Children

Smithberger Family | Towson, Maryland | Family Lifestyle Photographer

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You’ll need coffee shops and sunsets and road trips. Airplanes and passports and new songs and old songs, but people more than anything else. You will need other people and you will need to be that other person to someone else, a living breathing screaming invitation to believe better things.
— Jamie Tworkowski

I had the privilege of photographing my sweet friend Andrea and her beautiful family on a warm, cloudy day a couple of weeks ago. She is one of those friends described in the above quote that I have needed over the last few years. You can read more of her story and her insightful writing on her blog “How the Light Gets In.” Our story is one only God could write and it is another example of how He orchestrates things far beyond our understanding. Her family has become absolutely dear to me.

I want to share a snippet of the story of how God brought us together a little over 5 years ago. When our oldest was getting ready to attend Ridgely Middle School, Wes and I approached the Young Life (YL) area director about starting a division of YL in the middle school called WyldLife. When we met with him he encouraged us to pray about this ministry because he really felt like God was doing something in the community. Little did we know another Ridgely parent had approached him about the same thing:) You see Andrea’s oldest daughter wanted something like YL at her school so Andrea set up a meeting with the YL area director. Since that initial meeting we have prayed, launched and watch God grow WyldLife in a way that is difficult to comprehend.

Walking through life with Andrea and watching the way she and Jason lead not only their family but their friends has been an inspiration. I hope as you look through this gallery of pictures from our time together you see their love and joy-filled spirit shine through the most…

Exciting Feature on Clickin Moms Blog...

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This photo was recently featured in an article entitled…Photographing Kids: 41 images that will inspire you. I have learned so much through the Clickin Moms community over the years so this is an absolute honor! And I want to let you in on a little secret…this photo actually includes #all4boysinoneframe and their dad so it’s extra special to me!

Here is the link to the article

https://www.clickinmoms.com/blog/photographing-kids-41-pictures-inspire-you/


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.