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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 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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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 […]

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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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l may live in the largest county in Maryland, but I actually live in a pretty small rural town. Nate and I decided to move here right before the pandemic hit and honestly the majority of my clients are from Washington, DC, Northern Virginia, and a decent way south of us in Maryland. As a […]

Family sitting on steps smiling

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Feb 11, 2023

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I have a confession to make. In all my time as a Maryland maternity photographer, I had never had a session on as dark of a day as that of Lorena and Mikey’s maternity session at Monocacy National Battlefield in Frederick, Maryland. I was a little nervous, but as soon as we started shooting and […]

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Dec 29, 2022

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I love this family so much. They are kind, talented, and so so sweet. Since Rose was born over the summer, we have had four sessions together and I have enjoyed every minute of getting to know them better and watching Rose grow. She is so precious! Such a happy, beautiful baby! I met up […]

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Dec 24, 2018

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