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I'm a storyteller at heart. This journal is peek into my clients' love stories and dearest family milestones, my own life and travels, and my best tips and tricks for a stellar experience in front of the camera.

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September was an absolutely incredible month for me and AWP. The studio got a beautiful makeover, I booked two more weddings for next year, and I got to serve some absolutely wonderful new clients. To cap it off, I was fortunate enough to attend a small, in-person workshop with one of the greatest newborn photographers […]

The Kelly Brown Workshop Recap

Babies

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Newborn photography is my absolute favorite genre. I love being one of the first people to snuggle baby, providing a cozy, inviting place for parents to rest, and creating stunning images that will be adored for a lifetime. You may not realize it, but a LOT of planning, preparation, education, and training has gone into […]

Planning for Your Newborn Session

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Nearly every client asks which of my products is my personal favorite – hands down, it’s the folio box. Why? The folio box is versatile, stunningly gorgeous, and most importantly, archival. Each box measures 11×14 and includes an assortment of 8×10 portraits, matted to 11×14. This is the PERFECT size to either frame and create […]

Product Review: Folio Box

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I absolutely love this time of year. The temperature begins to dip, football season has begun, and all of sudden pumpkin is in everything. It’s also the best time of year for family portraits! You may be overwhelmed with options and trying to style a whole family can be difficult, so I’ve compiled a few […]

How to Dress for Fall Portraits

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Congratulations, you’re about to have a baby! You’re probably Googling at all hours of the day: looking for the best car seat, the fastest route to the hospital, researching where your pediatrician went to med school juuuust to make sure it’s legit. I beg of you: give the same amount of care to choosing a […]

How to Choose a Newborn Photographer

Babies

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The hushed excitement pulsing through the recovery room. Three (yes, THREE!) big sisters, eagerly waiting to meet the newest baby girl. The sweet swell of mama’s freshly postpartum belly, cradling a newborn that’s been earthside for just a few hours. Fresh 48 sessions are magical. Documentary and unposed, taking place in the hospital within 48 […]

Southern Maryland Fresh 48 Sessions

Babies

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Congratulations, you’re about to have a baby! Prepare to be bombarded with unsolicited advice, sleepless nights, and more stuff than you know what to do with. Why do the smallest humans seem to take up the most space?! I’ve now raised two babies to toddlerhood (how did that happen so fast?!), so here’s a quick […]

A minimalist’s guide to newborn necessities

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Have you ever met someone whose story instantly inspires you? That’s how I felt when I first met Candi. She’s a Tennessean, an F-18 pilot for the US Navy, best friends with her mama, former pageant girl, and just an all-around awesome person. If there was ever a contest for the person with the most […]

Wilson Maternity Session Recap

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This family is SO ridiculously sweet! Dennisse and I totally hit it off during her consultation, chatting away like old friends for the better part of an hour late one evening several weeks before the session. A few days later I receive an email from Dennisse – she’d broken her foot (ouch!) but still wanted […]

A Morning with the Lopes Family

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As a child and family photographer, one question I hear alllll the time from parents is: how the heck do you do it? I wish I could say it’s easy, but it’s not. Creating beautiful images of children is HARD! Patience and confidence, y’all. You know how they say dogs can smell fear? Well, kids […]

How to Take Amazing Photographs of Your Kids (without losing your sanity)

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