Newborn Studio Session | Northern Virginia Posed Newborn Photographer

For the first time in my two years in business I had to have this sweet baby girl and her Mom come back to the studio a second time. As a Mom, I know what it is like taking care of other children and having a newborn. I would never want to spend half a day trying to get newborn photos. I don't ever want my clients to feel stressed out, and I certainly ever don't want to be posing an upset baby. It took us the full two hour session to get the sibling photos and after a few attempts at some newborn alone poses, we called it a day. She came back to the studio yesterday with news from the doctor that she has a dairy allergy. This sweet baby girl was much happier, seemed much more comfortable, and although she didn't stay asleep between poses, Mom was able to comfort her back to sleep and we were able to get the poses Mom really wanted! Here are a few favorites from her session...

Willowsford Family Session | Northern Virginia Family Photographer

Gosh. Definitely a little overshare from this session. I flagged 45 favorites at first glance for a sneak peak on Facebook. The light was perfect, they let me pick my favorite spot, and this family was magic! We took a few breaks to let their sweet girl warm up because the temperatures dropped suddenly, but she was a trooper! I think it took me longer to narrow down this gallery than it did to edit! So many favorites! So many sweet moments! Here are a just a few of my favorites...

Fall Family Mini Session Sneak Peak | Northern Virginia Photographer

Willowsford Family Session | Northern Virginia Photographer

It is such a bittersweet feeling watching my newborn clients hit their first birthday milestone! I know I won't see them as often as I did that first year. I just love watching new families grow and little babies change so much that first year! I had Decker's 1st birthday milestone session in the studio earlier in the week and wrapped up the weekend with their family session. Mom said he was extra tired all day, and he was rubbing his eyes a lot during their session, so he really made me work for those smiles! Here are a few of my favorites from their family session...

Everly's Newborn Studio Session | Northern Virginia Newborn Photographer

I loved meeting this family! Mom and I had so much in common and it was really nice to chat during the session. Big sister was so incredibly patient while we waited a *little* but while little sister fell asleep! Once Everly was out, we got right through the rest of her session.

One of the best things I did for my business was allow parents to select their favorite poses. I used to waste so much time going through pose after pose during every newborn session, knowing that my favorites were rarely their favorites. Now, I can really focus on the exact photos and poses that each family wants. I am always amazed at the variety and how different each session is now! Here are a few favorites from Everly's newborn session...