Illustrating the beauty of expecting, the joy of welcoming your newborn baby into this world, and documenting your growing family every year for generations.
I’m Winnie, a portrait and wedding photographer based in Rockville, Maryland. My love of photography emerged from my passion for traveling (37 countries and counting!) and the desire to encapsulate the joy and happiness that each new adventure brings. I apply this philosophy to the people I photograph, with the knowledge that these photographs are an enduring legacy that will be passed down for generations.
Each year, I take a limited number of portrait commissions. These sessions are typically held Monday-Thursday and can take in the comfort of your home, or in a location local to the DC area. I employ a lifestyle approach to my work, striving to capture authentic interactions between you and your family, guided by an editorial eye and relaxed approach. Many of my lifestyle clients are former wedding couples or colleagues in the creative industry who know and value the priceless moments that we will create and document together. I am so thankful for my patrons that entrust me with capturing these amazing life milestones and am honored that you are considering working with me as well!
Newborn Portrait Session
shot within 2 weeks after birth
Pre-session consultation + wardrobe planning
Up to 90 minutes at home or on location
40+ fully edited high resolution image files
Online gallery with digital download and print release
Up to 4 individuals per session
Travel included within 15 mile radius of Rockville, MD
When should we schedule newborn photos?
What should we wear?
Newborn sessions are best shot within the first two weeks following birth, while your little one is still sleepy. Scheduling your during the last trimester allows us to plan ahead for where we will shoot the session, as well as take care of wardrobe before the arrival of baby.
I happily help with selecting your wardrobe! For newborn sessions, neutrals, earth tones, pastels or lighter colors look great, particularly at home. For baby, a simple swaddle often works best to keep them warm and comfortable for your session. I encourage professional hair/makeup - particularly for new moms in the newborn phase of life, getting pampered for a short period of time will help you feel good for your session. Send over any options your considering and I’d love to help with your selection!
What is your turnaround time?
What happens if baby arrives early/late? Can we reschedule?
Not to worry! We all know babies move at their own pace. Please keep me informed of any changes in the arrival of your little one, and we'll adjust accordingly.
You can expect to receive your fully edited online gallery 2-3 weeks after your session date.
Can we add additional people to our session?
How do I book a session?
Sessions include up to 4 people. Additional individuals may be added for $30/person
Once we decide on a date/location, I’ll send you a contract and an invoice. To reserve your session date, I require a signed contract and non-refundable 50 percent retainer fee. Your invoice can be paid online ACH transfer or via check. The remaining amount is due one week before the session. Sessions booked one month or less from the session date are due in full at time of booking.