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A Baby Brother | Bethesda, MD Newborn Photographer

Bethesda, MD Newborn Photographer

On our crazy, cross-country trip this summer, we were privileged enough to be able to visit some good friends of ours.  This family holds a dear place in my photography heart (and real heart) as their oldest was one of my first ever photo shoots when she was 4 months old.  I also took their second daughter’s newborn pictures as well as various family photos and stages of babyhood for both along the way.  They’ve grown up behind my lens so I was excited to find out that my journey through Missouri coincided with the birth of their first boy!

He’s a sweetie and his older sisters just love him!  Be forewarned: this blog is picture heavy!  I spent all morning and bits and pieces of the afternoon chasing the perfect photos.

We started in the nursery since mom and dad (and grandma!) worked so hard to make such an amazing WWI themed room!

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What a treat to be able to say, “hey grandma, can you stay just like that but come over here by the window” and poof!  Perfect picture with hardly any editing.

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At one point, when chaos was ensuing inside (my kids were there too), I stole the baby and took him outside for these shots.

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And, of course, many of the sweetest shost cannot be planned.  Baby fell asleep on mom’s shoulder and even smiled a bit for me. 🙂  These photos and the one of grandma are why I love lifestyle photography.  Invite me into your home, let me hang out a few hours with my camera and I’ll help you remember that precious tiny baby who is grown before you know it.  Click here to find out how to book a session.

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And a favorite that I already shared on my facebook page (come over and become a fan!):

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What’s a baby brother newborn photo shoot without pics of the big sisters?!

Bethesda, MD Newborn Photographer

Bethesda, MD Newborn Photographer


Project 52

Project 52: Kitchen | Maryland Children’s Photographer

Let’s hope you don’t speak French if you cook in my kitchen!

Sucre… is sugar.

But not in my kitchen.

I got tired of keeping the large, ugly salt container on my counter and, instead of buying a salt shaker like any normal person might, I put some salt in my sugar bowl!  Et voilà, you can cook like a French chef by adding a pinch, not a shake, of salt!

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If you are wondering what this has to do with being a child and family photographer in Maryland – it’s all about a personal challenge.  I have joined a group of other professional photographers around the country to interpret a theme in our own way each week.  Head on over to Nancy Schumacher, of Nancy Schumacher Photography, in Thompson, ND.

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Mini Sessions | Las Vegas Child Photographer

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You asked… I answered!  Fall Mini Sessions are here – and very soon!  As I am almost completely booked up on the weekends until December, I am offering a morning of mini sessions on October 22.

Where:  The Village at Centennial Springs (North Durango Drive & Tule Springs Road, Las Vegas, NV 89131)

When: Saturday, October 22 from 8am-noon

What: 20 minute photo sessions – perfect for 1-2 children, belly pics or a family photo

How much:

Package 1 – $99, includes 20 minute session, 7-10 images proofed in an online gallery, 1 high-resolution digital image and one 8×10 print.

Package 2 – $149, include a 20 minute session, 7-10 images proofed in an online gallery, 3 high-resolution digital images, one 8×10 and two 5x7s.

Package 3 – $199, includes a 20 minute session, 7-10 images proofed in an online gallery, 5 high-resolution digital images, one 11×14 and three 5x7s.

Package 4 – $249, includes a 20 minute session, 7-10 images proofed in an online gallery, all proofed high-resolution digital images, one 11×14 and 25 5×7 flat press-printed holiday cards with envelopes.

All packages include 10% off additional a la carte purchases.


This is the only time this fall that I will be offering mini sessions so email me at or call my cell 605-484-0361 to reserve your spot.  A $99 deposit is due to reserve your spot.  This will be applied to your choice of packages.










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Little Mason | Las Vegas Newborn Photographer

Just a little sumpin’, sumpin’ to make you smile and wish you slept like a baby! 🙂

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Little Mason gave us a run for our money but eventually tuckered out.  He and his family were extra fun to photograph.  One of his aunts is a wedding photographer in San Francisco and she had a baby five days before Mason was born.  The other aunt was able to attend that baby’s newborn photo session and Mason’s.  So she was my expert set-up assistant as well as the savior of the day – Mason sucked on her finger between shots to keep him calm and happy (after he had already eaten three times!).



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My Vegas Peeps | Las Vegas Family Photographer

It’s always a pleasure to take pictures of friends.  The R family are some of the dearest, most generous people we know in Las Vegas.   They have become family away from family to us.  I mean, they even offered to watch our kids (then 1, 1 and 3!) OVERNIGHT so we could get away for more than a few hours at a time.  Amazing, I know!  So it was my honor to photograph all of them at Mt. Charleston this summer.  In addition to the normal photo session activities, we dodged cars in the middle of the road, we hiked in sandals up scree slopes and the boys got in some planking (you can google it)  on the mail distribution units near the end of the session.