I am so happy to have found Dandelion Wishes. Amir’s 7 month portrait sitting exceeded my expectations. All who have received pictures are in awe of the photos which are so well done. I was so apprehensive about the shots as Amir was not as cooperative that day. You remained professional and understanding when we needed to take a break, eat and regroup. I really appreciated that being a first time mom and knowing each day with a little one is unpredictable. You worked to calm him down and in doing so alleviated so much of my anxiety. I still remember seeing the photos on the screen when it came to making selections and began crying …the photos where just that beautiful to me. You truly turned my dear Amir into Art and we are so happy to showcase him. You are highly recommended by Ali and I and the entire Hassan family.
Tawanza Hassan ~ Fort Washington, Maryland
Thank you so much for doing Isabella’s basket photo shoot. We just adore her canvas. It is hanging in our living room and every time I walk past it, I take a peek and my heart melts. Yes, I admit I am somewhat in love. ☺ Dawn, you truly are very talented. And I do thank you so much for the patience you gave that day. You created a perfect treasure for our family.
Thank you again! And may God bless you all always!
With love, Megan S. ~ Fairfax, Virginia
I just want to take a moment to thank Dandelion Wishes for all of your hard work and providing me with a set of beautiful images that I will treasure forever.
From the first consultation to receiving our art, you were so understanding, professional, and caring. Your studio was extremely inviting and relaxing, which also added to the wonderful experience and made the session feel very personal. Your attention to detail is truly amazing, from the presentation of our art to ensuring our artwork is nothing short of perfect is truly refreshing.
The birth announcements looked amazing and were a huge hit with family, friends and co-workers. I do not know how many times we were asked the question “how did they get the baby to do that?” The entire experience left me feeling overjoyed and every time I look at our images, it just warms my heart. You went above and beyond. We will definitely be making a trip back for Leila’s 1st birthday.
Thank you for everything,
Tracie and Arthur S ~ Alexandria, VA
We are so grateful to have Kamsi’s art which is our first professional shoot. Each time I stare at it on the wall it refreshes me. The response I get from people is sooo overwhelming. Each trip we took, you made us feel welcome and comfortable as if we’ve known each other before. At first I thought it will be impossible for the fact that baby Kamsi is a professional crier but your impeccable patience overcame it all. You are truly an expert in photography.
Doris N. ~ Fredrick, Maryland
We highly recommend Dandelion Photography. Dawn and her assistant Mary are very nice, carefuland extremely talented. Dawn was able to capture the true beauty and essence of our son Aydenn. Her experience with newborns is uncanny and untouched by any other photographer and she was an absolute professional. At the time of our session, Aydenn was a mere 10 days old, Dawn and Mary handled him with care as if he were their own. Our photos came out absolutely gorgeous and we could not have been more pleased. We will without a doubt come back to Dandelion photography for Aydenn’s 1-year pictures.
Aqueel, Tiffany and Aydenn F. ~ Fort Belvoir, VA
It was so great working with you once again for Francesca’s 1st birthday shoot. How time flies! Although the little one wormed, squirmed, and wiggled, you got the most amazing shots of her. Everyone raves over Frankie’s pictures. You are fun, professional, and a beyond talented photography studio! Thanks so much for capturing such a special time in our little girl’s life.
Addie & Chris ~ Falls Church, VA
Just wanted to thank you for the awesome job you did on Grant’s photography. By taking only a few excellent shots you made the process painless for us when it came time to make our selections. His wall canvas is truly beautiful and we can’t help but smile each time we look at it.
His birth announcements have created quite a buzz amongst our family, friends and co-workers. Many people have told us they framed his announcement or that it “made the fridge”, which we consider to be the highest honor. Jeff’s clients and co-workers have gushed over the image he framed on his desk at work. One of his clients could not concentrate on the meeting they were having because she kept looking at Grant’s picture and remarking at how absolutely gorgeous it was. Two of my aunt’s co-workers started crying when they saw it. My grandparents framed it and their housekeeper said Grant was the most beautiful baby she had ever seen. My parents and I have received several phone calls from folks wanting to know “how did they get that baby to do that!?”. Long story short, we are making news all over the East Coast because of the cool birth announcements you created!
We are so very pleased with all your work. It was such a pleasure working with both you and your assistant, Mary. Can’t thank you enough for making this precious time in our lives so special.
With sincere thanks,
Melissa & Jeff C. ~ Alexandria, Virginia
This is a one-stop shop for professional maternity and newborn photography. I purchased the “Baby and Bump” package and could not have asked for anything better. Dawn and Mary were very down to earth, understood what I was looking for and answered all of my questions. I was not bothered with the hassle of trying to find something to wear at 32 weeks to take a photo. Dawn was very patient with my baby during her session. My maternity and newborn photos were priceless. I will definitely be back for my baby’s first Birthday photos. Money well spent.
Alecia K. ~ Alexandria, Virginia
We couldn’t be happier with Jaxon’s newborn pictures we received from Dandelion Wishes. They are memories our family will keep forever. Thank you for your amazing creativity and eye for art.
Britt & James P. ~ Reston, Virginia
We want to send our sincerest thanks for the lovely work you did for Francesca’s photos. The art is amazing and we get so many compliments. I’ve never seen such professionalism mixed with fun! We loved each step of the process and look forward to Frankie’s next session with you.
Addie, Chris and Frankie ~ Falls Church, VA
Dawn took a lot of time with me on the phone before our first session so that I could bring the appropriate clothing to make our session unique. The actual session went very well and the results were amazing. Dawn and Mary have the knack for making you feel right at home.
We had a similar experience several weeks later when we were there with our son. Dawn and Mary took the time to give us all of the information that we needed and were so patient with him while they changed fabrics and poses again and again.
We were able to bring things with us to make both series of photographs unique to us which made it all the more special. We loved the results and so did our family! We would recommend their work and just a short trip through their website will convince anyone of the quality of their work.
My husband and I were so pleased with the our entire experience at Dandelion Wishes. Not only were Dawn and her team able to capture priceless images of our precious little boy, they also made the experience fun and exicting.
They obviously have lots of experiance with little ones and that makes everything easy — the studio is fully equipped with everything you need (including a changing table and warmed wipes) and they make you feel like you are right at home!
We were amazed by how beautiful the photographs turned out and everyone who sees them comments about how wonderful they are. Dawn was also able to work with us to get our birth announcements out very quickly during a busy holiday season. We would recommend Dandelion Wishes to anyone who wants a wonderful keepsake from a precious time in their baby’s life.
Dear Dawn, Mary & Roger,
Just a quick note to let you know that we are so pleased with the fabulous pictures. It was a wonderful experience. We are looking forward to our next session when Charlotte turns 1.
Stacy W. ~ Alexandria, Virginia
Dear Dandelion Wishes Photography Team –
After carefully interviewing several photographers, in an effort to ensure that I captured the “true essence” of my baby daughter on her milestone “1st Birthday”, I am so very happy that I selected Dandelion Wishes. From our first meeting, both my child and I felt “so much at home”, as your studio is very warm, comfortable and calm. I am sure that this atmosphere is what contributed to my daughter’s overall participation, as she felt at ease and relaxed during her photography session. Our session was not rushed and you made us feel that we had “all the time in the world” to capture our daughter’s expressions. Your team is truly “First Class” and I will be forever grateful for the images that you captured of my daughter. They were absolutely magnificent!!
Thank you so much for everything.
Michelle H. ~ Alexandria, Virginia
Where to start…every aspect of Dandelion Wishes Photography is impeccable…from the client care provided by Mary, the amazing pictures that Dawn captures, the time and effort Dawn puts into carefully selecting and editing the best photos, and all the amazing details.
Dawn somehow just intuitively knows her clients – from picking out the perfect backdrop and accessories after only a few short minutes on the phone for the consultation, to capturing not just the developmental milestones of your little one, but actually capturing their wonderful personalities – that special smile, the glint in the eyes, the adorable facial expressions that you thought only you recognized – Dawn captures. Not just by snapping photos in rapid succession – Dawn actually waits for these precious moments and selectively photographs them.
Then she painstakingly edits the photos. You are shown the best of the best which makes the investment session run smoothly although it’s very difficult to only choose a few photos – it’s really best to get at least one of each! :) And, Dawn is also on hand to make any adjustments needed; altering storyboards, using her creative eye to help with deciding between different photos, selecting frames, etc.
And the amazing details! Coming in for a smash the cake session? Mary and Dawn provide a bath – with rubber ducky, of course – to clean the little one up for the car ride home. Coming in for the investment session? Warm cookies and beverage of your choice wait for you and you view the artwork on a large screen for easy viewing – you can actually see the correct size for the larger art pieces. Coming to pick up your artwork? Everything will be beautifully displayed for you to enjoy then lovingly wrapped in the signature brown boxes and bags with lovely pink and/or blue embellishments.
At Dandelion Wishes – you are not just a client…for a few precious moments – you are family.
Amber S. ~ Burke, Virginia
Dear Dandelion Wishes,
Eric, James and I would like to take a moment and thank you for the wondeful job that you did shooting our maternity and newborn photos. Your kindness, professionalism, and attention to every detail made our experience very enjoyable! We love all of the photos that you created and think of your family as our own. We would highly recommend your service to anyone serious about creating a one of a kind maternity/newborn photo experience. We cannot tell you how many compliments that we have gotten on all of your photos. Our son James will truly have photos to share with many generations to come! We really miss working with all of you and hope you have a wonderful Christmas holiday and a Happy New Year! Please fill free to use us as a reference and keep in touch with us.
Marina, Eric and James M. ~ Waldorf, Maryland
We’ve been meaning to e-mail you for two weeks now to let you know that we absolutely adore our wall art, the album, and all the other pictures. They are all beautiful! We have the wall art (picture of “K” in Kyle’s arms) above our fireplace and it looks amazing. You did a wonderful job and our family and friends love the pictures. The announcements were fantastic as well! We are so pleased with everything!
Thanks again – you did an amazing job capturing our little man!
Melora & Kyle C. ~ South Riding, Virginia
Thank you for all the beautiful photographs you captured of us. We could not have asked for more in a photographer. Our portraits definitely exceeded our expectations and we have not been able to stop looking at them. We look forward to sharing them with our family. The wall art is absolutely beautiful hanging in our home! Thanks a million…
Thanks again for everything and we will definetly be in touch,
Mike & Jennifer V. ~ Stafford, Virginia
Oh, Ms. Dawn!!
Goodness and me oh my…wow!! I want you to know just how much we all enjoy visiting with you and Roger. Seriously, photo shoot or no, we really do enjoy just spending time with you all, just talking about stuff. Every time I come to your studio, it’s more like coming home, that’s how welcome I feel when I step through your front door. Evan’s always relaxed and my mom and I always have a ball. Thank you for such wonderful hospitality, in addition to taking such breath-taking photographs.
Vena H. ~ Woodbridge, Virginia
It was a tremendous amount of fun to come to Dandelion Wishes for my son’s first professional photographs. The studio was warm and dimly lit which helped keep him comfortable (and sleepy) and Dawn and Sara were extremely patient in setting up different shots and getting him into the cutest possible poses. There was plenty of time for him to adjust and relax, and as a result, I have images that I could NEVER have gotten on my own, and that everyone is stunned by when they see them. The studio was a little bit of a drive, but the time that Dawn spent was well worth the trip. Thank you, thank you.
Deborah H. ~ Arlington, Virginia
Hello Dandelion Wishes,
We wanted to write to you about the wonderful experience we had there. We called after researching for newborn photographers in the area. We were drawn to Dawn’s website when we saw the beautiful newborn photos that had that “Anne Geddes” look we always wanted to capture with our next child. We must say we were quite hesitant to work with photographers after a recent bad experience. Going to Dandelion Wishes for our son’s newborn pictures was indeed a positive and rewarding experience.
When we arrived for our photos, we were greeted as if they knew us for years. They made us feel comfortable and were very hospitable to not only our needs, but to our son’s needs as well. You can tell that Dawn loves children, and loves her job. If the baby cried, she would try to help with consoling him, and offered soothing devices as well.
Dawn is very patient with clients, and takes the time to ensure that all of the images they request are captured. We could not have asked for more beautiful portraits than what we received. Our wall art looks amazing and life like, and we receive compliments on it anytime someone walks through the door. All of the photos are fantastic and are truly a work of art!
Thank you Dawn and the Dandelion Wishes staff for such a great portrait session. It was nice to work with people that are responsive, trustworthy, and eager to deliver a top notch product. We guarantee that anybody who visits your studio will be 100% satisfied with the products they receive just as we were.
Tara and Rob S. ~ Bristow, Virginia
I’m just so thrilled that you were able to capture these precious memories in such an amazing & artistic way. You definitely exceeded my expectations. We were discussing on the way home that we’ve never had that many pictures of us that we both liked and agreed on! Ha-Ha! It was very important to me to capture this time, so THANK YOU!
One of my girlfriends (who’s girls are 6 and 3), keeps telling me how jealous she is that she didn’t have something similar done when her girls were babies! She’s been on your web site a lot and loves your work. Unfortunately, she’s in Massachusetts.
Anyway, I wanted to let you know that I did get the brag book, just today. It is beautiful!!! It turned out great, I’m very pleased with it. Thank you so much (again) for all the work you’ve done for us. I just love looking at our albums and the artwork on the walls. Seeing them really touches my heart. Definitely one of the best investments I’ve ever made.
Naomi L. ~ Alexandria, Virginia
Dawn, Sara & Roger,
We want to thank each of you for all the wonderful work you do for your clients. You make them feel so at home & everything always runs so smoothly. We all had the best time working with you and will do so in the near furture.
Thank you for the beautiful ornament and how everything is always presented. It’s so wonderful. Thanks to Santa too, for the excellent job working with Gabriela. Thanks to all of you! You make the special memories you capture priceless.
Brandon, Margherita & Gabriela W. ~ Warrenton, Virginia
I have to wonder if you have any idea just how much you have truly touched my heart since meeting you? You have been given such a blessing because in every photo you capture yet another unique moment my family will cherish always. Everyone can tell that it is the goodness of your heart that spills out into your work and I thank you! And to make it even better, you have given us such a wonderful Christmas ornament of our family! I absolutely love it! You are such a special woman and I’m so glad to know you! Thank you for all you do & for being you! I look forward to working with you more!
Kirsten P. ~ Warrenton, Virginia
I just wanted to thank you for the beautiful pictures of both of my daughters and the maternity shots that I will be able to share with my youngest later in life. I have never had such great pictures until coming to your studio. No photographer can match your ability to take such beautiful pictures. You are truly an artist!
The pictures are just amazing. Words just cannot explain how happy I am with the pictures. They are breathtaking. Not only do you have this amazing ability to capture the moment but you are so sweet to work with as well. It was a joy to work with you. You are so understanding, especially in how you are able to deal with toddlers and infants and how unpredictable they can be at times. Oh and let’s not forget how well you deal with new stressful mommies that worry, worry, worry! Thank you so much!
You are truly the best. I just wish I knew about you when my youngest was a newborn! Because she was a preemie, I couldn’t take her to have pictures done because she was not able to go out in public. The great thing about your studio is that it is not in public or a mall and it’s clean and safe! So, to the moms out there with preemies, you can get newborn portraits of your baby at Dandelion Wishes Photography!
Christine D. ~ Culpeper, Virginia
Dear Dandelion Wishes Photography,
My experience with Dandelion Wishes Photography (for both Maternity & Newborn sessions) can only be described as wonderful. I have never had the privilege of working with a photographer so caring and full of passion as Dawn. It is clear, when working with Dawn, that she truly loves what she does and takes pride in planning, executing and delivering the best quality pictures with the highest quality of customer service. Dawn gives meaning to the quote, “if you love what you do, then you’ll never work a day in your life.” She doesn’t seem to be “working” during a session, but rather indulging in the customer’s needs, wants and desires while offering an artistic, creative spin to ensure the most enjoyable experience.
From my first phone conversation with Dawn to arrange the photo session, I felt confident that this was going to be a good experience. She took the time to prepare me for what to expect so that I felt comfortable going into the session. I was encouraged to express my opinions and incorporate my own style as well. I feel that Dawn’s attention to detail and personal goal of satisfying the customer makes her unique and you never feel that you are “just another customer.”
Communication with Dawn throughout this entire experience was excellent, and her customer service unmatched. Her response to emails and phone calls was prompt and she was flexible with arranging time to view the final photos. We had a “sneak peak” of our pictures via her website within 24 hours of our session, which was a great way to share them with our family and friends. When my husband and I picked up our pictures, we were shown a slide show of all the images that had been artistically crafted to enhance our viewing enjoyment. The pictures were of the highest quality and delivered securely with instructions for care. I feel that Dawn went above and beyond to give me and my family a wonderful experience and pictures that will be treasured forever.
Sara C. ~ Warrenton, Virginia
Dear Dandelion Wishes Photography,
I am writing to express how delighted we were with our experience with your business. From our first meeting until the delivery of the beautiful finishedproducts we were treated exceptionally well. We have left other studios wondering if they even liked children. This was not the case at Dandelion Wishes. How refreshing! Three words describe your service, and particularly our photographer, Dawn: patient, professional, passionate.
Upon arrival, we were greeted warmly. It was nice to spend some time allowing our baby to take in the new surrounding before beginning the session. We soon felt right at home and had so much fun. When our little one got a bit fussy, Dawn allowed us to take a break. We never felt rushed or pressured. Her patience made us relax and the proof is in the gorgeous portraits!
Every contact we had with you was handled professionally. Every phone call and email was responded to promptly. Our time was respected and our patronage appreciated. We felt informed and prepared before our session and throughout the process. When we saw our beautiful preview images via your top notch website, we were thrilled. And when we held the finished portraits in our hands we were amazed at their beauty and quality. They will be a precious treasure for years to come.
We thoroughly enjoyed having our baby’s portraits taken. It was exciting to see Dawn in action. It is obvious she loves her job. She is so creative! We loved all of the many poses that captured the various expressions of our darling son. I believe that children are a good judge of character. Dawn’s passion and enthusiasm encouraged our baby to respond with smiles that we will cherish always.
Children grow so quickly. Thank you for helping to preserve our wonderful memories of this fleeting season!
Rebecca J. ~ Chantilly, VA
Thank you so much for all the beautiful photos you have taken of my two girls! I love each and every shot for a different reason. You have captured the serious side, the funny side, the corny side and also how they interact together as sisters. The girls have loved their times with you and look forward to doing it again soon. You make them laugh and make the time go by so quickly for all of us! It’s been so hard for me to decide which photos to purchase.
What a great time we had with the five cousins photo shoot, too!! We don’t know how you got all five kids to do what you wanted them to do all at the same time! The canvas we gave the grandparents is beautiful and they absolutely love it!! The kids had a great time that day! You did a marvelous job!
Matthew is so much more technical than I am with photography and he also has been very happy with the results. He loves the lighting, the props and the poses that you have chosen in each photo shoot. He is definitely a believer in your talent, as am I, of course!!
I have recommended your studio to many of my friends and family and we plan on being repeat customers for years to come!! Thanks so much for the wonderful memories you have captured for our family! We will always treasure them!
God bless you and your business,
Beth S. ~ Manassas, Virginia
Hi Dawn –
I just wanted to write you a little note and let you know how pleased I am with the photos that you took of my two children. They are just stunning and I LOVE them! I already have one displayed in my living room and it looks amazing. I can’t wait to get more of them put up around my house! You are truly an incredible photographer and you did an awesome job for us! Thank you!!!
Susan P. ~ Manassas, Virginia
Thanks so much! You are so talented! The pictures are AWESOME!!
Have a wonderful holiday!
Amy K. ~ Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Thanks much! We received and have reviewed the two (sneak peak) shots that you posted. We felt that both photos were very cute, and also thought that they were quite unique.
It is very apparent that you commit a lot of time to your photos…You produce a finished product that is far above the quality offered by the average-everyday photo/portrait studios. And, your website is a top-notch effort. You should be very proud of yourself. You do a great job! And, beyond your camera-related abilities, we were also impressed with how you interacted with the kids.
Your easy going way really put them (and us) at ease, and we all enjoyed spending time with you.
We are really looking forward to seeing the finished portfolio. The photos, no doubt, will all be beautiful. Thank you again for taking the time to see us. Hope to talk to you soon. God bless.
Carl W. ~ Manassas, Virginia
OMG – These are just wonderful. What great pictures. There are so many I want!! Great job!!! I can’t wait to see the ones I select fully finished. You take excellent pictures.
I am going to call my parents and have them look right now.
Toni S. ~ Bealton, Virginia