Cherishing thoughts of your family and children for years to come can be more than just a memory.  Let me be the artist who creates the perfect vision for your newborn, baby, and family portraits. As a former art teacher with a Masters in Art Education, the visual arts are my forte. My love for the arts and the joy of being a mother of 3 children, naturally inspired me to become a Maryland Family Photographer serving clients all over Maryland.

Maryland Family Photographer


My Maryland family photography style includes mostly candid portraits and authentic interactions, but we will photograph at least a few "smile and look at the camera" portraits. For family portraits we will photograph moments of you looking at and interacting with your spouse and children.

We will include various family combinations, such as each parent and children, individuals of children, and children together. The photo session is much more fun when you play with your children and we capture those moments on camera. I provide gentle guidance with prompts, so you don't have to think about what to do!

Prompts for Natural Interactions

My Session Style

What to Wear

I usually recommend that everyone in the family wears light, neutral colors or muted color tones. I provide a client closet of dresses for moms and girls, as well as baby rompers, or you can wear your own. View all my beautiful options here!

Dads can keep it simple with a white, cream, beige, light gray, Henley shirt or button down shirt and khaki or chino pants, or jeans in a lighter shade. This makes it easier to coordinate the outfits with what dad wears.

How do you plan to use your portraits?

Time of Day & Seasons

We will prioritize images that you want most during your Maryland family photo session and I encourage you to consider what you plan to do with your photos after the session. Is there a wall that you would like to add a framed portrait of the entire family or just your kids?

What is the size of the wall and what frame orientation fit best? Portrait or Landscape? Do you want a custom designed album so that you can view many images from your photo session, whenever you like?

The 2 hours before sunset have the most flattering light. When the sun is directly overhead, it creates unwanted shadows on faces. We can move more freely at the location when the sun is lower and shadows are longer.

Fall is the busiest photography season in general as a Maryland family photographer. Consider the colors in your home if you want to have portraits on your walls. You might prefer spring or summer portraits for the pastel flowers and outfit colors of the season, including light neutral colors. The fall foliage changes color and lasts only a few weeks in October, making this a popular time for photos as well. Fall is nice for jewel tones and neutral colors. 

Maryland Family Photographer

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Investment & Details

Newborn sessions, 6+ months, and one year portraits are client favorites. Rebecca Leigh Photography loves to welcome back babies for sitter sessions and first year portraits, with or without a cake smash, both of which also include family portraits.  All of these images will go perfectly together in a First Year Album or a linen covered matted print box. And guess who will love to look at this album, besides you? Your baby!

Schedule 1 session or the Membership with 2-4 Sessions

Digital files & artwork start at $700

Planning Guide
Includes 1 Session
Access to Client Wardrobe
Digital files and artwork are purchased separately

sINGLE Session | $300

Digital files & Artwork start at $700
After Each Session

A Welcome Package & Planning Guide
Your choice of 2-4 Sessions within 18 months of the first session
Access to Client Wardrobe
Digital files and artwork are purchased separately after each session

 Membership* | $500

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  • We offer a client wardrobe of dresses for moms and children and we will coordinate your outfits so that they look cohesive from one photo session to the next. This is great for album design, matted prints, or framed art when printing photos from more than one session to group together.
  • You can use your $400 complimentary print credit to put towards products after any session or at the end of the Membership. 
  • Digital File Collections are discounted at $100 off after each session with the Membership.  With the Creative Fee and Digital Files combined, you have a savings of $300 with 2 sessions, $700 with 3 sessions, or $1100 with 4 sessions.
  • We will reach out to you to schedule each subsequent session, making remembering to schedule each session easier for you.

Perks of the MEmbership

Why clients love the Membership

You will receive a download PIN for your purchased digital files. Spend your complimentary print credit on your choice of Heirloom Products. Choose from albums, matted prints, framed fine art prints, and deckled edge fine art prints. Rebecca Leigh Photography designs your artwork for you, so you can relax and receive the highest quality printed products from your Maryland family photography session.

5.  Final images delivered for download
& spend your Print Credit

Within 2 weeks after your session, you will receive a slideshow of your images set to music. The slideshow is available for 48 hours from the time you begin viewing it. During this time, you will choose and purchase your digital file collection, and receive a link to your online, password-protected gallery.

Then you can select your images for download within 30 days. If you select the ALL IMAGES collection, then the Download PIN will be sent with the gallery.

4. gallery delivery & Digital Collection Selection

Family Sessions last up to 1 hour. Outdoor Family Sessions take place within 2 hours before sunset on weekday evenings. However, currently I have 1 weekend evening available per month. After your photography session you can view Heirloom Products, such as albums, a matted print box, and framed fine art prints.

3. Your Maryland family Photography Session

I will send you a link to a brief questionnaire to learn your preferences prior to the session. Your answers will help me know what your goals are for the session. We can choose an outdoor location during the months of April-October. 

2. Planning your Custom Photography Session

For Maryland Family Photography, my calendar opens seasonally, so you can book up to 3 months in advance. I'll email you a client experience guide with family session information. You'll have the option to schedule a free phone consultation or we can communicate through email.

I will email you a digital proposal with a contract to sign and an invoice to pay the Creative Fee to reserve your session

1. Contact & Reserve portrait Session

Next steps for family photo sessions

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"It was so easy getting in touch with Becky. She was incredibly prompt in responding and answering our questions. From inquiring to booking — maybe all of 30 minutes!

She came highly recommended from a friend. We took one look at her social media and knew she was the photographer for us. The quality and attention to detail is super evident and her work is nothing short of top-notch talent. You can also tell she truly loves what she does!

She is so prepared and careful when shooting newborns. From her cloth gloves to avoid cold hands, to the thoughtfully placed space heaters, to the baby shusher sound machine. She could not have done anything additional to create a more comforting environment for all; especially baby!

Book her ASAP!! You will not be disappointed!"


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Lauren S.

"From the beginning to the end of the process, Becky was attentive and responsive. She made the booking process very easy. The photography session is understandably long, but Becky made sure we were comfortable and had what we needed for those middle of the session feeding and changing breaks. Becky was extremely patient and gentle when it came to dressing and positioning our little man, which can only come from the years of experience she possesses.

She has so many options for colors, fabrics, backgrounds and props that it is hard to choose just a few! Becky understood the types of poses we were looking for and the end products are amazing! We are so happy with our photos, and had a fantastic experience!"

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Tips & Advice

I recommend booking a session at least 2 months in advance, if possible, to give you time to coordinate your outfits and prepare for the session. But I happily accept clients as long as I have availability, so please reach out, even if you are requesting a date a couple of weeks out. I only take a limited number of sessions each month so that I can accommodate all of my scheduled clients. The fall season books up the fastest, so make sure to book in advance.


frequently Asked Questions


Rebecca Leigh Photography photographs outdoor family sessions during the months of April - October, when the weather in Maryland is most comfortable for not having to wear a coat. Comfortable kids are happier! Sessions are usually scheduled within 2 hours before sunset.


The family session lasts up to 1 hour. If we get all the images we need in 30 to 45 minutes, then we can wrap up the session sooner. It just depends on your family's needs, the ages of your children, and the location where we are photographing.


I recommend wearing a combination of neutral colors and muted color tones to most complement my editing style and the environment in which we photograph. Outfits should look nice together without having to match. Some light neutrals, such as white, ivory, beige, tan, or light gray, pair well with the color tones you choose.

Solid color outfits with textures are great, along with subtle floral patterns with soft colors work well. Avoid bold patterns, neon colors, logos, and characters. Don't forget shoes such as loafers, instead of sports sneakers, but Converse style is okay. You will receive more details and outfit suggestions when you book.

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