session, her lovely grandmother came to celebrate her arrival, too.

For this sweet princess, the family loved all things pink and cherry blossom-themed. I was so excited to use our beautiful cherry blossom hand painted backdrop again, and it’s perfect to symbolize the time of year that she was born – right at the peak of the season. I always love when families want to incorporate items that represent special memories so that they can look back on them years from now and remember the moment event better.

This little one looked absolutely precious swaddled up and snoozing away inside the oversized pink petals that her grandmother brought. Of course Mom and Dad wanted to get a few first family portraits, too. They were both so happy to cuddle with her and she looked so comfy and cute in dad's arms! I made sure to capture that blissful, adoring look on their faces as they looked down on their brand-new baby resting peacefully in their arms. Not many moments in life can compare to the overwhelming love you feel when holding your newborn baby.

Grandma had a special request to photograph her hands and the hands of the three generations of ladies, which was very meaningful to her. I’m so glad we were able to capture this special image. Grandmothers are the best at adding just the right touches to everything. What a special moment that they will all certainly treasure for years to come.  

I truly had a wonderful time in the studio with this amazing family – congratulations on your new little one!

Unique Nursery Décor on Etsy

Shopping for your nursery can feel overwhelming. With thousands of decoration options out there, it can be hard to find something unique to fit your vision. We’ve put together some of the cutest, most unique, and customizable items on Etsy that will make your nursery super cute and unique. And we promise, these are quality made from safe materials to keep your baby happy & content. We love these so much we might have to include a few items in our baby and newborn photography sessions at the Rockville, MD studio. And once you have narrowed down your nursery decor, make sure you save space for a beautiful custom portrait of your baby to complement the look!


Baby Nursery Mat

Kika Kids Crib Bumpers and Nursery Mats

Add an extra layer of safety to your crib with these comfy and cute crib bumpers. They come in fun colors and will keep your baby safe and sound while sleeping. Snag a matching play mat to keep your little one from scratching themselves on your floor. The bumps and rolls in these soft braided mats will massage your baby while they crawl and keep them interested in all their nursery games.


Baby Gym

Zummbi Baby Gyms

Apart from being great nursery decor, a wooden baby activity gym is perfect for development of hand-eye coordination and motor skills. These baby gyms are made of natural grown ash tree and come with a variety of toy options to dangle from the handmade wood frames. These are perfect to set atop the Kika Kids playmates for some extra comfy fun.


Baby Nursery Storage

Scndnvn Studio Nursery Storage Baskets

Every parent needs plenty of baskets and bins for nursery storage. These storage baskets are printed with cute cartoon patterns, and serve as décor for your room while having a large capacity for various household items. Made of dual layer craft paper, they are tough and strong as well as lightweight and foldable.


Baby Measuring Milestone Sticks

Lemonality Growth Measuring Sticks

Want to measure your baby’s milestones without getting pesky marker stains on your walls? These Giant Measuring Stick Growth Charts are six feet tall and are fully customizable. Photograph your child in front of this rustic measuring stick to capture their growth for years to come.


Baby Blocks

OKGOPLAY Personalized Monster Stacking Blocks

Want a completely one of a kind play item for your nursery? Each piece of wood for these stacking blocks is hand selected at the company’s local lumber store, cut to size, and the edges are rounded off for safety. Each block is sanded by hand to be perfectly smooth and painted, using only non toxic, water based materials. These blocks act as décor and a play toy for your baby all in one!


Baby Swing

Mossom Macrame Cotton Indoor Swing Chair

Minimal and stylish, macrame baby swings add a fantastic touch to a modern nursery design or toddler’s room. The swings are made of recycled cotton rope and the wooden parts are finished with eco linseed oil. Hang the swing in your nursery for a unique boho touch and countless hours of playtime fun.


Baby Teepee

Love Me Sparkle Teepees

These gorgeous lace and fabric teepees are absolutely perfect for decorating your baby’s nursery or play room. With several designs and colors to choose from, they can fit any room style. Easy to assemble and transport, you can even bring your teepee to the park for a family picnic or on your next vacation. They make a wonderful reading nook and cuddle corner for your little one through their toddler years. 


Baby Nursery Art

Flying Elephant Studio Animal Prints

Printable art is an easy, affordable way to style and personalize your nursery the way you like it. Flying Elephant Studio has tons of adorable animal prints you can hang or frame in your child’s nursery in any way you like. Choose from elephants and zebras to giraffes and pandas, sleeping on pink clouds or blowing pastel bubble gum. They are a bright and colorful pop to make your nursery stand out.


Nursery Sign

48 Hour Monogram Wooden Name Signs

Get your baby’s name cut from wood to display beautifully in your home. Choose from a wide selection of colors and fonts, or keep it classic with a plain wood texture. These are perfect for hanging above your baby’s crib or in the entry way to their nursery.

 


Baby Crib Mobile

ZOZO Toys Crib Mobiles

With delicate, shiny and light mobile flying overhead, your baby is sure to be delighted. These neutral baby mobiles come in multiple different styles and were created for those who love nature and animals. Decorate your nursery in gentle, warm tones, and give your newborn a cuddly handmade mobile to look up to as they are being changed or falling asleep in their crib.

Book now! Fall Outdoor Portrait Sessions - 2018

I'll admit the back to school nerves are setting in. With a first-time Kindergartener on the horizon, I can't help getting a little excited for Fall. And while I don't want to wish away the last few weeks of the season (I'm a summer-lover!) and it's our last hoorah before school starts, I'm excited for what's to come and what the Fall will mean for us this year. Every season brings new changes and new growth.  Like all of you, I'm already looking ahead to Fall activities, schedules, and ALL the things. Fall always seems to be the busiest season! Before Back to School mode gets into full swing, now is a great time to book your family photo session and cross it off your to -do list. It is such a beautiful time of year for photographing families outdoors. Bring on the sweaters and boots!  

Our 2018 October calendar is open for booking!  

Dates and Times of Sessions:
October 2 (Rain Date Oct 4)
October 13  (Rain Date Oct 14)
October 16 (Rain Date Oct 18)

October 27 (Rain Date Oct 28)
*all sessions will be between 3 - 530pm for 30 minutes. Please make sure you are also available on the rain date.

What's Included: 
-Email with what-to-wear inspiration and session prep tips
-30 minute time slot for up to 5 family members
-All digital image files included with your session (minimum of 20+) delivered via digital download
-Optional complimentary design assistance to create something special with your images
- 20% savings on products and holiday cards when purchased before your session (please inquire for more info)
-Location TBD in Rockville depending on the fall foliage 

Cost: $575 includes your session and all edited digital image files from your session for you to make reprints and holiday cards

Some favorite Fall family client images are below:

We are also introducing two new Winter/Holiday sessions this year! Christmas Tree Farm Sessions and Holiday Studio Mini Sessions! Stay tuned for more information.  

What To Wear Tips for Fall Outdoor Portrait Sessions

The wind is chilly and the days are getting shorter! Time for 2017 outdoor Fall portrait sessions. Bring on the leaves and boots. I always get asked “what should we wear?”.  I know it seems daunting to coordinate outfits for your entire family. However, you don’t need to stress.   Take a look at some of our Fall wardrobe tips and ideas below. You can use these to think about how to style your own family.

Top Tips for What to Wear for Outdoor Fall Sessions: 

  1. Start with one outfit that you really like. Maybe Mom has a killer pair of boots and dress she wants to wear.  Go with it! From there, build around it so colors coordinate but don’t match exactly.
  2. Add a pop of color. Some of our favorite accent colors for the Fall are navy blue, eggplant purple, olive, red and yellow. Pair the color with neutrals to tie it all together.
  3. Stay away from wearing a lot of green when having photos taken in grassy or wooded areas. Avoid fluorescent colors or logos on clothing that will age a portrait.
  4. Layer! Layers add dimension and depth. Don’t be afraid of texture or mixing patterns. If it’s chilly, bring a sweater. Or maybe layer on a necklace overtop a dress.
  5. Be careful wearing white. If you have fair skin or blonde hair, white tends to wash out skin tones. White is fine as an accent color.
  6. Dress your kids in clothes that fit perfectly, not with room to grow.
  7. Add accessories. A hat, vest, or suspenders for boys are adorable. If your girl likes to dress up, find a headband, bow or hat that she might not normally wear so a few pictures are extra special.  Mom can have fun with accessories too!
  8. Don’t forget about nice shoes for everyone.

Remember, have fun with it! You want your family’s personality to shine through.

Pinterest is a great resource for finding clothing ideas. Visit our “What to Wear” board for more inspiration.  If you have any questions, want to send pictures for advise, or need some extra help planning your outfits for your fall portrait sessions – please contact the studio!

Behind the Scenes: Hanging a Gallery Wall of Framed Portraits

Clients often come into the Maryland photography studio with a vision of how they would like to display their favorite images in their home. And others don't have any idea of how they'd like to display their images, and that's ok!  Design is part of our process. Some don't have a lot of wall space and prefer prints and albums to look through, some want a statement piece to admire in the nursery, and others envision a gallery wall of framed portraits lining the hall.  No matter what works best for you and your family, it is my job to help you figure it out and make it happen! Using my camera, I make sure to capture beautiful images of the special times in your life. But beyond that, it is my goal for each family that I photograph to truly love their portraits and take home a piece of art to display and enjoy daily. As I busy mom of little children I can relate to the 'craziness and chaos' of life.  Time is limited and those images you said you would get around to printing are still waiting, years later. That is why I make it a priority to work with each client to deliver a finished product for you and your children to enjoy right away. And if you order a gallery of frames, we will even hang it for you!

My personal favorite photographs of my children are the ones that I have printed and get to look at every day. Nothing beats actually holding, touching and looking at a printed image.

Want to see what I'm talking about?  Here are some behind the scenes images of a recent gallery wall that we created and installed for a client. We did the portrait taking and design but left the artwork hanging to the expert Meredith Forte, of Frame Avenue Design, for a smooth and easy installation.

This gallery wall of images is framed in a white natural barn wood. Their family of four is proudly displayed on the stairway, bringing memories and joy each and every time it is walked by.

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If you want to see more behind the scenes of finished prints and products, check out @danisaraphoto on instagram