Virginia Newborn Photographer | The Saffar Family

Lifestyle Newborn

As a Virginia newborn photographer, I’ve had the pleasure of capturing many families as they welcome a new baby. With first babies, sessions are often pretty calm and we just follow the little one’s lead. However, when subsequent babies arrive, there is a major shift. Now there are sibling dynamics and often wild toddler antics thrown into the mix. But with this chaos comes something beautiful. My recent experience with the Saffars is a perfect example of this.

A Virginia Newborn Photography Session

Big brother Liam is a ball of energy and endless enthusiasm. I had a feeling that we’d be playing games during the session – he’s a three year old boy after all! – but that was confirmed shortly after I walked in the door. I was setting up my flash in the nursery when I heard him yell “boo!” as he came flying though the doorway. He thought scaring me was SO funny, so of course we did it a few more times. This was just what he needed to be ready to cooperate for photos after a few minutes.

Amidst Liam’s activity, sweet baby Brynn remained unfazed. She was awake for a bit, then slept for a bit. She snuggled with Mom, opened her eyes really big for Dad. Whether she was asleep or wide awake, her demeanor added a touch of calmness to the joyful chaos created by her big brother.

The highlight of the session for me was an unexpected twist. I rewarded Liam with a wrestling match with Dad after he gave me some great smiles. He sprung from the bed as the sound of a Linkin Park song came from Dad’s phone. Laughter filled the room as we embraced the unexpected music choice, creating a memory that perfectly encapsulates the Saffar family’s vibrant and joyful dynamic. I mean, come on. Who needs white noise and lullabies when you could have Linkin Park instead!?

Life with littles is both beautiful and chaotic and as a Virginia newborn photographer, I find such joy in documenting it all! If you’re anticipating the arrival of a new little one, please reach out to me. I would love to capture this time for you!


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more about me

I've been navigating military life with my family since 2008. In that time, I went from a full-time classroom teacher to an online course designer to a photographer. Actually, I still teach a little math on the side because I just love it too much!

Through it all, I've discovered how passionate I am about connecting with military families. Whether it's taking photos at a retirement ceremony, coaching a fellow milspouse photographer, or just grabbing coffee with a new squadron friend, I love this community. And as a teacher at heart, I'm excited to use this space to share what I've learned about business and life with you.


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