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As mentioned in a previous post, one of my absolute favorite things about photographing families is watching them grow! You might remember this adorable, mother-daughter duo from a December 2016 shoot. Daughter, Mady has grown SO MUCH since then. But - some things don't change.. like how animated and charming she is. Or - the fact that mom and I had to race to keep up with her as she skipped ahead at every turn. I enjoy witnessing the changes of growing families, but most of all I love capturing their love for one another. When mom contacted me a few weeks ago, she was hoping to get a few updated pictures of her and Mady. We met at the horse farm inside Andover Park and took a short walk, just before sunset. The lighting was great and I loved their coordinating purple tops. Thanks for this opportunity!
One of my favorite things about photographing families is watching them grow, year to year. Mom contacted me to get some updated images of her family of three. She wanted to stick with Patapsco State Park and hoped we could recreate some of the images in the same location. How precious! Unfortunately, all of the locations we'd used last year were along trails still closed due to the flooding in Ellicott City. None the less, we met at the park and utilized what locations they still had open. A little change seemed to work out because these images are absolutely adorable!
Last weekend my teacher and photographer life collided. One of the students I taught, and adored, last year just gained another sibling. Mom contacted me, wanting to capture a couple family pictures with their newest addition. I meet the family at their home. We set up a little studio in the corner of their kitchen. Then we walked to the park to do a few family portraits. We ended the day with the boys in their baseball uniforms in the most ADORABLE photo ever! Just scroll and see...
If you've been following my blog or work for the past year, you've probably become familiar with a few families - especially this one! Mom, Nicole, contacted me with ideas for this year's Christmas card and I was excited. Unfortunately, Mom and Dad's work schedule's left us with no daylight hours - so we improvised. I think the final product was pretty fab. And I can't lie, their Christmas card was my favorite :) Go "Team Santa!"
Meet the Cavallucis! This adorable family and I met at Jerusalem Mills in Kingsville and it instantly became one of my top 3 favorite places to photograph. It was so rustic, historic, and beautiful. In addition to the venue, the coordinating colors everyone wore were on point! Mom and I had originally scheduled this shoot for a few weeks prior, but we had to reschedule due to, and I'm quoting, "hurricane grade winds." I believe mom's perspective was that she loved the Wizard of Oz, but the wind would not do for all their hair. In the end, it certainly worked out. We had a beautiful day and their photos reflect how beautiful their family is. Thanks so much for introducing me this location!
Like most moms, Alison wanted some fresh family portraits. Dad & little man, Josh, arrived in the most adorable matching plaid. Aside from being dressed for his portraits, Josh wasn't into it. We wandered around hoping to find a location that interested him, but all he wanted to do was get back in the car. Despite him being a typical one year old, we had a great time chatting as we walked the various paths. In the end, we captured some great shots. Enjoy!
Sometimes your day goes according to plan. Sometimes you get a flat tire and end up running frantically late. Last Saturday was one of those days. Fortunately, I was meeting the sweetest family ever! Meet the Stays. A family of 6 with the kindest hearts and lightest of spirits. I met the family at Patapsco State Park and we quickly got to shooting. The kids loved wandering and climbing trees while dad came up with playful tasks to keep everyone close by and happy. They totally turned my rough start around and I hope they find their photos are charming as I found them.
You might remember these cuties from a family shoot I did last fall. Heather and I were sorority sisters in college and then coworkers when she began teaching at my previous school. A lot has changed since our college days. She's met the love of her life, had an adorable daughter, they purchased a home, and most recently - they got a pig! Omg, the cuteness! Anyway, a few weeks ago, Andrew popped the question. The two were hanging out at home. Heather says Andrew put some music on, like he usually does, but then insisted she dance with him. He put on her favorite song, and they danced. When he spun her around, she found him on one knee. Ring in hand. And of course, she said "yes!" Or was it, "about damn time"? Either way, I could NOT be happier for them! Congratulations love birds!
Last weekend I met this adorable family at one of my favorite locations, Patapsco Valley State Park. Mom wanted some updated family photos for, what I'm going to call, their week of anniversaries! Not only does this week contain their wedding anniversary, but it also contained their son's 1st birthday! We wandered around the park, hitting all the cute nooks the right side has to offer. Their little man, Silas, just started walking so as long as he could move, he was happy!
One of my favorite families reached out to me last week about doing an Easter mini-session. The girls' grandmother recently took to sewing and had made all FOUR of her granddaughters matching Easter dresses. How amazing is that! We met at Piney Orchard's Community Center and while much wasn't in bloom, the pond and trickling stream made for nice backdrops. How adorable are they! Happy Easter everyone!
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