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This post highlights the best DC playgrounds in DC, as well as Maryland and Northern Virginia. I have three young kids and my husband Zach is a teacher, so we spend almost all summer at playgrounds in the DMV. I’ve made this list of my top 3 favorite playgrounds in the DMV – one in […]

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As a mother AND newborn photographer, I understand the excitement and anticipation that comes with welcoming a new member into your family. Capturing those precious moments with your newborn is a treasure that lasts a lifetime. However, for parents with a toddler in tow, the thought of managing both a newborn and an active little […]

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This blog posts highlights four highly-rated Maryland doulas. Welcoming a new life into the world is a profound experience, and having the right support can make all the difference. In Maryland, there are many highly rated doulas who provide exceptional care, guidance, and support to expecting parents. I had a doula with my third child, […]

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I have always found milk bath photoshoots pretty, but I didn’t know just how beautiful and romantic they could be. I photographed my friend Sarah and her adorable family (you can see more of her family newborn photos in Annapolis here), and after we took photos of the whole family, Sarah and her beautiful baby […]

Milk bath photoshoots with newborn baby and mother

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When to take newborn photos is one of the biggest questions I receive on consultation calls with expecting parents. Is there a golden period we need to aim for, or does it really matter? The answer is yes, there is a time frame we AIM for, but it is not a hard deadline by any […]

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A few weeks ago I put out a question on Instagram asking moms what their favorite baby items were. I have my own favorites, but my youngest, CeCe, is now two years ago, so I wasn’t sure if I was up-to-date on the latest and greatest baby things! I had a lot of responses, and […]

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I adore the opportunity to chat and connect with mothers during the photo session experience, and often, we end up talking about a mom’s labor and delivery and postpartum experiences. As a mother of three children myself, I know all too well how impactful these experiences can be on a mother’s postpartum journey and recovery. […]

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There are so many amazing DC doulas to choose from to make part of your birthing experience. I was fortunate enough to have a doula during my third birth, and it made such a world of difference in my experience – I wish I chose to have one for my first two births! In this […]

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I’m going to be featuring Northern Virginia Doulas in this blog post, each with its unique approach to nurturing and supporting mothers through pregnancy, childbirth, and the postpartum period. The journey to motherhood is a remarkable and transformative experience, filled with moments of happiness and excitement, but it can also be marked by uncertainty and […]

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Deep breaths. I still feel vulnerable talking about this delicate time from a couple of years ago, but as I’ve grown as a mother and as a person, I know the beauty sharing our story brings, especially to other mothers. I frequently share about how romantic motherhood is. I do believe there is so much […]

Mother stands in front of a blue pond, with one hand on top and one hand below her pregnant belly.

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