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A Very Special Occasion {Owings Mills Family Photographer}









I was REALLY looking forward to this session! Mom & I were classmates at McDonogh, so it seemed like a perfect location to photograph their session. S & A are also celebrating their 10-year anniversary and they got married at McDonogh (another perfect reason to hold the session there!). The campus is insanely beautiful all day, every day – I was so excited to go back for a mini-visit!
Compared to our session last year, we definitely had our hands full this time! 1-1/2 year olds are tough by themselves, but when you add in 4 other family members, it can get pretty interesting. I will say though – both of the older sisters have an amazing record-setting amount of patience. As usual, they did everything I asked and then sat and held their positions as we attempted to coax little sis into posing for us. Everyone kept their sense of humor and we laughed … a lot. LOL.
Two and a half hours and almost an entire memory card later, there are tons of awesome images to work through. I just couldn’t narrow the peek down to my usual 5-6 images, so I posted more πŸ™‚ This is a special occasion for a very special family, so enjoy browsing through some of my favorites so far. Happy Anniversary, I hope you enjoy the sneak peek!

Exploring is serious business! {Kingsville Child Photographer}







I had such a fun afternoon with this family! We were celebrating little H.’s first birthday today – what a cutie patootie! He is really into exploring his surroundings – everywhere we went, he picked up a new treasure to study. You can even see the sticks and pinecone in his hands πŸ™‚
In addition to individual portraits of H., Mom was also looking for some family shots because she is always the one behind the camera – I can certainly sympathize with that! This last shot was one of the first ones that struck me – I love how much fun everyone is having in this one!
Mom & Dad – it was a pleasure to get to know your family! Mr. H. is absolutely gorgeous – I can’t wait to see him again in the future!

Happy Birthday Miss A!

I met Miss A. and her parents at Swan Harbor Farm this morning to commemorate her first birthday! We had really great weather after all of that rain yesterday. Isn’t this family totally adorable? You may remember them from HERE when I photographed Miss A. at 7 months. I just love this little woman’s dark brown eyes – so dramatic and pretty!

She is now a PRO (seriously – an absolute pro) at walking. I normally start having difficulties keeping up with little ones at about 18 months, so she is way ahead of the game.

We employed a few of my props to try and slow her down … they worked … for a few seconds. LOL. Fortunately her daddy is super funny and was able to get a few laughs out of her.

I processed this next one with my new “serendipity” action – it looks awesome with the red barn background. Plus Miss A. is sporting her “I’m a model and this is my serious face” attitude. LOL. I love her!

I threw in one extra because it just makes me smile. LOL. Actually this is one of my favorites from the session. This is a true happy baby – who wouldn’t enjoy pulling her dress up and letting her hair blow in the breeze?!

Mom & Dad – it was great to see your family again, thanks for meeting up with me and being flexible with a rain reschedule! Happy Birthday to your little angel, she gets prettier and prettier!

Gorgeous family portrait

Above – a more “traditional” family portrait.
Below – a photojournalistic in-the-moment family portrait – totally my thing. I absolutely love this image – so perfect. In fact, it might be my favorite from the session. Both of these are awesome family portraits, but I really love this 2nd one!

These sisters are stunning! They obviously got their dramatic brown eyes from their gorgeous mama – I am digging these awesome b&w’s!


I threw in one extra of little sis because … well, it was just too cute not to include! Both sisters did such a fantastic job today, thank you girls!

I haven’t mentioned yet that I was ecstatic to see the colors this family was wearing! Mom rocked out this wardrobe choice – everyone was so well coordinated. The dresses came from The Children’s Place (I love that store!).
C. Family – What a GREAT session we had! There are lots of great shots to choose from – these are a few of my favorites so far πŸ™‚ I’ll be in touch when I finish up!

Meet Miss B’s sweet family







I’m pleased to introduce you to the rest of adorable Miss B’s family! She has a gorgeous older sister and 2 doting parents. I had sooooo much fun working on this session that I just couldn’t stop editing … so there are a few extras in the peek today πŸ™‚
PS – This was another referral session = no session fee! I’m always so excited to do these – THANK YOU for trusting me with all of your family & friends’ memories! Remember – 3 referrals for paid portrait session = a waived session fee for your family!