Taking photos of your newborn outdoors in the winter may seem like a daunting task, but there are several steps we can take to keep you and your new baby happy – even in the cold!

1) Flexibility of scheduling. Once you let me know baby has arrived, we’ll compare the weather reports against my schedule as well as yours, and we’ll pick the date with the best weather. If things change suddenly (as they frequently do in winter) we’ll have a little bit of wiggle room to adjust our plans.

The below photos were taken in mid winter on a 45º day wedged between several 30º days.

2) Blankets, head coverings, and layers. The added bonus, is these items create rich textures, giving your images more depth.

The below photos were taken in approx 35º weather in mid-winter.

Best Maternity and Newborn Photographer Washington DC
Best Maternity and Newborn Photographer Washington DC
Best Maternity and Newborn Photographer Washington DC

3) A shorter photography session. For outdoor newborn sessions, we’ll likely stay in one spot for all or almost all of the session. I’ll take a series of photos of each family member with the baby as well as the entire family together. Then I’ll take some quick detail shots, and we’ll be done! You’ll have a great gallery of images with a ton of variety, in about 30 minutes of outdoors time.

The below photos were taken in early spring in approx 45º weather.

rockville maryland outdoor newborn photographer photography session new mother wearing navy blue dress holding infant in white swaddle outdoors under canopy of trees

4) Breaks for warming. If your schedule doesn’t permit for flexibility, we can plan to have your session with easy access to either your home or car for brief warming breaks.

The below photos were taken in approx 45º weather.