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

Northern Virginia newborn photography portraits

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

newborn infant baby photoshoot ashburn va

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

Maternity photographer Northern Virginia

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

The Most Underrated Season for Family Photos | Ashburn VA Family Photographer

Summer family photos in wildflowers Ashburn VA

I'm going to start this post by dropping a bit of "bad" news.  I'm fully booked for fall photo sessions.  It's true.  I have nothing available from September through mid-November, but I'm not going to apologize or chastise you for waiting too long to schedule your family's photo shoot because I have a little secret that you… Continue reading The Most Underrated Season for Family Photos | Ashburn VA Family Photographer

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

northern va newborn photography

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

Loudoun Newborn Photography

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

Styling a newborn session | Loudoun County newborn photographer

newborn photography Loudoun County

One of the things I love most about newborn photography is that I get to let my creative side out!  With a collection of over 200 newborn hats, 4 dozen tiebacks, and hundreds more wraps, blankets and props, I'm able to make every session unique. Before your newborn session, we'll talk about your color and… Continue reading Styling a newborn session | Loudoun County newborn photographer

The Truth Behind Before & After Photos | Ashburn, VA Family Photographer

revealing truth behind before and after photos

Please don't be fooled by before & after photos! As your friendly neighborhood photographer, I feel it's my responsibility to educate you on the power of good lighting!  These two photos were taken seconds apart (with my iPhone in the bathroom) - the only difference - I took two steps back into more flattering light.… Continue reading The Truth Behind Before & After Photos | Ashburn, VA Family Photographer