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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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being a washington dc natural newborn baby photographer allows me to work with so many brand new families that love my style because it captures the pure joy and happiness that occurs during those first weeks at home with their baby.  sure, there is a little less sleep too, but those first weeks home as new parents are full of simply staring at your new baby and enjoying the new life that having a baby brings.  i love being able to watch new parents simply enjoy their new baby, and this darling family of three is so sweet.  from the moment i met this family, they were so incredibly kind and welcoming.  as they told me about their daughter’s birth (just one day after her anticipated due date!) and showed off her darling nursery, they introduced me to their little pride a joy.  and she is so darling!  and a curious little sweet pea too!  she enjoyed staying awake through most of the session, looking at her parents and munching on her sweet hands.  as she looked around the room with wide eyes, her parents couldn’t help but simply adore everything about her.  as they are learning more and more about her, it is evident that they are truly enjoying every minute as a brand new family.  from bottle feedings to diaper changings, they look like they have been doing it for ages, not just days!

congratulations on your tiny little girl!  i hope you enjoy your very first collection of family photographs just as much as i enjoyed photographing them.  i hope to photograph even more of your family’s special moments as your little girl grows and grows!

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 No. 8 | Washington DC Natural Newborn Baby Photographer

Day No. 8 | Washington DC Natural Newborn Baby Photographer | Bethadilly PhotographyDay No. 8 | Washington DC Natural Newborn Baby Photographer | Bethadilly PhotographyDay No. 8 | Washington DC Natural Newborn Baby Photographer | Bethadilly Photography

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being a washington dc natural newborn photographer keeps me really busy these days.  between photographing my own little girl and my tiny newborn clients, my camera photographs a lot of baby toes.  but i would not have it any other way, babies and their brand new parents are seriously my favorite thing to photograph.  this sweet family welcomed me into their home last weekend on day 13 of being a family of three.  with their sweet baby girl awake and ready to for her very first photography session, we had a lot of fun documenting what their new life looks like as a new family.  as i photographed their sweet girl, her parents told me all about there first days together and i could tell that parenthood is all they hoped it would be.  between feedings and diaper changings, this mama kept saying, “i can’t believe she is ours.”  i love when mamas say this and i hear it often during my newborn sessions.  i think it is during first photo sessions that mamas truly get a moment to stand back for a second and think, wow, look at my beautiful family.  and this mama is completely blessed with a darling family that makes her so very happy.  as this sweet couple told me the beautiful and fun story of how they met, while completely gushing over their daughter, i could tell that their life was all that they wanted it to be.  i can’t wait for this sweet family to see their first collection of family photos and i hope to photograph their family moments again as their little one grows and grows.

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 Family of Three | Washington DC Natural Newborn Photographer

A New Family of Three | Washington DC Natural Newborn Photographer | Bethadilly PhotographyA New Family of Three | Washington DC Natural Newborn Photographer | Bethadilly PhotographyA New Family of Three | Washington DC Natural Newborn Photographer | Bethadilly Photography

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