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I’m sitting here feeling blessed by my job as a newborn photographer. A lot of people I know wouldn’t choose “blessed” as the adjective they’d use to describe their job but what I do fills me up in so many ways. Because my cup overflows, I thought it was time to sit down and enumerate […]

100% Feeling Blessed

October 12, 2021

Newborn

mom and dad sit on nursery floor with new baby boy

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One of my favorite things about this family is how they just live – and their living moments make for such great snapshots. I met them two years ago when I shot Lila’s newborn session and they invited me back into their home recently to capture Rosa and Marie’s twin lifestyle newborn photos. I can […]

Twin Lifestyle Newborn Photos

July 6, 2021

Newborn

family time, twin lifestyle newborn photos

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If I could tell you the number of potential clients I have had to turn away this spring, you’d want to cry right along with me. I looooooathe telling clients I cannot work with them. I dread sending the email that says, “I’m so sorry, I can’t help you because I’m booked 😭”, and yet […]

Schedule Newborn Photos Early!

June 29, 2021

Newborn

big sister looks at newborn in crib

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I’ve got a Columbia lifestyle newborn session headed your way today – an adorable redheaded boy named Teddy. I’ve photographed a handful of redheads during my four years of newborn photography and it never fails to strike me how cute they are. It’s actually hard to believe this was last September (yes, that’s how far […]

Teddy | Columbia, MD, lifestyle newborn

May 18, 2021

Newborn

full family portrait, Columbia lifestyle newborn

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I get it mama. It’s hard to do all the things. I don’t even have a newborn and here I sit still…on the struggle bus. We load so much onto our plates. Homeschooling. Full time photography business. Baseball. Keeping a household of seven alive. It’s a lot. It’s hard to do all the things. Yet […]

It’s Hard To Do All The Things

May 11, 2021

Posed Newborn

newborn baby girl on neutral backdrop

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Have you ever looked back at work you just recently completed and found all sorts of things wrong with it? I do that allll the time. It is so hard to look at my early work and see all the mistakes I made. Sometimes it’s mortifying, honestly, to see all my technical errors, styling mishaps […]

Progress is Good in Newborn Photography

April 30, 2021

Newborn

side lying newborn photography pose

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I worked SO HARD to whittle down the billions (yes, billions) of pending blog posts I had staring at me over the looong winter we just had and *somehow* I’m almost through all the posts I’ve written and I need to churn out some more! How does that happen? Thankfully, I have this gorgeous newborn […]

She Looked Like A Newborn Doll

April 27, 2021

Newborn

posed newborn photos in Burtonsville, MD, studio

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Newborn photography is a very special type of photography. It’s a subset of photography that requires hours upon hours of training in order to do it correctly and safely. I can always tell when a photographer doesn’t specialize in newborn posing and has agreed to a session outside of their typical offerings (for whatever reason). […]

Newborn Posing – Broken Down

April 9, 2021

Posed Newborn

newborn posing in a bucket with flowers

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I had the pleasure of hosting the sleepiest, squishiest newborn in my studio last week. Matthew was a little bit older than most of the newborns I have photographed – not gonna lie, I was prepared with multiple wrapped setups on the premise that he’d be wide awake and looking to party – but he […]

Sleepy Squishy Newborn

April 6, 2021

Newborn

sleepy squishy newborn pictures

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Today I would like to clear up a common misperception about newborn photography: not all newborns sleep through their sessions. I know, we all have that vision of that sweetly slumbering baby, curled and scrunched into those adorable poses, frozen in time forever. However, as Burtonsville’s premier newborn photographer for the last four years (it […]

Not All Newborns Sleep

April 2, 2021

Newborn

not all newborns sleep, awake boy on cream backdrop