alexia ballantine photography

Washington, D.C., Northern Virginia, and Maryland Maternity,
Newborn, Baby, and Family Photographer








DC Fresh 48 Photographer

fresh 48, newborn, sibley memorial

Jun 3, 2024

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As a DC Fresh 48 Photographer, nothing makes me happier than capturing your most precious memories. Nothing is more special as a photographer than being invited capture your baby in their first days of life. This beautiful baby boy and his absolutely lovely parents made for the perfect subjects for this memorable Fresh 48 session at Sibley Memorial. And how perfect is his Aden and Anais swaddle? I still can’t get over his full head of hear and little pout!

I will admit that this is by far the darkest room I have ever photographed in! Understanding how to use the light available to you is absolutely key when shooting in a hospital room. You would never know that it was extremely dark, rainy day and that the window of the room directly faced another building. Our cameras are capable of so much and low light situations are not destined to look dark and moody! Are you a photographer that is interested in learning more about shooting in low light? Reach out to me to chat today!

Creating a Peaceful Space

As a DC Fresh 48 Photographer, it is important for me to create a peaceful space for you to capture these moments. We take our time – sessions can be an hour and a half or upwards of three hours – it depends on your baby’s needs! I organize the room to make it aesthetic for the photos so you don’t have to lift a finger! Lastly, we take baby’s lead. Breaks to be fed, changed, and cuddled are not only expected but encouraged. I can give you your privacy during these moments or we can use it as an opportunity to socialize and connect! The comfort of you and your baby comes first and I strongly believe it translates into beautiful, timeless photos.

Alexia Ballantine Photography is an award-winning portrait photographer serving Washington, DC, Maryland, and Northern Virginia. She specializes in all things maternity, baby, and family photographyReach out today to inquire about your session!

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