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Lillian James | Northern Virginia Newborn Lifestyle Photographer

This little sweet pea, Lily, was such a sweetheart for her session. She was a solid sleeper, only needed a couple of snacks and ‘posed’ on her own perfectly! I think her mommy and daddy particularly appreciated it after I got stuck in traffic on my way to their house in Maryland and didn’t arrive until her “time” of the day. 

Jess and Steve were so welcoming, patient, and laid back which made our time together fly by! I think the longest part of the session was trying to get their pup Nola in a few pictures (which I think we pulled off flawlessly after we just let her do her own thing)! I can’t get over how beautiful Lily is, the Gerber baby better watch out! Oh, and because the majority of my newborn and birth babies this year have been boys-seeing the way her Daddy lights up with her is priceless

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  1. Dee Lee says:

    These are stunning Jess! So happy for you all!

  2. Steve Vallone says:

    The gallery is awesome Emily, you’re amazing!

  3. Jennifer Holland says:

    Beautiful all-around!

  4. Ashley says:

    These are so amazing! It was so sweet of pottery barn to let you guys take pictures in their perfectly staged rooms. Oh wait… 😉 I can’t wait to put pictures of this little sweetheart all over my walls!

  5. Kristen Cibello says:

    Beautiful, magazine worthy photos!! 🙂 Lilly James is adorable!

  6. Amadna says:

    Love her monogram and the natural light photos. Good luck on the prizes!

  7. Lauren says:

    So adorable and such a happy family.

  8. Brittany says:

    These are so beautiful!!! They turned out great!!

  9. Melvena w says:

    This is award winning. A combination of beautiful people ,starting with the photographer the
    greatest parents and the most beautiful baby girl and of course Nola.


  10. Kim Yount says:

    These turned out so wonderful that I don’t even know where to start to pick and choose! Lovely family.

  11. Aunt Jan says:

    These Pictures are Beautiful! Such a Beautiful Family! Congratulations Again!

  12. Jennifer V. says:

    Lily is such a cooperative model! Every photo undeniably captures the fun loving and laid back nature of this beautiful family 🙂

  13. Karen says:

    These are so precious……sheer joy to look at!

  14. L Borcik says:

    These are beautiful pictures! So happy that Lily is finally here. Congratulations!!

  15. Great Aunt Pam says:

    Just WoW…….so many great photo’s from just Lily, to Jess and Lily and the one of Steve holding her in black and white in her room is such a keepsake. I love the ones of her on the quilt but I’m bias there, The full family photo will Nola completes the circle of love. Such a wonderful and beautiful family, Wonderful job Emily for capturing our family’s newest beginning.

  16. Wendy Maher says:

    Beautiful family. Love the pictures

  17. Deb Angevine says:

    You two look like naturals. Beautiful baby & family.

  18. Susan says:

    Beautiful family. Beautiful pictures.

  19. Stacey Dolan says:

    Absolutely amazing photos of such a sweet family. Great work Emily! Can’t wait for you to take our photos oh so very soon 🙂

  20. Kim Woodruff-Adams says:

    What can I say that hasn’t already been said….beautiful family and lucky to have them in my life. Lily is a beauty just like her Mom!