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October 25, 2021

DC Motherhood Photographer | An Essay on Motherhood


DC Motherhood Photographer

As a DC Motherhood Photographer, there are so many rewarding aspects to the job. I adore documenting the connection between parents and their little ones, and it is not lost on me how fleeting this time is. We can often get caught up in the day-to-day mundane elements of parenthood. This can feel draining, exhausting, and depleting. The paradox is that we admire this time with rose colored lenses – it provides us a richness in love and beautiful, deep connection.

DC Family Photo Session at the Capitol

I choose to photograph motherhood with an elegant timeless. A huge part of my photography philosophy is to document motherhood in a natural but exquisite approach. I believe this represents the paradox of the role. Everyday motherhood is anything but glamorous. I think we can all agree on that! There are probably many more things we would rather do than laundry, washing the dishes, and changing diapers. But it is the deep-seated, profound emotions connected to the role that are beautiful in all of their imperfections. We wish for the day to pass us by, but once it’s gone we miss the grasp of our children’s hands or the sound of their giggles. Nostalgia born from this pulling of emotions just gets to me.

DC Maternity Photographer - session at Riversdale Manor

This complexity is beautiful. And that is what I want you to remember. It is okay to feel tired, bored, etc. during the daily routine, and it is okay to miss all of those things later. Documenting this dichotomy is an honor, and it would be my greatest privilege to do that for you.

DC Motherhood Photographer – Marie Elizabeth Photography

Marie Elizabeth Photography specializes in fine art Maternity, Newborn, and Family Photography based out of Washington, D.C. She also serves the areas of Arlington, Alexandria, McLean, Falls Church, Vienna, Bethesda, Potomac, Chevy Chase, Kensington, Silver Spring, College Park, and Riverdale Park. 

It is always an honor to serve as your DC Motherhood Photographer. I provide a custom, luxurious experience to lead you every step of the way, beginning with a planning guide to make you feel confident and prepared, a consultation to achieve your portrait goals, a client wardrobe, hair and make-up artists, and finally, artwork to adorn your walls and preserve your memories forever. Let me be a part of your story today.

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portrait experience

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Before your children grow

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creating timeless memories

A mother



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