Sunshine In My Sky | Newborn Photography; Germantown, MD

This beautiful baby in might be one of my favorite sessions ever, but I might be a tiiiiny bit biased because she comes from my gene pool. YUP, she is my cousin’s first daughter, Skylar. You might remember our pink sky maternity session while we waited for her to arrive. And she has finally shown up and stopped in to hang out in my studio! Photography is such an amazing gift because within the 40-some pictures of the same beautiful little face, I saw tiny bits of myself, my cousins, my aunts, my mother, my Gammy, my great grandma within her. All gifts from the women before her who have dreamed and worked and lived and laughed and passed their grace onto her.

I feel like the more I dive deeper into my love of photography, the further back I step in the grand scheme of things. I get to stop time and focus on tiny pieces of such a large gift of new life that have probably already changed since her pictures were taken last week and will continue to change forever!

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Three generations of beautiful women.
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I can’t wait to watch this nugget grow. Welcome to the world, Skylar!
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Elizabeth – 10 Days New! | Newborn Photography; Germantown, MD

When I get ready for newborn sessions, I don’t just pick out hats and headbands and lay flowers into buckets, I make sure the main seeable section of my home is bright and shiny and relaxing. Usually a sleepy blend of essential oils is diffusing and my favorite soft pop hits are lightly singing through the air. When I have older siblings arriving, I make sure to greet them first and introduce myself and see what kind of fun stuff they’re into. Lucky for my client’s big brother, my younger son, Zac just recently got very into trains, so I was ready when he told me he loved Thomas the Tank Engine. I pulled out my son’s box of train tracks and blocks and I dragged his train track rug out of his room. I knew we would be good to go with little sis as big brother played quietly (occasionally peeking in to see what was happening in the studio!) Not only was he great behind the scenes, but James was SO charming with Elizabeth when it was his time to shine, I honestly couldn’t pick a favorite – as you will see! This whole family was so sweet and I always feel it is a true honor to photograph a family within those precious first few weeks. Get your baby fix below!

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I can’t wait to see you all again!

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Puppy Love! | Maternity Photography; Germantown, MD

I love when clients I adore send me MORE clients to adore. That’s just how I met Natasha and Luke! They are actually friends with 3 different clients of mine whom I all had such a great time with and they were no different! They even brought their handsome puppy, Rocky along. He was such a great little model for us and so well behaved while he sat and watched us get some shots without him. I’m so excited for these two as they await their baby girl. Those quiet last few weeks are such a blur- almost as if anything before your children were born is a completely different life all together. Having these sweet moments captured will always remind them of this time before their lives changed and for years to come.

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Thanks for bringing me along to capture this amazing time before your life changes!

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Fall In Love With Emily | Newborn Photography; Germantown, MD

LOL no this is not a documentary post, my latest little client and I shared what I consider to be basically the BEST name ever. I honestly had such an awesome time getting to know Christine and Rudy while we watched Emily run her own session. I say this because she was perfectly content how I was posing her, in fact she slept almost the whole time she was in the studio, but every so often she would kick a foot out or move her hand slightly and I would like it better there anyway so I kept the pose natural to how Emily preferred. I learned that she has had an amazing personality from day ONE and even grew a whole inch in ONE WEEK. She’s seriously a boss girl baby and I love it. Her parents and I laughed and chatted and I am so glad we met! I’m glad Emily was feelin’ the fall set ups as much as THIS Emily (me!) because September has arrived, my big kiddo has started school and Pumpkin Spice Lattes are back at Starbucks (crucial.) so the plaid and the warm fall colors have come OUT. I’m in love with this whole session, so enjoy!

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I hope you loved, Emily! 😉
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Pink Sky | Maternity Photography; Black Hills Regional Park – Boyds, MD

I am so happy to share this session with you. My cousin, Heather and I hung out the other night to capture her beautiful belly because she is only a few short weeks away from meeting her baby girl! Naturally, we had to include some flowers and snuck a few pearls in to a shot or two, but the most amazing addition was not even planned! We were about to wrap up, when this amazing pinkness covered the sky, the calm lake reflected it and we captured maybe one of my favorite few shots to date! Check it out:

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I can not WAIT to meet her in a few weeks!!

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  • Aunt VickiSeptember 2, 2017 - 3:53 pm

    Em, I love the pictures. You made your aunt very happy to see her granddaughter and her yet to come great granddaughter in such stunning shots. Thank you.ReplyCancel

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I'm Emily! A photographer, coffee zombie, car singer, baby snuggler, snackaholic boymom serving the Maryland and DC area! Thanks for stopping by! Feel free to click around and check out all sorts of posts about my fun sessions, behind the scenes secrets and snippits of my personal life! Grab a cup of coffee and stay a while- or come hang out with me on your favorite social medias!

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