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.

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

Styling a newborn session | Loudoun County newborn photographer

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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

Adding older siblings into newborn photos | Ashburn, VA newborn photographer

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Add siblings into your newborn's portraits with some tried and true techniques.

I photographed a celebrity! (Leesburg, VA newborn photographer)

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OMG, you guys!!  So you know how pretty much every industry has its own celebrities?  Like, Warren Buffet is a business-world celebrity, and Gordon Ramsay is a celebrity chef?   Well, the photography world has its own celebrities, too!  And on December 31st, one of them, Rachel Brenke, reached out to me asking for information for… Continue reading I photographed a celebrity! (Leesburg, VA newborn photographer)

Sabrina’s newborn photos | Brambleton VA newborn photographer

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I had little Miss Sabrina in my newborn photography studio a few weeks ago. She was such a great sleeper!  I spend a lot of time during each newborn photo session just working on posing the newborn's hands. If the babies are dreaming and not in a deep sleep, they'll move their hands quite a… Continue reading Sabrina’s newborn photos | Brambleton VA newborn photographer

Anatomy of a Newborn Photo Session | Loudoun County, VA Newborn Photographer

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Hi all! Now that I've been photographing newborns for several years, I've found that I've really gotten into a flow with my newborn sessions. It helps so much to start out with a plan for all of the poses and props I'm going to use, and I have everything set up before my little clients… Continue reading Anatomy of a Newborn Photo Session | Loudoun County, VA Newborn Photographer