Posts in Newborn Photography
Introducing Leo | Fresh 48

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. Ask about discounts, referral programs and gift certificates!

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Lifestyle Newborn | Owen

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.

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Owen's Fresh 48 - GLWACH Fort Leonard Wood / Photos + Video

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.

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A Day in the Life of a Newborn | Rolla baby photographer and filmmaker

Have you ever wanted to bottle up a moment and keep it forever? That's basically how I've been feeling ever since I had our third child, Madeline. She's spunky, spirited, and OH SO sweet. And gosh darn, the kid keeps growing right before my eyes!

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Baby's First Bath | Missouri Lifestyle Photographer

One of the benefits of having a homebirth was no immediate bath. Madeline was dried off and the vernix was rubbed in. Some benefits to allowing this is reduced risk of infection, improved temperature control, improved maternal bonding, no baby lotion required (vernix is natures baby lotion), and stabilized infant blood sugar. (article here: Delaying Baby's First Bath)

We finally decided it was time, and BOY did she have a lot to say about it!

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