<3 | Silver Spring Family Photographer

I have an incredible relationship with some of my clients - who, at this point, aren't even clients anymore, they are just plain friends. I have had the incredible opportunity to watch their children grow up, and to capture for them slices of time and place and memories that will last a lifetime. 

This family is one of those. 

If you look closely in some of these, you will see photos of little brother that I took shortly after he was born. And now look at him <3 I have had the immense honor of being there for and with these guys through so many years, and I value that more than I can put into words.

Plus, this time big sis told me a joke that I STILL tell. She's hilarious :)

(Q: If a seagull flies over the sea, what flies over the bay?  A: A bagel! HAHAHA!)

Sunday Funday | Washington DC Newborn Photographer

This family stole my heart a long time ago. It's been amazing watching them grow up and together as a family, and this session just makes my heart burst. Seeing them with their newest little sweetheart, existing in the world of second-time parents, managing a newborn and a toddler with ease... it's moments like these that remind my why I do what I do. 

I love my job. 

I love these guys <3

Turquoise | Easton MD Family Photographer

I feel like if turquoise were a person, it would be this family. They embody everything I think about turquoise - vibrance, uniqueness, excitement, happiness, adventure. That's this bunch to a "t." 

During our session they pulled out a book of adventures, places they wanted to visit in the world. They all sat around and discussed it, animatedly. The whole family, together.

This group is what people strive to be, what we all want to have. What a beautiful connection they share <3

Picture Perfect Baby G. | Arlington VA Newborn Photographer

Oh this family <3 They definitely stole my heart! Mom is a style consultant, and I'm pretty sure you already knew that by looking at her pictures, who else could possibly look that fabulous after having not only a newborn but a two year old at home as well! (This is sort of an aside, but she does closet clean outs with clients and oh. man. do. I. need. that!) I'm telling you, you should check her out and use her services - who better to help you figure out what to wear for your photoshoot than a style consultant? ;-) Anyway. I'm getting off topic, and lets get back to the matter at hand. LOOK at these cuties! <3 I loved this session. I loved being able to capture the sweet connection between mom and baby, and the quiet moments the two spent together while breastfeeding. I loved being able to capture the fun and spunky personality of big two year old brother. I loved being able to get all five (doggie included!) together, sharing a moment with a book. Love. I look forward to when I get to meet up with this crew again :)

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Sweet Little Family | Severna Park MD Newborn Photographer

Lately I have been really drawn to lifestyle newborn sessions. As opposed to posed sessions, which I feel like focus on the baby, lifestyle sessions to me tell a story and capture the amazing connection between parents and their precious child. I love to incorporate both of these types of photography into my newborn sessions, but lately I'm really feeling the tug toward that connection. What is more beautiful than love like that? My session with sweet baby W. and his parents was one of those amazing lifestyle sessions. I was floored by the visible connection this group has. The eye contact. The awe. This, right here, is why I love my job. <3

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Baby M! | Arlington VA Newborn Photographer

This little one stole my heart the minute I laid eyes on him. I mean, how could he not? Look at him! I'm pretty much obsessed with baby chub, and his is glorious. I've had the honor of working with quite a few little fighters this year, and this guy is among them. It makes my heart sing to see babies who might have had a tough or early entry into the world, or a longer stay in the hospital than anticipated, thriving and just generally being awesome at home. And this guy? He's clearly quite happy to be home :) I loved meeting this trio in their beautiful home, and I look forward to working with them again in the future!

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The L. Family | St. Michaels MD Family Photographer

There are some sessions where I want to share every. single. picture. on here, and I have to restrain myself, otherwise you'd be here all day. This is one of those sessions. Gorgeous family? Check. Awesome location? Check. Really good time, lots of laughing, beautiful sunset? Check, check check. Really, you can't ask for anything more :) Oh! And a certain little one is pretty close to celebrating her first birthday - so send some birthday wishes her way! :)

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Beautiful Baby P. | Easton MD Newborn Photographer

I was smitten with this family the minute I walked through their door. Perfect house, adorable children, super, suuuuuuuper nice people. It doesn't get any better than that! The star of the show was of course Baby P, and isn't she just gorgeous? She was an absolute doll for our session, and watching her snuggle with her parents and her brother made for one awesome afternoon. These guys can go ahead and have another any time, I can't wait to meet up with them all again! :)

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Baby Sister is Here! | Easton MD Newborn Photographer

She's here! Sweet baby girl R. is here! You remember her gorgeous mama's maternity session from a few weeks ago? Well this is the little love we were waiting for… and now that she's here it's time to meet the rest of her family :) Mom was more than ready for baby R's photographic debut, and had a bunch of special and sentimental props for us to use. See those pearls? Those were her mother's. I love, love, looooove things like that.

This was such a fun session. I love being able to capture that relationship between bigs and littles, parents with their first born and their new born, brothers and sisters, and brand new families of four <3

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Gorgeous Miss L. | Washington DC Newborn Photographer

Prepare for an overload of images here, because I loved every single second of this session and the resulting pictures take even my breath away.  I loved this shoot.  I loved meeting this beautiful, awesome, fun, happy little family <3 And oh my, their house was so pretty, and the light? A photographer's dream! Little Miss L. was a perfect baby for our session.  Even at six weeks old, she was a teeny tiny little thing :) but her sweet temperament radiated out of every pore.  I got more smiles from this little lady than any other newborn, ever!

I'm smiling now, uploading these.  Love.  Hope to see this group again soon :)

Baby Brother Makes Four! | Washington DC Newborn Photographer

Oh sweet Jacob.  Sweet, sweet Jacob.  Is this what all number fours are like? Easy, laid back, adorable? If so, sign me up :)  Jacob rocked my socks off.  This guy was quite the little gentleman for our session, he posed like he's been rocking the cover of GQ magazine for his whole life.  This session was the perfect balance between solo time for little man, and documenting his awesome family.  Jacob has three older siblings, all of whom are quite smitten with him, and a mom and dad who think he's the bees knees as well :) My take home? Big families...they're pretty great :)  <3

 

She's here! Here she is! | Stevensville MD Newborn Photographer

O. M. G.  Baby Skyelynn is a tiny little pile of squish and love :)  Seriously, this little one is so adorable and soooooo squishy.  Every baby shows personality during their shoot, and little Miss Skye went above and beyond, showing me how spunky and fiesty she is ;-)  In other words, she gave me quite a run for my money :) I photographed Skye when she was just under two weeks old for the posed shots, and then I came back when she was just about four weeks old for the lifestyle and family shots, and I loved that setup! I feel like this approach allowed me to capture her very best and sweetest, and some amazing interactions with her older brother and mom and dad.  I am all for this - if you have a newborn on the way, lets discuss photographing them this way!

I love this family. How sweet are they?

 

 

Sweet Baby A. | Annapolis Newborn Photographer

The long-awaited beautiful baby A. arrived to not only adoring parents, but an entire network of fans including friends and family near and far.  This much loved little addition to the family has already been showered with love and kisses, and as they say - she may be small, but she is mighty.  A mighty force indeed :) She has even charmed her dog-brother, who Mom and Dad told me wasn't the easiest to impress! He faithfully stands guard over his new baby sister. Everything about this family is so sweet and wonderful.  I'm excited to watch this little lady grow up :)

 

Say Hello, S. Family! | Annapolis Family Photographer

You recognize these guys, right? At least this guy, for sure? They are far too cute to forget, right? :)  I was so excited to see one of my favorite families at my first November mini session, and we had a great time shooting in historic downtown Annapolis.  These boys are so smiley, I just love photographing them! <3  I know I'll catch up with these guys again soon, I can't wait :)

Meet E, C and W (and their awesome parents, too!) | Annapolis Family Photographer

I love this family.  It helps that two of their kids have the same names as members of my own family, so I feel like we're already on the same wavelength.  They have three kids, we have three kids.  Their kids are crazy, silly and fun... MY kids are crazy, silly and fun.  They're just all around awesome and adorable.  I was so excited they came out to my early November mini session day, despite the rainy/cloudy weather - we didn't miss a beat! Nothing gets these guys down :-D