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As a Potomac family photographer, it is such a gift to capture every stage of your family milestones. Every new addition, every birthday, even every year. This was my third session with this beautiful family! I have loved watching their family grow over the years and we had so much fun during this mini session […]

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Feb 19, 2024

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As a Bethesda family photographer, nothing is more flattering than when a family asks me to photograph them time and time again. My repeat clients are always the kindest souls! When this family asked me to photograph their sweet baby Leo again, I was over the moon excited! I had taken his photos about a […]

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Feb 15, 2024

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As a DC cake smash photographer, these sessions hold a special place in my heart. Nothing is more special to me that photos of my own babies, and capturing similar milestones for other parents is such an honor. I wish that I had cake smash photos with my first baby, but I had just started […]

virginia cake smash

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Feb 12, 2024

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As a DC newborn photographer that specializes in all things maternity, babies, and families, nothing is more special to me than capturing your family’s most precious moments. It is always such an honor to photograph life’s milestones, and even more so when a family invites me back to document them time after time. This sweet […]

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Feb 7, 2024

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As a Northern Virginia maternity photographer | Rose Garden Maternity Session, one of my business goals this year is to scope out and shoot at new, stunning locations around DC, Maryland, and Northern Virginia. I have a whole list of beautiful spots that are my go-tos, as well those that are on my photography “wish-list.” […]

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Feb 5, 2024

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Washington DC cherry blossoms are an absolute must-see. The DC area is famous for its stunning cherry blossoms, which usually bloom in late March to early April. The majority of cherry blossoms in the area are Yoshino cherries that have the classic pale pink to white blossoms. These are the most prevalent type around the […]

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Jan 30, 2024

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As a Maryland family photographer, I pride myself in curating each session for the vision that each individual client has. Whether it is light spring photos or bold fall photos, my style remains consistent while we adapt locations and wardrobe to fit your vision. This holiday-inspired family session took place at the exact perfect time! […]

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Jan 29, 2024

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As a portrait photographer that specializes in maternity, baby, and family photography, I pride myself in curating your session down to ensure your vision comes to life. Elements from wardrobe and session timing to glam and location can all be critical pieces that elevate your session and experience. Importantly, while wardrobe is by far the […]

tulip farm

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Jan 25, 2024

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As a Washington DC family photographer, I specialize in capturing special moments. However, sometimes I am tasked with capturing special things. In this particular case it was for my own family. We inherited a beautiful heirloom toddler dress and vintage mirror when my husband’s grandfather passed away. I wracked my brain for months about how […]

toddler smiling in heirloom dress

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Jan 22, 2024

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Top Picks For Photo Session Dresses As a Maryland newborn photographer, I have a few favorite brands that I always recommend to clients when they ask where to find for gorgeous dresses for their photos sessions. My favorite shops range greatly in both price and style, allowing for The ABP client closet is constantly growing […]

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Feb 14, 2023

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