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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Boho cake smash for baby Sawyer!

April 13, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

Happy first birthday to sweet and sassy Sawyer!

Mom wanted a boho theme, and I LOVED creating this smash. Her gorgeous naked cake topped with fresh flowers and eucalyptus, along with some greenery and a lace romper made for the perfect set!

Sawyer loved smashing her cake, and kept giving us the funniest faces!

Cherry Blossom Maternity Session

April 13, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

Gorgeous weather means we can finally head outdoors for beautiful maternity sessions. The DC area is filled with gorgeous places to shoot, and the cherry blossoms always top the list of requests for this short window.

We braved tourists and wind and parking issues, but it was all worth it. These images are timeless and will be enjoyed for generations to come. 

I love thinking about families handing down these images to generations to come - telling stories about waiting for baby to arrive. I love knowing that future great grandchildren will get to see what their parents, and their parent's parents looked like waiting for their growing families.

Cherry blossom maternity shoot dc

Valentine's First Birthday Cake Smash!

February 18, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

This is my first Valentine's themed cake smash - what fun to work with these colors for Charlotte's setup!

Hearts, flowers, and cake in my studio? What more could you ask for to celebrate a milestone like this?

Happy first birthday to a little lady with lots of style!


Cake smash first birthday photo shoots - everything you need to know!

February 18, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

Many parents want to celebrate baby's first birthday with a cake smash - I thought I would give everyone more details on how easy the process can be!

I recommend doing the cake smash 3-4 weeks before you schedule their first birthday party at home, this way you can have your photos back and have time to print images to display at the party - or to hand out as thank you cards! 

Once a family e-mails me we decide on a theme, and then schedule the date for the smash at my studio in Alexandria. I have an amazing baker you can contact for your cake - she even delivers to my studio the day of your smash.

Parents can pick any theme for their child, or they can ask me to pick a theme. I design the set and provide all the decorations and balloons, depending on the theme. I also have many outfits to choose from in my studio!

On smash day I highly recommend making sure baby has a great nap, and has a full belly! That will give us the best results for the smash.

Shy baby? No problem, we take lots of time to warm up and play before the cake smash so baby is happy and comfortable. 

And, remember - it doesn't matter if baby doesn't like the cake - all that matters is beautiful photos of baby sitting with the cake! I have lots of tricks to help, including putting puffs or cheerios behind the cake to entice them to eat!

Happy Smashing!!


Twin brother and sister make their debut!

February 07, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

This absolutely perfect pair snuggled together for their photo shoot. Nothing I love more than photographing little twin miracles in my studio. 

Welcome to the world little ones!

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