Your baby is a precious gift and a lot is about to change! Authorized Shot Photography specializes in capturing all of your family milestones from bump to baby to birthdays! Each session is highly personalized – capturing special, timeless moments with your family that you’ll cherish forever.

If you’re not ready for a studio shoot just yet, don’t worry! I’ll travel anywhere within the DC, Maryland, and Virginia area. My goal is to take photos that reflect you and your family at your most natural, full of that special and unique love you all share every day. Sessions can take place at your home or an outdoor spot special to you. There’s no need to take your little one to someone’s else studio either! I can take studio-quality portraits in the comfort of your own home. I’ll work around your exact needs to take beautiful photos you’ll always remember.

You’re about to welcome a little wonder into the world! 

Maternity Photography for Alexandria, VA and the Surrounding Areas 

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As you wait for your little one to arrive, you're probably feeling excitement and anticipation too. My maternity photos are special, intimate, and meant to illustrate the miracle of new life inside your body. The miracle you are a part of! We’ll collaborate to create the perfect theme and style for your session, so we capture the beauty and glow of your new blessing. The best time to schedule maternity sessions is between 32 and 37 weeks. We’ll capture your whole story and show off just how beautiful you are as an expectant mom. I’m passionate about quality. Each of my shots is carefully curated and will reflect you at your most stunning. Maternity sessions are personalized to fit your exact needs and style preferences. Every small detail matters!

My maternity sessions are more than just capturing your burgeoning bump – they’re about celebrating your pregnancy and your body! Each session is designed to empower you to proudly show off all your radiant magic. Ladies, our bodies are beautiful. Being pregnant is a magnificent achievement we should be proud of. Maternity portraits are so meaningful—they capture the unique ability only we have to carry a child into this world! Despite the achy back, the swollen feet, and the discomfort, your pregnancy is an incredible journey you’ll want to remember. Let me help you capture this experience and show off your mamma power! Share your beauty, strength, and grace with the world. You are gorgeous!

Fine Art Maternity

“We’re expecting a …” Capture the excitement of sharing your big news with family and friends. Gender reveal sessions are highly-personalized and catered exactly to your needs. Like my other family and newborn photoshoots, I’ll take my studio and expertise to YOU wherever you are. I’ll capture the magic from every angle leading up to your big reveal – the joy, laughter, emotions, and every moment in between.

Gender Reveal Sessions

The best time for newborn photoshoots is within the first 14 days—while your little one is still all sleepy and snuggly. Let me know your due date as soon as possible so I can hold a space for you! Once your little one arrives, we’ll be in touch and set an exact date.

I can only book a limited number of newborn photoshoots per month, so it’s best to contact me early!

Newborn photos with Authorized Shot Photography will help you remember those first days with your little one. Looking back, you’ll be amazed at just how small they used to be! Their precious, little fingers; all the cute yawns and splaying of their tiny toes; the milk bubbles, pouty lips, and puffy cheeks; and their oh so squeezable chubby arms and legs that melt your heart. 

I’ll work with you one-on-one to capture all these precious moments and help you remember your little one exactly the way you wish. We’ll talk about every detail, ensuring colors, backgrounds, and prop styling all fit your needs. I’ll help you create one-of-a-kind portraits you’ll cherish for years and years to come! 

Newborn Moments

frequently asked questions

When should I book a Maternity Session? 

We are generally booked 3 months in advance, so it’s best to book by your 20th week.

When should I book a Newborn Session? 

Contact us by your 25th week since we’re generally booked 3 months in advance.

How do I book? 

There is a retainer fee required to book. The price is based on the type of session you’re interested in. Once paid, we’ll schedule a consultation and set a potential session date(s).

I’m not comfortable with my body. Can you help? 

My photo shoots are designed to help you feel empowered and love your body. I also want you to love the photos we take! I can help you with how to pose and show off your best features. Images can also be enhanced—for example, stretch marks are hardly visible with the right lighting and technique.

Do you provide make-up services? 

Absolutely! I have several artists I work with who know how to make you look your best and highlight all your best features.

Where does my session take place? 

A beautiful cozy studio located in Alexandria, Virginia but I also offer in-home lifestyle sessions as well!

Do you provide newborn clothing and styling? 

Yes, I provide neutral clothing items and newborn wraps for you. If I don’t have what you’ve got in mind, I’ll help you find the clothing you need for the look you want.

Can my newborn wear more than one outfit? 

This depends on how your newborn is feeling during the session. If your little one is sleepy and can be changed, then absolutely, we can switch into a new outfit. 

How long does it take to see images after my session? 

Typically, around 1-2 weeks depending on the type of session. This time frame may increase depending on edits you request and other factors.

Do you offer prints and products? 

Yes, I work with an incredible company that provides high-quality, fine art style prints. 

Where are you located? 

My studio is located in Alexandria, Virginia. I serve the DC, Maryland, and Virginia area.

Do you travel? 

Absolutely. I’m willing to travel to your home or the venue of your choice. Travel fees apply.

What is your fee to travel to my home? 

The fee depends on your location. Contact me for more details, and we’ll set a reasonable rate!

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