Candice MacDonnell services the greater Northern Virginia and Washington DC areas, including Burke, Springfield, Fairfax, Falls Church, Chantilly, Alexandria, Fort Belvoir and Woodbridge areas, among others. A home-birth and hospital mama, she uniquely has the respect and knowledge to document almost any situation. Her kitchy home studio is perfect for one of a kind maternity, boudoir and raw postpartum sessions. Select discounts, model calls and referral program incentives available.Read More
When you hire me for a fresh 48 photography session, I am "on call" similar to birth photography, but instead of showing up when you're in active labor I come to the hospital after you've had the baby. I do offer a package where I'll show up immediately after birth, but typically a fresh 48 session happens later in the afternoon or next morning depending on time of birth. Most mother's who opt for a fresh 48 enjoy having time to shower and recover a bit from labor and can even do a little makeup if they desire. Fresh 48 sessions are also great for documenting when the siblings meet new baby for the very first time, or if grandparents from out of town are traveling in and would like to be included in the first photographs. Unlike a posed newborn session, this is somewhat "fly on the wall" as I quietly observe how in love you are with your new one, and only give direction when needed.Read More
By now I'm sure ya'll know I'm pretty obsessed with birth.. and when Lexi asked me to be her birth photographer I JUMPED. It's been forever since I got my dose of oxytocin, and I adore her and her little family.
As she predicted, her labor was very similar to her first child's. Fast and furious! I was notified around lunchtime that she was going to be induced due to elevated blood pressure (she was just about 40 weeks) and to be ready to go in that evening. I paced a bit and packed what I needed, trying not to be overly anxious. Around 8:30 PM or so I got the notification they had checked in and were preparing to break her water, but not to rush.Read More