Category Archives: Maternity Photography

Ginny and Dave

September 3rd, 2011

One hot summer day, I met Ginny and Dave in Arlington for a fun QueenBee session.  There new little bundle of joy was fast approaching and they were eager to get some photos! I was particularly excited because Ginny is a good friend of mine from my first job out of college and was one of the first people to know about SweetBee!  It was fun to capture this exciting time for her and Dave and I am super happy to share there sweet little boys pictures soon! Congrats Ginny and Dave!

A little London in Honor of the Royal Wedding

April 29th, 2011

In honor of the royal wedding today, I thought this super sweet maternity session would be appropriate.
Tanya and her husband moved here from the UK in November.  
She was eager to capture document her pregnancy so her family back home (especially her mom or “mum”) could see how gorgeous she is. 
We started at their beautiful home in Georgetown and then headed out to explore the town a bit.
I loved how relaxed and comfortable they were and 
I can’t wait until the little one arrives in the next few weeks!!  
Thanks for a fun day Tanya and Chris!


April 18th, 2011

I met Aimee and Scott down at the Cherry Blossoms.  Cherry Blossom season is always busy in DC and this Saturday was no exception.  As beautiful as the Cherry Blossoms were, I couldn’t find a photo where Aimee’s glow didn’t demand all the cameras attention. She was stunning.  
Congratulations Aimee and Scott!  I can’t wait to meet your new bundle of joy!

It’s going to be amazing.

March 29th, 2011

This past weekend, I was lucky to have two amazing maternity sessions with two gorgeous queenbees. Both are due within weeks of me (one within days). Beyond the conversation about pregnancy and preparation, there was this unspoken understanding. It was an understanding of “I know what you are going through. I know how excited you are. I know how nervous you are. It’s going to be amazing.” It is a different experience for me photographing expectant moms now that I have been where they are. I understand the preparation and the anticipation, but it even more special that I will get to experience their first pregnancies and meet their babies at the same time I get to meet my own.
I can’t believe we get to meet these little tiny beings we have been carrying for nine months in just a few weeks…it’s going to be amazing.


August 5th, 2010

As I write this, Theresa is currently celebrating the birth of her babies…yes…babiessss. Theresa is 8 months pregnant with twins in these pictures! I was lucky enough to meet Theresa and her husband Ben, the day before they moved to Louisville, KY. A previous client of mine had bought a QueenBee session as a baby shower gift (such a great idea!) and we were able to set-up a session on their last day in DC. Theresa and Ben were so fun to photograph at the “W” Hotel. When I left, I definitely felt sad that I didn’t know them sooner. They are going to be such fun parents!! I can’t wait to hear if these little ones are boys or girls. Best wish to you and your new additions Theresa and Ben!

Lauren and Hunter

July 22nd, 2010

While on vacation, I was able to do a shoot with two of my favorites, Lauren and Hunter. For those new to SweetBee, Lauren is my sister-in-law and Hunter is my niece. You don’t get to pick your family…and you certainly don’t get to pick your sister-in-law, but I definitely hit the jack pot. Not only do I feel lucky to have another girl who married into the DeFrehn family, but I also feel lucky because I have someone that loves pictures as much as I do and is so extremely fun to photograph. For our first family vacation with me now an official DeFrehn (almost one year married) and little Hunter’s first family beach trip, it was only appropriate that we document it with a photo session. I look forward to many more sessions to come! Love you both!

Baby Tyler and Family

June 23rd, 2010

Kristen was one of my QueenBees. She was so great for her QueenBee session that I shouldn’t have been surprised that she would be amazing for little Tyler’s ItsyBee session. At two weeks old, Tyler was beginning to get out of the sleepy baby phase and didn’t want to sit still for his pictures. Both Kristen, and her husband were so patient waiting for the perfect shot. It was quite an entertaining morning. I loved both the way Tyler’s ItsyBee photos came out as well as the Whole Hive photos of the family.

Kristen, thanks for sharing your beautiful family!


June 23rd, 2010

I met Sheri and her husband Brian in Old Town Alexandria for her QueenBee session. Though they have lived in the DC area for quite some time, they have only recently moved to Old Town and thought it would be fun to explore for our photo session. From the farmer’s market, to the cobble stone streets and quaint shops it provided the perfect backdrop for us. Sheri was so fun to photograph. I can’t wait to meet the new little one!!