DC Newborn Session: River’s Adorable Coming Home Story


May 6, 2023

Are you looking for DC newborn session at home? Look no further! My name is Stephanie, owner of Stephanie Honikel Photography, and I am grateful that you have found me.

In-home newborn sessions allow me to capture the first fleeting moments with your newborn in the comfort of your home. Imagine a first family portrait in your living room, master bedroom, nursery, or even your backyard. Being able to include your fur babies (if there are any) make these sessions a client favorite.

A mother holding her baby girl in the nursery during their in-home newborn session.
Baby girl smiling at the photographer during her in-home newborn session in Washington, DC.
Close up image of a baby's head in her mother's hands.

When is the right age to capture newborn photos?

The best time to take newborn photos is when your baby is between 5-15 days old. This is when they’re still sleepy and curled up like they were in the womb. This makes it easier to get those cute posed shots that you see in my portfolio.

If your baby is older than 15 days, we can still get some beautiful photos, but they may not be as “posed.” And that’s okay! Whatever age your baby is, we will work together to capture their personality and create beautiful memories of their tiny details, such as their toes, hands, and lips. Baby girl in the featured newborn session was 5 weeks old at the time. She did so well. Keep in mind that not every baby is the same. Therefore, I recommend to scheduling your session early in your pregnancy.

Mother and father holding their newborn baby in the nursery during their in-home newborn session in Washington, DC.
Newborn images captured in the nursery during an in-home session in Washington, DC.
A father kissing his baby girl in her nursery.
A father looking at his newborn baby while sitting in the rocking chair.
Baby feet in the hands of her father.
A father and mother sitting in front of the crib while holding their baby girl.

What to expect during your DC newborn session?

I primarily photograph newborn images in the nursery, master bedroom, and living room, however, it’s more about finding the rooms with the best natural light and color scheme. Your baby will determine the flow of the session. If your little one is hungry when I arrive, I will start with some feeding shots. If you are a breastfeeding mom, I’d love to capture the visually emotional bond between you and your child. Whether it’s your baby’s tiny fingers wrapped around yours or the tiny little feet resting in your lap; these captures are as special as the time nursing your sweet angel.

Clients who book their session with me will get a taste of both, lifestyle and posed newborn photography. I will make use of your home, your decor, your furniture, and even include your family pets if interested.

A mother nursing her baby girl in their master bedroom.
Posed newborn baby during their in-home newborn session in Washington, DC.
Chin on hands pose captured during they in-home newborn session in Washington, DC.
A mother snuggling with her baby girl in their master bedroom.
A father and mother holding their baby while sitting on their master bed.
A baby girl snuggled into her father's arms.
A dog sniffing baby feet during their in-home newborn session in Washington, DC.

Ready to book your DC newborn session?

I believe that everything happens for a reason and that you were meant to come across my blog. As one of the most adored newborn photographers in Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C. I cannot wait to meet you and start planning your photo shoot! Contact me today!

Baby girl laying in her crib smiling in her sleep.
Baby girl stretching in her sleep.
A baby girl grabbing her mother's fingers.

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  1. Vanessa says:

    Beautiful imagery! My favorite is the baby stretch!

  2. Donna says:

    This is so darling!!! Every new family should have pics like this ❤️❤️

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