How to create inexpensive fluff layer for newborn photo sessions

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Rebecca Danzenbaker demonstrates how to easily create a beautiful, soft fluffy basket-filler layer for newborn photography props for less than $5.

The 5 Must-Haves in my Newborn Photo Studio

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With 10 years of experience photographing newborns, there are items in my home studio I just cannot live without!  I'm going to skip the obvious ones like my camera, lighting, the baby, and props.  Here are the things that make my newborn photography sessions easier! A great little space heater.  It's no mystery that newborn… Continue reading The 5 Must-Haves in my Newborn Photo Studio

10 Simple Tips for a Successful Newborn Photo Session

Newborn photography sessions are the sweetest!  Seeing your sleepy little baby all curled up like they're in your belly is such a wonderful memory to capture and preserve.  They just grow so quickly!  Both of my children outgrew their newborn-sized clothes within a a few weeks.  Wah! Here are a few useful things to know… Continue reading 10 Simple Tips for a Successful Newborn Photo Session

The Value of Photo Editing and Retouching

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Rebecca Danzenbaker gives before and after examples of the retouching she does to her newborn, maternity, baby and family photography during the editing process.

The Draw of Posed Newborn Photography

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Northern Virginia newborn photographer, Rebecca Danzenbaker, is renowned for her posed (studio) newborn photography and talks about why she switched from lifestyle newborn portraiture.

How I Protect Your Family’s Images

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Rebecca Danzenbaker shares her system for protecting the portraits she takes of your family.

I leaned in – My journey into a photography career | Ashburn, VA Family Photographer

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This is a very personal blog post for me, and I hope it doesn't offend any of you.  It is meant to tell my story only, not to pass judgement on anyone for their career and family choices. As long as I can remember, I've loved photography and wanted to be a photographer.  Ask my high-school… Continue reading I leaned in – My journey into a photography career | Ashburn, VA Family Photographer

Virtual Tour of my Newborn & Baby Photography Studio | Loudoun County Newborn Photographer

Hi all!  I made some changes and additions to my in-home newborn and baby portrait studio last year, and I wanted to share them with you! As you enter the double doors of the newborn photography studio, this is the first thing you'll see! This is my collection of neutral-colored blankets and props.  I can… Continue reading Virtual Tour of my Newborn & Baby Photography Studio | Loudoun County Newborn Photographer

Newborn Portraits of Our New Dog (Oh Yes, I Did!) | Loudoun Newborn Photographer

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Some good news to share!  We adopted a new dog, Minnie, a few weeks ago from a rescue organization called Paws for Seniors, a really wonderful non-profit group that places older dogs into homes (please go show them some love!).   Minnie is a 4-year-old Pekingese, but since Pekingese usually have long lives, I thought 4… Continue reading Newborn Portraits of Our New Dog (Oh Yes, I Did!) | Loudoun Newborn Photographer

Photographing the Older “Newborn” Baby | Fairfax, VA Newborn Photographer

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Sometimes, for a variety of reasons, clients are unable to make it into the studio for their newborn session until their baby is past the ideal window for newborn portraits of 5-14 days old.  Not too fear, though!  Babies are still cute as can be, and absolutely worthy of photographing, after two weeks old! Why the… Continue reading Photographing the Older “Newborn” Baby | Fairfax, VA Newborn Photographer