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Best Newborn Photographers in Washington DC

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Washington DC Newborn Photographers on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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Buckeye Ct, Fairfax, VA 22033

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5.0 (4)
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5.0 (2)

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Anna Troost focuses on fine art photography sessions for maternity, newborn, and motherhood throughout Washington DC. She provides makeup and hair styling services, as well as a studio outfitted with silk fabrics, newborn props, and dresses. Anna has more than a decade of experience and understands the nuances of infant physiology and psychology, ensuring that her clients have a pleasant and comfortable experience. In addition, she creates albums, wall art, and canvases to preserve memories.

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3251 Prospect Street, NW, Washington, DC 20007

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5.0 (32)

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Based in Washington, DC, NPS Photography offers in-home newborn and family photography to the DC metro area. Natasha is a natural light photographer who is all about preserving your beautifully, unscripted moments that makes your family yours. From the pre-session phone consult to the what to wear and prep guide, Natasha provides her clients with a relaxed experience in the comfort of their home. Natasha has been in business since 2013 and is a mother of three and a former elementary school teacher.

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Alexia Ballantine Photography

Poolesville, MD 20837
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5.0 (6)

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Alexia Ballantine Photography specializes in newborn portraits in Washington, DC, and the surrounding areas. It offers lifestyle and Fresh-48 sessions that aim to capture the baby's first moments in a natural and simple manner. The photographer primarily uses natural light, both indoors and outdoors, using a variety of techniques for photos to be soft and colorful. She also offers complimentary consultations, so the clients can familiarize themselves with the process.

20 Ashby Street Suite 105, Warrenton, VA 20186

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Jessica Green Photography is a luxury newborn and family photographer in Northern Virginia and Washington DC. It offers timeless newborn, maternity, and family photography for busy moms who want their walls adorned with custom artwork without lifting a finger. The full-service studio is in Warrenton, where clients are assisted with wardrobe, professional hair and makeup, and custom artwork to bring memories to life in the home. Its photography style revolves around documenting big milestones in a simple and timeless fashion to capture the joy and beauty that emanates from a growing family.

  • Maternity
  • Custom Artwork
  • Wardrobe

Riverdale Park, MD 20737

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5.0 (7)

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Based in Washington DC, Marie Elizabeth Photography offers newborn photography services to residents of the metro and nearby areas. Marie captures motherhood photos using an old-world, nostalgic style, and film is her preferred medium. She also photographs elegant, whimsical, and timeless photos that are tailored to her client's vision and needs. In addition, Marie offers a full-service, luxury experience, including providing a client wardrobe, planning appointment, and tangible art that clients can display in their homes.

  • Family Portraits
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Alexandria, VA 22304

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5.0 (18)
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5.0 (2)

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A mother of two and a former teacher, Maisi Julien takes newborn, family, and couple portraits from her studio in Alexandria. Her work has been published in several publications and her clients praise the professional but easy demeanor Maisi brings to each of her sessions. For families with special needs in particular, Maisi is happy to work with her clients to fit the session to their particular circumstances or concerns.

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Briana Inell Photography

Washington, DC 20001

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Briana Inell Photography is a maternity, newborn, and child photography studio that opened in 2014. It's based in Northern Virginia but serves Greater Washington as well as Hampton Roads, and Briana regularly travels to the New York City area and can accommodate other travel requests. She specializes in newborn photos and offers a Fresh 48 package, which includes photos of the family with their new infant in the first two days after birth. She offers both indoor and outdoor sessions for all photography.

3505 Willow Green Ct, McLean, VA 22124

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4.9 (292)
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5.0 (13)
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5.0 (11)

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Nataly Danilova Photography specializes in newborn photography in the Washington, D.C., metro area. The studio offers numerous designer dresses for moms and a wide selection of props, outfits, headbands, wraps, hats, blankets, and flower bonnets for newborns. It has a separate newborn studio that includes a changing table, bottle warmer, extra diapers and wipes, and comfortable seating. Photographer Nataly Danilova has more than 15 years of photography experience and is a member of the International Newborn Photography Association.

Lorton, VA 22079

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5.0 (5)
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5.0 (1)

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Tanya Leigh Rey of Lorton is a maternity, newborn, and family photographer happy to serve Northern Virginia and Washington, DC. With over a decade of professional experience as a photographer and over a decade of experience as a mother, many of her clients have praised Tanya's patient and caring approach to working with their little ones.

410 Douglas Street Northeast, Washington, DC 20017

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5.0 (36)
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5.0 (23)
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5.0 (1)

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Jessica Burdge Photography is a photographer based in Washington D.C. and serves the surrounding areas. Jessica specializes in family and newborn photography and follows a documentary approach during sessions. Newborns are photographed at home using natural lighting and details available in the vicinity. Before a newborn session, Jessica goes around the house to look for the best light for the shoot. Other services include maternity sessions for expecting mothers, birth photography, and family sessions that last from 30 minutes to two hours.

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Haymarket, VA 20169

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5.0 (21)

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For the past seven years, Honey & Child Photography has grown to an award-winning photography studio. Randi Honey Morgan, offers custom portraiture services focusing on maternity, newborn, baby, and family sessions. Her talent combined with her perfectionistic eye has allowed her to deliver beautiful packages to her clients. Randi’s background as an art major combined with her role as a mother lends to her expertise and laid back approach to working with little ones. Clients have praised her patience and care during her sessions, many calling her the “baby whisperer”.

Falls Church, VA 22042

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5.0 (9)
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5.0 (6)

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Jessica Caso Photography, serving the Washington DC Metro Area, is the Falls Church studio of award-winning newborn and family photographer Jessica Caso. In addition to being named one of DC's Top 5 Newborn Photographers by Hush Hush Little Baby, her work has been featured on HGTV, the DIY Network, and in many other venues. Jessica believes in capturing what makes each family unique and special through her work.

Washington, DC 20010

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Rebecca Berger Photography provides photography services to families in Washington, D.C. Rebecca uses natural light to capture maternity, family, and newborn images. Portrait sessions typically include 60-90 minutes with the photographer, a selection of high-resolution images which are hand-edited, and a password-protected gallery. The photographer works to catch natural moments between her subjects. Pets are welcome during photo sessions, and extended family members can be added for an additional fee.

Washington, DC 20009

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5.0 (5)

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Jessica Torch Photography takes on location newborn, maternity, and family photographs using natural light. Throughout D.C. and northern Virginia, Jessica serves families that praise her ability to capture intimate moments with a friendly demeanor and collaborative approach. Her pricing includes all editing costs and full rights to the images without any additional fees.

Washington, DC 20008

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5.0 (18)

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From her studio in Washington, Stefanie Harrington is a birth and newborn photographer who takes a candid and creative approach to her work. Her work has received accolades from many print outlets and photography blogs as well as the many happy families whose special moments she has captured—some of whom have taken to calling her the “baby whisperer.” Stefanie is a member of the International Association of Professional Birth Photographers and a mother of two young boys.

Fairfax, VA 22030

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4.5 (53)
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4.0 (3)

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With more than 15 years of experience, Sara Roney of Roneyfield Photography captures weddings, engagements, family portraits, and mommy and baby session photographs. Her studio in Fairfax has served couples and families throughout Virginia and the Washington Metro Area, who praise Sara for the knowledge and passion that show in her results. For newborn sessions, Sara offers the option of lower-cost, intimate shoots at her in-house studio in Fredericksburg.

Washington, DC 20011

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5.0 (7)

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With a background in photojournalism and documentary work, Julie Kubal has been photographing babies, children, and families throughout the Washington metro area for 12 years. She is known for her simple, crisp compositions that capture authentic emotion in her subjects. Her sessions are conducted on location, often in clients’ homes, to make images that form a narrative of their current stage of life. She collaborates closely with each family, taking them through a fun, stress-free, efficient process while helping them design custom artwork to showcase their images. Her work graces the walls in homes of hundreds of families around the region.

Reston, VA 20190

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4.9 (8)
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5.0 (3)

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Dorie Howell provides maternity, newborn, and family photography sessions throughout the Washington metro area at your location or her studio. Her work has been featured in local and national magazines, won awards and publications, and even been featured on air for Fox 5 DC. Dorie offers personalized, custom portrait sessions to clients looking for a truly one of a kind experience with their loved ones. Each session is designed with each client's distinct preferences in mind so they receive the exact results they are wishing for.

Germantown, MD 20871

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5.0 (18)

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For nearly a decade, Irene Abdou Photography of Germantown-Clarkburg has offered a full range of boutique photography services, including maternity & newborn and family photography. Irene, a former humanitarian aid worker, is the two-time winner of the Bride's Choice Award by WeddingWire and hundreds of her photographs have been published in magazines, books, and other publications both nationwide and internationally.

6 Hitching Post Pl, Rockville, MD 20852

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5.0 (61)
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5.0 (16)
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5.0 (1)

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Alicia Bradish Photography is a photo studio working with the residents of Washington and the nearby cities. The studio offers newborn sessions for babies who are between the ages of five and 14 days. Each of its newborn sessions takes place in the studio with the parents, and the photography team has a variety of backdrops and props for the parents to choose from. After the photo session, the photos take about two weeks to be delivered.

Quantico, VA 22134

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5.0 (61)

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Casandra Lorraine is a newborn photographer based in Stafford, VA but travels to newborn parent homes. She has a specially curated mobile studio that she uses for her shoots and utilizes handcrafted props and knits. Casandra Lorraine specializes in newborn and maternity photography and has a strong focus on intricate photo details and having a professional attitude in producing sun-drenched and vivid outdoor portraits.

Washington, DC 29464

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Danielle Hobbs Photography is a professional photography company specializing in newborn, maternity, baby and family portraits for families in the DC and Northern Virigina areas. Owner and photographer, Danielle Hobbs aims to capture the small, precious moments that families can enjoy for years to come. She takes an honest, laid back, and silly approach to capturing newborns and their families with a modern and simple style that is timeless.

Rockville, MD 20850

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5.0 (58)
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5.0 (33)
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5.0 (3)

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Danielle Sara Photography of Rockville specializes exclusively in newborn, maternity, birthday, and family portraits, offering custom sessions to best capture the story of a family. Danielle, a mother herself, holds a degree from the Washington School of Photography and is a member of the PPA and NAPCP. Many of the mothers she has worked with in the past have appreciated her professionalism and ability to work well with newborns in particular. In addition, Danielle offers mentoring sessions for aspiring photographers.

Gainesville, VA 20155

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5.0 (67)
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5.0 (35)
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5.0 (9)

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Established by Belle, TuBelle Photography specializes in lifestyle newborn photography in Washington, DC, and nearby areas. Belle provides a relaxed environment for clients during sessions, focusing on the unposed and natural quiet moments between mom and baby. She ensures successful sessions with her clients by guiding them on how to prepare their home, giving them complimentary access to her MBT Client Closet, and using some of her tricks to keep older children relaxed and laughing during the sessions.

Washington DC, DC

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Lauren Roche-Garland, of LRG Portraits, offers joy-filled and timeless newborn, maternity, and family portrait photography for clients in Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia. Her full service experience includes custom planning and styling assistance, session guides with detailed suggestions on attire and how to prepare, a private online ordering gallery, and complementary design and assistance with choosing digital files and beautiful artwork. Lauren also provides custom-designed heirloom albums and archival framing services. Her work has been seen in People and she is a member of The Motherhood Anthology.

  • In-home Newborn Photography
  • Newborn Photography
  • Lifestyle Newborn

7017 Stone Inlet Drive, Fort Belvoir, VA 22060

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5.0 (72)
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5.0 (22)

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Kalyn Michele Photography caters to families in the Washington, D.C. metro. Kalyn, the company's owner and the mother of three children, renders photography services for newborns and babies. These can be inclusive of wardrobe planning and the preparation of a slideshow or an online gallery. She also conducts maternity and family photoshoots. Kalyn handles each photo session using a blend of documentary and lifestyle themes. She also offers branding services to businesses through photos and videos.

  • Maternity
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  • In home Newborn

Aldie, VA

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5.0 (24)
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5.0 (11)

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Jenny Sessoms Photos + Films provides photography services to families in Washington, D.C. It arranges newborn photoshoots that usually last about 60 to 90 minutes. The newborn session package includes a digital gallery, a curated gallery, family films, and a handcrafted luxury album. Additionally, the photographer offers family and maternity portraits. Jenny Sessoms combines photography with her graphic design knowledge to make special images for clients. Jenny has worked for Disney and Verizon as a designer.

  • Maternity
  • Family Portraits
  • Birth Photography

Compare our Top Newborn Photographers

NameExpertise RatingAddressPromotionsLearn more
Anna Troost
Buckeye Ct, Fairfax, VA 22033Visit the website for pricing information
NPS Photography
3251 Prospect Street, NW, Washington, DC 20007Please see website for pricing information.
Alexia Ballantine Photography
Jessica Green Photography
20 Ashby Street Suite 105, Warrenton, VA 20186
Marie Elizabeth Photography
Maisi Julian Photography
Briana Inell Photography
Nataly Danilova Photography
3505 Willow Green Ct, McLean, VA 22124
Tanya Leigh Rey Photography
Jessica Burdge Photography
410 Douglas Street Northeast, Washington, DC 20017
Honey & Child Photography
Jessica Caso Photography
Rebecca Berger Photography
Jessica Torch Photography
Stefanie Harrington Photography
Roneyfield Photography
Julie Kubal Photography
Dorie Howell Photography
Irene Abdou Photography
Alicia Bradish Photography
6 Hitching Post Pl, Rockville, MD 20852
Casandra Lorraine Photography
Danielle Hobbs Photography
Danielle Sara Photography
TuBelle Photography
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Kalyn Michele Photography
7017 Stone Inlet Drive, Fort Belvoir, VA 22060
Jenny Sessoms Photos & Films

FAQs

  • Introduction

    Newborn photographers have the skills and knowledge to create enchanting photographs while ensuring the baby’s safety. They’re comfortable holding newborns and setting up captivating poses with care. They understand what’s comfortable for the infant and how various positions will photograph. 

    Props and unusual poses are often a part of newborn photography. Some newborn photographers specialize in creating unique and fascinating photographs.

    However, those methods aren’t essential for capturing a beautiful, engaging photo of your baby. Simplicity, skill, and experience can work wonders. A discussion with potential baby photographers and a review of their portfolio can help new parents choose the newborn photographer that best meets their needs.
  • When is the best time to schedule my newborn session?

    Newborn photography session scheduling can be challenging. Parents have a very narrow window after the baby arrives to secure those time-sensitive photos. But babies don’t arrive on schedule. So, it’s best to find a newborn photographer well in advance of your due date. Be sure they're flexible and available in the weeks prior to and after that date.

  • How soon should you have your newborn photo shoot after birth?

    Newborns are easily identifiable by their size and the tight fetal position they had in the womb. But they don’t maintain those curly poses for long. So, it’s important to have their photo shoot a few days after birth. Try not to wait over two weeks post-childbirth if you want the brand-new infant image for your photos.

  • How long does a newborn shoot typically last?

    The length of a newborn shoot varies. But expect it to take at least two hours, possibly three to four hours. The infant’s comfort and safety are the priority. Little ones are unpredictable, and the photographer might need to wait until Baby has been lulled to sleep. Plus, the infant will probably need to be fed and changed during the shoot.

  • How much does newborn photography typically cost?

    On average, professional newborn photographers charge between $100 and $300 per hour, and the photo shoot can easily take up to four hours. Those fees should include the digital images. Parents will pay separately to have them printed. Other photographers charge flat fees per session or per number of photographs. Most of these services start at $100 or higher.

  • Why do you photograph babies between 5-14 days old?

     A productive photo shoot is difficult with newborns younger than five days. They’re hungry and restless, as they’re not yet familiar with being outside the womb. Wait about five to seven days when they’re on a somewhat reliable feeding schedule and sleepy and relaxed for longer periods of time. But waiting longer than two weeks risks losing that familiar newborn look.