KW

Bethesda Newborn Photographer

Modern, light-filled and heartwarming newborn photography for Bethesda Maryland, Baltimore and DC families.




Serving Montgomery County, Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Harford, Carroll, Anne Arundel, Howard County, Prince Georges, Frederick, Calvert and the DC areas.

PHOTOGRAPHY

In-Home
Newborn Sessions

To capture the magic where it's made each day

In-home newborn photography sessions are perfect for families who want to document a little snippet of those early days with a new baby at home. Like a romanticized version of all the sweet little details you'll want to remember, without the stress of traveling out of the house with a newborn. A perfect blend of timeless portraits and playful candids.


Natural Bethesda newborn photography for relaxed Maryland and DC families.

Honest connections with the whole family

Natural newborn posing

Newborn sessions take place within the first 12 weeks, with 1-2 weeks being ideal if you love sleepy photos. They include the whole immediate family, including pets. When siblings are involved, there's a focus on them as well. ;)

Newborn sessions are all about the details of your new baby and the authentic connections within the family. You can expect sweet solo images of your baby, but also plenty snuggled up in your arms, the way you'll want to remember these fleeting days (and where your baby wants to be).

Kind Words

She was everything we were looking for in a newborn photographer: communicative, quick turnaround, flexible, kind, and wickedly talented! She captured our first born and family perfectly, and she made this freshly post-partum mom feel beautiful

— Amy S, Baltimore Maryland

Kim went above & beyond to make us feel comfortable and natural. My husband (who is not a picture person) was amazed by how easy going and relaxed the shoot was!

— Laura D, Essex Maryland

She embraced the multiple dogs in our house and really went with the flow. I love that she incorporated the shots and personal items that we love, but also brought her expertise to suggest things that photograph best.

— Leila, Bethesda Maryland

Why in home? Because where else will all of those beautiful memories be made with your new baby and family?

You do not need a perfectly decorated home, pinky promise.  We use as much or as little of your home as you'd like.  My job is to find the light and love, and I'd like to think I'm pretty good at it. ;) If you have a window or two (which you do!), we will be just fine. 

Truth be told, it's all about the connections with your new baby and being able to relax in a familiar space - making photographic memories in the place you brought your baby home to. 


All of my sessions as a Bethesda Newborn photographer take place in the homes of everyday families around the Greater Baltimore area and throughout Maryland and DC. 

Why yes, yes it is. 

"Is My Home Photo Worthy?"

Newborn Session Details

Lightfilled and Natural Bethesda and DC Area Newborn Photography

Every session is fully inclusive. Just one fee includes your detailed prep and style guide, styling assistance with Style & Select, your session time, and the entire gallery to download, print and share. No hidden fees, and no need to pick and choose. 

Galleries include both color and black and white versions - filled with a mix of playful candids, tiny little newborn details, family snuggles, and of course the classic "look at the camera" photos too! 


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FAQ

I book your due date as a floating space on my calendar and we set the firm date once you deliver. Please note that Newborn sessions are always booked on weekdays around 9:30/10am

How do I book when I don't know my due date?

I LOVE in-home newborn photography. I have owned and operated 6 different studios in my 16+ year career throughout the Baltimore area, but in 2018 I fell in love with in-home newborn and family photography. I intentionally let go of working out of studios at that time. Who knows what the future holds, but at this time, there's something so special about photographing families in their homes and it's definitely easier for newborns. 

Do you have a Newborn photography studio?

If you like the naturally sleepy curly images you see in my portfolio, the best time to book is before baby arrives so I can guarantee a spot in my calendar. With that being said, I try to hold space for last minute bookings and photograph newborns beautifully at any age. 

When should I book my Newborn Session?

I know you're insanely excited to see what we captured together, and I can't wait for you to see them too! I have a fairly fast turn around, so you can expect to see your images within 10 short days of your session. 

When will I receive my newborn photos?

I use props very minimally, outside of soft wraps and blankets to pose baby on for solo shots. When I arrive, I will have my cameras, and a bag with fabrics and blankets.  I may also have a little moses basket for posing and supplemental lighting in case we need it. I do this with purpose as I want to make sure we spend time capturing real connections and expressions. Using very little distractions from your perfect little baby.

DO you use props in your newborn sessions?

I don't watch a clock because we move on baby's time, but you can expect a natural flow of 1-2.5 hours. We take as many breaks for changes and feeding as needed and you'll see, there's a natural end. Never rushed and always relaxed.

How long are newborn sessions?

I have photographed families in all types of homes. From a single room in a tiny apartment, to sprawling mansions that were immaculately decorated. I can tell you it 100%  does NOT matter.  What matters is the light and love, and I guarantee you have both.

We can use as much or as little of your home as you'd like. If you have great decor, awesome, we can include tiny bits. Nothing at all on the walls because you just moved in? Great! We have lots of white backgrounds and simplicity!

Truth be told, we spend a lot of time near windows and I will guide you before the session as what to expect. No need to fully clean or prep, it's a lot easier than you think.

I live in a small Baltimore City home - What if it's  too small,  not decorated? Or too Dark?

KW

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