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Category Archives: New Ones

Pretty baby girl {Perry Hall Newborn Photographer}

I had the super-duper big pleasure of spending Saturday morning with this preciously adorable babe. Such a tiny, sweet little thing, she also had quite a bit of feisty in her too … reminded me of my Sunshine 🙂 I got to work alongside Mel of Mel’s Crocheted Creations for this session again, what an awesome gift that is … having 4 hands that all know what I want to do at the exact same moment. Just perfect. I’m still working through this gorgeous session, but these were a few of my favorites thus far.
This baby girl was actually photographed in my home studio where I have more props and accessories available. Unfortunately due to the extreme amount of *stuff* required for newborn sessions in my clients’ homes, I just don’t have the capabilities to bring everything with me. But in my home studio, I had access to several bigger props that I really enjoyed working with. If you have a newborn session coming up and would prefer a few more options, email me to discuss shooting the session in my home studio!
Likewise, if your home is dark or you are worried about not having enough window light, I have complete control over the light in my home studio and know that I can get consistent results with ample light!

Before/After {Baltimore County Newborn Photography}

I thought it would be fun (and hopefully helpful) to share a SOOC (straight-out-of-camera) file versus the final portrait after editing. My goal as a photographer is to get close-to-perfect images in-camera, as much as possible. In this situation, I cropped slightly, boosted the contrast and exposure a tad, warmed up the color balance and ran a skin smoothing action. Ta-da, done!
And yes of course, I do have capabilities to do much more in-depth editing and sometimes need to, especially with family session when working with multiple subjects. I also sometimes have to work with newborn skin a bit more, but this little guy had creamy skin to start! I do try to minimize editing time by doing most of my work in-camera, at the session. This pays off especially for newborns!

2012 Announcement {Baltimore Newborn Photographer}

2012. A new year. A new announcement.
And a new little guy … isn’t he precious?!

My 2012 fees are remaining the same as 2011! However, in an effort to focus my energies on my favorite type of work, Newborn Portraiture, I will only be accepting new newborn clients in 2012. I will of course, continue to work with my past clients! I love my clients and adore creating portraits for them! I am also excited to work with the new clients that have already been in touch with me.
I will also still be offering family mini-sessions – a Spring date will be announced soon! Current NRP clients will have the first chance to secure a mini-session, but the schedule will open up to new family clients as well.
Thank you for your continued support as I shift my business focus to newborns, it really means the world to me!

Happy New Year! {Reisterstown Newborn Photographer}

Happy New Year to all of my followers! I spent New Year’s Eve morning with this precious beauty. I think it’s easy to see that she was so. good. to. me. Seriously, I had so much fun working with her and getting to know her family. And, well … it’s been a little while since I’ve had my hands on a baby girl, so I was super-jazzed when Mom was excited about some of my new props … ones that I’ve had for a bit but haven’t been able to use yet. Pink, purple and pretty headbands just aren’t the same on boys, ya know?
Thanks Mom & Dad for welcoming me into your home and allowing me the privilege of capturing this special time in your family! And thank you also to all of my clients for making 2011 such an amazing year! I had some really awesome, although somewhat challenging, personal family changes and everyone has been so patient and caring with me through the process! THANK YOU! Stay tuned for a 2012 update from me 🙂

Cutest little caterpillar … ever {Parkville Newborn Photographer}

To say that I fun at this newborn session in an understatement! LOL. I have been waiting for this one for a long time – I finally got to welcome home Julie’s new baby son AND I had the privilege of having Mel of Mel’s Crocheted Creations (her Facebook page is HERE) as my assistant. Yup, it was a pretty wonderful day. Having an extra set of hands that knew exactly what I needed was terrific and made everything go so smoothly. And well, just LOOK at this little guy – could he be anymore edible?!
He was such a dream for us and put up with us for quite awhile with all of the prop changes. Having an aunt that owns a crochet shop automatically makes you a model, right? And then, having a mama that’s an animal trainer at the Baltimore Zoo … well that just adds a whole new layer of utter cuteness as well. And that’s why I am so excited about the little giraffe and his “friends” in the 4th portrait – I had envisioned that one as a 10×20 (but don’t worry mom, I have a regular-sized file for you as well!).
Oh I just ADORE newborns! Funny, because I didn’t always used to say that, but yes it’s true, I definitely have newborn fever and I am so excited for 2 more coming up in December! THANK YOU Julie for inviting me into your home (and taking care of lunch!) and allowing me to capture such a special time in your family. It was such an honor and I am so happy we were able to do this together! Congratulations to your family of FIVE, there are many blessings to celebrate this Christmas for sure!