If this family session could be summed up in one photo, this is it. Katie and Tim's love shined so bright and their kids had a blast goofing off and picking on each other. This blended family was full of energy and it was an honor getting to capture their story. I have been having so much fun chasing these summer sunsets lately!
This family made my heart so so happy. Ryan and his son Jamie love Lauren so much and the three of them together just melted my heart! Jamie is the most polite little boy and Ryan & Lauren's love beamed from their souls. I loved getting to explore their backyard and capture these memories for them. They are genuinely some of the sweetest people ever!
On Tuesday, I was honored to capture the Brenner's first week with their new baby girl! This was one of those sessions that made me sigh and say, "Wow. Life is so beautiful." In-Home Sessions always seem to put me in my feels, but add a newborn baby and chocolate lab into the mix and my heart turns to totally mush. Congrats again to this beautiful family and welcome to the world baby Emerson!
On Monday, I got to enjoy some sunshine with this rowdy bunch! These families reunited in Baltimore just for the weekend and I'm honored that they glad they came across my Facebook page. We squeezed in a Mini Session near their AirBnb to capture the memory of these families being all together in Maryland. We enjoyed a beautiful evening at Canton Waterfront Park and they got out of town before this crappy week of weather started. Happy to be a part of capturing these memories!
I meannnnnn come on! This family is the absolute CUTEST! It was such a pleasure meeting Sharon, KJ and their daughter, Mila this past weekend. These cuties live in the same neighborhood as some of my other clients, so we felt like we already knew each other when we met. I just love that! While we adventured around Centennial Park, we joked about getting everyone together for a huge group session. But I actually think it's a fantastic idea! Your move, Fieldstone friends!
This past weekend was full of the adventurous Spring Session's that I've been waiting for! We are back to barefoot sessions in the woods and my wanderlust senses are tingling big time. I was honored to capture Walton and his brothers for his first birthday cake smash on this perfectly golden afternoon! Work just doesn't feel like work when you get to spend it encouraging kiddos to play in the grass and eat cake on a tree stump.
So guys, this location is legit 9 minutes from my house but somehow I have never shot a session here.... Like, what?! I'm still mind blown that I haven't utilized this local awesomeness, but anywhoooo, I had so much fun exploring this spot with this precious fam and can't wait to return in the future! The Fenton Family was so genuine and their children were just beaming with sweetness and personality. The boys' matching t-shirts melted my heart and Jessica & Johnny's love made my soul smile. Mini sessions like these are my absolute favorite!
My heart melted too many times to count during the Sloan Family's snuggly in-home session this afternoon. There is something so very special about being invited to photograph people under the comfort of their own residence. It is so fun to see them open up and let their personalities come alive in front of me and my camera. I always feel like I get a little sneak peak into my client's lives, but in-home sessions are on another level. I am always humbled by their trust in me to capture the essence of their story. I was smiling out the door after this one! :)
In home sessions are something special. It is such an honor to be invited into my client's homes and be able to get to know them on a more intimate, personal level. This Sibling Session was so precious and reminded me how much fun it is to let the personalities of kids shine through the photographs. Back in the day, I used to try to control the scene and direct certain poses but I have learned that the best photos come out by letting the session be an experience instead of an appointment. These moments are raw, real and make my heart smile. Welcome to the world, Baby Leo!
This weekend, I had my first full session of the year which was an exciting reminder that Spring is quickly approaching! I got to explore one of my favorite locations, The Patuxent Wildlife Refugee, with one of the cutest families of all time! I love it when the whole fam embraces the nature and gets lost in the adventure during our time together. I had so much fun getting to know the love story behind this precious family unit. I cannot wait for warmer weather and more sessions like this one. Feeling super thankful after this one!