There is no bigger honor for a newborn photographer than having the privilege of photographing a family from the time there were only two to when there are three (and eventually more), and it has been this newborn photographer's privilege to have followed this young family from pregnancy announcement session to maternity photography session to, finally, Baby Kylie's newborn photography session!
"Thank you so much for coming on this journey with us! The pictures from start to finish have been amazing and will be in our family for generations." -- Beth, Baby Kylie's Mom, Gaithersburg, MD
In planning for Baby Kylie's newborn photography session, our brainstorming with Kylie's mom & dad brought us to three different themes in addition to the family portraits: a mermaid theme, a flower theme, and a fall theme. I do believe the mermaid theme ended up being my favorite, because, don't you agree that these mermaid newborn portraits could not be any more precious than they are!
Notice the ring in the second flower photograph below? That's Kylie with Grandma Anne's ring, which has been passed down from Kylie Anne's great-great grandmother to the first girl in each generation. "Grandma Anne would be so proud," said Kylie's mom.
Don't let your memories of your newborn baby's precious first breaths fade with time.
And, a heartfelt thank you to Kylie's mom for writing this awesome review of our pregnancy announcement photography, maternity photography and newborn photography services on Yelp a few days ago!
I had first met Beth + Mike when they were celebrating the recent news of their pregnancy and wanted to share their joy with the world with pregnancy announcement photography. At that time, we had headed to Manassas National Battlefield Park in Northern Virginia for their pregnancy announcement session.
Now, 4.5 months had passed and their baby was blossoming. This time, for their maternity photography session, Beth donned a beautiful red Priscilla maternity gown from Sew Trendy, and we headed to the beautiful Brookside Gardens in Wheaton, Maryland.
Enjoy some of my favorites from Beth + Mike's maternity photography session. I can't wait to meet Baby for her newborn photography session when she finally arrives!
Expecting a baby? Remember the first feelings of life with maternity photography that your family will enjoy for generations.
When there are a large number of images from your maternity photography session that you want to preserve and pass down for generations, a custom-designed, heirloom-quality album is a gorgeous, classy way to remember your pregnancy and to complement the select number of wall portraits that you hang in your home.
Here, Ivan's mom & dad chose their favorite 26 images from their studio maternity photography session for an 8x12 size artful album. Their maternity photography album boasts a beautiful, platinum floral fabric cover and art linen inside paper. Enjoy some of my favorite spreads from their maternity photography session at our Maryland photography studio!
"Your photography is beautiful! I thought how the couples engaged with each other in your portraits was really authentic. I liked how you captured their relationships... I could feel what they feel for each other looking at the photos. We would like pregnancy announcement photos, and I want our photos to capture our love, relationship, and excitement for our 1st child," said Beth on our first phone call.
"We'd like to hang a large wall portrait in our home and use the other pregnancy announcement photos for baby shower announcements and a bound baby book with one year's worth of baby photography," she continued.
Later, I got to meet Beth & Mike in person for their pregnancy announcement photos planning & design meeting. I learned that they had eloped five years earlier in Niagara Falls, and that they are "rustic but posh rednecks." Their ideal pregnancy announcement photos would be either in front of a barn, on a dock, or in a forest. After talking about various potential locations together, Beth & Mike settled on rustic & forested Manassas National Battlefield Park in Northern Virginia. Enjoy my favorite selections from their pregnancy announcement photos, and check back for a photo of the large, 24x36 canvas wall portrait they ordered, that is destined for their fireplace mantle!
Just got the good news that you're expecting?
Celebrate your pregnancy and allow friends & family to share the joy with pregnancy announcement photos that are a timeless work of art.
This was our third time photographing Mr. Silver-Haired Cutie (...and our fourth time photographing his dad). From the time they found out they were expecting a baby, this cutie's mom & dad knew they wanted to capture his fleeting, once-in-a-lifetime, preciously priceless baby moments, especially in these first years when he would be growing and changing so fast. And so before he even arrived, they enrolled in one of our baby photography plans, and we have been watching Mr. Silver-Haired Cutie grow since his newborn photography session at 8 days new!
We had done Mr. Silver-Haired Cutie's previous baby photography session outdoors at Glenview Mansion in Rockville, MD, and this time, his mom & dad chose an indoor studio family photography session. We got on the phone a month or two before his session to brainstorm creative ideas and our imaginations ran wild. We decided on a fall theme with pumpkins and autumn decor to then be transformed into a "Rock Star" Halloween theme, non-themed family portraits on dad's favorite leather burgundy sofa with an orange-tan damask backdrop, and ending with a periwinkle-toned signature "Little Artist Paint Smash."
And on the day of their family photography session, they arrived with a 'rock star' Halloween outfit complete with rock star t-shirt, air guitar, guitar necklace, and best of all, spiked blue hair! I love those Halloween family photos, but most of all, I love the Little Artist Paint Smash photos! Afterwards, his mom commented on how much fun he'd had during this family photography session - particularly the paint smash - as he loves making messes! In fact, I loved that paint smash so much that in honor of Mr. Silver-Haired Cutie, we've now introduced signature 30-minute studio paint smash photography sessions for you too! You can choose either a full (1-hour) family photography session with a paint smash component like this family, or a 30-minute paint smash only photography session.
Check back next year, as I can't wait for Mr. Silver-Haired Cutie's Watch Me Blossom family photography session coming up in 2018!
And in the meantime, many thanks to Mr. Silver-Haired Cutie's mom for her awesome 5-star google review of our photography services!
Each year your children age, the memories of the previous year become ever more precious. By the time your children have grown, married, and have families of their own, the memories of their childhood have become absolutely priceless.