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The bond between a mother and child is so special and unique. It begins during pregnancy and continues to grow throughout the child’s life. This bond is formed through a combination of biological, emotional, and social factors. Dads may feel like they’re being left out of some pretty important stuff because they don’t get to […]

Bond Between A Mother and Child | Captured In Photographs

August 25, 2023

Mommy and Me

baby walks toward mom, showing the bond between a mother and child

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To be fully transparent, my Word of the Year *started* out as friendship…and just this morning it morphed into CONNECTIONS. I’m on the verge of tears again as I type this because it’s just amazing how pouring into people and truly connecting reaps such benefits, over and over, to everyone involved. This blog post virtually […]

Word of the Year | Connections

March 7, 2023


Family photos that show connections

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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


bucket list photo locations - boardwalk surrounded by beach grasses

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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


beautiful posed newborn baby girl

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It’s very sobering when real life kicks in, especially when you’ve worked so hard to prevent it from getting the upper hand. Covid has been part of our lives for almost two years now and I’ve felt invincible against it for practically that whole time. When Covid hit our house the week before Thanksgiving, it […]

Real Life Kicks In

December 21, 2021


baby and pitbull snuggle, real life kicks in

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Ready to see some sweet Howard County Conservancy photos? It’s about time for this location to start being a presence on my website! I used to say that family photos were not my wheelhouse and I typically passed on any family session inquiry I received. I specialize in birth, maternity, newborn, and first year milestone […]

Howard County Conservancy Photos

June 15, 2021

Maryland family

telling jokes at family picture session

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Ok. Let’s all address the elephant in the room. Photos with a toddler can be challenging. Let me list the reasons: Toddlers are opinionated. Toddlers require a LOT for their own happiness (and also nothing – see toddler ignoring the expensive toy in favor of the box…but I digress) Toddlers need an endless supply of […]

Photos With a Toddler CAN Be Fun

January 4, 2021

Maryland family

more peekaboo playtime on parent's bed, photos with a toddler can be fun

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So. It’s time for family photos. It’s usually mom pushing the photos and, if that’s the case in your family, Go YOU, mom, because aren’t moms usually the ones behind the camera and barely in front of it??? I think that’s one of the saddest trends and, as a photographer, it’s one of the ones […]

Family Photos Can Be Fun

December 8, 2020

Maryland family

compilation of family photos at the beach

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I love taking photos at Woodlawn Manor. I’m always guaranteed the trifecta of photography must-haves when I do a session there: great light, variety of locations, interesting textures that make the photos fun to look at. I’ve shot SO many sessions at Woodlawn that I know exactly when to go to which location on the […]

Woodlawn Manor Family/Maternity Photos

November 1, 2020


girls in foreground, parents in background

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When you reach out to contact me about a lifestyle newborn session (or any in-home lifestyle session, really), be prepared to be interviewed! In order to best be able to give you the images that you have come to me for, I have certain criteria that I look for to determine if newborn photos at […]

Newborn Photos at Home

April 28, 2020

Maryland family

dad holds tiny son in natural light nursery