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How Rosie Got Her Name


DC Family Photographer - field of roses

Rosalie, “Rosie,” has added such a joy to our lives. She was born two months before COVID hit, so she was a light during many dark days (along with her silly brother!).

Rosie was always our girl name, so when we found out she was a girl, we knew she would be Rosie. We weren’t sure what her full name would be, but I had fallen in love with the name Rosalie. We live near Riversdale Manor, a historic house once lived in by some of Maryland’s earliest European settlers. One of its notable residents was Rosalie Calvert, a Flemish lady. I fell in love with this French version of Rose, so that kind of stuck.

DC Newborn Photographer - rose garden in Portland, Oregon

Fast forward to when I was 13 weeks pregnant. We traveled to Portland, Oregon and San Francisco, California so I could attend a photography workshop and to explore the West Coast. On our second full day in Portland, we visited the International Rose Test Garden. It was there we received the phone call that our little baby was going to be a girl!

It was so serendipitous that we happened to be in a luscious rose garden when we got the news. And such a special way to begin planning for our darling Rosalie.

DC Newborn Photographer - purple roses in a rose garden
Little boy on bench in rose garden
DC Maternity Photographer - rose garden
Pittock Mansion in Portland
Rose garden in Portland, Oregon
DC Newborn Photographer - Marie Elizabeth Photography

Pink roses in rose garden
DC Family Photographer Marie Elizabeth Photography walking with her son in a rose garden
Pink roses
Mother holds one year old daughter at window

DC Newborn 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 Newborn 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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