Where minimalism and emotion meet, the studio sessions were created with the purpose of creating fine art images that capture the simple beauty of milestone sessions. For your milestone photography session the Northern Virginia studio is a relaxed session environment that strips away distractions and
focuses on your baby. Using natural light, minimal props and neutral decor these photos are timeless and perfect for creating seamless image series for displaying in your home, letting you relive this season of your family’s growth and change for years to come.
Where minimalism and emotion meet, the studio sessions were created with the purpose of creating fine art images that capture the simple beauty of milestone sessions. From maternity to newborn to baby photography, the Northern Virginia studio is a relaxed session environment that strips away distractions and focuses on the subject.
Using natural light, minimal props and neutral decor these photos are timeless and perfect for creating seamless image series for displaying in your home, letting you relive this season of your family’s growth and change for years to come.
Each recent skill delights new parents, yet too often you look back realizing this baby stage was rushed through as you eagerly waited for the next new ability to develop. Savor these moments through milestone sessions, that let you relive those firsts all over again. Milestones are captured at three, six, nine, or twelve months of age.
Each new skill delights new parents, yet too often you look back realizing that you rushed this baby stage as you eagerly waited for the next new ability to develop. Savor these moments through milestone sessions, that let you relive those firsts all over again.
Each new skill delights new parents, yet too often you look back realizing that you rushed this baby stage as you eagerly waited for the next new ability to develop. Savor these moments through milestone photography sessions, that let you relive those firsts all over again.
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Choose how you want to work with me! No two families are alike so I make sure that you have options to choose from so that you can make a choice that best fits the needs of your family.
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Your milestone portrait session with me will be a custom experience, focusing on the details that matter to you most.
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We’ll make it official with a contract and a nonrefundable retainer fee. It’s quick and easy and can be done from your phone. I’m a busy mom too, so I like to make this process as easy as possible!
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We will plan your session and wardrobe styling together to ensure that our session will run smoothly and offer a stress-free experience in front of the camera. I’m full of tips for keeping toddlers (and dads!) happy as well as how to prep your family so they enjoy the session as well!
Session Prep & Wardrobe Styling
This is where the fun happens! You’ll be amazed at how natural you feel in front of the camera! Your session will last from 45-90 minutes depending on the type of session, and you can expect to see your gallery of images within 4 weeks of your session date.
Serving mothers during this early season of motherhood means accepting a limited number of families each month. This allows me to provide exemplary service and still plan around those babies who like to make their own schedules!
Birth, Maternity and Newborn sessions are typically reserved at the beginning of your second trimester. There aren’t many things you can plan for with motherhood, but photos are one of them. Don’t wait to invest in your family’s memories!
Studio Collections begin at 1700
In Home Collections begin at 1900
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Couldn’t recommend Emily more! She was a pleasure to work with from the moment I reached out to final deliver. She was responsive and professional in my initial outreach. She’s highly skilled in her craft and couldn’t be nicer. She has dresses for clients to use bc let’s be real who wants to be ordering and trying on dresses a few weeks after giving birth. She also provides swaddles and diaper covers and bows to make all the little details of your photos perfect. I appreciated all of her skilled styling throughout the shoot. I never felt awkward or out of place. She was an expert in posing us and our daughter. We got our sneak peaks right away and our gallery shortly after. I will cherish these photos forever and can’t wait to do future shoots with Emily!
Working with Emily is a joyful experience, from start to finish. She was incredibly prompt with all communication and went above and beyond to provide resources that prepared us for our session. She answered and any all questions -- session-related or otherwise -- that I had throughout the process. On the day of our shoot, she had such a natural ease behind the camera and made the whole session seem completely effortless! Having two kids of her own, you can tell she truly has a passion for working with young families and captures the most beautiful memories!
Emily is the type of person you feel like you've known your whole life upon meeting. She immediately makes you feel comfortable and at ease - her poise, confidence, and upbeat nature truly makes for a relaxed environment and the resulting photos speak for themselves. We hired Emily to capture Fresh48 photos and are so happy with her work. I can almost hear my three year old daughter's voice meeting her newborn brother for the first time by looking back at our photographs. Emily captures sacred moments effortlessly and I will be forever grateful for the gift she provided my family!
As a photographer, I wanted to hire someone that I loved to capture our growing family. It's a special time and we wanted to truly feel like ourselves. Emily did that and so much more. She has such a gentle and natural way of adjusting poses and angles to make a new mom still love how she looks just days after birth and THAT is a gift!! Beautiful photography is an investment but I honestly would have paid double for what we received. When Emily sent our gallery I felt this wave of relief and peace that we had truly captured the essence of this special season. Our babies will forever get to look back and see what they looked like when they were tiny and our baby was brand new!! We love Emily and we're so thankful for her!
Katelyn James Alsop
I knew I would love the photographs Emily took for us, but I had no idea I would cherish & treasure these the way that I do. Emily captured the sweetness between my son and I in such an organic, graceful way, and I simply don't have the words to describe how much I love them. As a photographer myself I thought I knew what to expect from the studio session, but the final gallery absolutely stole my breath. I also appreciated how EASY the studio session was! Her selection of gowns made it so that I didn't have to worry about shopping (a HUGE perk), and even the simple act of having diapers, and wipes in the room meant the session went all the more smoothly. Emily, we are so grateful for these photographs- these prints will forever be some of my favorite family heirlooms.
Emily was an absolute dream to work with for our maternity photos. She was wonderfully responsive in advance of the session over email and text, and I was so appreciative of the wardrobe options she provided so that I didn't have to worry about what to wear. She instantly makes you feel at ease from the moment you meet her. We initially reached out to her because of her light-filled and airy style and she didn't disappoint - the photos she shared after our session turned out beautifully. We're grateful we found her to commemorate this time in our lives and are sincerely looking forward to our next session with her!
Emily took both maternity and newborn photos for us. Wrangling two toddlers and a newborn is not easy, but she did it with finesse and professionalism. Though the session was fun, upon leaving I thought “there’s no way she was able to get any good ones of my uncooperative toddlers!” ...but the day she sent me the images I cried because she captured the most beautiful photos of my girls with their new brother! Pictures I wouldn't have otherwise. She calmly soothes your baby, makes toddlers laugh, and, while paying attention to every detail, makes you feel beautiful and at ease...completely taking away all of the new mama stress. These pictures mean so much to me and I know through them, I will be able to cherish this wonderful but all too brief moment in time forever.
Neutral color selections are encouraged in order to minimize distracting elements in your images. My wardrobe includes a wide variety of selections and sizes for baby.
Milestone sessions are the perfect way to capture your baby at each new stage: smiling, sitting, standing or walking! They are best planned around three, six, nine, or twelve months of age.
My Northern Virginia natural light studio provides a stress free photo experience, allowing you to focus on connecting with your baby without worry of preparing your home for a photo session.
Emily is a DC & Northern Virginia newborn photographer offering lifestyle and studio photography, focusing on the beauty of motherhood from birth sessions through babies first milestones. Serving families in the Northern Virginia & Washington DC area at her studio in Gainesville, Virginia. Emily is available for travel throughout the Virginia, Maryland and DC areas.