I knew I wanted to be a Northern Virginia newborn photographer after starting my own family in 2010. I realized how quickly the newborn stage of life passes by. Before you know it, middle of the night feedings turn into learning how to walk which becomes field trips at school.

When you look back on your own childhood photos, which are your favorites? If they are the ones where you are snuggled into your mom or dad’s lap reading a book, or playing with your favorite toy, lifestyle newborn photography is the perfect choice for your baby’s first photo session.

“Babies are such a nice way to start people.”
A custom newborn photo session with Northern Virginia newborn photographer Second Ave Photography is the perfect way to begin telling your baby’s story.

It’s about the chair you fed her in every night. The couch where he slept on your shoulder all day. Their nursery theme you worked so hard on, the way they wrap their hand around your finger, and the way they stretch when you lay them down.

By coming to your home, you can relax in the comfortable environment of your own space. There will be plenty of time for snuggles, feedings, and that extra cup of coffee. I always invite siblings (and pets, often your first baby!) to participate. This is such a magical time in your lives, and I’m thrilled that you are considering me to be part of it.

“What if my house is small/dark/messy/not straight out of a Pinterest board?”

Well, neither is mine, so rest assured as a professional (and a mom!) this is totally OK. Everyone has one good window and I can build your entire session around it, but I may be able to find perfectly beautiful light that is being overlooked. I will also do whatever de-cluttering needs to be done to prep your space for pictures. But if you’re still unsure, and the weather allows, I can help you choose a beautiful location outside that perfectly reflects your taste and style.

Or, consider a Fresh 48 session at the hospital.

Your postpartum room is a special place where you’ll begin to bond with your new baby. Babies change fast, even in such a short amount of time. It can seem like a blur. So a Fresh 48 session is the perfect way to preserve those memories so you can revisit them when you’ve had a little more sleep! This is also likely the first time older siblings will meet their new baby, or grandparents. Those are moments you won’t want to miss. Fresh 48 sessions are available at The Birthing Inn, Stone Springs, and Reston Hospital.

Please email me today to receive a copy of my Newborn Welcome Guide, for all the details you need to plan your custom newborn photo session.

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Know someone looking for a professional Northern Virginia newborn photographer (or anywhere in the Washington DC metro area)? I always appreciate referrals. There is no travel fee for newborn sessions booked anywhere in the NoVa/DC area.

Second Ave Photography is an internationally published Northern Virginia newborn photographer, specializing in custom lifestyle newborn sessions in your home and Fresh 48s.