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Baby Noah :: 6 months a man

It's hard to believe that it was now more than half a year ago that I met Carrie and Nate to shoot maternity portraits in Patterson Park. My how time flies - people always say it, but I am continuously astounded by the truth of that statement! 

I first met up with Carrie last summer for coffee and scones at Patterson Perk - an afternoon that felt too warm for coffee, but the weather hardly seemed that noticeable as Carrie and I hit it off immediately. We discussed her pregnancy and the strangeness of suddenly becoming a married adult with the expectation of responsible parenthood looming. Remember that silly little often uttered phrase about time flying oh so fast? Yes, it does. One day we're kids and at some indiscernible point in time, we are no longer. Or, at least, the world suspects that we are not. We carry all the evidence of being an adult but with no date-stamped receipt for our purchase of adulthood. 

And now, this many months later, here is Noah; 6 months a little man and time will pass quickly for Nate and Carrie as they watch him grow up - hopefully not TOO quickly. But in the meantime, I'm so very proud to be there to capture every moment that I can. Thanks so much, Nate and Carrie, for allowing me to be part of your little world!


    

 

 

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the johnson family

I have 9 (NINE) nieces and nephews. Yeah - I guess for some that's not a lot. I come from a large family though and it just keeps growing larger. I love it. I embrace the chaos.

Strangely, however, I've seldom done family portraits for any of my sibling's families. Not because I haven't' offered - but when we're all scattered across the east coast, it can be difficult sometimes to find the time for it. So I'm always so pleased when all the stars align, and we're all able to take some time out to get together and do some photos.

Two weekends ago, that happened. West Virginia came and descended on Baltimore, and we took to the park (bundled against the freezing cold) and Aunt Monkey (yep, that's me) did what I do best: I made my munchkinheads smile from ear to ear.

This is Cheech, Midge, Monkey Too, and Elias (we're still working on a nickname for the little guy). And I'm so glad to call them my family.

 

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welcome :: marcos

I met with Raquel and Matt originally while she was still pregnant. We got together at a small bakery / cafe on O'Donnell Square and got to know one another over cups of coffee and the intoxicating smell of sugar and fried dough resting in the air.

Can I just say? These two are absolutely precious (PRECIOUS). Their giddy smiles of anticipation for baby number one were incredibly sweet and contagious. We were originally planning on a maternity shoot, but it unfortunately fell through. So I was beyond delighted then when they contacted me two weeks after their little guy arrived - just in time for newborn photos for the holidays.

World, meet Marcos.

This little family literally brought a tear to my eye with their tenderness toward one another. I'm not always a sappy person - but to be fair: they sat in the crisp fall leaves as the sun was setting and casting a warm glow over their faces. They smiled at one another with their little boy bundled in their arms and just as I began to click photos, Matt leaned toward his bride, whispering "I love you so much" over and over.

I know. Tear jerker.

Thank you so much, Matt and Raquel, for allowing me to be a part of your first family photos. I'm truly honored!
 

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