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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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So many new and exciting cake smashes for boys!

May 30, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

Who says girls get all the best cake smashes? I have been working behind the scenes for the past few months to develop some really amazing cake smash sets for boys! 

I am excited to roll out some wonderful new cake smash sets available at my Alexandria studio!

E-mail for more information, and to start planning your first birthday smash set!

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Dusty pink floral cake smash for an elegant first birthday!

May 12, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

This gorgeous little lady looked perfect amongst her flowers and cake. She wasn't quite sure how she felt about the cake, but she let us take her photos anyway :-) Happy first birthday!


Baby perfection! Welcome baby Mageorgie!

May 12, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

Oh this little guy - his cheeks! His hair! This sweet little newborn came to the studio in Alexandria surrounded by his 2 sisters and mom and dad, all so completely in love with him. I am so very happy they chose me to document this wonderful time in their lives.

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.

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