6 reasons to hold your newborn session in a studio | DC Baby Photographer

Here are some of the top reasons why you should consider holding your session in a studio:

1 - You don't have to clean.

Those first few weeks home are a whirlwind: filled with feedings, loving on your new baby, and creating new routines. What’s the thing that happens less often that used to? Cleaning. You have better things to do with your time than making your space is "photo worthy" for your session (you could spend that time sleeping). Holding your session in a studio means that you don't have to worry about cramming your things into a closet last minute or worrying about having a new person (me) in your space.

2 - The studio has everything you need for your session.

How many times have you put something down and promptly forgotten where you left it? If you're anything like me, it happens all the time. I keep the studio stocked with everything you need for your session, even things you never considered like a white noise machine, extra pacifiers, diapers, and more. I even maintain a complete wardrobe for mothers to borrow clothing for the session. You just need to bring yourself and your baby, I'll take care of the rest.

3 - Your session actually goes more quickly.

It may not seem intuitive, but sessions actually go more quickly in the studio - even when you consider the time it takes to drive there. In-home sessions mean you'll be cleaning before the session even starts, and once the session begins it takes extra time to figure out where to capture your images and move furniture around if necessary. And of course, after the session everything needs to get cleaned up and moved back to the right place again.

4 - The studio is made to make your baby comfortable, and your images beautiful.

Everything about the studio was carefully selected to create the most beautiful images possible. From the color on the walls, the flooring, curtains, and all of the available wraps and clothing options - it's all there to make the process as easy for you as possible. 

5 - Great light, guaranteed.

Every photographer knows that the secret to amazing images is great light. Without amazing light, images just aren't the same. The light in my studio is always perfect for portraits, so you never have to worry about if light too harsh, too dark, or too anything-else-that-ins't-quite-perfect.

6 - It's a calm space.

My studio was designed to be calm environment for parents, babies, and siblings. Just entering the space can make you breath a sigh of relief. Parents have an opportunity to sit and enjoy the time with their family, and you can feel confident knowing that all the details are taken care of for you.

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Kate Juliet Photography specializes in natural maternitynewbornbaby, and family portraiture in the Washington DC and Northern VA area.
All studio sessions include access to the studio wardrobe for mothers and babies to borrow clothing for your session. 
Contact me to begin planning your custom portrait experience.


Sweet Baby Girl | Alexandria VA Newborn Photographer

I feel like I say it all the time, but I can’t help but it again: I love getting to see clients return for sessions again and again. It’s like re-connecting with a dear friend each time. Getting to celebrate the most important changes in your family. I’ve seen this beautiful family multiple times, most recently to mama’s maternity session when she was pregnant with baby girl Ruby, and of course for Ruby’s newborn session as well. Here are some of my favorite images from her session - enjoy!


Kate Juliet Photography specializes in natural maternitynewbornbaby, and family portraiture in the Washington DC and Northern VA area.
All studio sessions include access to the studio wardrobe for mothers and babies to borrow clothing for your session. 
Contact me to begin planning your custom portrait experience.


Welcome to the World Andrew | Washington DC Baby Photographer

There is such beautiful sweetness in being born. With every new baby I see all the possibilities of the world laid out in front of them. Who will they become? How will they change the world? Will they be an artist? A doctor? A teacher? So many opportunities await in their future.

But now, in their first days home, he is simply loved and adored. By his parents and new big sister. Whatever the future may hold, today is a gift. His arrival means he’s already changed his family’s world, and there’s so much more to come.

I loved getting to see them after documenting their maternity session. Here are a some of my favorite images from baby Andrew’s newborn session - enjoy!


Kate Juliet Photography specializes in natural maternitynewbornbaby, and family portraiture in the Washington DC and Northern VA area.
All studio sessions include access to the studio wardrobe for mothers and babies to borrow clothing for your session. 
Contact me to begin planning your custom portrait experience.


Why printed artwork is so important | Northern VA Newborn and Maternity Photographer

Anyone who has ever worked with me knows the value that I place on printed artwork. I want every client who works with me to walk away with something tangible from their session - something they can hold and touch and feel. Something they can hold in their hands.

I know sometimes when the images and experience are fresh and brand new, it’s hard to understand why this is. Photography is a unique art form in that it often can’t be fully appreciated until years after the image is captured and the moment has passed.

Because years down the line is when our memories fade, our children have grown, our faces have more wrinkles. It’s not until years from now that you’ll be able to look back on an album or framed print and think

“wow, my baby was so small”
”I can’t believe how young mom and dad were when I was born”
”I barely remember that happening, but I’m so glad I can look back on it now”

It takes the distance of those years to realize how much things change and how quickly it goes by. It’s only by having something you can hold that those reminders come to us. When we look up on the wall and see the portrait that’s been hanging for years, or when we pull out the album that’s been on the shelf for what feels like a lifetime. Because when we flip through those images and pages, we get to look back into the past and what life was like for us. And our children get to see what life was like for us and them too.

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Kate Juliet Photography specializes in natural maternitynewbornbaby, and family portraiture in the Washington DC and Northern VA area.

All studio sessions include access to the studio wardrobe for mothers and babies to borrow clothing for your session. 

Contact me to begin planning your custom portrait experience.


Fairfax VA Baby Photographer | New Family of Four

One of my favorite things is getting to watch families grow. I’m excited every time I hear from a return client, it’s like getting to see a friend you haven’t seen in awhile, but you pick up right where you left off. I photographed big sister Sloane for her newborn session, and getting to meet her baby sister was a dream. I love comparing sibling’s baby photos - they look so much like each other! Here are some of my favorite images from their session - enjoy!

mama’s wardrobe provided by the studio wardrobe, available to all clients for studio sessions


Kate Juliet Photography specializes in natural maternitynewbornbaby, and family portraiture in the Washington DC and Northern VA area.
All studio sessions include access to the studio wardrobe for mothers and babies to borrow clothing for your session. 
Contact me to begin planning your custom portrait experience.