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 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

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

Winter Maternity Photo Session | Ashburn, VA Maternity Photography

Ashburn VA Maternity Photographer

Who says outdoor photo sessions need to be done in the spring and fall?!  Winter photography sessions have their very own unique beauty!  I especially enjoy winter maternity sessions!  I could try to make some comparisons between hibernation and pregnancy or pontificate upon the promise of life throughout the cold winter, but instead let's just… Continue reading Winter Maternity Photo Session | Ashburn, VA Maternity Photography

Maternity Photo Sessions – The 5 W’s | Chantilly, VA Maternity Photographer

Maternity photographer Washington DC

Ever since Demi Moore bared (almost) all for the cover of Esquire Magazine in 1991, the popularity of maternity photography has skyrocketed.  Much like wedding photography, maternity photos capture the excitement, anticipation and beauty of a life-changing event. If you've been thinking of having maternity photos taken, I've put together this guide to give you… Continue reading Maternity Photo Sessions – The 5 W’s | Chantilly, VA Maternity Photographer

Christina’s Maternity Session | Centreville, VA Maternity Photographer

Maternity photographer in Centreville VA

Gosh, it really does overwhelm me how many amazing people I get to meet doing what I do!  I wanted to share highlights from Christina's maternity photo session in Centreville , who was joined by her husband, Rob.  Proving that you can make  just about any location into the perfect photo location, we drove only… Continue reading Christina’s Maternity Session | Centreville, VA Maternity Photographer

Put Your Records On | Chantilly, VA Maternity Photographer

Sometimes we lose touch of who we are.  Life takes hold and puts us into a routine until we feel like cogs in a wheel instead of the trail-blazing, energetic, adventurous, dancing machines that we really are.  Well, for those out there feeling like a hamster in a cage, I hope these maternity photos of… Continue reading Put Your Records On | Chantilly, VA Maternity Photographer

Mammas, Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys

Man, being a parent is hard!!!  There's so much worrying, and doubting, and frustration, and trying not to laugh when they're being so bad, but so darn cute.  My mom always used to say, "You'll know what it's like some day when you grow up and have your own babies!"  And you know what?  She… Continue reading Mammas, Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys