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Newborn boy sleeping in wrap

Ellicott City |Newborn Studio Session |Connor

If you have an older baby, you know that once they started to crawl or walk, that it was over. No more staying in one spot. This makes relaxing with a baby, a thing of the past, and you’ve now entered the “I can’t get anything done” phase. All eyes must be on this precious […]

Newborn Studio Sessions

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Newborn Photographer set-up

3 Tips for soothing a newborn like a photographer mother

I have three babies that walk and talk. They’re not really babies anymore. I first fell in love with babies, in general, when my cousins were born. I signed up for my first babysitting certification class when I was a pre-teen. I made my own special babysitting kit to take to my first “job” for […]

Newborn Studio Sessions

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newborn smiling with parents

A Valentine’s Day Present

Sometimes the best gift arrives right around a holiday. When we did these newborn portraits we included a tiny felted heart in some of the photos. It wasn’t until I was editing the gallery that I remembered that a heart was perfect for the timing of this little one’s arrival. I’m sure Valentine’s Day will […]

Newborn Studio Sessions

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family of four standing near rocks and a lake

The S Family

Many of the locations I photograph don’t have too many passers-by, but Centennial Park is quite popular for walkers, runners, and bikers. And let me tell you, at this particular session, people would just stop and stare at this beautiful family while I photographed them. I don’t blame them at all! They looked absolutely stunning. […]

Family Sessions

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Fall Maternity Session with mother in red dress

The D Family Maternity Session

Every time I have a session with this wonderful family, I really look forward to it because they are so sweet. I first met them two years ago for a maternity session before this little cutie in the yellow dress was born. Then I got to meet Zara at her newborn session and later see […]

Maternity Sessions

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maternity gown in mint at the Howard County Conservancy

How to Choose Maternity Gowns for Maternity Portraits

Your pregnancy is a special time, so why not get dressed up and wear a maternity gown? Not only does it flatter your figure, it gives your portraits an elegant feel.  The fabric can be gathered to accentuate your baby belly, and just looks pretty! Different colors look nice during each season, so make sure […]

Maternity Sessions

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newborn girl

Emma has arrived!

Emma decided to go right to sleep after she was all warm and cozy in her wrap. And she certainly looked adorable in my new bucket that I painted.  In addition to Emma being placed securely into the bucket, her mom was sitting right next to her with both hands placed on her. At my […]

Newborn Studio Sessions

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newborn sleeping chin on hands pose

Nolan has arrived!

This handsome little fellow made excellent eye contact with me while I wrapped him in a swaddle.  Sometimes babies go right to sleep as soon as they are swaddled.  Nolan didn’t want to miss the action, so he stayed awake for awhile.  He yawned a few times too, so eventually it was nap time, and […]

Newborn Studio Sessions

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Newborn girl in pink wrap

Astrid has arrived!

This little sweetie was asleep most of her newborn session, so she made my job pretty easy.  Astrid also gave us a few smiles throughout her session, which I pretend is because she really loves newborn photography.  Why wouldn’t she? I do.  So check out this beautiful baby and her precious smiles. 🙂     

Newborn Studio Sessions

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Emma Is One Year Old!

Emma’s first birthday was on Saturday.  It’s hard to believe that it has already been one year since Christine and Mike had her newborn session in the studio.  Emma is sweet and liked to smile when I played “peek-a-boo.”  It was my first session since mid-March, when businesses closed in Maryland.  Distancing takes some getting […]

Family Sessions

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