I was so lucky to capture Riley while she was still in her mama’s belly, and then again in the days after she came home from the hospital.

We took our time in her light filled nursery, while her sweet mama nursed and told me Riley’s birth story. I always ensure parents that we’ll take our time during their newborn session, following baby’s lead and trying to relax a little bit — even though I know that those first days all blur together and parents of a newborn never really get to relax.

The next time I saw sweet Riley, she was a few months older, and SO much bigger. I couldn’t believe my eyes. Is there anything that changes quite as quickly as a baby growing up?

Vienna, VIrginia newborn photography. Lifestyle newborn photography in northern Virginia.
Vienna, VIrginia newborn photography. Lifestyle newborn photography in northern Virginia.
Vienna, VIrginia newborn photography. Lifestyle newborn photography in northern Virginia.
Vienna, VIrginia newborn photography. Lifestyle newborn photography in northern Virginia.
Vienna, VIrginia newborn photography. Lifestyle newborn photography in northern Virginia.
Vienna, VIrginia newborn photography. Lifestyle newborn photography in northern Virginia.
Vienna, VIrginia newborn photography. Lifestyle newborn photography in northern Virginia.
Vienna, VIrginia newborn photography. Lifestyle newborn photography in northern Virginia.
Vienna, VIrginia newborn photography. Lifestyle newborn photography in northern Virginia.
Vienna, Virginia newborn photography. Lifestyle newborn photography in northern Virginia.
Vienna, Virginia newborn photography. Lifestyle newborn photography in northern Virginia.
Vienna, Virginia newborn photography. Lifestyle newborn photography in northern Virginia.
Vienna, Virginia newborn photography. Lifestyle newborn photography in northern Virginia.
Vienna, Virginia newborn photography. Lifestyle newborn photography in northern Virginia.
Vienna, Virginia newborn photography. Lifestyle newborn photography in northern Virginia.
Vienna, Virginia newborn photography. Lifestyle newborn photography in northern Virginia.

Jessica Slaunwhite is a northern Virginia baby photographer.
She specializes in pregnancy, newborn, and family photography.
Jessica is based in Arlington, Virginia, but is available for travel
to destinations near and far.

Baby Luna. Such a precious, tiny girl.

I remember during this session feeling the overwhelming love surrounding baby Luna. Her parents were just in awe of their girl, and even just being so tiny and new, I could tell that she already was their entire world. Dad played the perfect lullaby on his guitar, mom held Luna close and warm so she could get nice and sleepy. It was a beautiful morning capturing the most beautiful new family.

Film lab: Photovision

Cozy DC newborn session on film. Washington, DC newborn photographer.
Cozy DC newborn session on film. Washington, DC newborn photographer.
Cozy DC newborn session on film. Washington, DC newborn photographer.
Cozy DC newborn session on film. Washington, DC newborn photographer.
Cozy DC newborn session on film. Washington, DC newborn photographer.
Cozy DC newborn session on film. Washington, DC newborn photographer.
Cozy DC newborn session on film. Washington, DC newborn photographer.
Cozy DC newborn session on film. Washington, DC newborn photographer.
Cozy DC newborn session on film. Washington, DC newborn photographer.
Cozy DC newborn session on film. Washington, DC newborn photographer.
Cozy DC newborn session on film. Washington, DC newborn photographer.
Cozy DC newborn session on film. Washington, DC newborn photographer.
Cozy DC newborn session on film. Washington, DC newborn photographer.
Cozy DC newborn session on film. Washington, DC newborn photographer.
Cozy DC newborn session on film. Washington, DC newborn photographer.
Cozy DC newborn session on film. Washington, DC newborn photographer.
Cozy DC newborn session on film. Washington, DC newborn photographer.
Cozy DC newborn session on film. Washington, DC newborn photographer.
Cozy DC newborn session on film. Washington, DC newborn photographer.
Cozy DC newborn session on film. Washington, DC newborn photographer.
Cozy DC newborn session on film. Washington, DC newborn photographer.
Cozy DC newborn session on film. Washington, DC newborn photographer.
Cozy DC newborn session on film. Washington, DC newborn photographer.
Cozy DC newborn session on film. Washington, DC newborn photographer.
Cozy DC newborn session on film. Washington, DC newborn photographer.
Cozy DC newborn session on film. Washington, DC newborn photographer.

Jessica Slaunwhite is a Washington, DC film photographer.
She specializes in pregnancy, newborn, and family photography.
Jessica is based in Arlington, Virginia, but is available for travel
to destinations near and far.

I had so much fun capturing Bridget during her pregnancy. She was radiant and glowing, with a beautiful bump and such an excitement to be meeting her baby girl soon.

The charm of autumn in Old Town Alexandria made Bridget’s pictures even more gorgeous — I know, how is that even possible?? Cobblestone streets, flickering lanterns, changing leaves; I don’t know if there is a more festive place to be during fall in northern Virginia.

I was also lucky enough to capture some newborn moments and a mama and baby session for their family (blog posts for these are coming soon!), and have loved seeing sweet Riley grow. What a joy it is to be in the business of families and babies and love.

Film lab: Photovision

Autumn maternity session in Old Town Alexandria
Autumn maternity session in Old Town Alexandria
Autumn maternity session in Old Town Alexandria
Autumn maternity session in Old Town Alexandria
Autumn maternity session in Old Town Alexandria
Autumn maternity session in Old Town Alexandria
Autumn maternity session in Old Town Alexandria
Autumn maternity session in Old Town Alexandria
Autumn maternity session in Old Town Alexandria

Jessica Slaunwhite is an Alexandria, Virginia newborn photographer.
She specializes in pregnancy, birth, and family photography.
Jessica is based in Arlington, Virginia, but is available for travel
to destinations near and far.