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As a lover of fine art photography, I have desired to enrich the service I provide the families I photograph. I couldn’t quite place my finger on it, but it seemed there should be something more than simply sending an online gallery and calling it a day. The galleries are beautiful and purposeful, yet so […]

DC Fine Art Photography album

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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 […]

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  I recently came to the realization that I am a minimalist at heart, especially when it comes to being a mom. My photography shows this in the sense that I like all of the focus to be on my beautiful subjects. I educate my clients on how to achieve that clean aesthetic in photos […]

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Welcome to Part 3, the final post, in my Taking Better Photos of Your Children series! In Part One, I talk all about the importance of taking photos in good light, and in Part Two I delve into composition and action in photography. You do NOT need a fancy DSLR to take great photos, so check out Part One and Part Two if you haven’t already!

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This Maryland family photo session was so special. “Being a mother is getting to experience the world again every day. I have to make a conscious effort to slow down and remember that. It is all new for them.” These wise words from my dear friend Laura ring true to all mothers. Children often remind […]

Two children sitting during a Maryland family session.

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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!

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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…

Two children holding hands during a Maryland photo session.

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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.

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Hello all and welcome to my journal. Can’t believe I am FINALLY saying that. As a DC motherhood photographer, blogging has been something I have been wanting to do with my business for the longest time but have been putting off for so many reasons. The truth is that I can’t wait to connect with […]

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