Maternity Sessions in the Maryland Photography studio

I hear so many moms say “my pregnancy went by too fast” and “I actually kind of miss being pregnant.” But even if you are pregnant and are absolutely miserable, you can’t deny the true miracle it is to grow a baby. It really is an amazing 9 months.  I love documenting maternity sessions at the studio and then meeting the little babies when they come to visit me weeks later. Creating stunning maternity portraits are a favorite type of session for me. There are so many benefits to having your session at our Maryland photography studio... 

Creative Freedom

Studio maternity sessions offer creative freedom, and the use of studio lighting for dramatic, artistic, portraits to capture the pregnant figure. There are so many possibilities. We can change up the background, color scheme, and elements to meet the vision of each client.  I work with clients to create portraits that exceed their expectations and show them just how beautiful they are!  We can create maternity portraits in a variety of different ways, from fun and silly, to classic and elegant, to revealing boudoir style, or just simple and artistic. Meeting the vision of our clients for their portraits is most important.  

Client Closet 

Moms are welcome to bring their own wardrobe, but we offer a variety of gorgeous maternity gowns and are adding to our collection on a regular basis. Studio sessions allow for easy wardrobe changes and showing off the belly in different styles and looks. Its a great excuse to dress up, feel beautiful, and document yourself glowing with your bump.  

Hair and Makeup are available with a professional makeup artist for your session. When you feel good, it shows! : ) 

Below is just a sampling of images showcasing some of our studio maternity gowns as well as different portraits we can create for your maternity session.

MD Sitter Session Milestone Photographer | Sitting Milestone Session

Whether you child is rolling over for the first time or figuring out how to ride without training wheels, watching children reach and master childhood milestones is one of the greatest joys of parenting. We cheer them on and encourage them as they struggle and work, eager to succeed. And then finally, as they get to the top of their little mountain, we make sure to lift them up with praise and hugs for their great effort. It makes us proud as we watch our children work hard to accomplish their goals, even the simple ones, because we know that as all of these milestones pile up over time, they are building strength and endurance for life itself. This mini session highlighted baby Phoebe’s sitting milestone!

Milestone Sitter Session

We used neutral tones so that we could make Phoebe the center of attention and show off her skills. She also has a sweet older sibling to keep up with, so I really tried to capture their personalities and interactions. They have such a fun-loving relationship! There are a few posed portraits along with a mix of candid images as they were playing together. You know she’s really mastered sitting when she can remain upright with a silly sibling around! Their outfits coordinated perfectly, and these were some of my favorite photos of the session!

This sweet girl is part of my Watch Me Grow plan, so I photographed her newborn session too and I can't wait for her cake smash. It is important that you get these sessions in while they are still little. We have sitting milestone mini sessions available for our Watch Me Grow babies or any clients who don't want to miss a moment - especially this adorable stage of 6-9 months. Contact the studio for more information!

DC Cake Smash Studio Photographer | Summer Flower Cake Smash Bash

Lucy is the epitome of a summer baby—she was all girl and summertime. The shoot was filled with colorful butterflies, purple flowers, and shimmering lights. All of the hand-painted elements made it more personal, and the pearls added an extra girly touch—especially cute on a baby. This is one of our summertime hand-painted backdrops and probably one of my of my favorite themes for a baby girl’s one year portraits and cake smash! 

Precious Memories. Adorable Moments.

First, as with all of my cake smash sessions, we did a few pre-smash portraits that way the family will have some adorable keepsakes to adorn their walls or give as gifts. I think this little one knew what was coming because as soon as the cake came out, she was not afraid to dig right in!

I love seeing the personalities of babies come out during their cake smash sessions. Some are hesitant, while others are almost a little fearful of what might be under that heaping pile of icing. Some look a little skeptical as if to say, “Mom? Are you kidding? This whole cake is for me?!” Others meticulously examine their cakes and pull them apart one tiny bite at a time. I can’t help but laugh when little ones dive right in and get their hands dirty—it’s so much fun watching them enjoy themselves.

My studio has an amazing cake baker so my clients don’t have to worry about that part—I know how hard it is with little ones to tie all the pieces together, and making an additional stop to pick up a cake before making it to a photo session can be tough. We want to make it as easy and enjoyable as possible for our families. You can customize your cake and everything else about your session. 

It is so special for me to be able to photograph babies for their special milestones. I distinctly remember Lucy’s older sister’s cake smash, and I always enjoy seeing and catching up with my repeat clients—watching their families grow is one of the greatest joys as a photographer.

Maryland Cake Smash Photographer | Girly Pink and Gold Cake Smash Session

I love the pink and gold trend for baby girls right now. It is such a popular, classic, and elegant color theme. For this magical shoot, baby Londyn turned one year old, and her mom wanted lots of frills, bows, and girly accents to celebrate her gorgeous girl!

Customized Creations for Each Little Cutie

At our studio, we customize all of our cake smash sessions—I even hand-made the bows for this one! This was an extra special shoot for this family because it represents a huge milestone for their last baby.

I always give families a balanced collection of photos to use for different purposes. Maybe you don't want an enlarged portrait of your baby’s cake-smeared face above the fireplace (or maybe you do!), but it sure is a wonderful keepsake in an album, to give to family, or to put in baby's room to enjoy as they grown up.  I want to ensure that families also have timeless portraits that they are delighted to keep on their walls over the years. This is why we always start with those “clean” one year portraits to capture personality before smashing into the cake!  

Time flies, and this memorable stage doesn’t last long. In all of these photos, whether smiling for her Dad or digging into her cake, Londyn made sure to display her contagiously happy personality—what a beautiful little girl. Happy first birthday, sweet Londyn!

Book now! Fall Outdoor Portrait Sessions - 2018

I'll admit the back to school nerves are setting in. With a first-time Kindergartener on the horizon, I can't help getting a little excited for Fall. And while I don't want to wish away the last few weeks of the season (I'm a summer-lover!) and it's our last hoorah before school starts, I'm excited for what's to come and what the Fall will mean for us this year. Every season brings new changes and new growth.  Like all of you, I'm already looking ahead to Fall activities, schedules, and ALL the things. Fall always seems to be the busiest season! Before Back to School mode gets into full swing, now is a great time to book your family photo session and cross it off your to -do list. It is such a beautiful time of year for photographing families outdoors. Bring on the sweaters and boots!  

Our 2018 October calendar is open for booking!  

Dates and Times of Sessions:
October 2 (Rain Date Oct 4)
October 13  (Rain Date Oct 14)
October 16 (Rain Date Oct 18)

October 27 (Rain Date Oct 28)
*all sessions will be between 3 - 530pm for 30 minutes. Please make sure you are also available on the rain date.

What's Included: 
-Email with what-to-wear inspiration and session prep tips
-30 minute time slot for up to 5 family members
-All digital image files included with your session (minimum of 20+) delivered via digital download
-Optional complimentary design assistance to create something special with your images
- 20% savings on products and holiday cards when purchased before your session (please inquire for more info)
-Location TBD in Rockville depending on the fall foliage 

Cost: $575 includes your session and all edited digital image files from your session for you to make reprints and holiday cards

Some favorite Fall family client images are below:

We are also introducing two new Winter/Holiday sessions this year! Christmas Tree Farm Sessions and Holiday Studio Mini Sessions! Stay tuned for more information.