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Braden | Alexandria VA | Lifestyle Newborn Photographer

Ever been to a newborn session where the baby doesn’t cry once? Me either, at least I hadn’t until earlier this week when I shot Braden’s lifestyle newborn session. One of the reasons I love lifestyle photography, especially for newborns is because its much more laid back, and Braden was the poster baby for his session. I didn’t hear him make one peep. His big brother Liam was as sweet as could be sitting with me, sharing his cheese and smiling when he was reminded he would get a cookie! Who wouldn’t smile for a cookie, right? It was so hard for me to narrow down my favorites, but here they are! 

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  1. Steve Ewell says:

    Great shots! I look forward to meeting Braden!

  2. chris mcdermott says:

    I love all of the pictures!Beautiful family!!!!!!!!!

  3. Matt says:


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  5. Kaitlin says:

    what a beautiful family, and amazing photos!

  6. Mandy says:

    Great pictures!

  7. Gleora says:

    Beautiful touching photographs. Many memorable times to come with the rest of the family. Loved the brotherly love. No squabbles yet!

  8. Marilyn Healy-McDermott says:

    These are precious and capture the love

  9. Marty says:

    Beautiful Pics!!

  10. Emily McDermott says:

    So excited to welcome the newest member of our family! These pictures are gorgeous!!

  11. Emily McDermott says:

    (And I think Braden has the McDermott nose!!)

  12. Wilfrid thibodeau says:

    I think these pictures are great love all of them

  13. Ken Ewell says:

    Great pictures of Braden and the family!

  14. Wilfrid thibodeau says:

    Claire and I love the pictures he did a great job

  15. Lauren George says:

    LOVE LOVE LOVE these!!!!!! Wonderful pictures of a wonderful family!

  16. Nancy Costello says:

    Absolutely lovely photos – they capture the happiness of the arrival of Braden .

  17. Sarah Holland says:

    I love the fun family shots! I can just hear Liam giggling!

  18. Gina Coscina says:

    Gorgeous photos of a beautiful family!!!

  19. Mary Schwab says:

    Welcome little Braden. Great pictures. They rival with the latest from England’s royal family.

  20. kristin regan says:

    What beautiful photos of a beautiful family ! Congratulations again! Braden is so adorable !!

  21. Megan Bowers says:

    Love everything about these – can’t wait to meet the little dude <3

  22. Paul says:

    Super cutie! And no, Andy, not talking about you 🙂

  23. Doris McDermott says:

    I LOVE THEM!!! Beautiful baby, beautiful big brother, and beautiful parents. I want them all.

    love you all.


  24. Kristen says:

    Love these!! Can’t wait to meet the little guy!

  25. matt george says:

    Love these! Liam’s such a good big bro. You guys look awesome!

  26. Pop Pop says:

    I knew Doris would want THEM ALL!! (Can’t blame her. They are GREAT!)

  27. Pop Pop says:

    I agree with Matt. Liam’s the best big bro. I love the brotherly love shots!

  28. Big gay uncle says:

    Great shots! Liam looks like Andy’s baby shot in the yearbook but with less ice cream on his shirt.

  29. Julia says:

    Just beautiful. Your family makes me smile! Love you guys

  30. Terry & Ray says:

    What beautiful photos of a beautiful family!

  31. Jane A says:

    Beautiful baby, beautiful big brother, beautiful family! Enjoy every minute!

  32. Beverly says:

    Beautiful family! Congratulations! Very touching pictures. 🙂

  33. Kim Gioia says:

    These pictures really capture the greatness of babies and family. Absolutely beautiful!

  34. Cathy gelcich says:

    Such a beautiful family! Congratulations to all!

  35. Julia MacMillan says:

    So beautiful! Captures the wonder of infancy and parenthood!

  36. Pat Curran says:

    What a beautiful family! Blessings to you all xo

  37. Ellen says:

    I can see why Emily had such a hard time choosing her favorites (and I’ve only seen her favorites)!

  38. Ellen says:

    These really are beautiful pictures of a beautiful family. xo

  39. Andrew says:

    I like my smile really ties these pictures together. Emily is a photo wizard for real though.

  40. Lindsey says:

    beautiful baby and family! & talented photographer!

  41. Eric C says:

    Andy, congrats man! He’s a handsome baby!

  42. Eric C says:

    And big brother looks so proud! Happy for you and yours, man..

  43. Amanda F says:

    Love these! Such a beautiful family!! Going to miss you guys!

  44. Sam says:

    Such beautiful pictures!

  45. Lauren says:

    Thanks everyone for the wonderful comments. Emily did such an awesome job with our newborn session.

  46. Lauren says:

    Liam only tried to drop Braden like 5 times…but thankfully those photos didn’t make the blog 😉

  47. Olivia says:

    Beautiful, special memories captured forever! Great photos, lovely family!

  48. Eric says:

    Great pictures, thanks for sharing! Can’t wait to meet the little guy and see all of you!

  49. Eric says:

    Also I love that Sasha made an appearance!

  50. Ray Metz says:

    Great Pics! Congratulations McDermott family!

  51. Doris McDermott says:

    I don’t get tired of looking at these. They are just beautiful. Thank you for sharing them.
    Great job, Emily.


  52. Martha Schultz says:

    These are incredibly beautiful! Thanks for sharing. Congratulations!!

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  54. Jan Obarowski says:

    Amazing pictures! What a beautiful family!!

  55. Jen Saraiva-Galloway says:

    The little hands! LOVE <3 Truly a beautiful family.