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Hello, there. These past six months have simply been a whirlwind – Rosie was born in January, and the pandemic began shortly after. Over the course of the quarantine, I, like many others, began picking up new habits and skills to occupy the time. For me, this manifested in photographing my little ones and home […]

Quarantine on film

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As a mother to an active, energetic toddler, I am the first person to understand how tricky it is to get your children to sit still for a single picture! Although I specialize in lifestyle photography, I love to get posed photos here and there like any other parent.  I remember struggling to get posed […]

tips to get your kids to smile for photos

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In case you missed the news, we are expecting our second child – a little girl! Zach and I are SO excited about welcoming a girl into our family and are already dreaming of fun things to do with her once she’s here.

Maryland Maternity Photographer

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Traveling with a baby is much more manageable than it appears. We are no longer sporting a toddler around, but we did a bit of traveling with Perry when he was under one year (including a trip to Italy and Ireland!). I found traveling with a baby much easier than anticipated. I think a lot […]

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Alright, everyone! Welcome back to Part Two of my Taking Better Photos of Your Children series! If you missed Part One, alllll about finding good light, you can read it here!  I am passionate about capturing Perry’s childhood, so I am so happy to be sharing my tips and tricks with you!

Photographs Boost Self Esteem - US Capitol Family Session

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Welcome to Part One of my Taking Better Photos of Your Children series! As most parents can probably relate, my phone is full of pictures of my son. I am wayyyy better with taking pictures of Perry with my phone than on my actual camera. We are so fortunate now that we constantly carry around a camera 24/7. I often think about how today’s infants are going to have thousands of photos and videos of them as children when they grow up. It’s crazy to think about. As I child, I remember flipping through photo albums and remembering and knowing each picture. Today’s children will just have so many to go through! With technology ever evolving, I do think it’s important to print photos and have them available in a tangible way, but that’s a whole other blog post…

A little boy kisses his baby sister in a field at sunset

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Okay, let me preface this by saying that the post says YOU. The 3 things YOU really need for your hospital bag. The hospital will provide everything else, and there are so many posts about all of the extra things you can bring for nursing, recovery, the baby, etc. This post is about YOU and those first few days (or weeks) of postpartum life. As many new mamas soon find out, once the baby is born, all the attention is then redirected from mama to baby (and can you really blame them?). But so many new mothers feel forgotten and lost, which is not hard to do when you haven’t showered in a few days and don’t know what day it is.

hospital bag essentials for mom

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