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

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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.

This beautiful family reached out to me after Walker was born, hoping to capture some moments of him in his first weeks of life. His mom’s question to me: Could we possibly plan an outdoor newborn session? Of course!

We met in the woods, where sweet Walker could be shaded by the trees and out in the fresh air. The sea of soft green ferns made such a beautiful backdrop, and baby Walker was so attentive that we were finished in no time. It was such a wonderful afternoon, and I just love the images that we captured together.

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Outdoor newborn photography session in Fairfax, Virginia. Northern Virginia newborn photographer. Washington DC newborn photographer.
Outdoor newborn photography session in Fairfax, Virginia. Northern Virginia newborn photographer. Washington DC newborn photographer.
Outdoor newborn photography session in Fairfax, Virginia. Northern Virginia newborn photographer. Washington DC newborn photographer.
Outdoor newborn photography session in Fairfax, Virginia. Northern Virginia newborn photographer. Washington DC newborn photographer.
Outdoor newborn photography session in Fairfax, Virginia. Northern Virginia newborn photographer. Washington DC newborn photographer.
Outdoor newborn photography session in Fairfax, Virginia. Northern Virginia newborn photographer. Washington DC newborn photographer.
Outdoor newborn photography session in Fairfax, Virginia. Northern Virginia newborn photographer. Washington DC newborn photographer.
Outdoor newborn photography session in Fairfax, Virginia. Northern Virginia newborn photographer. Washington DC newborn photographer.
Outdoor newborn photography session in Fairfax, Virginia. Northern Virginia newborn photographer. Washington DC newborn photographer.
Outdoor newborn photography session in Fairfax, Virginia. Northern Virginia newborn photographer. Washington DC newborn photographer.
Outdoor newborn photography session in Fairfax, Virginia. Northern Virginia newborn photographer. Washington DC newborn photographer.

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