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 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.

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

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