Dandelion Wishes® Newborn Photographer and Baby Photographer to Northern Virginia and Washington DC bio picture
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    You have found the best photography studio in the Northern Virginia, Washington DC and suburban Maryland area for unique Maternity, Newborn & Baby portraits.

    This blog is the place to view my most current studio work including sneak peeks of recent maternity and newborn sessions. Please be sure to visit the links above where you can browse all of my Portrait Art Galleries.

    If you are pregnant or have a newborn baby, please visit the NEWBORN or MATERNITY link above for examples of my work. Then give me a call...I'd be more than happy to spend some time chatting with you about these very special portrait sessions. ~ Dawn

    Important Note:

    The studio is currently accepting advance reservations for September through December 2017. However, even if you have just had your baby, you are welcome to call me for the possibility of any last minute "squeeze-in" sessions or to request to be put on the waiting list.

    If you are pregnant in your 1st or 2nd trimester, please contact the studio today so you do not miss the opportunity to capture the beauty of your baby bump and/or your newborn baby. If you are interested in newborn portraits only... we still strongly suggest scheduling your session at least two-three months prior to your delivery date to be assured of availability.

        Sweet little Stella just turned one year old!  She also just had her Christening ~ isn’t her dress beautiful?  I adore it. ♥  I know this sweet girl’s family is very anxious to see her portraits…so here she is, in all her cuteness!

        If you live in the South Riding, VA area, I’d love to help you capture this same special time in your one-year-old baby’s life with artfully posed portrait art.

        Imagine…”your baby as { art }” ™

        Newborn baby pictures, Ashburn, VA.

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        I adore the connection that this pose captures of these expectant parents.  Is it not beautiful?   This is one of my most requested poses. They were so excited for their maternity photography session and it was a joy to create a portrait that captured the joy and anticipation of their pregnancy. ♥

        If you’re expecting, live in the Alexandria, Virginia area and are looking for a maternity photographer, I’d love to help you capture this special time in your life with artistic pregnancy pictures.  Imagine… “your bump as { art }” ™

        Baby bump photography - Alexandria, VA

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        May I present Baby Ivan…the absolute sweetest little 11 day old baby boy!  I know his family is so proud of him – it was so obvious just how much he is loved. ♥

         

        If you live in the Herndon, VA area, I’d love to help you capture this same special time in your newborn baby’s life with artfully posed portrait art.

        Imagine…”your baby as { art }” ™

        Newborn baby pictures, Ashburn, VA.

         

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        Oh goodness! Is not baby Ivan the most precious little thing you’ve seen today??? All snuggled up and sleeping peacefully with his sweet little lamb tucked in beside him. ♥

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        THIS melts my heart!!!  Just look at Baby Ivan’s bright eyes and that precious newborn smile. ♥

         

        Newborn Baby Photographer, Herndon, VA

        If you live in the Herndon, VA area, I’d love to help you capture this same special time in your newborn baby’s life with artfully posed portrait art.

        Imagine…”your baby as { art }” ™

        Newborn baby pictures, Ashburn, VA.

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        • Ava Foster - Beautiful pictures of Ivan. Congratulations Greta and Raj. I have another grandson!!

        • Shiva - Very nice n cute

        • Shiva - Congrats both of you

        Can I just tell you how much I LOVE my job…  working as a Newborn Photographer in Northern Virginia?  It’s just THE BEST job because I get to work with sweet, itty-bitty babies that are brand new members to their adoring families.  This precious baby boy was no exception.  He was a sleepy little sweetheart who blessed me with the most precious little smiles.  My heart overflows! ♥

           If you live in the Ashburn, VA area I’d love to help you capture this special time in your newborn baby’s life with artfully posed portrait art.

        Imagine…”your baby as { art }” ™

        Newborn baby pictures, Ashburn, VA.

         

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        • Dawn - Dear R Family, I absolutely loved meeting and working with your precious baby boy. He was a dream! ~Dawn ♥

        I had the privilege of spending time with last week with this precious little baby.  He surprised his mama and daddy by arriving 2 weeks early!  Daddy is a golf fan so the first portrait is for him.  The second portrait totally warms my heart…caught him flashing a really big grin. ♥

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          If you live in the Ashburn, VA area I’d love to help you capture this special time in your newborn baby’s life with artfully posed portrait art.

        Imagine…”your baby as { art }” ™

        Newborn baby pictures, Ashburn, VA.

         

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         If you’re expecting a new baby and live near National Harbor in Maryland, I’d love to help you capture this special time in your newborn baby’s life with artistic newborn photography portrait art.  Imagine… “your baby as { art }” ™

         Leave them some newborn baby love!!

         

        This beautiful baby girl’s name fits her perfectly.  I just love it!  During her newborn session, she slept peacefully and soundly, allowing me to gently pose her for her portraits.  Seriously, she was just the best little subject for me…oh, how I love those soft curls on her head!

        Here is a quick sneak peek for her parents, friends and family…

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        If you’re expecting a new baby and live near National Harbor in Maryland, I’d love to help you capture this special time in your newborn baby’s life with artistic newborn photography portrait art.  Imagine… “your baby as { art }” ™

         Leave them some newborn baby love!!

         

        Sweet baby Shelby’s session was a boatload of fun, fun, fun!  She very much enjoyed sitting back on her daddy’s lap while viewing her slideshow on the “big screen”.  She giggled at herself as she saw the bigger-than-life baby Shelby on the screen.  It is sooo dang cute!   But, her friends and family hasn’t had the pleasure of seeing them yet so here it is for them!

         

         

        If you’re looking for creative baby portraits and live in Northern Virginia we’d love to help you capture this special time in the life of your baby with artistic wall art portraits.

        Imagine… “your baby as { art }” ™Leave them some newborn baby love!!

         

         

         

        It’s always such a joy to see how big my little newborn clients get in just one short year.  What a sweetie this little one has become.  Baby Shelby has the prettiest blue eyes and the way she wrinkles her nose when she smiles reminds me of my own sweet baby girl at the same age.

        Anywho, here is a little sneak peek of sweet Shelby and her baby blues! :)

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        If you’re looking for creative baby portraits and live in Washington DC or near National Harbor, MD, we’d love to help you capture this special time in the life of your baby with artistic wall art portraits.

        Imagine… “your baby as { art }” ™Leave them some newborn baby love!!

         

        • Dawn - Dear G Family ~ I thoroughly enjoyed our time together last week and I am amazed at how fast the time has gone by AND how much Shelby has grown! She’s precious! ♥

        This little sweetie pie was LOADS of fun for her First Birthday session.  Hard to believe that a year has flown by since she was here for her newborn baby portrait session!  Mom and Dad are anxiously awaiting the posting of the slideshow…enjoy!

        If you’re expecting a new baby and live in the Falls Church, VA area we’d love to help you capture this special time in the life of your newborn with artistic wall art portraits.

        Imagine… “your baby as { art }” ™Leave them some newborn baby love!!

         

        • Addie - Another fantastic job, Dawn! Laura’s photos came out beautifully!

        Miss Isabella had a marvelous Milestone session.  She was such a happy and content baby…enjoyed every little moment!

        If you would like to schedule a Milestones session for your baby and you live in the Fairfax VA or anywhere in the Northern VA area we’d love to help you capture this special time in the life of your baby with artistic portrait art.

        Imagine… “your baby as { art }” ™

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        Little Miss Laura is coming up fast on her 1st birthday!  She has changed so much since her newborn session…the most noticeable difference being her lovely red hair!  Miss Laura was totally adorable and quite the little smiler once we realized what tickled her; me squealing a high-pitched little scream, which she echoed back to me!  Fun, fun! :)

        I have to also mention that there is a wonderful story about the item that is being used for little Laura’s headband…it’s a handmade bracelet that is a cherished family heirloom.  Mom wanted to try and work it in and she had a great idea of using a small headband to wind around the links in the bracelet that would enable it to be used as a headband.  Her idea proved to be the perfect solution and I love the way it turned out.  What a special portrait!  More portraits later…Falls Church Virginia Newborn photographer

        If you’re expecting a new baby and live in the Falls Church, VA area we’d love to help you capture this special time in the life of your newborn with artistic wall art portraits.

        Imagine… “your baby as { art }” ™Leave them some newborn baby love!!

        Wow, it’s hard to believe that 7 months has passed since this precious little girl was here for her newborn baby portraits!  Such a great age for a Milestones session….just starting to sit up well and give us those heart-melting smiles!  Mom and dad are waiting for this sneak peek…more to come later! ♥
        Best baby photographer Fairfax VAIf you would like to schedule a Milestones session for your baby and you live in the Fairfax VA or anywhere in the Northern VA area we’d love to help you capture this special time in the life of your baby with artistic portrait art.  Imagine… “your baby as { art }” ™

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        Such a sweet baby boy!  Slept soundly and allowed me to pose him perfectly for his proud mother and father!  Love his “cupid bow” lips and chubby cheeks and adorable baby toes.  ♥

        If you’re expecting a new baby and live in the Ashburn VA or anywhere in Northern VA, we’d love to help you capture this special time in your newborn baby’s life with artistic newborn photography portrait art.  Imagine… “your baby as { art }” ™

         Leave them some newborn baby love!!