Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Latest issue of Celebrate Gettysburg magazine is out

I did a screen capture of the website sneak peek because I haven't gotten my hands on an actual copy of the magazine yet but... I love the story on Adams County's Everyday Hereos... and the photography too, :)

They were both a pleasure to photograph and truly deserving of such a title. Check it out!

Monday, April 27, 2009

5 Week Old Surprise

This beautiful baby boy was an angel on Sunday which I know made his mom very happy. He was a little older than I like to photograph newborns (under 2 weeks is ideal) but surprise, surprise, I was wrong. He was wonderful and let me position him with just a leeeeetle fight on his part.

He joins a loving family who are so obviously smitten with him!

I think he looks just his gorgeous mom!
I really thought mom was an interior designer but turns out she is a very talented decorater and especially talented at finding very unique pieces of furniture and accessories. This is a changing table (underneath the top board) and is definitely the most gorgeous changing table I've ever seen.

Love the bright eyes and tiny smirk!
So peaceful and so happy here.

Saturday, April 25, 2009


I could hardly wait to get home to edit this first shot. I've been wanting to do this for a long time and well, these gorgeous sisters were perfect. I've had the pleasure of photographing miss T. before but today, I also got to photograph her brand new beautiful baby sister! This peach hat matched the color of her peachy skin!
I recently bought several pieces of fabric to do shots like these. I just asked mom which she liked best and I think she made a beautiful choice!

It was hot outside today so dad was wearing a tank shirt and I noticed his awesome tattoo and asked if he wouldn't mind me taking this shot. Lucky for me, he's a pretty nice guy and I love how it turned out!

You might recognize this little girl from the photo on my splash page!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Sweet Pea... Maryland Newborn Photographer

I have a lot of newborn babies coming up within the next few weeks (and two this weekend!) and I'm very excited about that! I'm editing the rest of this session this evening and thought I'd share just one more from this sweetheart last weekend.

Schedule update

Just a quick note to say that May is completely (over) booked and I only have 2 spots left for June; HOWEVER, this does not apply to newborn sessions if they are done within the first 2 weeks of life. I always make time for newborns since they are so time sensitive and it is critical to get them in before 2 weeks for those curled up sleepy shots that are so gorgeous.

Here's some photos of my muse from last weekend. A tea party fit for a princess...a sassy princess!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

10 Days New

I had to postpone this session twice because this little guy wanted to stay with his mommy for as long as he could! But boy was he worth the wait. Just absolutely a perfect baby.

Thanks so much H & D for inviting me to photograph your "sweet pea"! Here are just a few of my favorites from our session!

His expression kills me this one!

A smile for mom and dad!

Absolutely amazing eyes and I could've stared at them forever.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Beautiful Family...

... both inside and out. I've had the pleasure of knowing these two lovely people for a very long time. I was thrilled to be able to photograph their family mainly because I know how much they love each other and that makes my job so much easier. Dad is getting ready to deploy to Iraq for the second time for a whole year. Being with them makes me really appreciate how much soldiers sacrifice because this one sure does love his family.

The train car says Walkersville which is where they both grew up and met of course. I love the symbolism here with the train car heading towards Walkersville.

Monday, April 13, 2009

V.I.F. = Very Important Family

This beautiful mom booked a session with me all the way from New Jersey so they definitely get the V.I.F. status. Okay, so they didn't really come from New Jersey to have photographs taken with me, but since they were in town visiting family for the Easter holiday, she wanted to do something extra special for her in-laws with a large family portrait. The rain on Saturday put a damper on things (ahem... literally...) but when families are happy and enjoying their time together, it doesn't matter if it's raining.

I went back again today to get some smaller family shots. This little girl wow'd me with her vocabularly and smarts and as far as babies go (you photographers know what I'm talking about here) this little guy could steal any heart with his big blue eyes and chubbiness!

This photo is my favorite of the day and the next one is a close second.. Funny how I usually go for the mom and child photographs. There is just something about how a mom adores her child.

And here's all of the wonderful S family! I realize I might be in the minority by picking this one as my favorite. Most people like the everyone straight facing the camera shots but this one says "real family" to me!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009


Is the word that comes to mind when I look at this photo. Just wanted to share.

Happy hump day!

Monday, April 6, 2009

Daddy's Girl

It's hard trying to convince my husband to let me take some photos of him but I pulled out all the stops yesterday when I told him that he should do it for Madeline. Well, he'll do ANYTHING for her and so here we have it.... the results of my quickest session ever, all 8 minutes of it.

The truth is, I know she'll cherish these forever when we're long gone and that's why it's so important to me to take photos.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Coming Soon

Anyone who knows this mom-to-be can vouch for me when I say that her laughter and smile are contagious. It was a lot fun to be around these parents-to-be today!

It's never really easy for me to pick a favorite out of a "series" of photos in the same setting and this time, it was especially hard. I really like this serious side of her but I adore the last two as well ( and the crazy wind died down just in time for these beautiful photographs!).

And how great is he? Some husbands just "get it" and others don't (like....ahemm...mine! ha ha!)