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families like this make being a bethesda newborn photographer the best job there is.  this is the second time i have worked with this sweet family, only last time is was when their first daughter was only days old.  this time, they welcomed me into their beautiful home to introduce me to their youngest baby girl so we could document the beauty of their growing family.  if there is one thing that i adore about this family, beside the fact that they are the kindest people i’ve ever met…it’s that they allow me to just do my thing when it comes to picture taking.  i love it when families place their trust in me to simply document their current life in photographs and, honestly, the pictures turn out so much better when i am allowed my creative freedom.  let me tell you, this family completely spoiled my camera.  from cuddling their newest daughter to kissing their oldest, they made having two girls under two look effortless.  also, this new big sister is rocking her new role.  as she tickled her baby sister’s toes and gently patted her head, i could just see the two of them a year from now running around this beautiful home, squealing with joy.  while life looks beautiful right now, i have a feeling that the best is still yet to come for this sweet family.  and i hope to continue documenting their beautiful story.

bethadilly photography has been named one of “the 5 best newborn photographers in dc.”  to have bethadilly photography photograph your family’s first moments with your newborn, be sure to browse through her newborn portfolio and inquire for availability.

Two Sweet Peas Under Two | Bethesda Newborn Photographer

Two Sweet Peas Under Two | Bethesda Newborn Photographer | Bethadilly PhotographyTwo Sweet Peas Under Two | Bethesda Newborn Photographer | Bethadilly Photography

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as an alexandria newborn photographer, my job comes with so much cuteness.  i mean honestly, i just get to hang out with the sweetest new babies all the time and chat with their amazing parents.  and being a newer mama myself, there is nothing i love more than trading first time parenting ups, downs and in betweens.  it is a beautiful journey, and this sweet family of three is just starting theirs.  when i first met this sweet mama, she was so nervous that her little one was going to make a fuss for his photo session.  but he was absolutely perfect.  even better, he stayed awake and batted those beautiful big eyes at my camera throughout most of the two hours i was with him.  everything from his gorgeous full head of hair to his sweet tiny toes was just perfect and boy, did he enjoy the clicking sound of my camera shutter.  as his parents cuddled and kissed him, he looked up at them with his cute eyes and simply took in the moment.  if there is anything that i love about newborn sessions, it is watching a new baby take in the world around them.  and this little guy simply stared around the room and at his parents with eyes of wonderment.  if there is one thing i know for sure, it’s that this sweet family of three is completely smitten with one another and their best moments are just beginning.

bethadilly photography has been named one of “the 5 best newborn photographers in dc.”  to have bethadilly photography photograph your family’s first moments with your newborn, be sure to browse through her newborn portfolio and inquire for availability.

Day 15 | Alexandria Newborn Photographer

Day 15 | Alexandria Newborn Photographer | Bethadilly PhotographyDay 15 | Alexandria Newborn Photographer | Bethadilly Photography

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having been an arlington baby photographer for several years now, i have worked with families to photograph their newborn during their first two weeks of life.  when this mama asked if we could hold off until 6 months, i knew that my typical newborn shots weren’t going to be possible but also knew that the wonders of a six month old were going to make for a really fun session.  while most families want to capture that brand new tininess of their newborn at days old, there are some wonderful advantages to waiting a bit for picture day.  at six months, babies discover their toes, possibly learn to sit up and have developed what is to be their own unique personality…paired with their signature smile and laugh.  and this sweet 6 month old girl and her family were so much fun to spend my morning with.  having just been at this same baby stage months before with my own little girl, it was fun to remember the fun that is 6 months and be able to help these sweet parents anticipate the fun that is to come.  as she showed off her amazing tummy time skills and proved to her parents that she could indeed sit up, she shared the sweetest smiles with my camera and completely rocked her very first photo session.  of all the things that she loved to show me, her little toes were at the top of the list.  whether she was playing with them while i took her picture or sticking them in her mouth, the light in her eyes showed me that she was happy to have found her piggly wigglies.  one of the best parts of being a baby photographer is not only meeting some amazing new parents who share some fun stories of parenthood, but to also watch their children grow up each year with my camera.  and i sure hope to photograph more of this sweet, smiling girl and her family as she continues to grow and grow in the years ahead.

bethadilly photography has been named one of “the 5 best newborn photographers in dc.”  to have bethadilly photography photograph your family’s first moments with your newborn, be sure to browse through her newborn portfolio and inquire for availability.

The Wonders of 6 Months | Arlington Baby Photographer

The Wonders of 6 Months | Arlington Baby Photographer | Bethadilly PhotographyThe Wonders of 6 Months | Arlington Baby Photographer | Bethadilly Photography

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if there is anything that i love more than newborn sessions (and let’s be real, i love my newborn sessions), it is sessions to document a family at one year old.  and yes, i said family.  because a baby’s first birthday is not only a celebration of the baby, but a celebration of the entire family.  an entire year of new memories and milestones.  an entire year of moments they won’t forget.  when this mama asked if i could photograph their sweet family near their son’s first birthday, i was so excited to venture outdoors with them and document this beautiful chapter of their lives in photographs.  being a northern virginia outdoor family photographer can be a little tricky in the spring, as one day it is beautiful and the next it is a little stormy.  while we had to hold off their session a little for some rain clouds, this family was sure worth the wait!  and their little guy was all smiles and completely spoiled my camera.  and goodness is he fast on his feet!  while he loves to be cuddled and kissed by his parents, he also has a little excitement for adventure and was often happy just walking on his own.  watching little ones walk is always so humbling to me, as it was only a year ago that they were so tiny in their parent’s arms.  if the first year teaches parents anything besides bravery and how to function on less sleep, it’s that time is fleeting…which means getting family photos taken to document these moments is more important than ever.

bethadilly photography has been named one of “the 5 best newborn photographers in dc.”  to have bethadilly photography photograph your family’s first moments with your newborn, be sure to browse through her newborn portfolio and inquire for availability.

A Birthday Boy | Northern Virginia Outdoor Family Photographer

A Birthday Boy | Northern Virginia Outdoor Family Photographer | Bethadilly PhotographyA Birthday Boy | Northern Virginia Outdoor Family Photographer | Bethadilly Photography

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having been an arlington newborn baby photographer for about three years now, the clients whom i met in the very beginning are beginning to have more children and i am getting to watch their families grow even more.  i was introduced to this sweet family a year and a half ago, when they welcomed their son.  and now, a daughter!  i was so excited to see this sweet family again and even more excited to see this little boy, who was only days old the last time i photographed him.  now, at a year and a half, he is full of energy, smiles and laughter.  and boy is he in love with his new little sister.  sometimes older siblings can be a little timid around their new sibling, but this little boy is so infatuated with his tiny little sister.  as he played with her toes, tickled her and gave her sweet kisses, i think we all melted just watching him love on his sweet sister.  it is very obvious that these two sweet babies are going to fill this house with a lot of laughter and love in the years ahead.  just watching their parents enjoy these moments with their children is beyond adorable and i am so honored to have photographed this family as they introduced another member of the family.  i only hope to photograph even more of their special moments as their children grow and grow.  if there is one thing i know, it is that this is one very blessed and happy family of four.

bethadilly photography has been named one of “the 5 best newborn photographers in dc.”  to have bethadilly photography photograph your family’s first moments with your newborn, be sure to browse through her newborn portfolio and inquire for availability.

A New Baby Sister | Arlington Newborn Baby Photographer

A New Baby Sister | Arlington Newborn Baby Photographer | Bethadilly PhotographyA New Baby Sister | Arlington Newborn Baby Photographer | Bethadilly PhotographyA New Baby Sister | Arlington Newborn Baby Photographer | Bethadilly Photography

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