Welcome to Amanda Donohue Photography!


While photos often speak for themselves and tell a story, sometimes I like to tell more of the story about the newborns, babies, children, and families I get to photograph. I am a newborn and family photographer in alexandria, Virginia.


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Baby Davis has his first photo shoot!

June 23, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

Sweet, wonderful baby Davis. He was so good for his session, and we had so much fun styling his session. I love incorporating family interests and traditions into sessions. This little guy has a family that loves the water, boating and fishing. 

Welcome to the world Davis - I am so happy your parents chose me for your newborn session! 

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Peter Rabbit Cake Smash Session - Happy First Birthday Daniel!

June 23, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

I love creating magic for children, and Beatrix Potter is a favorite - I couldn't wait to create a Peter Rabbit cake smash! Daniel came to my Alexandria studio as a newborn, and we made him a beautiful baby Koala. So much fun to have him back for his cake smash - and I finally got the chance to create the Peter Rabbit smash I have had in my head for a year! 

He LOVED his cake - he dove right in and smiled the whole time. And, those EYES. What a beautiful child - so happy to see him growing and smiling all the time!!

Happy first birthday Daniel!!


Peter Rabbit Cake Smash

Alice in Wonderland Cake Smash - Whimsical Birthday!

June 21, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

I was so excited when mom asked for an Alice in Wonderland theme for her daughter's first birthday. What a fun and whimsical theme, so many ways to design this cake smash. I loved the idea of focusing on the tea party for her smash, and I just love how it turned out! Whimsy, teacups, cake, rabbits, roses and playing cards! Add in a sweet baby with a wonderful personality and you have an amazing smash!

I think the best part of my job is meeting the families, and watching them celebrate their children. Children are precious, and should be celebrated. Family is so important, and celebrating these big moments in life as a family is something children never forget. These memories are so strong, they will be excited to carry them on with their own children. Remember to always be in the pictures with your children - a reminder that you were there every step of their lives, celebrating the wonderful gift of family.

Alice in Wonderland Cake Smash

"One in a Melon" Watermelon Cake Smash!

June 21, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

First birthdays are a big milestone, and most definitely an occasion to celebrate! 

Your baby is one, and you survived sleepless nights and learning what it means to be a parent. And, you fell head over heels in love with your child. You celebrated the first time they rolled over, the first time they learned to sit up, and then crawling. You were happy babies don't wear shoes, because they have the cutest feet in the world.

Watching your child grow and accomplish milestones in the first year is like nothing else, and it is impossible to explain the joy to someone who hasn't experienced it yet. 

We celebrate with a cake, and a party, but truly we celebrate with our hearts. They joy and pride we feel watching our children learn and grown. The first year reminds us to slow down and focus on simple joy - like the first time your child smiles at you when you walk in the door! Melt.

So many firsts to come in the future, and so many to celebrate in the first year. Seeing them eat cake for the first time to celebrate a birthday is one of so many exciting moments as a parent. And it makes you want to slow time down, because you realize the first year flew by! Some day you will be sharing your first year photos at your own child's college graduation, or wedding day! 

I love being a part of the celebration, and being able to capture this precious time for parents. And I am perfectly happy to be covered in frosting at the end of every session! 

Happy first birthday Piper!!! You have such a wonderful family!!

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Maternity Photography Session - Arlington Virginia

March 26, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

This wonderful couple requested an urban style maternity shoot in Pentagon City. We lucked out with a beautiful warm evening, and a beautiful courtyard area for the shoot. Mom chose 4 of my gowns for the shoot, and she absolutely looked amazing. Can't wait to meet this beautiful baby girl. 

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