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.


We'll dream and plan ALL the details - from location to wardrobe to prints, you'll have everything figured out!


the process

Time to get pampered

You'll have your hair and make-up professionally done and 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 (and yes, we'll dress the kids, too!). 


Session time

The only thing you need to do during your session is love on your family. You'll be naturally posed so we'll get beautiful, organic images of your family, no matter what the kids do! 

“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!"

- Megan

Your custom, luxurious experience

I have you covered.

From custom planning, location scouting, client wardrobe, professional hair and make-up, and heirloom artwork, you'll receive a full-service experience.

Yes, I need time to stand still.


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.

contact form

Thank you for the inquiry. I will get back to you shortly.

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!

DC native


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!

former teacher


I have 3 wild children, so I'm accustomed to kids and their independent, silly, and shy ways.

Three kids


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.

A little about


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