Dandelion Wishes® Newborn Photographer and Baby Photographer to Northern Virginia and Washington DC bio picture
  • Welcome to the Dandelion Wishes® Photography { Blogsite }

    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.

        This sweet little boy came 4 whole weeks early and because his mama had a really rough delivery, baby “Kaima” wasn’t able to come for his newborn portraits until well past the “sweet spot” for the best newborn photos.   All though the session took longer than normal (due to his age) we were still able to get some amazing newborn portraits and mom was super excited with the results.  Mom brought African themed stuffed animals to honor baby’s heritage and I especially love the portrait of mom & baby that she requested as an add-on to her session…it captures that amazing bond between a mother and her newborn baby!

        If you live in the Northern Virginia area we’d love to help you capture this special time in your newborn baby’s life with artistic newborn portrait art.

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        Welcome baby Chikaima!  This sweet baby boy decided to arrive 4 weeks early, surprising everyone in his family – babies have a way of doing that, lol!  He was sleepy during the entire session which allowed us to create precious images like the one below.  What a little sweetie! ♥

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        If you live in the Frederick MD area we’d love to help you capture this special time in your newborn baby’s life with artistic newborn portrait art.

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          If you have a baby and live in Washington D.C., we’d love to help you capture this special time in your baby’s life with artistic portrait art.

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        Meet sweet baby Eloise!  Love, love, love her name and all her adorable baby chub – oh, and her precious chubby baby toes too!  She had the cutest little smiles!  All though I must admit, she really made me work for them for sure.  :)  Still, it was totally worth it to see her face light up with that gummy grin!Best baby photography in the Washington DC Metro area.

        If you have a baby and live in Washington D.C., we’d love to help you capture this special time in your baby’s life with artistic newborn photography portrait art.

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        Enjoy Baby Madison’s slideshow…such sweetness!

         

         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 }” ™

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        • Dawn - Dear Jami & Josh – How fun it was to work with your sweet little Madison! She was a dream to work with! ♥♥♥

        • Mary lu - She is absolutely beautiful. The pictures are amazing. So happy I got to see her

        • Mary Tayne - Dear Jami & Josh,

          So very happy for you. A beautiful little girl, and 2 big brothers to adore her. <3

         If you’re expecting and 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 newborn with artistic portrait art.  Imagine… “your baby as { art }” ™

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        • Dawn - Dear Megan & Luis – What an absolute pleasure to create artistic newborn portraits of your sweet Isabella Grace while she is still such a tiny little baby girl. Her newborn portraits reflect the beautiful miracle that she is! Thank you for trusting Dandelion Wishes to create photos that forever preserve Isabella’s earliest days.♥

        After two adorable little boys, sweet baby Madison has arrived to her family.  She will most certainly be spoiled – as well she should! – and she will have two amazing big brothers to watch over her.  Isn’t she beautiful?  Just one little sneak peek for now…I might add another a bit later but for now, I am saving the rest for mom and dad to see next week! ♥

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        • Deb Richards - I am sooo blown away by your artistry and the awesome photos of these precious little ones. So makes me wish I had a little one so that you can work your magic. God has truly blessed you with an amazing talent. What a wonderful experience my granddaughter must be having working for you!

        • Dawn - Deb, Thank you for your kind words…they truly warmed my heart! Leandra has truly been a blessing to me! I could not do what I do without her assistance. She’s a lovely young lady! You must be very proud of her! ♥

        I’d like to introduce sweet newborn baby Isabella Grace!  What a precious little angel she was for us!  Isabella’s big brother was here just a couple short years ago – what an honor to create newborn portraits of their little princess too! ♥

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        If you’re expecting and live in the Fairfax 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 }” ™

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        If you have a baby who will be 7 – 8 months old and live near The National Harbor MD – Fort Washington MD area, we’d love to help you capture this special time in their life with artistic baby portraits.

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        Can you say ADORABLE????  Baby Amir was such an adorable baby ~ just the best!  One of the portraits his mama wanted to create was to replicate a portrait like the one that she has of Amir’s daddy at the same age….check out daddy’s baby photo on right, below.  Look how similar the hair is!  Love it to pieces.  I had such a fun time doing this for them and am super excited that it turned out so well.  Can’t wait for baby Amir’s mama to see the rest of his baby portraits.  ♥

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        If you have a baby who will be 7 – 8 months old and live near The National Harbor MD – Fort Washington MD area, we’d love to help you capture this special time in their life with artistic baby portraits.

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        • T Hassan - Dawn…I really enjoyed the presentation of photos. I told my husband I cried looking at the child they said I would never have. I was blown away by the pictures and am grateful and blessed to have found you. I am excited to frame and present the portraits to our family and closest friends. Tawanza!

          p.s. and the cookies were delicious!!!

        • Dawn - Dear Hassan family ~ Honestly, it was my pleasure to work with Amir to forever capture this time in his little life.♥ He is gorgeous! I cannot wait for you to take delivery and have his gorgeous portraits in your home. I can’t wait to see them myself! God bless, Dawn

         

        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.

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        I very much enjoyed meeting this Ashburn, Virginia family…and especially their sweet newborn baby girl!  Baby Kara is just the sweetest little princess and what an incredible honor to be able to create meaningful portraits of such a special time in these earliest days of her life. ♥

         

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

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        • Dawn - Dear ‘R’ family ~ What a pleasure it was to spend time with you and your precious newborn baby girl. Thank you for trusting me with little Kara…she was amazing! ♥♥♥

        The family of little Miss ‘S’ has been oh-so-patiently waiting to see her slideshow so here it is….such a sweet newborn baby girlie. ♥

         

        If you’re expecting a new baby and live near The National Harbor. Fort Washington – Waldorf, MD, we’d love to help you capture this special time in your life with artistic newborn baby portraits.

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        • Dawn - Dear ‘G’ Family ~ What an absolute joy to meet all three of you and to have been chosen to create artful portraits of your sweet newborn baby girl. I am honored. ♥♥♥

        • RG - Dawn- You have an amazing talent and such patience! It was an absolute pleasure watching you work. Thank you for capturing these beautiful images of our little angel. ;)

        Little Laura was only 9 days new for her newborn portrait session.  Look how precious she is!

         

        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 priceless, artistic portraits.

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        • Dawn - Dear ‘S’ family, What a joy it is to see your little family grow with the addition of sweet little Laura. She completes you and I am sure that big sister Frankie and Laura will hold many, many tea parties in the future! What fun! ♥

        This gorgeous newborn baby girl came after eighteen years after her mommy and daddy became a family.  She completes them…you can see it.  Even though this itty bitty princess decided to have 2 hours of wake time, we enjoyed doting on her and waited for her to give in to sweet slumber.  And it was sooo worth the wait!  :)

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