Session Information

DHM photography offers maternity, newborn, children, and family photography. Please email Danielle at to get more detailed information on the type of session in which you are interested.

GENERAL INFO FOR ALL SESSIONS: Each gallery will have approximately 40-50 unique images. I then also process them in black and white so you will have somewhere around 100 pictures to choose from. You will receive your private link to your gallery in as soon as two weeks. Your galleries are open for 7 days in which time you need to place your order to avoid a republishing fee of $50. There is no guarantee how long your images will be stored after your order period.

Your session fee of $150 is due to secure your appointment. After you receive your gallery there is a minimum order of $350. Once you have placed your minimum order I am more than happy to take off the minimum for your friends and relatives to place any smaller orders.

A personal printing release allows you to print your purchased digital files as big and as many as you desire. This only means that you may not use it for any  unapproved contest submissions, allow use for marketing/sales with anyone/anywhere else, etc. All images are copyrighted by photographer, Danielle Musick. It is illegal and unlawful to scan, copy, or reproduce Danielle Musick’s work in any manner or medium. DHM Photography reserves the right to use the negatives and/or reproductions for display, publication, or other purposes. Negatives and originals remain the property of DHM Photography.


MATERNITY: I aim to schedule your shoot around 32-36 weeks. I definitely want you to have your beautiful bump to rock but to not be too far along where you feel uncomfortable! I love for Daddy and any siblings to tag along as well!


CHILDREN:  There are so many amazing milestones for all ages of your children. After newborn, I try to hit those special times like holding up their head, sitting up, standing/pulling up, walking and then just your little mini me just being them through the years! While I love to get a few standard portraits in all of my sessions, I love getting your kids playing, laughing, and showing off their unique personality! I do offer cake smashes as well! Depending on the nature of the child session, that will determine if I would do them in studio or on location.


NEWBORN: I usually do my newborn sessions around the 5-7 day mark. I typically won’t go over 2 weeks old without extenuating circumstances (hospital stay, preemies, etc) After that window, we move into the milestone sessions referenced above.  Newborn sessions take place in my home studio and typically last around 4 hours. I provide a *ton* of hats, blankets, props, etc for use during your session. I love incorporating unique and personal props so please discuss those with me with me when you book your session for me to plan for. DO NOT WAIT until your baby is born to book your newborn session! Most times I am full for a minimum of three weeks and would not be able to fit you in in that two week window! Not only does it secure your spot, it gives me time to ask the right questions and get to know you so that I may deliver you a gallery full of images that feel unique and special for YOU! When you secure your spot with your sitting fee I will deliver you more detailed instructions for our shoot!


FAMILY: Family sessions always take place on location. That could be your home or various spots through Hampton Roads. If you don’t have a specific location in mind I can suggest great spots that will feel like you. JUST SAY NO to white shirts with jeans and any other similar wardrobe choices. You want these to be timeless but also not appear to be you in your “picture day” best. We can discuss wardrobe tips more when you secure your session with me!

I will always get your a few traditional “for the mantle” shots but my main focus is documenting what your family is like in reality. I want you to laugh and play! I want you to kiss and cuddle! I can’t stress to you what a difference it makes to “do” something at our session. Does your family love to roast marshmallows? Do you love playing golf? Is Dad a surfer? Does Mommy paint? Well, let’s do it! Contact me to brainstorm and make it happen and have a great time with the people you love the most (and just so happen to allow me the honor of tagging along and documenting it!)

Please contact me with any questions!!! I hope to make you all a part of the DHM Family for all of your life’s sweetest moments photography!


DHM Photography specializes in newborn, baby, child, family and maternity photography in Virginia Beach and surrounding areas including but not limited to Norfolk, Chesapeake and Hampton Roads.