There’s nothing like the anticipation of waiting for your baby to arrive. Pregnancy is such a special and amazing time in a woman’s life. There are so many changes happening, both physically and emotionally. Although it may feel like it goes on forever, it really is such a brief period of time!
As a mama myself, I know that capturing those precious moments with a maternity shoot is something you’ll cherish forever. As your DC maternity photographer, it is my goal to make you feel comfortable and absolutely beautiful to focus on the bundle of joy in your belly. This is achieved through posing, lighting and beautifully enhancing your gallery. Gain access to a great selection of bump-friendly maternity dresses and enjoy a relaxed session either in studio or at a location of your choosing.
“From the moment I found out I was pregnant, I knew this would be the best journey of my life.”
"Let's say the important part up front - Stephanie's work product, turnaround time, and production value is phenomenal. She's personable, honest, warm, and excellent with her clients and subject matters.She makes sure to work with the client to identify what you want, what you expect, and what she offers and then you decide on the relationship from there. That's exactly what you should want - she's not running a fast food restaurant where you look at a menu and say "I want this." The end-product is exactly what you want.I'd recommend Stephanie in a heartbeat."
"From the moment we met it was very apparent Stephanie has a true passion for photography. I was so impressed with her warmth and attention to detail during our sons newborn shoot.I wasn’t sure at first how I felt about an in home session versus a studio. After meeting with Stephanie and hearing her talk about how she likes to capture real life moments in the home....I knew she would be a perfect fit! She certainly did not disappoint. We adore the sweet pictures that she took. I would definitely recommend Stephanie for all your photography needs."
"Stephanie was such a friendly and talented photographer to work with for our newborn shoot. During the shoot she is relaxed and patient, which is nice and accommodating for a mother of 4 who not only has to stop the shoot to nurse, but also has to take time to wrangle the other kiddos throughout the session. She's genuinely excited about what she does, which you can tell not only by her constant smile, but by her incredible work. She is a true artist who took her time to capture not only special moments of the newborn, but the other members of the family as well."
"Stephanie did our newborn photos, and the entire experience was wonderful! From the very beginning Stephanie works with you to understand how to capture your vision. She’s warm, friendly, professional, and you can tell she loves what she does. The pictures she got of our family, our baby, and even our dog are phenomenal, and her turnaround time was so fast. Once your photos are ready you can look through your gallery to choose which ones to buy, but I don’t know how anyone could choose just a few because they’re all so amazing. We’re so glad we found her! so glad we found her!"
"I started with Stephanie more than 2 years ago for my first pregnancy shoot. I knew from that day she was the perfect photographer for our growing family. She put us all at ease and came equipped with props, gowns and a sense of calmness. Her talent is obvious when you see the pictures. She captures our hearts and souls!"
Stephanie is passionate about providing beautifully curated memories of pregnancy and baby’s first year to families in Northern Virginia and the Washington, D.C. metro area that can be passed down from generation to generation.
why choose me?
Your gorgeous heirlooms are ready for you! Approximately 2-4 weeks, I will arrange pick up or delivery for you.
In 1-2 weeks, join me in-studio or on Zoom for your gallery reveal! See your stunning and emotional family photos for the first time. I'll assist with artwork design and answer any questions. My goal is to make you happy and keep you coming back for more sessions.
The big reveal
All of the planning is done - it’s time for a joy-filled and relaxed session with me! This is where I want you to love on your family, snuggle up, play, and laugh…but most of all, be yourselves!
Getting your hair and makeup done can make you feel beautiful and more confident on your session day. I highly recommend CNN makeup artist, Monica Salazar, who is an absolute joy to work with. By choosing to add on this service, I will take care of the coordination and make the scheduling arrangements for you.
Add on hair and makeup services coordination
Once you're booked, we'll set up a styling consultation (in-studio or virtual). Choose from my studio wardrobe or your own clothes. This step makes your session day effortless and stress-free. After we finalize your outfit, I'll help coordinate looks for your family to ensure a beautiful and cohesive gallery.
Getting to know each other is a huge part of what makes a great session. It puts everyone at ease and sets us up for success! We will go over your goals for your session, wardrobe and location ideas to help design the perfect session for you. It’s also a great time for you to get all of your questions answered.
Pre-Consultation - Let’s connect and plan!
your start to finish experience
what you can expect
01. Signature session
A single, full-length session either in studio, in the comfort of your home, or outdoors for maternity, newborn, baby, or family photos. Includes access to client wardrobe. Digital images and artwork are purchased separately. Gallery of 60+ fully retouched images will be presented.
$300 creative fee
02. simplicity SESSION
A shorter 20 min in-studio session when only a handful of images are needed.Great for milestones and seasonal mini sessions. Includes access to client wardrobe. Digital images and artwork are purchased separately. Gallery of at least 15 fully retouched images will be presented.
$200 creative fee
03. The First Year Collective
Members receive 3-4 signature sessions within a 12-month period, priority booking, a savings on their creative fees, a $200 album credit at each ordering appointment, and a complimentary smash cake to celebrate baby's first birthday.
3 SESSIONS I $700 creative FEE ($200 savings)
4 SESSIONS I $900 creative FEE ($300 Savings)
*Creative fee does not include digital files, prints, or products.
Whether you're interested in a studio or on location maternity session, I'm here to help find the right fit for you.
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