The Very Best Places in MD for a Family Beach Session | Maryland Beach Photographer

We know that Maryland has miles and miles of beautiful coastline, but what are the best, most picturesque places for your family photography session? Regardless of the season or location, there is a beach for everyone. Here are a few of my favorites - Eastern Shore heavy, because this is my stomping grounds!

1) Ocean City. Any list of beaches in Maryland needs to start with the OC! With miles of beautiful sand and rolling waves, it’s a classic and gorgeous backdrop for your family.

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2) Terrapin Nature Park, Stevensville. Want a great view of our iconic Bay Bridge? Not only does Terrapin have that, but a long beautiful beach, miles of lush green park and marsh, wooden bridges galore, the sunsets are to die for!

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3) Fort Smallwood Park, Pasadena. A hidden gem in Anne Arundel County! Small sweet beaches with hidden and shaded coves, and a great place to find some driftwood.

4) Elk Neck State Park, Elkton. Up in the Northern part of the state you’ll find many of the prettiest backdrops all in one spot. Whether it’s beautiful rock formations, seemingly endless sand stretches, or leafy wooded areas you’re looking for, this is where to go.

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5) Sandy Point State Park, Annapolis. A great central location from most places in the state, with a beautiful long stretch of beach, great parking (bonus!), and a great view of the Bay Bridge to boot.

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6) Crisfield. This entire town is super cute, and if you want a very classic Maryland beach town, with beaches to match, you will find it in Crisfield.

7) Matapeake State Park, Stevensville. Another spot to get a great view of the Bay Bridge, there’s also a pretty rocky pier, some beautiful beach vegetation, and super bonus? It’s dog friendly!

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8) St. Michaels and Oxford. Ok, they’re not the same place. But both these tiny towns are bursting with character and beauty. Maybe not traditional beaches in the sand and ocean sense, but if you’re looking to capture a nautical feeling this spot is for you.

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9) Breezy Point Beach, Chesapeake Beach. Gorgeous, small beach where you can also find shark teeth. Cool! Pretty wooded cliff background, with wooden bridges and more beach vegetation.

10) Annapolis. Ok, ok, again not a traditional sandy beach. But the Annapolis waterfront cannot go without a mention! Beautiful old oversized wooden boat pier, gorgeous sunsets, and boats galore.

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11) Bonus!! Sure, we’re discussing Maryland beaches, but can I really not mention our gorgeous neighbor, all of the Delaware beaches? Whether Bethany Beach, Fenwick Island, Rehoboth, or Lewes, there are miles and miles of beautiful coast to take advantage of!

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Where Your Heart Is | Easton MD Senior Photographer

“Home is wherever you leave everything you love and never question that it will be there when you return.” 

– L. Christopher

I was so, sooooo sad when earlier in the fall this family let me know they were moving to Florida. Boooo, Florida!

But Maryland is where their family and their hearts live, so they come back :) I loved getting to spend some time with them, and document another start to a senior year (SENIOR YEAR?! WHAT? How did that happen so fast?!).

Home is a Person | Kent Island Engagement Photographer

"For the two of us, home isn't a place. It is a person. And we are finally home."

- S. Perkins

I don't do it much anymore, but my roots in photography are in weddings and engagements. When this couple approached me and asked me to work with them for their engagement photos, I absolutely jumped at the chance. I've spent years documenting people's family love stories, but once you learn to capture love - you can capture love in any form :) 

These guys are incredible. Their love is inspiring. 

Life, Love, and Everything | Stevensville MD Family Photographer

"Peace is the beauty of life. It is sunshine. It is the smile of a child, the love of a mother, the joy of a father, the togetherness of a family."

- M. Begin

This session <3 This family <3 We talked about friends, and video games, and Christmas traditions, and 3rd grade, and anniversaries, and school, and work, and life, and love, and everything. These are the sessions I live for. 

The Cool Kids on the Block | Eastern Shore MD Family Photographer

I got to see these guys exactly one year, almost to the minute, after I saw them last year. How cool is that? :)

(I showed up to our session in exactly the same outfit too, which is far less cool 🤣😬 - thanks Timehop for reminding me!) 

It was great to see these kiddos. They're getting so big! Still just as adorable though <3

Texas Comes to DC! | Washington DC Family Photographer

You might remember them from Texas, but Dr Dad decided to run the Marine Corps Marathon and his family made a vacation out of it, sooooo...... I got to photograph them AGAIN! At another super cool historical site, this time in DC. We're already talking about our next foray into history and photography, so watch this space ;-) 

Seeing as how these are some of my besties, prepare for lots of pictures. You might as well get comfy :)

(Disclaimer: DC is really strict on permitting for professional photography shoots, and many places - including ALL the monuments - require a permit before you can shoot there. If you are a photographer or a client considering a shoot in downtown DC, please check all the necessary permits before you proceed. No one needs to get arrested, fined, or lose all their pictures over one single shoot!)

DC Minis! Year.... I Don't Even Remember. A Lot! | Washington DC Family Photographer

Ahhhhhhh! You all know I love DC. You all know I love minis. It's another year of my favorites!

DC is so cool. The monuments make a gooooorgeous backdrop for these amazing pictures! 

(Boring technical stuff here: please note - DC is really strict on permitting for professional photography shoots, and many places - including ALL the monuments - require a permit before you can shoot there. If you are a photographer or a client considering a shoot in downtown DC, please check all the necessary permits before you proceed. No one needs to get arrested, fined, or lose all their pictures over one single shoot!)

Anyway. Another year of DC mini sessions in the books. Are you interested in a fall mini session? They're only offered on select dates throughout the year, and they usually sell out within a day of being announced. Get yourself on the mailing list to get all the info! http://eepurl.com/bdZx0b