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September 24, 2021

Old-World Maternity Session at Salubria Northern Virginia

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Washington DC Maternity Photographer | Maternity Session at Salubria

This old-world maternity session at Salubria, Northern Virginia was an ethereal dream. It felt like it was from a different time. If you know me, you know I love all things vintage and old-world. This session exuded just that. The mama-to-be, Tiffany, is expecting her third child, so it was wonderful to pamper her for a day.

This DC maternity session was held outside the city at Salubria, a historic manor part of the Germanna foundation in Northern Virginia. The French blue interior and tall windows not only provide ample light, but make you feel like you’re in a European chateau. That’s my kind of backdrop! I just think pregnancy is such a magical time, so why not have a magical session?

Outside the Salubria manor is a beautiful field with lovely light. We were able to take some photographs outside to complement the indoor images. To fit the romantic narrative, we also took photos on the swing outside. We even found a small birds’ nest – how fitting for a maternity session!

Tiffany wore a stunning dress from the client wardrobe and had her hair and make-up done by Lori Nansi. I hope you enjoy this stunning old-world maternity session at Salubria, Northern Virginia.

Old-World Maternity Session at Salubria, Northern Virginia

Washington DC Maternity Photographer | Pregnant mother sits on window ledge at Salubria

Tiffany’s gown from the client wardrobe was perfect for this location. It added that ethereal, old-world aesthetic that brought out the antiquity of the manor.

I also love how larger dresses can really accentuate the bump and provide movement and flow to your photographs.

Pregnant mother holds her belly
Washington DC Maternity Photographer | Pregnant woman sits in window at Salubria
Maternity session at Salubria outside of Washington, D.C.

Look at this gorgeous light falling on Tiffany! It truly amplified the elegance of this Northern Virginia maternity session.

Woman stands with her hands below her belly in Salubria during her DC maternity session
Washington DC Maternity Photographer | Pregnant woman sits in window at Salubria, holding her belly
Pregnant woman stands outside, cradling her pregnant belly during her DC maternity session
Pregnant woman holds her belly with one hand and smiles at the camera

Doesn’t she look so ethereal here? I love how the light seeped in from this window to illuminate her. It was simply heavenly!

DC Maternity Session at Salubria | Romantic maternity session
Pregnant woman sits with hands holding belly by a window at Salubria during her DC maternity session

Salubria in Northern Virginia even had a tree swing! We had to check it out and photograph Tiffany there. It added a nostalgic feel.

Romantic maternity session at Salubria in Northern Virginia

Here is another image with heavenly light. I love how Salubria’s tall windows allow the light to fall in so perfectly.

Light and airy maternity session at Salubria in Northern Virginia
NOVA Maternity Photographer | Pregnant mother stands with her hand below her belly for her DC maternity session

Detail shots are an important part of your maternity session. The bump is temporary, and although pregnancy is so difficult, we often miss feeling those kicks and movements.

Pregnant mother sits by large window at Salubria, Virginia

The French blue walls make you feel like you’re in a European castle – not Northern Virginia!

DC Maternity Photographer | Pregnant mother sits in large window at Salubria in Northern Virginia
Maternity sessions at Salubria in Northern Virginia

I love how the movement of Tiffany’s dress is accentuated here.

A woman stands, cradling her pregnant belly while moving her dress | Washington DC Maternity Photographer
Light hits a pregnant other as she sits and holds her belly
Northern Virginia Maternity Session at Salubria

How romantic is this staircase?

Pregnant woman stands in stairwell at Salubria during her Washington DC Maternity Session
Light hits a woman's pregnant belly during her Salubria maternity session in Northern Virginia
Woman rests both hands on the top of her pregnant belly during her DC maternity session
Woman looks behind her at Salubria on a summer day
Washington DC Maternity Photographer | Pregnant woman stands with hands over her head during Salubria maternity session
Woman stands with both hands below her pregnant belly during her Northern Virginia maternity session
Maternity session at Salubria in Northern Virginia by DC Maternity Photographer Marie Elizabeth Photography
DC Maternity Photographer | Pregnant woman holds her belly and looks over her shoulder during her Northern Virginia maternity session
Direct light hits a woman's pregnant belly during her maternity session in Northern Virginia
DC Maternity Photographer | Pregnant woman sits on a swing looking over her shoulder
Washington DC Maternity Photographer | Woman sits in window at Salubria
Pregnant woman wears a maternity gown on a beautiful summer day
Pregnant woman stands with her hands below her belly smiling

Photographing a silhouette for maternity sessions is always so special.

Shadow of a pregnant mother holding her belly
Maternity session in Northern Virginia at Salubria
Pregnant woman lays down and holds her belly
DC Maternity Photographer | Pregnant woman sits in a window during her NOVA maternity session at Salubria
Pregnant woman stands with hands below her belly in front of a window
NOVA maternity session at Salubria
Pregnant woman stands with hands above her head during her Salubria maternity session
DC Maternity Photographer | Pregnant woman kneels in front of a window
Pregnant woman smiles at the camera
Salubria Maternity Session | woman has her hand below her belly and on her neck
Maternity session in Northern Virginia at Salubria
Pregnant woman walks outside Salubria during her NOVA maternity session
Romantic maternity session at Salubria | pregnant woman holds her dress while sitting in window
Portrait of a pregnant woman during her Northern Virginia engagement session
Pregnant mother sits in a large window at Salubria during her maternity session
Black and white image of a woman cradling her belly
Pregnant mother stands with hands below her belly during her maternity session at Salubria in Virginia
Maternity session in Northern Virginia at Salubria | woman cradles her belly and traces her neck with her other hand
Romantic maternity session in Northern Virginia
Elegant maternity session | Pregnant mother stands with one hand behind her back and one hand below her belly
Pregnant woman stands looking over her shoulder during her Salubria maternity session
Romantic maternity portrait | Pregnant woman stands with her hand on her back and belly during her DC maternity session
Pregnant woman lays down with her dress covering her face
Washington DC Maternity | Woman kneels in front of the window, holding her belly
Salubria maternity session | DC maternity
Out of focus image of pregnant woman standing in Salubria with hand on head
Pregnant woman sits in a window with her hand behind her head and below her belly
Pregnant woman in a white gown holds her belly
Black and white image of pregnant woman sitting in a large window
Light-filled maternity session at Salubria in Northern Virginia
Woman looks out a window, holding her belly
DC Pregnancy Photographer | Woman sits in a window, holds her head and her belly

Salubria in Northern Virginia is one of my favorite locations for maternity sessions. You can view another elegant maternity session here at The Great Marsh Estate.

Northern Virginia Maternity Photographer | Marie Elizabeth Photography

Marie Elizabeth Photography specializes in fine art maternity and family photography based out of Washington, D.C. and Northern Virginia. She also photographs fine art motherhood and newborn sessions.

It is always an honor to serve as your Fine Art Northern Virginia Maternity Photographer. I provide a custom, luxurious experience to lead you every step of the way, beginning with a planning guide to make you feel confident and prepared, a consultation to achieve your portrait goals, a client wardrobe, hair and make-up artists, and finally, artwork to adorn your walls and preserve your memories forever. Let me be a part of your story today.

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