Christmas themed DC in home newborn photography


December 18, 2022

This Christmas themed DC in home newborn photography session is most definitely an awesome one to share as we approach the holidays. Hello and welcome to my blog. My name is Stephanie, your professional photographer for maternity and newborn portraits in Northern Virginia and the Washington, D.C. Metro area. In home sessions allow you to have a bit of home in all of your newborn photos.  You get to see your master bed, your favorite sofa,…or even your most gorgeous Christmas decoration. This makes the end result feel a lot more personal as opposed to a photography studio location.

Baby boy looking into the camera during a DC in home newborn photography session.

Document your DC in home newborn photography early!

Luke was already six weeks old when I visited the family a couple of weeks ago in their gorgeous home in Leesburg, Virginia. I typically recommend newborn photos to be captured 5-18 days after birth, for newborns tend to be super sleepy. It further allows me to pose them into sweet womb-like poses which is more difficult to attempt as they approach the one month mark. Luke was definitely a lot more alert, but I’m not sad about it at all. It might have been a bit of a struggle to swaddle him (hello newborn “straight jacket“), but boy do I love the shots with his eyes wide open!

A swaddled baby posed on a sofa in the family room during a DC in home newborn photography session.

Luke actually has an older brother who was still at preschool when I arrived. Knowing he’s an energetic kid, we decided to start with the newborn photos first and to have Charlie join us when he arrived home. When Don left to pick up his son, I captured the most gorgeous pictures of Luke, his puppy, and his mama.

A mom sitting on her living room sofa kissing her swaddled baby boy.

A mother holding her swaddled baby boy in front of a Christmas tree.

A boy standing on his head during an in home newborn photography session with Stephanie Honikel.

And here’s the big brother. Mom and dad weren’t kidding about him being all over the place, ha!

Don’t Miss Out On Your Newborn Photography Session

The newborn photo session is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that you won’t want to miss out on. Make sure both parents and siblings are present and have as many family members involved as possible to make the experience extra special. If you’re looking for a DC newborn photography session, please contact me today! I’d love to help you capture these moments that will last forever.


  1. Stacey says:

    This is such a beautiful and intimate newborn session! Captured beautifully!

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