DC Newborn Photographer

The softest skin, the sweet smell of their little head, those miraculously tiny toes – there is nothing quite like the first few weeks with your newborn and you want to remember every detail. You want to recall every adorable yawn and bottle up the feeling of holding your perfect baby to keep forever. 

And you absolutely should, because it goes by in the blink of an eye. That’s where I come in. I’m here to freeze this magical moment in time for you, to capture all those little baby details that you don’t ever want to forget.

Hi, I’m Sarah a DC Newborn Photographer and I look forward to welcoming you to my cozy studio in Old Town Alexandria, built in 1785, with huge windows to bathe your baby in gorgeous natural light for the most stunning photos. (I also provide in-home sessions in the Northern Virginia and DC areas, if you prefer). 

I know you are juggling a lot right now, so I’m with you every step of the way. From wardrobe styling to hair and makeup, we will plan every detail of your session together. 

Browse my client wardrobe, full of flowy, soft, stunning gowns to make choosing an outfit a breeze.  If  you prefer to wear something new, I’ll provide tips on what styles photograph best for new moms, where to shop and even some links to pieces that are available to purchase at some of my favorite online stores.  

After your session, soak up the day with a stroll along the waterfront to grab a coffee or even a meal out at one of the many shops and restaurants in walking distance from the studio. You deserve it. 

I can’t wait to meet you and your new baby!

red headed mom snuggling baby in white dress by dc newborn photographer

“If you’re looking for a personal yet professional photographer in the DMV area look no further. Sarah was incredible to work with. I had my newborn session with Sarah and they came out better than I believed they could. After having a rough birth that led to a C section I didn’t feel like I looked my best but the photos Sarah took made me feel great. I will forever cherish the pictures and will be happy to go back to Sarah for the next newborn session. Thank you for your incredible work. Don’t look any further, book Sarah while you can!” 

– A. Fahy


It’s finally here! A studio space in Old Town Alexandria dedicated to maternity and family-centered newborn photography.

I can not WAIT for you to see this space, to experience the coziness and most importantly see the stunning shots we get when we do a session here. Book in February (to shoot by May 1) and take $100 off your session, plus receive a darling framed keepsake print. BOOK NOW

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. When should I book a newborn session?

It’s best to book when you are at 20 weeks to ensure a spot on my calendar, as a DC newborn photographer I only schedule a limited number of newborn sessions a month. Once baby is delivered, we will confirm the date.

Q. Where does the session take place?

Your newborn photography session can take place in my studio in Old Town Alexandria at 113 S. Saint Asaph Street, or in your home in Northern Virginia or D.C.

Q. When do we photograph my newborn?

Newborn babies are ideal to photograph between 7-14 days old, when they are still sleeping most of the time and enjoy being swaddled. If for some reason you would like to schedule at a later date with your, that is fine too and we will still be able to capture many beautiful images of your baby.

Q. How long does the session take?

I schedule newborn sessions in the morning around 9:30-10am and they typically last 2-3 hours.  The session is very relaxed.  We won’t be taking pictures the entire time, but we’ll take time for breaks or to soothe or feed the baby if needed.  Your DC newborn photography session includes individual pictures of the baby and pictures of the baby with family.

Q. What should I wear?

I suggest neutral colors because they are classic and don’t “age” or go out of style. Small pops of colors will work, but you always want to stick to muted tones, versus saturated/vibrant colors. I have several dresses for mom in my studio wardrobe that you are welcome to wear, as well as wraps for baby. I am also happy to help you plan your outfits!

Q. Can I bring big brother/sister?

 Absolutely! I love photographing the whole family, although the focus will be on the baby.

Q. Do you use props?

I do not use props or costumes. My main focus is on the connection between you, your family and your new baby. In the studio or at home, we will create a cozy, loving atmosphere so we can get plenty of photos of everyone cuddling and loving your new bundle of joy.