Baby Liam / The pros and cons of outdoor newborn photography / Virginia, D.C. & Maryland newborn photography / Ashburn newborn photographer

And then there were…three. I met Liam’s parents back in July for their maternity session at George Washington River Farm. I still remember the dreamy late afternoon light and the beautiful venue on the Potomac River as if it were yesterday. Chris and Katrin inquired about an outdoor newborn photography session. I loved the idea and was excited to capture their son’s newborn portraits. To make the commute easy on baby Liam and his parents, we decided to meet at Leesylvania State Park in Woodbridge, Virginia which is located only a few minutes from their house.

Outdoor newborn photography offers almost limitless options in private or public places. Newborn sessions can take place in a park, on the beach, in the city streets, or even in your own backyard. As far as the venue goes, outdoor newborn photography offers plenty of variety. Working with natural light, I’m always on the hunt for the most flattering light source. Studio lighting, for example, cannot recreate the golden light or colors that can be seen especially during the summer months.

While I would love to offer more outdoor newborn sessions, it also depends on many other factors. The weather, for example, sometimes makes it hard to plan ahead. An outdoor newborn session obviously cannot take place in the rain or during the cold winter months. The other deciding factor is the lack of privacy in public places. I met Liam and his parents first thing on a Friday morning to limit crowds at the park. It worked out well in our case.

As a parent you decide which type of newborn session suits you best. I am open to any ideas or suggestions you may have. Please know that you have options and that I am willing to work with you.

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