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August 4, 2020

Meridian Hill Park Maternity Session in DC


It is such a joy to document this special time for families like in this Meridian Hill Park maternity session in DC. Samantha and her family moved into the DC area this past spring. We ventured out to Meridian Hill Park in DC on a summer morning. I almost always photograph in the early morning in the city. We practically had the park to ourselves (and beat the heat).

They knew they could not let this special time pass without capturing maternity photos, despite the pandemic. Samantha, her husband Jared, and son Theodore were the sweetest people to meet and work with. I love working with little ones during maternity sessions! We played games and had the best time. I was honored to be their DC Maternity Photographer.

Capturing the essence of motherhood…

This darling family’s kindness and willingness to adapt despite difficult circumstances are a testament to their family’s strength and parallel the hills and valleys of motherhood. Motherhood is a gift but comes with unique hurdles and highs.

“Motherhood is exhausting, but the best part is the “awe and wonder in the eyes of my little one – it is a fresh reminder of the childlike joy that comes with their innocence.” I resonate with Samantha’s beautiful words. Sometimes, we just need to look at our little ones to be reminded of the sweet things in life. I cannot wait to photograph the arrival of their beautiful baby girl.

Maternity session in Meridian Hill Park, DC

The large fountain in Meridian Hill Park in DC is of an old-world, whimsical aesthetic.

DC Maternity Photographer session in Meridian Hill Park

I adore capturing parents on their own during sessions. After all, that is where everything began.

Maternity session in Meridian Hill Park in Washington, D.C.
Expecting mother and her son in a DC photo session

Toddler nose nuzzles are simply the best!

Pregnant mother in Meridian Hill Park in DC

I love getting photos of mama looking directly at the camera. It makes them feel seen and grabs the viewer’s attention.

DC Maternity Session in Meridian Hill Park
Big brother with his pregnant mama in DC Maternity Session at Meridian Hill Park
Expecting mother lying on bench in Washington DC maternity session at Meridian Hill Park
Classic DC Maternity Session in Meridian Hill Park
Father and toddler son in DC park during photo session.

How adorable is this photograph between Jared and Theodore? Having a parent throw a toddler into the air is always a great way to elicit smiles all around.

Family in Meridian Hill Park, DC during their maternity session

I adore this elegant and urban frame.

Meridian Hill Park maternity session in DC

Samantha trusted my artistic vision and was open to laying on a park bench for these photographs. Although it sounded strange, she trusted me and wow – did it deliver! I hope you enjoyed this Meridian Hill Park maternity session in DC.

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This elegant and urban maternity session was also featured in The Fount Collective, the premiere motherhood photography community.

DC Fine Art Maternity Photographer

Marie Elizabeth Photography specializes in fine art Maternity, Newborn, and Family Photography based out of Washington, D.C. and 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 and Newborn Photographer Baltimore. 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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