"Being a family means that you will love and be loved for the rest of your life, no matter what."
We specialize in creating relaxed, natural, fun, personality-filled family photography with an artistic flair. So whether your family includes younger children or older children, three dogs or a cat, whether you love the country or city, outdoors or indoors, our promise to you as your family photographer is that we’ll capture the essence of your family, relationships, and the love that all of you share.
Your children will never again be as they are at this moment.
Our Attention to Detail Sets Our Family Photography Apart
You'll Meet the Family Photographer Ahead of Time for a Planning & Design Meeting
Let's be honest. Sometimes posing for the camera, especially with a stranger behind the lens, can feel really awkward, and when you're nervous, it'll show in the imagery. But one thing our family photography clients tell us is that they had FUN and felt COMFORTABLE and RELAXED! One of the ways that Irene, the award-winning family photographer, achieves this is by meeting with you in-person prior to (on a different date from) your photography session. She'll ask you to bring photos of yourselves to the meeting so she can get a sense of your likes and dislikes and your artistic preferences and style. You'll brainstorm together about themes and props, if desired. Stressing about what each person should wear for your family photography session? Irene will help you find the perfect color combination and style that will look great in your family portraits while also reflecting your family’s unique character. The result of all this is that when the date of your family photography session comes around, you'll be relaxed and comfortable and able to enjoy the moment. And that will show in the collection of relaxed and natural family portraits we create for you!
The Perfect Setting Outdoors, In-Studio, or In-Home
As an award-winning family photographer, we know that the setting of your photography session can transform a good image into a priceless one, and it’s our job as your family photographer to take the time to understand your vision, and to help identify the perfect location for your family portrait session. At your planning & design meeting, you and our family photographer will explore potential locations for your session. Our family photography sessions can take place outdoors or indoors, at our photography studio in Germantown-Clarksburg, Maryland, or even at your home, if suitable for photography. Now, our studio is not your typical family photographer’s studio. We’ve put a lot of thought and effort into the design, furniture, and other décor to make it an elegant, yet fun and colorful setting for photography. And for those instances when your family portrait session includes relatives from out-of-town during short visits, our photography studio can serve as a rain back-up for outdoor sessions.
"She produced dozens of remarkably beautiful photos that conveyed love, energy, and happiness."
"Irene is a truly gifted photographer. She is remarkably good at composing stunning photographs, and she is even better at capturing the personalities of her subjects. I wanted some family portraits taken, and I wanted the photos to be natural and fun, nothing stiff or artificial. I got exactly what I wanted, as she produced dozens of remarkably beautiful photos that conveyed love, energy, and happiness. I also want to note that Irene is a pleasure to work with. She’s a highly capable professional – responsive, clear, respectful, and accommodating. I highly recommend her for many reasons, and I will certainly return to her for any future photographs that I need."
"She possesses an extremely rare combination of empathy, artistic talent, and organized professionalism that makes her very easy to work with and very easy to trust."
"We sorted through various family portrait photographers before finally choosing Irene. The photos in her gallery have a very candid quality to them that really capture the personalities of the people in her photos. After employing her services for a family portrait session that included one rambunctious toddler, it was clear that we made the absolute best choice. Irene makes an effort to get to know the subjects of her photos and works with them to choose a location and setting that would provide ample opportunities for genuinely keep-worthy moments that feel appropriately intimate to the situation. She possesses an extremely rare combination of empathy, artistic talent, and organized professionalism that makes her very easy to work with and very easy to trust. I will definitely use her creative services from now on for any future photography needs."