Beauty time for moms: Reasons to get pampered for your photo shoot in Washington, D.C.


January 30, 2023

If you’re a mom looking for a professional photo shoot in Washington, D.C., consider getting your hair and makeup done! As a professional newborn photographer in Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C., I will tell you that it greatly affects the quality of your photos. Find out why getting your hair and makeup done is an essential step in preparing for your photo shoot.

A family of three sitting on a sofa during a photo shoot in Washington, D.C.

A newborn baby looking into the camera during a newborn photo shoot in Washington, D.C.

Step Out of Your Comfort Zone for your photo shoot in Washington, D.C.

Getting pampered by a professional can be quite an experience if you don’t do it often. Don’t be afraid to step out of your comfort zone and try something new. A professional hairstylist or makeup artist can recommend new looks that will make you feel beautiful on camera. They can also give tips on how to recreate that look in the future to incorporate in your everyday routine.

Trying something different can help boost confidence, which will show through in the photos! You never know—you may just discover an entirely new look that works better than anything else you have tried before!

A mom with her hair and makeup done looking at her baby girl.

A mom loving on her baby girl during her photo shoot in Washington, D.C.

Save Yourself Some Time

Getting ready for a photo shoot in Washington, D.C. doesn’t have to take up hours of time from your already packed schedule! Instead, let someone else do the work while you sit back and enjoy the experience. Professional hairstylists and makeup artists are experienced at quickly creating beautiful looks with minimal effort on your part. All you need to worry about is showing up with clean skin and freshly washed hair!

I absolutely loved working with CNN makeup artist Monica Salazar , who helped my wonderful client look absolutely amazing for her newborn photo shoot.

Photo shoot in Washington, D.C. : Look Flawless On Camera

Most important of all, getting hair and makeup done professionally ensures that you look flawless on camera. The professionals are used to working with cameras and lighting, so they know exactly what techniques work best under these conditions.

They will create natural-looking styles that won’t appear washed out or too heavy when photographed. This is a big bonus for close-up shots and outdoor photos where lighting can be unpredictable! Plus, having someone else do the work lets you relax, too.

A black and white image of a baby girl in her father's arm during a photo shoot in Washington, D.C.


As your professional newborn photographer in Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C., I highly recommend getting your hair and makeup done. It will allow you to look your absolute best on camera and help me create the most gorgeous photos from our special day!

If you’re in need of a family photographer in Washington, D.C., or Northern Virginia, don’t hesitate to contact me! I’d love to chat with you about your photoshoot vision and start planning your session today.

In the weeks to come, I will be featuring other amazing photographers whose work very much inspires me. Check out Samantha Shannon Photography and her most recent blog post about Portland photography exhibits to visit this spring. You can even sign up for photography classes!!!



  1. Samantha says:

    Couldn’t agree more! Getting my makeup done by a professional before our photoshoot was SUCH a timesaver and really took the stress off. Great recommendations and of course, beautiful photos–that first image with her little yawn is just adorable.

  2. Karla says:

    These are so adorable! I really love the yawning picture!!

  3. Julianna Corbo says:

    I agree getting your hair and makeup done for newborn photos truly feels like such a luxury especially after giving birth and not feeling the most glamorous! Beautiful photos!

  4. Jasmyn says:

    You’re so right that getting your hair & makeup professionally done and getting pampered is a great perk for a photo shoot. I love that you offer that service to help moms look and feel their best.

  5. Yes I agree! a good make-up stylist can move mountains and sleepless eyes 😉

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