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Family Portraits 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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