Newborn Photography Maryland | Frederick Maryland Photographer | Cool Jett

February 26, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

This little guy has such a cool name - and it runs in the family too! He joined his older brother, Calin, last August! Calin was so great with his new little brother, Jett! I can only imagine the incredible bond these two will continue to form as they both get bigger! I was really looking forward to seeing their interaction, being that I had met Calin before during his momma's maternity session down at Baker Park earlier in the summer - images to come soon from that! His sweet brotherly love totally didn't disappoint! Two-year-olds can be so full of energy and unpredictable when it comes to another tiny human taking so much of mommy and daddy's attention away, especially when they are used to being the center of attention for so long! Calin did great with Jett, though, with prizes of lollipops awaiting him after his great behavior ;) 

Jett really lived up to his cool name too - he was such a cool little guy and did so well during his session! Jett's momma wanted to take some of the images from Calin's newborn session and do something similar with Jett's so that she can have a few similar images of both boys to look back on years from now! I thought the idea was cool, but I'm all for making images unique and different. I enjoyed adding my own style and flair to re-create something of a similar nature. It was also important to both her and I to do lots of different images for Jett's session as well - after all, no two kids are the same ;)

How cute! Calin had the most beautiful eyes too! They just looked so awesome in all of his images!

I had so much fun creating the image below! Just an FYI, Jett was not actually suspended in water for this image, nor was he just hanging in his own little hammock, so no real danger was anywhere to be found during his session! He was totally safe ;) After all, LOVE is all you need <3


Frederick Maryland Newborn Session | Lovely Leighton | Frederick Maryland Photographer

February 25, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

Another throwback session on this beautiful Thursday (okay, it's windy - but hey, spring is right around the corner)!

This lovely little baby girl is Leighton! When I first heard from her mommy, I knew the session was going to be right up my alley - she had the nursery decorated in my favorite theme - everything girly, and the rest of the house had somewhat of a coastal Cape Cod feel, which always is the key to my heart! I'm such a girly-girl and love all things pink, purple, sparkly, beachy, and pretty :) Leighton's nursery was done in pinks and golds, so I wanted to incorporate that into her session as well! 

Leighton's session went so smoothly - she slept the ENTIRE time! She was so precious and snuggly, and really seemed to love the warmth of my newborn studio! It kept her nice and cozy and sleepy! 

She was such a beautiful little doll too - she had the most gorgeous little dark gold highlights in her dark hair, which she had so much of! I'd never seen a newborn with highlights like that... what a lucky little girl - most of us have to pay for our hair to look like that ;)

I recently had the opportunity to photograph Leighton's 6-month session, and she has only gotten cuter! She's such a happy and sweet baby! Look out for those images - I'll be sharing the cuteness soon <3

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I just love this one below. It's so whimsical and dainty. Every time I look at it, it reminds me of the quote, Dream Big, Little One.  Newborn Photography Maryland | Frederick Photographer | LeightonNewborn Photography Maryland | Frederick Photographer | LeightonNewborn photos in Frederick, Maryland, Faith Kelchaw Photography, baby girl newborn photos, Newborn Photography Maryland Newborn Photography Maryland | Frederick Photographer | LeightonNewborn Photography Maryland | Frederick Photographer | LeightonNewborn photos in Frederick, Maryland, Faith Kelchaw Photography, baby girl newborn photos, Newborn Photography Maryland

This one is still one of my favorite images I've ever taken. It's such a perfect representation of me: pink, girly, and princessy :)

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Frederick Maryland Newborn Session | Sweet Savannah | Frederick Maryland Photographer

February 18, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

As I just passed my one-year anniversary as a newborn photographer, this is the time that I get to reflect back and look how far I've come. I knew the instant I started my journey into newborn photography that it would eventually be the direction I would head in. Little did I know the day I stepped foot into that first studio session that my heart would grow to love one genre so much. 

When I first started out, I tried it all - family, engagements, weddings, babies, kids. I wasn't really sure what I loved.... And then came newborn photography. I always knew it was something I wanted to try, but I was insistent on the fact that I wanted to take a newborn photography course first. So I did. And then I did my first model call. Emily, little Savannah's mom, was so kind to me! She really was excited for Savannah's newborn pictures, and we came up with some really great ideas together. 

Savannah was a dream! She slept almost her entire session, and it was in those quiet moments that my heart had decided it was fate. I LOVED it! I loved the creativity it allowed me - picking props, colors, textures, and accessories. It allowed me to dream up creative ideas and bring them to life. It allowed me to talk with my clients to really customize their session to suit their own style, while still reflecting mine. It allowed me to be the girly-girl that I am, having those "every girl deserves to be a princess" photos that we all know and love. I've always loved to create and design, so it really allowed me to express that side of myself in an artistic manner.

Most of all, it allowed me to capture so much love. Photographing those first professional images of a mother and child, of a new family, of this new, tiny, precious human - it's like a window into the soul. The love a parent has for their child... wow. It's breathtaking, beautiful, fierce, and unbreakable. 

These are the happily ever afters I've always wanted to capture. This is the love that will live on forever, carrying you through every tough moment. And these are the images that will last a lifetime, for you to forever cherish. Love is so powerful, and I am so grateful and blessed to be able to tell your story through these special images.

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I mean, those lashes <3

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So, thank you, Emily and Savannah! You'll always hold a special place in my heart <3


Frederick Maryland Maternity Photographer * Julia * Maternity Session

February 16, 2016  •  1 Comment
This session was one of my very first maternity sessions a few years back, and so began my deep love of the more intimate, glamorous side of maternity photography. I thought I'd take a moment to #tbt and throw it back today :)
 

"Imperfection is beauty. Madness is genius. And it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring." 
-Marilyn Monroe
 

I absolutely loved this beautiful maternity session with Julia. She had such a bubbly, friendly, confident personality, and that instantly made our session fun! Seeing the way she lit up as she talked about her future life as a mom was so inspiring. She truly seemed to love being pregnant, and had such a beautiful glow that radiated from her sweet personality. I was thrilled when she approached me to capture her pregnancy in such a beautiful way. 

As I look back, I think this session was a turning point for me in my career and my dreams as a photographer. Photography has taught me so much about myself, and this session in particular - it made me realize how much of a girly-girl I am, how I want to embrace beauty, life, love, how it's okay to embrace being sexy and confident, and to love who you are. It taught me who I want to be as a photographer - someone who not only embraces those things, but lives them. Be confident in my own skin, be the girly-girl I am, and bring those things into my photos, my sessions, and my life. When I first started my photography journey two years ago, I had no idea the path it would take me on, but I have to say, I couldn't be happier. 
Being a woman is empowering. Embracing our inner goddess, our inner beauty is a fierce strength that I hope to bring out in every woman who has a session with me. After all, you should never let anyone dull your sparkle, darling ;)

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Frederick Maryland Engagement Photographer * Kari & Pete * Fall Baltimore Engagement Session

March 30, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

I am always so thrilled when clients come to me and request that their session be held at a location that is personal to them, so I was even more excited when Kari and I chatted and she told me where she would like to have her engagement session and why! Kari & Pete both live in Baltimore, and they met at Max's bar a few years back! So when she requested a few photos in front of Max's, I LOVED the idea! 

It's so wonderful to incorporate a location that is special to you into your photos. It makes your photos connect to you, and it makes them even more meaningful. I encourage everyone to do it :)

Anyways, I had a blast exploring this adorable little Baltimore area with Kari & Pete! Their relaxed, outgoing nature made their engagement session so much fun!

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