Imprinted Photography is a full service Fine Art Portrait Photography studio located in Northern Virginia. We specialize in Newborn, Infant, Baby, Child and family portraits capturing the milestones and memories that are most important to you and your family. From the exciting moment you find out you are brining a new life into the world , to those first precious moments getting to know your new baby, to the many milestones your family will live, we will be there every step of the way to freeze time and help you tell your beautiful story. Our classic organic style focuses upon telling your story and capturing the love and excitement during the special milestones in your famiy's life. We style every aspect of your session from clothing to hair and make-up so that you can relax, sit[ back and enjoy every minute.
Your baby is only a newborn for such a short time. Those little feet and hands, the sweet baby smell, the coos and smiles that fill your heart with joy, the fuzzy hairs on their head, and the hours you spend memorizing every wrinkle and inch on their little bodies while in awe of the miniature human that you made, carried in side of you, and waited anxiously to meet for all of those months. You may be trying to conceive or are already in the middle of your pregnancy journey, but no matter what phase you are in, you have come here because you know how little time you will have once your baby is born and you know how important it is to document every bit of those first weeks.
Newborn photography is a special skill that requires much more training and patience than a normal portrait session. You wouldn't let just anyone care for your child and it is just as important to choose someone who is experienced and trusted when choosing a newborn photographer. Nowadays, there are so many photographers that add newborn photography to the long list of genres they offer. I specialize in newborns, and although I offer other types of sessions, my newborn sessions are what they all revolve around. My clients choose me because I am the best at what I do and they trust me, I take that responsibility very seriously. I have trained under some of the world's top newborn photographers to stay up-to-date on the safest posing techniques. I am infant first aid and CPR certified and have taken newborn safety classes with NICU nurses, along with being fully vaccinated ( COVID, flu, and TDAP) and I wear a mask during my newborn sessions. I make certain that my studio and all of the props I use are sanitized in between all uses in order to create the safest environment for you and your baby. I am well aware that for a lot of my clients, this will be one of the first times they will be taking their newborn out of the cocoon of their home.
I have been asked many times if I will travel to client's homes, while I would love to, there is a very important reason why it is best to have your session done in the safety of my studio. My studio allows me to be able to utilize all of my professional equipment in an environment that is created to ensure that my sessions are as safe and as efficient as possible. I have special posing and soothing tools that I cannot travel with. These items help me soothe and pose your baby safely. Without them, sessions take much more time and would be more disruptive to your baby, even when done in your own home. Also, I have everything set up exactly as it needs to be and I can control all of my surroundings, ensuring that your photos are consistent and display the type of perfection that you deserve.
I specialize in posed newborn photography. I am extremely patient, gentle, and I have learned through my many years of experiance to listen to your baby and their body language in order to soothe and comfort them throughout my posing flow so that they are comfortable and happy. If I dont feel that your baby is comfortable I will move on to another pose, I will never force anything.
Your session will be done within the first 1-4 weeks after your baby is born. This is the best time to do your session as they are still used to being curled up in your tummy. At this stage, I can curl them up in those adorable poses that we all love as they are malleable and very sleepy. I provide hair and make-up for all of the mommas so that they can sit back and be pampered while watching all of the fun because you deserve to be pampered and feel your best right after giving birth. I provide everything you need including an incredibly large selection of handmade custom items to assure your photos are perfectly styled and that every detail is perfect. Your portraits are designed exactly for you so that your art will fit beautifully with the style of your home. I cant wait to design your dream newborn session!
Are you patiently (or un-patiently!) waiting for the arrival of your precious new baby? Congratulations, this the most exciting time! It is amazing what a woman's body is designed to do. We were given the gift of being the only sex able to create and carry a life inside of us. I truly believe that pregnancy should be celebrated as much as possible. Maternity sessions are such a special way to celebrate this "super power" and all of the excitement and anticipation that comes with your pregnancy. Many times, women spend much of their pregnancy thinking about their new baby, while feeling a range of emotions while preparing for this new life to arrive. My job is to help you stop and enjoy the journey that you are on, celebrate the beauty of life, and to help you take time to appreciate the miracle of what you are accomplishing inside of you, the journey to becoming a mother.
You are here because you know this, whether it is your first pregnancy, a very long journey to get to this point, or you are excited to grow your incredible family, you know that your pregnancy should be documented for not only your family but for YOU! Having beautiful portraits to share with your friends and family (and most importantly you child when they grow up), are very important to you. I feel that we don't celebrate mothers enough, the job of a mother throughout all of the phases of motherhood should be celebrated as much as possible.
During your maternity session I will create portraits that will not only bring out every bit of your beauty, happiness and the love you have for your child but will remind of you how powerful you are as a woman. My wonderful hair and make-up artist (whom I call my "one woman glam squad") will pamper you so that you dont have to worry about a thing before you session. You will have access to my client closet full of couture maternity gowns which are all hand designed to fit every shape and size of a woman's figure and accentuate all of the right places of the pregnant body. I will style your session and pose you to create epic portraits that will have your husband or partner questioning if he married a model. But most importantly, my goal is to make you will fall in love with yourself again and find the beauty and power within you. I offer outdoor and in-studio fine-art maternity sessions, all of which can include your family, because we all know creating and caring for a baby is a family affair!
My promise to you is that I will make you feel confident and beautiful. A one-of a-kind stylized pregnancy session will forever be a reminder of who you are and how your family started. My clients come to me because they want more than just maternity photos. They want to be pampered, they want to feel beautiful and they want to feel seen. Most importantly, your baby will grow up someday and whether they are a boy or a girl, you want to be able to show them how powerful and strong their mother is and was. You deserve it and you are worth it!
Time goes by so very quickly and before you know it, your helpless cuddly newborn baby starts growing and changing into a curious toddler. During this time, the "firsts" fly by and can happen before you may be ready. Many parents say that wish they had the gift of slowing down time. Unfortunately, I can't slow down these precious moments, but I can freeze them so you can look back on them forever.
It is so exciting to watch these little ones discover the new and exciting world around them and develop their very unique personalities. The best part of my job is being able to watch my little clients grow from the tiny newborn stage, to sitting up on their own and laughing at silly faces, to crawling, walking and grabbing everything in sight, eating their first taste of their first birthday cake, talking and singing their favorite songs, to being able to hold full conversations with all of their thoughts and opinions. For parents, with every milestone there is such a feeling of pride watching them navigate the world and seeing the person they will become. No matter what age; rollers, sitters, movers, smashers, splashers and older kiddos, we will capture your child's true personality so that you can remember every age and stage.
Milestone sessions can be taken at any time in your babies life, but I always recommend having portraits taken at least twice within the first year after their newborn session. Doing photos at every important milestone such as when they can hold their head up, when they are sitting unattended, and right when they turn one are my favorite times to have your child's portraits taken. A client favorite is always the one year cake smash where we take adorable portraits and then watch them chow down on their first cake. I provide a client closet full of adorable handmade outfits of all sizes for your session as well as the cake, balloon garland, and all props needed. We even do bath-time photos with the cake smash sessions, or as I call them "smash and splash" photos (fruit baths, milk baths, or bubble baths) after the cake to clean up the mess.
I can assure you that no matter what your child's personality or age, I will be able to bring out all of the smiles and create beautiful memories for you to cherish forever. I may have to sing "Baby Shark", hit myself in the head with puppets, or tell potty jokes, but I promise that I will do whatever I need to do, and I mean anything! I make sure that these sessions are fun for all ages, I will pull out all of the tricks to make sure that your child's true smile shines through in every image I take.
What could be more important than capturing who your family is today? As the years go by and your kids grow and change, it is important that they know how much they are loved. It is proven that children that grow up in a home decorated with photos of them and the ones they love the most feel more loved and have higher self-esteem. Being reminded every day how much their family loves them and how much they are adored are physical reminders of love that can help make a house a home.
Look at the walls in your home, I bet most of you are looking at VERY outdated portraits or maybe none at all (don't worry no judgment here!) but I am here to fix that. Family photos don't have to be taken every year (but they can be if you want to!). Listen, I know that life can get in the way. However, making a commitment to get together as a family for professional portraits will create special moments that will become memories that your family will have forever. You family portrait session will be nothing like those stuffy mall or church photos that your parents used to drag you to every years as a child, that is not what I am about. I want every member of your family to feel comfortable and free to be themselves, otherwise the images won't look like you. A family session can be done outside using the plethora of landscape options that our wonderful state of Virginia has to offer or they can be an elegant styled in-studio session that creates a lasting statement above any mantle. I have a client closet available for your use but I can also style your session for you so that you know exactly what to wear so that your family has flawlessly styled photos.
Nowadays, we keep all of our family's memories on our cell phones to share on our IG and facebook pages. Don't limit your family to the cloud, although taking tons of photos (especially with your phone) is a very important practice. Every family deserves to take the time to have art made for your walls. If you don't have any pieces of art on the walls of your home of your family, it is time to give me a call and make that happen!