Romantic, whimsical, & elegant
Fine art photography for the busy mother who wants to hold photographs in her own hands and hang heirlooms in her home.
I wish I had newborn photos.
When my middle child was born, I opted out of newborn photos. The thought of coordinating the outfits, getting myself ready (true story - it took me four hours to get ready for newborn photos with my oldest!), and finding something that fit me was too overwhelming.
So I just didn't do it.
Now, I wish I had those images of our family in those early days. That's why the Marie Elizabeth Photography Experience is different.
You'll wear a flattering dress from the client wardrobe (and I have items for the kids, too!), you'll be pampered with hair and make-up so you don't have to chase after your kids with a mascara want while getting ready. And I won't leave you there - we'll also print your photos in the most beautiful way. Through linen & velvet fine art albums and museum quality prints, we'll ensure you enjoy these photos 20, 30, 40 years from now.
That's what makes the Marie Elizabeth experience unique.
Tell me about your dream session. We'll chat about your vision, plan how to dress your whole family (don't worry, I have outfits for the kids, too!), we'll pick the perfect location, and imagine how you will enjoy these images 10 years from now.
You'll have your hair and make-up professionally done by an amazing artist on my team so you don't need to chase the kids around as you look for your mascara wand. You'll wear a flattering and romantic dress from my client wardrobe so you not only look your best but your photos have a whimsical, nostalgic aesthetic. The kids? I've got adorably classic outfits for them, too!
The only thing you need to do during your session is love on your family. Through my natural posing formula, we'll get beautiful, organic images of your family, no matter what the kids do! By incorporating film, your images will be filled with the soft embrace of nostalgia.
“Working with Marie is so relaxing and fun. She captures the most beautiful moments of your family in a natural way that allows you to preserve memories forever.” - Alison
You'll see your images for the first time in a slideshow set to music to truly experience the magic. We'll design a bespoke linen or velvet album or museum-quality wall art so you can enjoy your images today and 10 years from now.
Yes, I want this for my family.
"Marie makes every experience with her effortless and exciting. From the planning sessions, to coordinating hair and make up, to creating beautiful artwork. She documented my pregnancy in the most beautiful way and looking at our newborn photos still makes me emotional. We can’t wait to do a session when our daughter is a year old. Her style is romantic, timeless, and just gorgeous!"
I have you covered.
Whether you are planning to document the fleeting time before your little one arrives, the early blissful days of life with your newborn, or simply the everyday moments with your family, I will guide you along every step of the way. I am committed to providing you a personal, rewarding, and luxurious experience.
How much should I spend on newborn or family photography?
Prior to your session, we will meet so you can share your vision for your legacy. I will share wardrobe and style inspiration for your session so you can confidently go into your session knowing your photos will be beautiful, timeless, and magical.
You will have access to my client wardrobe full of gorgeous dresses to highlight you in your beauty. I want the love and connection shared between you and your loved ones to be the sole focus of all of your photographs. I want you to look back on these images and remember the tiny little hands wrapped around yours or the stolen gaze between you and your partner.
My favorite hair and make-up artist will travel to your home to pamper you and make you feel confident and loved.
I will share some of my favorite places to photograph but am always open to discovering new areas in this favorite city of mine. I will provide you with all of my tips and tricks for keeping little ones engaged during the session. Don’t worry - I have seen it all and will still capture beautiful images for you and your family.
You will walk away holding your tangible memories through one-of-a-kind fine art.
let's stop time together.
MY studio hours are from 8:30 am - 1:30 pm, Mondays-Fridays
Take a moment to fill out my contact form and we will schedule a call to begin dreaming.
Sessions are usually scheduled weekday mornings or evenings so I can soak in family time on the weekends.
I was born and raised in the DC-area, so I have so many favorite locations!
I have an incessant urge to travel. I'm constantly torn between visiting new places and those that I love.
I taught middle school band and orchestra for 12 years. Clarinet was my instrument!
I have 3 wild children, so I'm accustomed to kids and their independent, silly, and shy ways.
A lover of old-world nostalgia, I aim to make motherhood photography as beautiful as wedding photography.
Motherhood on the daily is anything but glamorous, but the overarching story is incredibly beautiful. I want you to look back on your images and FEEL the juxtaposition of sweet joy and longing for what once was.
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