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General Photography Blog Posts

Photography Location Options in the DMV Area

As a professional photographer in the Northern Virginia area, I get asked all the time for some of my favorite outdoor locations for photography sessions. The great thing about the DMV area is that there are almost endless options for outdoor locations to select from. I will pick a few and provide you with some details below...

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January 26, 2021 – Photography Locations

What is a Model Release?

When you hire a professional photographer, you will receive a contract covering the terms of your photography session such as booking and payment, cancellation or rescheduling, styling, etc. You will also more than likely be asked to sign a model release. As a client it is important that you know what this release is, and what it isn’t.

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January 26, 2021 – Photography Terms

Get to Know Me

Hello there! I’m Danielle (she/her), the photographer behind the camera at Danielle Price Photography. I wanted to take a few minutes to introduce myself so you can get a chance to know me before we meet in person...

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January 26, 2021 – Get to Know Me

Need an Updated Portrait?

When was the last time you had your individual portrait taken? Whether it be for personal or professional use, now is a wonderful time to update your portrait. There are so many reasons to get updated photos of just you – you can use it for your social media profile photos; you print it and display it proudly at home as a reminder to yourself of how beautiful you are...

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January 8, 2021 – Individual Portraits; Professional Headshots

Now is a Perfect Time to Update Your Headshot

We are about to enter the Fall season – the season of cooler weather, pretty fall foliage, vests and boots, and of course pumpkin spice. It is also a wonderful time to update your professional headshot. The cooler temps make it more comfortable to be outside for your nature portrait and the stunning fall colors make for the perfect backdrop.

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September 4, 2020 – Individual Portraits; Professional Headshots

How To Get A Free Photo Session

Who Doesn’t Like Free Stuff?? Everyone likes to get free stuff – and what better thing to get free than the long-lasting memories captured in your nature portrait photography session? I specialize in Capturing and Creating Your Moments in Nature – let me help you do this with a free photography session.

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August 5, 2020 – Free Session, Referral Credit

What to Wear?

"What should we wear?" is a common question I get from my my clients. While I claim no expertise in fashion - for years my wardrobe consisted of scrubs and hiking clothes - I do know how to make you look great in the images we will create together. Below are a few tips and tricks for dressing for the success of your portrait photo session...

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July 11, 2020 - Photography Outfits, Portrait Fashion

Why Printing Your Photos Is Important

In the digital age the importance of printing your family portraits has become a lost art. Discover why printing the photos from your professional photography session is so important...

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June 20, 2020 - Photography Prints, Prints

Client Showcase Blog Posts

Family Portraits on the Potomac

When this family contacted me and requested to have their photos taken at Great Falls National Park on the Maryland side, I was thrilled! I love to hike, and this location has always been a favorite of mine – so many great places to see the river and even get down to the water, as well as options for hiking up into the forest. Even though I love adventuring in nature, I know not all my clients are up for a hike during....

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March 31, 2021 – Family Portraits; Fall Portraits

Sunset on the Lake

I love scheduling photography sessions around the Golden Hour, I mean, how can you not love a good silhouette image of your family when the backdrop looks like this?? We lucked out when creating this image – the sun was just setting, the wind had died down, so the water was nice and calm, and we found a spot on the pier with no other people. I think one of my favorite parts of this image is... 

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March 31, 2021 – Family Portraits; Fall Portraits

Dog Days

One thing I so enjoy about conducting my photography sessions in an outdoor setting is being able to include all the dogs, and this couple made sure to bring all their four-legged fur babies to their family session. Dog days like this are some of my favorite – I not only get to combine two of my passions, nature and photography, but I also get to play with adorable dogs. What made this session extra special was learning about each of the three dogs...

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March 31, 2021 – Couples Portraits; Pet Portraits

Family Portraits Can Be Quick and Easy

There is a big misconception out there about getting family portraits done – many believe that it has to be long, drawn out process that is painful, uncomfortable, and ending in tears. This couldn’t be further from the truth when you hire Danielle Price Photography as your professional photographer. I work with my clients to find out their photography needs up front and tailor the session to help them create the images they desire...

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March 9, 2021 – Family Portraits; Fall Portraits

Fall Family Fun

If you haven’t guessed by now, I love taking photos out in nature – there is so much peace in beauty creating a stunning back drop to these family photos. One of the huge benefits of going to a wide-open park like this one is when you have little clients like Baby R here, they can run around as much as they want, allowing them to release some of their energy making them more accepting to stop for a second and get their photo taken...

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March 9, 2021 – Family Portraits; Fall Portraits

Pandemic Wedding

I know I have mentioned this before, but 2020 created new and unique challenges for couples getting married. Instead of the big weddings they had planned many had to adapt to the pandemic and find a way to restructure their wedding plans. This couple’s pandemic wedding was one of the more unique ones I photographed... 

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March 9, 2021 – Wedding Portraits; Couples Portraits

The Johnson Family

Making Family Portraits Fun

Have you really wanted to get a nice set of family portraits done but had such a bad experience in the past that you just keep putting it off? I’m here to tell you that getting your family portraits done should be a fun and enjoyable experience – and yes, even with young children. Just look at how much fun this family had during their family portrait session in the Fall of 2020... 

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February 22, 2021 – Family Portraits; Fall Portraits

Loudoun County Barn Wedding 

2020 was full of so many unique, small weddings and I am so honored to have been able to capture these beautiful moments for this young couple in October. I first met this couple in 2019 when we did a couples portrait session for their holiday cards – so I was thrilled to hear of their engagement and later to be invited to be their photographer when they celebrated their love for each other in front of their closest family and friends...

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February 17, 2021 – Wedding Portraits; Couples Portraits

Fun in the Pumpkin Patch

When was the last time you had this much fun in a pumpkin patch? For me, it had been an exceptionally long time. Despite the cold and rainy conditions, this family had a fun time playing in the pumpkin patch and getting some updated family photos. Their last set of family photos was in the summer when Baby N’s grandparents were in for a visit from out of the country...

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February 17, 2021 – Family Portraits; Fall Portraits

Capturing Energy

Don’t you wish you were her age again with all that energy and enthusiasm for life? I usually have a lot of fun on each of my family photo sessions, but this one was filled with so many laughs and belly giggles that it probably takes the cake for most energizing laughter at a session. My goal with this session was to capture her amazing energy in a natural, unposed way – how’d I do?...

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February 17, 2021 – Family Portraits; Fall Portraits

Do You Miss Fall Yet?

I got so busy towards the end of 2020 that I am fell behind on my client showcase blog posts – so I am working through them now and have finally made it to the Fall sessions and it makes me miss the Fall weather and colors. What is your favorite time of year and why? ...

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February 1, 2021 – Family Portraits; Fall Portraits

Zoom Wedding

2020 ushered in so many new terms – social distancing, Blursday, and virtual happy hour - just to name a few. When I first started my photography business, I never thought I would be photographing so many weddings, as my main wedding photography focus is elopements and micro weddings. However, with 2020, we welcomed the Zoom Wedding, something I have had the opportunity to photograph several of – including this lovely couple’s wedding in the fall...

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February 1, 2021 – Wedding Portraits; Couples Portraits

Golden Octobers

"I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers” – L.M. Montgomery

I am partial to the month of October since it happens to be my birth month, but I love it for the amazing Fall colors that it brings each year here along the East Coast. And the Fall colors in 2020 certainly did not disappoint...

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January 4, 2021 – Family Portraits; Fall Mini Portraits

Happiness Lessons From the Little Ones

“A child can teach an adult three things: to be happy for no reason, to always be busy with something, and to know how to demand with all his might that which he desires” – Paulo Coelho

I love photographing this young and happy family – they are so much fun and always come with the biggest, cutest smiles...

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January 4, 2021 – Family Portraits; Fall Mini Portraits

Young Love

This young, beautiful couple was one of many whose big wedding plans were disrupted by the pandemic and had to adapt. Instead of postponing their wedding until 2021 or later, they opted to have a small, intimate wedding with close family, and I had the wonderful opportunity to capture their special day for them...

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January 4, 2021 – Wedding Portraits; Couples Portraits

Maternity Portraits at Sunset

The golden hour just before sunset is such a magical and beautiful time but this couple took center stage to outshine the sunset with their love and beauty. I smile every time I see this image...

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December 2, 2020 – Maternity Portraits; Couples Portraits

Welcoming Baby M to the Family

I started working with this growing family with their combined family/maternity session as they were awaiting to welcome Baby M to the family. We met for a beautiful sunset session in the park and even though the park was busier than we were expecting, we had great weather and created great photos together...

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November 19, 2020 – Newborn Portraits; Family Portraits; Maternity Portraits

Welcome to the World Baby J!

This family reached out to me in May in anticipation of welcoming this beautiful little girl to the world. Baby J was such a precious little baby doll. She had the cutest little outfits, making her photos even more special. I encourage each of my clients to bring props to their photo session that are meaningful to them – it is a way to make your photos unique and special...

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November 2, 2020 – Newborn Portraits; Family Portraits

Family Fun in the Park

This little cutie had his first professional photo session in the park just after sunset. His smile says it all! He had such a fun time playing with his parents and dog Rambo. The little bunny sitting next to him played music which made his face light up even more...

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October 27, 2020 – Family Portraits

Baby A’s First Photo Session

I love being able to follow a family from their maternity session through to their newborn session and beyond. While this session wasn’t a first 48-hours newborn fresh, it was still Baby A’s first professional photography session on his one-month birthday. How seriously cute is he??...

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October 27, 2020 – Newborn Portraits; Family Portraits

Backyard Wedding

2020 has been an interesting and difficult year for so many couples who had their wedding plans interrupted, drastically changed, or even in some cases cancelled. This couple had to rearrange their plans from a large wedding, to a small intimate, backyard wedding of just close friends and relatives. The outcome – a beautiful ceremony celebrating their love...

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October 6, 2020 – Wedding Portraits; Couples Portraits

Love of Family

"I sustain myself with the love of family." - Maya Angelou This growing family displayed their love and affection for each other throughout their entire family/maternity session in Rockville, MD. I love when photo sessions start off with lots of laughter and joking – it tells me we are going to have a super fun session, and in this case we definitely did!...

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September 17, 2020 – Maternity Portraits; Family Portraits

Father and Son Moments

“I love the comic opportunities that come up in the context of a father-son relationship”- Harrison Ford These three had so much fun during their father and son portrait session at a local park in Northern Virginia – funny faces, special dance moves, superhero poses – they had it all!...

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September 17, 2020 – Family Portraits; Father/Son Portraits

The One Where I Became A Mommy

If you are a Friends fan, you will fall in love with this pregnancy announcement session like I did!...

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September 10, 2020 – Pregnancy Announcement Photos; Family Portraits

Happy 1st Birthday to Baby D!

First birthdays are such a fun time, both for the family and of course the birthday boy! Like, seriously, doesn’t he just look like the happiest lil one-year-old!?...

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September 10, 2020 – Birthday Photos; Family Portraits

Senior Pics at Sunset in the Sunflowers

“Your life is your story, and the adventure ahead of you is the journey to fulfill your own purpose and potential” Kerry Washington The journey this high school senior has in front of her sounds amazing and full of Florida sun and swimming...

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September 1, 2020 – Senior Portraits; Individual Portraits

Beautiful Mother

“The beauty of a woman is seen in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides” - Audrey Hepburn

This beautiful expecting mother was stunning throughout her entire maternity session despite the sweltering heat. There is a beauty held by expectant mothers as they work hard to bring a new life into this world...

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August 17, 2020 – Maternity Portraits; Family Portraits

Growing Family

One of the things that is so special about the portrait photography I do is getting to see families grow. This beautiful family wanted to capture some moments together before the newest addition comes along later this year...

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August 17, 2020 –Family Portraits; Loving Day Project

Sunset Love

“There is nothing more musical than a sunset” - Claude Debussy

The only thing more musical I can think of is adding true love to the backdrop of the sunset. The love flowing between M & F during this session was not only musical, but magical. They just got engaged a few days before and I happened to have a last-minute spot at a lavender field become available – perfect timing to create some perfect images...

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August 5, 2020 – Engagement Portraits, Couples Portraits

M’s First Birthday

What better way to celebrate your first birthday than a morning session in the park with your parents?? M had such a fun time during his session, laughing, smiling, giggling, crawling – so much happiness...

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August 12, 2020 Birthday photos; Family portraits

Family Matters

In your line of work, do you get a chance to really connect with your clients? I only get a small chunk of in-person time with my clients to make that connection and impression. Sometimes it is an instant connection, like with this family....

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July 25, 2020 - Family Portraits, Graduation Portraits

You Are So Special

Newborn photography is something I have a lot of fun with, especially when there are siblings there to show their love and excitement for their new brother or sister. I not only got to enjoy meeting this beautiful family but got to see this big sister’s toys and capture her pure joy and excitement of showing off her baby brother...

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August 2, 2020 - Newborn Portraits, Family Portraits

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