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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.  

What To Wear Tips for Fall Outdoor Portrait Sessions

The wind is chilly and the days are getting shorter! Time for 2017 outdoor Fall portrait sessions. Bring on the leaves and boots. I always get asked “what should we wear?”.  I know it seems daunting to coordinate outfits for your entire family. However, you don’t need to stress.   Take a look at some of our Fall wardrobe tips and ideas below. You can use these to think about how to style your own family.

Top Tips for What to Wear for Outdoor Fall Sessions: 

  1. Start with one outfit that you really like. Maybe Mom has a killer pair of boots and dress she wants to wear.  Go with it! From there, build around it so colors coordinate but don’t match exactly.
  2. Add a pop of color. Some of our favorite accent colors for the Fall are navy blue, eggplant purple, olive, red and yellow. Pair the color with neutrals to tie it all together.
  3. Stay away from wearing a lot of green when having photos taken in grassy or wooded areas. Avoid fluorescent colors or logos on clothing that will age a portrait.
  4. Layer! Layers add dimension and depth. Don’t be afraid of texture or mixing patterns. If it’s chilly, bring a sweater. Or maybe layer on a necklace overtop a dress.
  5. Be careful wearing white. If you have fair skin or blonde hair, white tends to wash out skin tones. White is fine as an accent color.
  6. Dress your kids in clothes that fit perfectly, not with room to grow.
  7. Add accessories. A hat, vest, or suspenders for boys are adorable. If your girl likes to dress up, find a headband, bow or hat that she might not normally wear so a few pictures are extra special.  Mom can have fun with accessories too!
  8. Don’t forget about nice shoes for everyone.

Remember, have fun with it! You want your family’s personality to shine through.

Pinterest is a great resource for finding clothing ideas. Visit our “What to Wear” board for more inspiration.  If you have any questions, want to send pictures for advise, or need some extra help planning your outfits for your fall portrait sessions – please contact the studio!

Behind the Scenes: Hanging a Gallery Wall of Framed Portraits

Clients often come into the Maryland photography studio with a vision of how they would like to display their favorite images in their home. And others don't have any idea of how they'd like to display their images, and that's ok!  Design is part of our process. Some don't have a lot of wall space and prefer prints and albums to look through, some want a statement piece to admire in the nursery, and others envision a gallery wall of framed portraits lining the hall.  No matter what works best for you and your family, it is my job to help you figure it out and make it happen! Using my camera, I make sure to capture beautiful images of the special times in your life. But beyond that, it is my goal for each family that I photograph to truly love their portraits and take home a piece of art to display and enjoy daily. As I busy mom of little children I can relate to the 'craziness and chaos' of life.  Time is limited and those images you said you would get around to printing are still waiting, years later. That is why I make it a priority to work with each client to deliver a finished product for you and your children to enjoy right away. And if you order a gallery of frames, we will even hang it for you!

My personal favorite photographs of my children are the ones that I have printed and get to look at every day. Nothing beats actually holding, touching and looking at a printed image.

Want to see what I'm talking about?  Here are some behind the scenes images of a recent gallery wall that we created and installed for a client. We did the portrait taking and design but left the artwork hanging to the expert Meredith Forte, of Frame Avenue Design, for a smooth and easy installation.

This gallery wall of images is framed in a white natural barn wood. Their family of four is proudly displayed on the stairway, bringing memories and joy each and every time it is walked by.

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If you want to see more behind the scenes of finished prints and products, check out @danisaraphoto on instagram

Maryland Newborn Photography session with the W family
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This baby girl was so precious for her Maryland studio photography session with her family.  I photographed her big brother as a newborn, through his first year, and with Mom's recent maternity session for baby girl as well. It was so special to see him now as a big brother!  It's always an honor to watch families grow and capture their milestone moments in life. My job is to help you look at these pictures and feel like you’re back in that moment in time.   This beautiful portrait session features muted tones and my favorite soft colors. I especially love the newborn portraits with pink flowers for this Springtime baby girl.  Enjoy a few of my favorites from this sweet session. Scroll to the end to see some of the beautiful artwork they will display in their home!

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See more by visiting the newborn gallery of work! Contact today for more information. We recommend reaching out at least 6 weeks or more before your baby arrives to hold a spot for your session in our calendar.

Maryland Newborn Photography Studio Session with the G Family

We have been so busy with newborns at our Maryland newborn photography studio lately and loving every minute of it!  I wanted to share a few of the adorable images from this recent newborn session. Look how sweet this new baby is! I especially love the ones with her big sister.  You can see how much they look alike. Sessions like these are ones that make me remember how lucky I am to do this everyday. We kept her session very neutral in colors of whites and grays. Neutral colors ensure that your images will be timeless and blend seamlessly into any room you choose to display them in.

My favorite part about this session is that we were able to capture a variety of images, from sibling to family, sleeping to awake, and even a cute newborn yawn.  Newborn sessions are so amazing to hold onto because they grow up so fast.  They will have these images displayed in their home for years to come and enjoy walking by them and smiling at them everyday.

Scroll to the end to see a cell phone image of their stunning 20x30 bloom frame.  I had to hang it on the studio wall to take photo of it before they picked it up!

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See more by visit the newborn gallery of work and contact us today for more information. We recommend reaching out at least 6 weeks or more before your baby arrives to hold a spot for your session in our calendar.