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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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a couple standing near stairs in a garden

The Silfee Family Maternity Session

I had the pleasure of working with this sweet family again in preparation for their new bundle of joy who will be arriving this April.  Fortunately, we had the session three weeks ago, before life was going to change for everyone. The term, social distancing, has become part of daily conversation.  This was my final […]

Maternity Sessions

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baby sitting in floral dress

Sydney is One!

Sydney is one year old!  And what they say is true; the first year goes by so fast.  It seems like it wasn’t long ago that she was a newborn in my studio.  Sydney totally went along with her first birthday portrait session. I think she only tried to crawl away (escape) 😉 a few […]

Milestones Studio Sessions

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newborn with teddy bear hat

Gelila’s Newborn Session

Gelila has arrived! She was wide awake during much of her session, but she did take a few little naps here and there, giving us a nice combination of sleepy and wide-eyed photos. Even when she was awake, she remained quietly content, just looking around.  It was so sweet seeing her big sister give her […]

Newborn Studio Sessions

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Baby in bucket with teddy bear hat

Armando Daniel’s Newborn Session

Armando Daniel is here! I was so thrilled to meet this little Ar”man”do, as his dad calls him.  Armando gave me good eye contact and some fun newborn facial expressions, but fell sound asleep after being swaddled.  Newborns love a nice, cozy swaddle.  Being only one week old, he easily curled up for poses too.  […]

Newborn Studio Sessions

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