DC Area Guide to Local Photographers

Disclosure: The 2019-2020 Guide to Local Photographers is brought to you by the wonderful sponsors listed below who made this guide possible! 

Some of our most treasured possessions are family photographs. From new babies and family milestones to special achievements and occasions. We love to beautifully capture these family memories. There is nothing like looking back on the photos of your sweet newborn or that first picture of your new family of three or four. DC Area Moms Blog is pleased to provide you with a guide to DC Area Photographers. Our hope that this resource will make it easier to find *just* the right photographer to capture the memories you’ll love for years to come!

If we take care of the moments, the years will take care of themselves.  -Maria Edgeworth  

Bridget is on a mission to show parents the absolutely amazing job they do everyday. Her candid photos reveal the love in the chaos, the funny in the frustrating, and the magic in the mundane. Kids get to be themselves and don’t have to sit still. Dads say always say, “That was a lot easier than I thought it was going to be!” (Because they don’t have to do anything they wouldn’t normally do.) Moms finally have a lot of beautiful, loving photos that they are in with their kids. Photos so full of love, they’ll make you cry.

Danielle Sara Photography offers a designed photography experience creating the best for you and your family. Her classic yet modern style captures the most adorable babies in the DC area. Often referred to as a “baby whisperer”, Danielle is best known for creating artistic maternity and newborn portraits, custom cake smash sessions, and outdoor family portraits. A professional photographer for 10 years, she specializes in compelling portraits, quality products, and customer service that you won’t find anywhere else. What sets Danielle apart is her attention to detail, eye for art, and full-service professional photography studio. She has been voted “Best Newborn Photographer in Washington DC”!  Danielle works with families to create genuinely beautiful images and artwork for you, your children, your home and your life.

Allison Corinne specializes in capturing emotion and human connection in her photographs. She offers lifestyle family, maternity, children’s, newborn, and motherhood/breastfeeding sessions, as well as editorial style maternity sessions. She enjoys capturing the small moments; children reading with their parents, playing on the swingset or playground outside, a lazy morning of family cuddles in bed, or even the more unpredictable moments of early childhood; all with the goal of capturing the feeling of what it was like to be in that moment of your life. Allison offers customized in-home and on-location sessions with guidance for natural-looking posing, style and wardrobe guides, and an online gallery of images to preview.

Yaffa Koff Photography, based in Silver Spring, MD, specializes in newborn through the first year photography. We are here to capture those precious first moments for you so you can treasure them for a lifetime. We walk you through every step of the process from planning the session, including what to wear, to taking the pictures and then finally ordering beautiful artwork to hang on your walls and hold in your hands. Choosing to work with Yaffa Koff Photography means that you are in the best of hands. You will end up with beautiful images that you will treasure forever!

Sarah Thayer Photography, LLC is a family and couples portrait photographer based in Arlington, Virginia. Sarah finds joy in serving the world by capturing love in timeless, cherished photographs. She brings years of experience and promotes easygoing, professional, and fun sessions with Style Guides and expert posing guidance. Customers have said they loved Sarah’s professionalism: “From scheduling, to her advice with styling, the specific location and making sure everything was easy on a hectic day. She was always kind and helpful from the beginning of the process until the end.” Sarah also provides wedding and engagement photos, and headshots.

Carrie Collins Photography is known as Bethesda’s premier newborn studio. Carrie is applauded for creating unique and customized sessions for each of her clients. “I want to create portrait art that you adore and want to display!” is quoted on her website and she means it. Carrie spends a great deal of time consulting with each client to style sessions that compliment their lifestyle and home perfectly. The studio has been carefully curated with one of a kind vintage props, handmade outfits and organic fabrics that allow her to offer that individualized experience for each client. Her strict attention to safety and styling details combined with a relaxed, no stress atmosphere keeps Carrie’s clients coming back again and again. In addition to Newborns, Carrie also specializes in Maternity and Family portraits.

Samantha S. Marshall is an award winning photographer and owner of Sweet Memories Photography based in Potomac Falls, Virginia. She is published regionally and internationally (featured in O, the Oprah Magazine). She specializes in family portraits, cake smashes, and event/wedding photography and uses a documentary style approach to photography, while also making sure to capture unique and artistic opportunities in every image. To learn more about Samantha and to book a session or class, visit www.sweetmemphoto.com.

A Northern VA family photographer whose goal is to turn the tender moments families share, big and small, into beautiful art. If you’re looking for a fun and laid back approach to capturing your family, I’m your girl!

BACINI Photography is a fine art portrait photographer based out of Fairfax, VA. We specialize in customized maternity, newborn, stylized children, family, and boudoir portraiture. All of our products are archival quality, sourced from the best professional print labs in the world. Schedule a consultation to see what we can design and create together!

Bliuphotography is a husband and wife team that has been serving the DC, Maryland, and Northern Virginia area for the past 10 years. Brian and Cindy Liu specialize in telling each family’s unique story – whether it be newborn, maternity, or family portraits, they approach each family as a new and exciting experience and emphasize making the process as fun and easy as possible. Please check out their website for additional photography services and testimonials. They can’t wait to tell your story!

Rebecca Berger Photography

Rebecca is a natural-light photographer who aims to capture unique and real moments amongst your loved ones. She’s a local Mom herself, and great with babies and dogs alike! Her style is timeless, giving you images to cherish a lifetime.

Tabitha Maegan Photography

Tabitha is a lifestyle newborn and family photographer serving the DMV area. She focuses on connection by guiding and directing genuine family interaction, offering sessions both on location and in your home. Let’s get your family session on the calendar!

Michelle Ray Photography

Hybrid photographer working with families, engaged couples and weddings. I specialize in Green/eco-friendly weddings, vegan-themes, events, etc. I’d love to get to know and serve you and your family!

Deedee Zimon Photography

Deedee specializes in posed and lifestyle newborn, maternity and family photography. Well versed in natural and studio light, she travels throughout the DC area to capture your memories, resulting in fine art family heirlooms. Check out her work at www.deedeezimonphotography.com.

Jessica Torch Photography

Jessica wants to capture that genuine smile or big family hug. She is flexible and friendly and will create a comfortable and fun  experience and will put everyone at ease. She has photographed hundreds of families in the DC area.

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Be sure to check out lots of other area photographers in the Washington, DC area. If we are missing a favorite, please email us at info{at}dcmomsblog.com. Thank you!

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Courtney was born and raised in Louisiana where she met her husband (of 13 years). Since then they have moved several times, but finally feel very settled in NW DC after moving back a little over two years ago. She has three energetic kids: Cormac (2010), Evangeline (2013), and Solomon (2016), and a new baby Antoinette (2019). She thinks motherhood is absolutely wonderful, but she is constantly challenged and stretched in ways she couldn't have imagined. She spends her days talking legos, playing dress-up, and chasing her toddler. We all know motherhood is challenging so she wanted to band together with other mothers to start this site to inspire, learn, and grow together. She loves morning coffee, chocolate, chatting with people since she's an extrovert, a clean house (which is rare these days), and finding good deals. She dislikes when her kids don't listen the first time, she abhors littering and doesn't enjoy clothes shopping. 


  1. Hi Courtney,

    I’m Jen with Gobrail Photography, a local mom and photographer. I would love to be featured in future updates or lists like this. I’ve been working in the DMV area since 2010, am ranked as one of the top 25 photographers in Baltimore by Expertise.com. Please feel free to contact me via my website: http://www.gobrailphotography.com. I look forward to hearing from you!

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