Children

Houseknecht Family | Towson, Maryland {Baltimore Family Photographer}

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I loved meeting this family! Jake contacted me after seeing the JMP ad in the latest issue of Towson Lifestyle . He and his wife Stefanie wanted to capture some fall photos of their family. They moved back to Baltimore from San Diego a little over a year ago to be closer to family.

We met on the Hampton Mansion Grounds in Towson, Maryland on a windy, cold day. It may have been cold but the fall colors were absolutely stunning as the sun set during our session. The girls were troopers. We took breaks to warm up in blankets/jackets before shooting some more. Enjoy a sneak peek into our lifestyle family session.

2 Year Old Milestone Session | Towson, Maryland {Baltimore Milestone Photographer}

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This sweet boy has been a joy to capture over the years.  Owen's mom, Sarah has made it a priority to capture a milestone portrait session each year around his birthday.  We shot his newborn session at their home and then followed up with his 1 year session and cake smash at the beautiful Hampton Mansion Historical Site.  This year we met again at the Hampton Mansion and I have to say it was my favorite session of them all.  I left the session with confirmation that my favorite way to capture children is to allow them to play and interact with the ones they love.  Owen was hesitant and shy when they first arrived but it didn't take long to begin to see his personality shine.  It may have taken some tricks from my "mom of boys arsenal" but it was worth it!  

If you're interested in shooting a Milestone Session this fall contact me soon as my calendar is filling up quickly.  I'd love to help you capture images that will help you remember these childhood days that pass by so quickly.

Montgomery Motherhood Session | Towson, Maryland {Baltimore Child Photographer}

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Let me be the first to say I loved spending time with this mama and her kids!  We had to reschedule a few times due to ice cold temperatures and snow but it was worth the wait!  I have known Kelly since before these sweet kiddos were in her life.  I was always captivated by her beautiful smile and fun personality.  Her daughter, Charlotte greeted me at the door ready and excited for the session.  She introduced me to her baby brother Teddy and even showed me her big girl room.  Her personality is infectious as you'll see in the pictures.  And Teddy is the sweetest little guy.  I held him for a bit so I could capture some pictures of Kelly and Charlotte and let me just say...babies are the best.  We started the session inside their home and then took a walk around the block at the end of the session.  The weather was cool but the sun was shining and there were signs of spring all around.  

If you're interested in scheduling your Motherhood Session please contact JMP here.

Gehman Family | Hunt Valley, Maryland {Baltimore Family Photographer}...

We have walked through life with the Gehman family for the past 5 or so years.  Rob has coached our oldest in outdoor and indoor soccer.  He is the kind of coach you want in your kids life.  Over the years he has made an impact on his players...teaching them far more than the game of soccer. Our oldest boys have become close friends and we couldn't be more thankful.  Erin is one of those moms that exudes grace and beauty.  She laughs at me when I tell her it seems like she's got it all together because we both know the task before us isn't easy but she handles it with such ease and joy.  

But the thing that stands out to me the most about this family is the love Rob and Erin have for one another.  They continue to nurture their relationship all the while raising a busy family of 5.  Rob and Erin thank you...for your friendship and the opportunity to capture your beautiful family!

Now booking Spring 2018 sessions.  Click here to inquire about a session.

Youngblood Family Session | Baltimore, Maryland {Baltimore Family Photographer}

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I look forward to capturing this family each year.  I'll never forget the first time I met Jennifer at the pool with her two young girls.  We were both in the baby pool with our kids and she mentioned that she would often see me come into the pool with our four boys and thought I had it all together.  I laughed and reassured her that was not the case!  We have gotten to know one another better over the years as our older kids have been in school together.   

I love that the Youngblood's value these family images and put a lot of preparation into our session.  Jen and I sat poolside over the summer and brainstormed locations, outfits and ways to make the session fun for the girls.  Jason even stopped me one day in the gym to discuss locations.  We have been working together for the past few years so they know what to expect and trust that I will capture timeless images of their family.  

Now booking Spring 2018 sessions.  Click here to inquire about a session.

LaGreca Family Session | Towson, Maryland {Baltimore Family Photographer}

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The LaGreca family is so special to me for so many reasons.  They have been a part of our small group for over 10 years so we have experienced a lot of life together.  We have rejoiced, mourned, encouraged and spurred one another on over the years.  They also were the first family I captured with my camera (other than my own).  Jen believed in me way back when this business was a dream that I had yet to fully form in my mind.  Back when I knew little about the golden hour, prime lenses and f stops.  I love photographing them each year not only because I hope to capture lasting memories for them but it is also a visual reminder to me of how far I have come as a photographer.  These past few years I have worked hard to hone this craft and build my business into something that will best represent my "why" for taking pictures.  I want to help women capture those glimpses of what motherhood and marriage feel like...because if we're honest it isn't always pretty but deep down we know we love our husband and kids with a  passion beyond description and we all long to see glimpses of that in our photos.  

LaGreca's thank you so much for believing in me, and encouraging me.  I will be forever grateful!

Kelleher Family Session | Towson, Maryland {Baltimore Family and Child Photographer}

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Authentic interactions and genuine expressions made this a fun fall session for everyone involved.  This past spring I donated a mini session to my son's school auction and Jenn, the Education Director at the school won the session.  Chris, Jenn, Landon and Parks thank you for coming to play...you all were a blast to photograph!

Click here to book a spring 2018 family session.

Abram's Milestone Session | Western Maryland {Maryland Milestone Photographer}

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Someone is just a little excited to celebrate his First Birthday this weekend!  Milestone Sessions are a great way to capture your little one at a specific stage.  We all know they change so quickly in those first few years.  I like to allow the child time to explore and play for these sessions.  This ensures that the images we capture are true to who they are at that specific slice in time.  Abram was fun and very expressive as we played together.  His mother Kasandra, did a phenomenal job of choosing their outfits.  They brought out the rich warm tones of fall.   She also brought this chair along that she was photographed in as a young child.  This session was a gift from his grandparents.  Enjoy this collection of images from my session with Abram and Kasandra.

Contact me here if you're interested in scheduling a Milestone Session.

Hewitt Extended Family Session | River Valley Ranch

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"Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever... it remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything." Aaron Siskind

This session was one for the books.  I absolutely love when people give a session as a gift to a loved one.  I have known Jon and Courtney Bisset for many years and was excited to have the opportunity to capture her extended family, the Hewitt's.  Courtney and her siblings, Lindsey and Greg wanted a unique gift for their mom, Heidi.  Jon is the Executive Director of River Valley Ranch so we met on a quiet Sunday and utilized the amazing property as a backdrop for the session.  The Ranch is a special place for the Hewitt family.  Years ago they created a beautiful memorial to their late husband/father/grandfather near the quiet stream in the center of the ranch.  Be sure to scroll to the bottom of the post to see this space.

Baby Carlisle | Delaware {Maryland Newborn Photographer}

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" Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong. Do everything in love."   1 Corinthians 16:13, 14

This past Saturday, Evan and Patricia Hollins invited me into their home to capture their sweet baby, Carlisle.  Walking into his nursery that day, I was immediately struck by his parents love and care as they prepared for his arrival.  Evan spent many hours crafting the crib for the nursery.  It is absolutely beautiful! The scripture from 1 Corinthians is above his changing table... a visual reminder of what is truly important as they raise Carlisle in the way he should go.    I truly consider it a blessing to be a part of this process.  Enjoy meeting baby Carlisle...

Evan and Patricia thank you so much for inviting me to capture such a special milestone! 

Book your session here!