Baby Girl & Sweet Big Brother Newborn Studio Session | Northern Virginia Newborn Photographer

It was so nice to meet this sweet family! When they arrived at my studio and I went outside to say hello, big brother came running up and gave me a big hug! What a wonderful hello!

Baby girl didn’t want to fall asleep right away, so I started the session with her swaddled. Once she fell asleep, she was out for the rest of the session and she was a dream baby!

I know new Moms are always nervous about if their baby will sleep or not during their session (especially if they have been fussy at home). Many parents have told me stories about their first newborn session where their baby wouldn’t sleep. I try to remind parents that a baby is just that… a baby. I send my clients a prep guide ahead of time that helps put us in the best position to have a sleepy and happy baby, but ultimately a baby is unpredictable. I have plenty of patience and lots of tricks up my sleeve to help keep your baby sleep soundly throughout their session, and almost all of them do sleep their entire session!

Here are a few favorites from this sweet baby girls newborn studio session…

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Reston In-home Newborn Session | Northern Virginia Newborn Photographer

It was such a pleasure to meet this gorgeous family for their in-home newborn session! Their oldest son was such a proud big brother, showing me around his house, and introducing me to his new brother!

I have always had a love/hate relationship with in-home sessions and have finally figured out a way to offer them that follows more of my style while traveling to clients homes. I was never in love with truly “lifestyle” newborn sessions, but I have found a naturally posed way to photograph families in their home, including a wrapped prop photo at the end. This family was a referral from a good client whom I trust, but in-home sessions in the past have made me nervous if I didn’t know the family. Moving forward, my assistant will be traveling with me for in-home sessions as well.

Here are a few favorites from this in-home newborn session…

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Green Springs Garden Family Session | Northern Virginia Photographer

I had the pleasure of meeting this adorable family for their family session. I believe this was a weather reschedule, of another weather reschedule. Ha. BUT, they lucked out with the most gorgeous evening for their session. It wasn’t too hot and the sun traded places with the clouds their entire session. Their two twin boys were so well behaved! Two is typically the hardest age, and then having twins makes it a bit harder, but Mom and Dad just went with the flow of the session!

Here are a few favorites from their session at Green Springs Garden

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Gorgeous Garden Family Session | Northern Virginia Family Photographer

Wow, we had a gorgeous evening for photos! I know everyone always wants fall family photos, but spring and summer are my favorite times of the year for photos. Spring flowers are just gorgeous and the summer light just brightens up every photo!

I met this family at Green Springs Garden. This was actually the second time we met their for a family session for them, but the grounds are so big, with so much variety that you can do multiple sessions there and never know you were at the same place!

They are the sweetest and most easy going family. Their boys keep my laughing the entire session! One of these days, I am just going to include a shot by shot sequence for Mom of all the different expressions I get in one set-up :)

Here are a few of my favorites from their family session

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Sweet ONE Watermelon 1st Birthday Milestone Session | Northern Virginia Photographer

I just adore this family! I have had the pleasure of photographing their oldest daughters newborn & 1st birthday milestone session, and their second daughter and her newborn & 1st birthday milestone session! Both girls are their parents are just about the sweetest people you will meet! I loved catching up with Mom during this session!

Mom brought in three of the cutest watermelon outfits and handmade her banner for this session! She is so artistic and talented and she was telling me about her new toy, a Cricut, and showing me all the amazing things she has made. It was very tempting not to want to get one!

Felicity was just as happy and energetic as could be during her session. Lots of smiles, laughing, and climbing on everything! She made me so nervous! It’s funny how relaxed I am with my own kids, but extra cautious with someone else’s kid!

Here are a few favorites from her 1st birthday milestone session in my Northern Virginia studio…

Are you ready to book your photography session with Katy Hayes Photography? Check out my pricing and session packages HERE and contact me HERE to book your session! I look forward to hearing from you!