Category Archives: Maternity Photography


July 9th, 2012

Gorgeous light.  A gorgeous momma.  A gorgeous setting.

She couldn’t possibly be more radiant.

You are a rockstar Nikki.  Thanks for sharing in your adventure to become the awesome momma you are.



Jump In

July 6th, 2012

I said jump in…and they did.  But since this shoot, they have jumped in on their own to a whole new world of fun…parenthood.  Their sweet baby arrived early (as you probably saw from this post on Father’s Day), but this session was too fun not to share.  I’ll be sure to share Nikki’s individual maternity photo session on Monday.  Until then…beat the heat this weekend!



A Natural Momma

July 2nd, 2012

Walking into homes with new babies every week…you get to see the start of new life… both the baby’s and the new momma’s.  It’s amazing how one second it can just be you…and then suddenly…you have this little life that depends on you…for everylittle…thing.

It would be a lie to say it comes naturally for every momma, but for this one it did.

Congratulations are your new little love and welcome to the most important role of your life:)



Brothers on the way…

June 27th, 2012

Yesterday I got an email from this gorgeous momma that my favorite little man’s brothers were here!  Yes…brothers…twins!!!!…:)  I can not WAIT to meet them and see her and her sweet boys all together!




A Downtown Morning

June 20th, 2012

Rachel is a photographer and a super talented salsa dancer.  She is passionate…creative…and in love.

Her and Louie currently live in San Diego, CA so I was super honored when she called me a few months ago to plan out a session here in DC.  It made it even better when I found out she was EXPECTING.  I am always so honored when fellow photographers ask me to capture images for them and give me the freedom to be creative…especially during SUCH an important time in their lives.

This session was taken in the wee hours of the morning in DC.  Unfortunately, the crystal clear forecast was not so crystal clear, but the empty monuments were the intimate setting we were looking for.

I loved how they were so natural just loving on each other. But what I really loved most was their openness and their genuine joy.

Make sure to stay tuned for second post of these amazing people tomorrow.




The Key

June 19th, 2012

“When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life.
When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’.
They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.”

-John Lennon-

So excited for this momma and all the happiness in her life.

More of her gorgeous self on the blog tomorrow.



Afternoon Kisses

May 17th, 2012

I know this isn’t my typical morning post, but I think it was worth the wait.

I love these two.  I love them and I love their love.  I can’t wait for their little one to arrive and I can’t wait to share more of their little love story.

This photo was from yesterday afternoon…




Three Generations…Nikki’s Gender Reveal

May 10th, 2012

I introduced you to Nikki before the blogging drought of 2012 occurred for me.  For those that don’t remember, Nikki is my super sweet assistant and she has literally been my right hand for the past two months.  It seems since Nikki came around I have been insanely busy with work, being mom and just life in general.  She has seriously been the biggest blessing.  Nikki is patient and kind and also enjoys cupcakes…which has made traveling around the DC area for shoots pretty fun.  I feel so fortunate to have her in my life.

Getting in the mood for Mother’s day I thought I would share this little gender reveal we did for her mom. If you can’t tell, she was quite excited.  It is so amazing to know three generations of beautiful women who are so full of joy and grace and I feel lucky to be able to share in this joy with them.

This baby is soooo anticipated and while I know Nikki and her husband and her entire family can’t wait… I can’t wait either!

So much love Nikki…so much love!



A 2011 Favorite: Lauren’s Rainy Day Beach Maternity Session

December 22nd, 2011

I don’t think it is hard to see why this is one of my favorite sessions for 2011. 
It was during our family vacation in September. 
A combination of a gorgeous sister-in-law, a  seven month baby bump and a sense of adventure
made for these stunning images. 
When I suggested the idea to Lauren that we should head to the beach in the cold (…think sub 60 degrees) and rain (…can you even tell?) she didn’t hesitate.
I was thankful she let me be particular about the light and have a vision for the overall session.
Beach photography can be hard because of the direct light, but in this case, the wind and rain actually worked in our favor. 
The session was so inspiring. 
I love maternity sessions always.  
I hope to continue to push both myself and my clients to
create breathtaking photos like these in 2012.
Undoubtedly one of my favorite sessions of 2011.
Thanks for such a memorable session Lauren!