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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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We don’t get to photograph many lifestyle newborn sessions, but I hope that changes in 2019! Baby Owen arrived two months early and spent quite a bit of time in NICU, so he wasn’t able to travel to the studio. So instead, Leigh and I hopped in the car and paid him a visit! The […]

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Baby Owen | Maryland Lifestyle Newborn Photographer

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What a year, guys.  I learned so much about myself, how I want to serve my clients, and what really matters most. I went down to part time at work to have more time to dedicate to my family and the studio. I found my voice and my passion. I said yes to projects that […]

The Best of 2018 | Newborn & Fresh 48

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As a mom of two children, I know it’s hard to get in front of the camera – especially just a few days postpartum. However, I’m begging you not to skip those images of yourself! Those photographs will be SO loved by your child one day, and they’re my absolute favorite part of every newborn […]

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How to Rock Parent Poses | Maryland Newborn Photographer

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After photographing nearly 100 newborns in the past two years, an update to my client prep guide is long overdue! I’m going to tackle this Q&A style to help my clients know exactly what to expect from the experience. Please take the time to read through this post to ensure the best possible outcome for […]

How to Prepare for Your Newborn Session

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Well friends, I have some big news that I can finally share with the world! I am officially down to part time at work, giving me more time to spend with my family and build the studio. It’s surreal that we’re already to this point, honestly. But it just felt like the right time, and […]

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A Big Announcement

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Living near a major Naval base in southern Maryland means much of my clientele is active duty military. It’s such an honor to serve them, especially knowing how important these photographs while they’re separated from one another. It totally warms my heart when a dad is home on leave for just a few days, yet […]

Baby Harbor | Southern Maryland Newborn Photographer

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I still remember when I first met the Dominick family. It was summer 2014, and I was VERY pregnant with Caroline. I was determined to have an unmedicated childbirth: I’d read the books, studied breathing techniques and positions, and even signed Adam and myself up for natural birth classes so we’d be ready for baby. […]

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Baby Dominick | Maryland Newborn Photographer

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It all started during an online newborn workshop I took in the fall of 2017. The instructor, Rachel Vanoven, was someone I greatly admire and one of the best newborn photographers in the world, so her word was gospel. And she laid out some pretty explicit advice, in no uncertain terms: every newborn photographer should […]

All About Leigh!

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Hooray, the baby girl drought is finally over! It seems like it’s been ages since we last had a sweet little girl in the studio, and so we pulled out alllll the girly things for EmmaLou. Doesn’t her name sound like a song? She’s named after her Nana! EmmaLou’s mom, Sarah, chose a mini session […]

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Baby Gravelle Newborn Session Recap

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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

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