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Every industry has a busy season. Accountants have March/April, florists have Valentine’s Day, farmers have growing season. A photographer’s busy season is the fall. I typically start to book for fall in June (and, in all honesty, I start to book for May in September so maybe we have more than one…and don’t get me […]

Photographer’s Busy Season

October 4, 2022

portraits

family of four walks down driveway

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Today we’re going to talk Bucket List Photo Locations. I’ve been in business since March of 2017 so I’ve done a LOT of photo sessions. When you’re first starting out, you shoot anywhere that the client wants. Oh, I’ve shot in so many places that I look back on now and shake my head at. […]

Bucket List Photo Locations

September 20, 2022

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bucket list photo locations - boardwalk surrounded by beach grasses

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As a former postpartum and newborn nurse, breastfeeding is near and dear to my heart and, at every opportunity, I offer breastfeeding photo sessions. I breastfed all three of my children for at least a year each. It was the most precious connection to share during that time and, often, I think back and kick […]

Breastfeeding Photo Sessions

September 13, 2022

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breastfeeding in egg chair

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My studio is a good size…if you’re a newborn. If you’re a family of 5, things get a little dicey 🤭 Family posing in studio is something that can definitely be done in the studio but it takes a little finessing, depending on how many family members we’re talking about. When I shoot a newborn […]

Family Posing in Studio

August 30, 2022

Newborn

dad portraits with newborn

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No, I am not claiming to be the best newborn photographer – though I might be the best one in Burtonsville, hee (self-deprecation is my M.O.). No, my goal with the title of this blog is for Google to send you to me so that I can show you why I am the best newborn […]

Best Newborn Photographer

August 23, 2022

Newborn

family stands in Arlington, VA, condo with newborn baby girl

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Rawlings Conservatory maternity photos are *where it’s at* in the winter. I’ve been frank about this in the past and I will continue to be very truthful about the fact that I HATE BEING COLD. Not only am I a giant weenie about cold in general, from a very practical standpoint, it’s incredibly hard for […]

Rawlings Conservatory Maternity Photos

August 16, 2022

Maternity

orchid room at Rawlings Conservatory

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Today we’re going to talk about when you should reschedule your photo session. I have to be honest here…I’m not one of those hard core, heavy duty photographers who will shoot in tornados and gale force winds and epic snow storms. That’s just not my style and I know that about myself. My clients know […]

When to Reschedule Your Photo Session

August 9, 2022

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beautiful posed newborn baby girl

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Maybe you’ve never thought about what a Google review means to a small business – and if you’re not a small business, why would you?? – but I’m here to tell you that it means A LOT. So many people make a hiring decision based on reviews and the difference between a business that has […]

Your Google Review Helps Small Business

August 2, 2022

portraits

baby details, in home newborn session, google review

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God’s timing is perfect. Over and over, examples shine at me showing me the truth of this statement and my heart is so full knowing that I can depend on Him to provide the exact right time for everything. Everything. God’s timing is perfect. My Faith, my precious third born, turned 10 years old today. […]

God’s Timing Is Perfect

July 24, 2022

Newborn

God's timing is perfect

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How does one go about finding the BEST maternity photographer? That’s a question that many a pregnant momma has asked herself and the answer isn’t quite as easy as you’d think, due to the plethora of photographers in the DMV area. There are a lot of things to consider but here are some things to […]

How To Find the Best Maternity Photographer

May 24, 2022

Maternity

pregnant woman in blue dress at golden hour