Adorable DC newborn photography session at home

Newborn

June 28, 2023

If you are in the market for a DC newborn photography session, chances are that you are pregnant or have recently given birth to a sweet baby. Hello and welcome to my blog! My name is Stephanie, one of the most adored and highly rated professional newborn photographers in Northern Virginia and the Washington, D.C. metro area and I am grateful that you have found me. This beautiful session truly makes my heart SAUR. When you see this gorgeous gender neutral, dinosaur inspired nursery and the adorable family of six (yes, I’m counting the doggies, too!!!) you might understand my excitement.

Maria and Maurrie wanted the gender of their baby to be a surprise. Admittedly, I was a bit skeptical when Maria shared first details of their dinosaur themed nursery with me. What if their daughter, Maeve, was going to have a baby sister?! Mabel Penelope joined the family a few weeks ago. I couldn’t be more happy for them. Still wondering about the dinosaurs? I thought so 🙂 In my opinion, the couple did a ROAR-some job completing the nursery for their sweet baby girl.

Inspired by their story and hard work, I have written a separate blog post sharing 6 tips and tricks for designing a gender neutral nursery here

A dinosaur inspired nursery in Washington, D.C.
A little girl with a floral headband and a matching dress holding on to her baby sister's crib during a DC newborn photography session with Stephanie Honikel Photography.
A mother in a white dress sitting in a rocking chair while holding her new baby girl during their DC newborn photography session.

Adding props and accessories to your DC newborn photography session

When Maria shared the news of Mabel Penelope’s arrival, we decided to add a little bit of a girly touch to their in-home newborn session. Handmade in Germany, the neutral onesie features adorable ruffle sleeves as well as a cute little bow. Along with many other amazing options, it is available to all clients who would like to access this wonderful service. Maria decided to add a little headband to complete the outfit. In their gender neutral and dinosaur themed nursery, everything turned out beautifully.

A black and white photography of a mother holding her toddler and newborn baby girl during their DC newborn photography session.
A father holding his swaddled baby girl while sitting in the rocking chair during their DC newborn photography session at home.
A mother and father looking at their baby girl while standing in front of the crib during their DC newborn photography session at home.
A mother and father kissing while holding their baby girl in front of the crib during their DC newborn photography session at home.
A beautiful family of four with a toddler and newborn baby girl in front of a grey crib during their DC newborn photography session at home.
A baby in the tushy up newborn pose on the bed in her parent's master bedroom.

Including siblings and pets in your photo shoot

Maeve had a bit of a hard time adjusting to being a big sister. As your professional newborn photographer in Northern Virginia and the Washington D.C. metro area, it is important to include siblings as much as possible and to make them feel just as special. While a newborn session does focus heavily on your newest family addition, I will be sure to engage with your other kiddos as well. Gaining their attention and trust quickly will make it easier for me to provide you with beautiful images even if they may not be as enthusiastic about the new baby. Telling me about your child’s interests, favorite toys, hobbies, and friends will help me win them over in record speed. You can also learn more about how to prepare siblings for the arrival of a new baby here.

A toddler on her tummy kissing her baby sister who is posed in the tushy up newborn pose during their DC newborn photography session with Stephanie Honikel Photography.
A toddler on her tummy cuddling with her baby sister who is posed in the tushy up newborn pose during their DC newborn photography session with Stephanie Honikel Photography.
A newborn baby girl with two dogs on a bed during their DC newborn photography session at home.
A black and white image of a baby girl posed in the hands of her father.

Wrapping up : DC Newborn Photography 

If you love this featured DC newborn photography session and would love to schedule your very own photo shoot with me, please do not hesitate to reach out. Whether you are looking for a studio newborn session or a session in the comfort of your home, I’m here to guide you. Not quite ready, but know you want to keep me in your back pocket? No problem! Follow me on Instagram and let’s be friends!

 

  1. Wow! That is such a beautiful nursery! I wish I had the ability to think outside the box like these parents did. These newborn images are so sweet and I love that big sister and their fur babies joined in on the photos.

  2. These photos are beautiful, my favorites are the ones with the fur babies! You did a great job getting everyone together.

  3. oh what a precious newborn gallery. love the last photo so much of daddy and his little princess

  4. Julianna Corbo says:

    These newborn photos are perfect! I really love the one of dad and baby at the end.

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