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Best Maternity Photographers in Washington DC

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Washington DC Maternity 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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Washington, DC

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5.0 (7)

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Marie Elizabeth Photography serves Washington DC mothers and families. The studio provides clients with timeless maternity, newborn, and family photography services. The photography process includes a dream session where clients share their preferred vision, wardrobe, and artwork. In addition, the photographer, Marie, gives customers access to her client wardrobe and preferred hair and make-up artists. Like her clients, Marie is also a mother of two. Marie's work has been featured on The Kindred Path, The Motherhood Anthology, and La Pêche Journal.

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Lansdowne, VA 20176

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4.9 (92)
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5.0 (46)
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5.0 (10)

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Stephanie Honikel is a maternity photographer based in Northern Virginia that caters to clients in nearby metros including Washington, DC. With nearly a decade of experience in the industry, Honikel's portfolio covers styles from traditional soft portraiture and styled shoots to black-and-white photographs of expecting mothers. She can hold photography sessions either at the studio, the client's residence, or outdoors. The firm also offers newborn photography packages, and Honikel has received training in posing newborns during photoshoots.

Lorton, VA 22079

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Briana Inell Photography is a child, newborn, and maternity portraiture studio in Lorton. The artist serves the entire Hamptons Roads area, and she accommodates requests for destination shoots in other parts of the country and the world. Briana Inell Photography crafts fine art pieces that serve as family treasures, and the portfolio features a proud father touching the child in his wife's womb, a yawning infant, and man's best friend lovingly welcoming the bundle of joy.

3505 Willow Green Ct, Oakton, 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 provides maternity photography services in the Washington, D.C., area. It offers various maternity photo options, including classical, boudoir, and fine-art nude black-and-white silhouettes. The studio has large French windows for natural lighting, vintage furniture, and various props and backdrops. Moms-to-be can bring their own outfit or select one from the large wardrobe of designer maternity dresses at the studio. Photographer Nataly Danilova has over 15 years of experience and is a member of the Professional Photographers of America.

Gainesville, VA 20155

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5.0 (116)

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Roosh Photography is a glamor and maternity photography service in Gainesville. The team celebrates the beauty of women of any age, size, and shape, and it is a member of the Association of International Boudoir Photographers. Roosh Photography also provides professional headshots and high school senior portraits, and it covers small events as well. The company shoots indoors and outdoors, at points of interest throughout Northern Virginia and D.C., and it welcomes requests for destination sessions outside of the region.

Frederick, MD

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emiB Photography is a newborn and maternity portrait creator in Frederick. The artist also takes pictures of grown children and entire families, and she posts her works on the website, Instagram, and Facebook. emiB Photography's 60-minute session costs $650, and the package includes a pre-shoot consultation, up to 30 professionally edited images, and a personal online gallery that clients' loved ones can view.

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 specializes in luxury fine art photography sessions for maternity, newborns, and motherhood at her Fairfax studio. Clients in Washington, DC, enjoy a fully equipped space offering professional makeup and hair styling services, as well as a curated selection of dresses, newborn props, and opulent silk fabrics. With over a decade of experience, Anna ensures a relaxing experience for both parents and babies, with a thorough understanding of infant physiology and psychology. Anna prioritizes delivering quality final products, including exquisite wall art, prints, albums, and canvases, preserving treasured memories for years to come.

Ashburn, VA 20148

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5.0 (9)
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5.0 (1)

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Bloom Images is a newborn and maternity photography studio serving clients in Washington DC and throughout Northern Virginia. Sylvia Osinski, the photographer behind the business, is a mother herself who strives to capture the natural expressions of expectant mothers and their families. She also captures cake smashes and milestones in the life of a growing baby at her studio in Ashburn and in clients' homes. Bloom Images has more than a decade of experience in the industry.

Falls Church, VA 22042

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5.0 (8)
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5.0 (5)

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Tomas Hric Photography is a family, child, and maternity portrait studio in Falls Church. The founding artist aims to capture the crucial moments and feelings of the moment, and he strives to craft products meant to transcend generations. Tomas Hric Photography also shoots engagements, weddings, baptisms, birthday parties, and other celebrations of affection and hope, and the products include prints, posters, canvases, frames, and keychains. The website showcases the team's masterpieces.

Leesburg, VA 20175

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Second Ave Photography is family and maternity portrait creator in Leesburg. The camera professional captures the dynamic connections between parents and their children, or siblings with the new addition to the brood, and she delivers the images in stunning black-and-white and color formats. Second Ave Photography welcomes pets in the picture, and it showcases some of its works on the website.

Quantico, VA 22134

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5.0 (62)

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Casandra Lorraine is a maternity photographer based in Stafford, VA who travels to her clients 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 is known for her attention to detail, and sun-drenched, vivid outdoor portraits.

Urbana, MD 21704

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Sarah Rachel Photography is a studio in Urbana that engages in heirloom portraiture of families, newborns, and pregnant women. The artist shoots indoors and outdoors, and some of her stills feature an anticipating mother in a surreal setting, a sleeping infant wearing a fancy headpiece, and an elder brother carrying his freshly delivered twin siblings in a cloth tied to a branch. Sarah Rachel Photography serves clients from Frederick County and other Maryland communities, as well as Virginia and D.C.

Silver Spring, MD 20901

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Wale Ariztos is an engagement and wedding photographer in Silver Spring, who also engages in family and maternity portraiture. The artist shoots indoors and outdoors, and the products include albums. Clients can fill out the online contact form to know more about the company's services, pricing, and policies.

Aldie, VA 20105

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5.0 (15)
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5.0 (11)

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Jenny Sessoms Photography is run by Jenny Sessoms, a photographer and filmmaker who caters to clients in Northern Virginia and Washington DC. With a BFA in Photography, Jenny specializes in maternity, newborn and family photos. She works on editing films, aiming to convey emotions that strongly capture the moment. She provides clients with retouched high-resolution photos as well as custom fine art prints. Her sessions include a customized luxury photo album. Jenny has served companies like Disney, Priceline, and Verizon as a graphic designer.

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  • Family Portraits

Washington DC, DC

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5.0 (16)

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LRG Portraits is a full-service Washington, DC-based photography business that specializes in providing custom light-filled outdoor and in-home lifestyle maternity shots. Its maternity photography services include location planning, styling (curated client wardrobes), and producing custom-designed heirloom albums and frames. The business also offers newborn, baby, and family fine art photography. LRG Portraits is owned and operated by Lauren Roche-Garland, who has been into photography since she was eight. Lauren has appeared in Peerspace and People Magazine.

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  • Maternity Photography

Washington, DC

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5.0 (72)
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5.0 (22)

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Kalyn Michele Photography offers maternity and newborn photo services in Washington, D.C. The maternity session takes place between 30 to 34 weeks, with a package that comes with wardrobe and planning guidance, over 40 digital images downloaded from an online gallery, and a print credit. The studio has a bump-to-baby plan to include a newborn photo shoot, usually scheduled one to two weeks after the baby is born. Kalyn Michele Photography also offers photo and video packages for babies' milestones, family moments, and brand promotion.

  • Family Portraits

Gainesville, VA 20155

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5.0 (32)
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5.0 (29)
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5.0 (8)

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Established by Belle, TuBelle Photography specializes in lifestyle maternity and newborn photography in Washington DC and nearby areas. The heart of Belle's sessions is focusing on the love, joy, and excitement surrounding the arrival of the new baby, and capturing unposed and natural quiet moments between the mom and her baby. She guides her clients on how to prepare their home, offers complimentary access to her client closet, and uses her tricks to get the older siblings relaxed during the session.

Compare our Top Maternity Photographers

NameExpertise RatingAddressPromotionsLearn more
Marie Elizabeth Photography
Washington, DC
Stephanie Honikel Photography
Lansdowne, VA 20176
Briana Inell Photography
Lorton, VA 22079
Nataly Danilova Photography
3505 Willow Green Ct, Oakton, VA 22124
Roosh Photography
Gainesville, VA 20155
emiB Photography
Frederick, MD
Anna Troost
Buckeye Ct, Fairfax, VA 22033
Bloom Images
Ashburn, VA 20148
Tomas Hric Photography
Falls Church, VA 22042
Second Ave Photography
Leesburg, VA 20175
Casandra Lorraine photography
Quantico, VA 22134
Sarah Rachael Photography
Urbana, MD 21704
Wale Ariztos
Silver Spring, MD 20901
Jenny Sessoms Photography
Aldie, VA 20105
LRG Portraits
Washington DC, DC
Kalyn Michele Photography
Washington, DC
TuBelle Photography
Gainesville, VA 20155

FAQs

  • Introduction

    Maternity photographers work with pregnant women to capture images during the peak of their pregnancies. Photographs are typically taken in the third trimester when the subject's belly is round. In some cases, photographers may offer mothers and families the option to purchase maternity photos in a package with newborn photos, once their baby is born.

    Because every photographer's style is different, mothers-to-be have options when it comes to how they want their maternity photos to look. While some photos have an artful quality, others may be taken in a studio for a more traditional feel. Learn more about maternity photography by reading the frequently asked questions listed below.
  • What is maternity photography?

    Maternity photography is series a of photographs taken of soon-to-be mothers later in their pregnancies. These photos may be of just the mother, or they may include the father and other children. Often, maternity photos are whimsical and artistic, as they're meant to capture the beauty of pregnancy.

  • What to wear to a maternity photoshoot?

    What you wear for maternity photos depends on the style of the photographs being taken. Mothers who want to show their bare belly for maternity photos may want to opt for a basic crop top or sports bra with comfortable pants on the bottom. Those who prefer to stay covered up might want to consider an elegant gown.

  • What are good poses for a maternity photoshoot?

    Often, women will pose with their hands, or the father's hands, placed on their growing belly in maternity photos. Photos might be taken from the side to show a profile of the mother's shape or straight on to capture the joy on the subject's face.

  • How much does maternity photography cost?

    According to Fash, portrait photographers, including maternity photographers, typically charge between $100 and $250 per hour when photographing subjects. That cost normally equates to anywhere from $25 to $100 per edited image. On average, a photoshoot takes one full hour, whether indoors or outdoors.

  • How to get a photography contract with a maternity hospital?

    As a photographer, you need to have experience and proper training to work in a hospital setting. Most hospital photographers have some training in medical terminology as well as experience and training in how to safely work with new mothers and babies.