Baby Eliana {Baltimore, Maryland Newborn Photographer}

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Baby Eliana {Baltimore, Maryland Newborn Photographer}

I loved meeting the Snyder family! They are thrilled to welcome their first born baby girl, Eliana. She was so great for her session! She made us laugh with her tongue— she truly loves it!! We got so many photos fo her sticking it out at us! Ha!

Her nursery is beautiful and so well done. it was a great place to take all of these photos! Their yellow lab, Wyatt, was amazing for the photos as well. We only bribed him with one or two (or maybe 10) pretzel sticks! We became bffs by the time I was finished!!

Thank you Snyder family for trusting me with Eliana’s photos. It was so nice to meet the four of you! Enjoy these photos :)

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Our Babymoon! {Exuma, Bahamas}

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Our Babymoon! {Exuma, Bahamas}

For Christmas, my parents so generously gave Tommy and me a week long trip! We decided to use it for our “babymoon” aka the last big trip before baby boy comes in August!

We chose to go to Great Exuma Island in the Bahamas and it was absolutely wonderful in every way. Last June we went the all-inclusive ”route” in Riviera Maya, and although it was absolutely amazing, we knew we wanted to do something a bit more adventurous for this trip!! We also didn’t feel like we would really get the bang for our buck with me not drinking.. ha!

So, we rented an airbnb for the week, a jeep (and got “upgraded” to a Toyota yaris upon arrival LOL), and packed our bags for what turned out to be one of the best weeks ever!

Instead of writing everything right here, I captioned the photos with all of the adventures and day trips we took! Enjoy reading and looking through the photos!

Thank you, Mom and Dad for a truly incredible vacation!

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Meet Baby Owen Patrick {Lifestyle Newborn Session in Rodgers Forge, Maryland}

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Meet Baby Owen Patrick {Lifestyle Newborn Session in Rodgers Forge, Maryland}

I will never forget last March when my sister-in-law, Tricia, (also Tommy’s twin sister) and brother-in-law, Jake, invited all of us over for dinner and announced they were pregnant! It was such exciting news and I couldn’t believe I was going to be an aunt!

Fast forward a few months and they announced it was a boy! We were all so excited and couldn’t wait to meet this sweet boy. 

Owen was due to arrive on Christmas Day. December 25th came around and Tricia headed in to the hospital. Early the next morning, Owen made his arrival. I stayed up texting my MIL all night long. We were so excited we couldn’t sleep. I remember rolling over around 4 am to wake Tommy. “It’s time to go!!!!” We arrived at St. Joes around 5am and 37 minutes later heard the little chime over the intercom signaling a baby had been born. We just knew it had to be him!

When Jake finally came out to announce the news and bring us back I was in the bathroom SO sick . Sorry if that’s TMI (I had just found out I was pregnant a few weeks prior and the morning sickness was REAL). I was having major FOMO as everyone walked back to meet baby Owen! But I eventually made my way (half alive ha) and of course my eyes filled with tears, he was the cutest blonde haired, blue eyed little guy. 

I photograph babies all the time, but holding my little nephew was just so special. He really is so special and our family will never ever be the same!

Tricia and Jake are doing such an amazing job at being parents. It’s so fun to see them as a mom and dad. They have transitioned into their roles so effortlessly!

I love you guys and I’m so thankful I could take these photos for you!

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Announcing Baby Webster!

Tommy and I have very exciting news to share!!! We are expecting our first child this August! We are feeling so blessed and so excited to welcome this little love to our clan.

We found out in early December and it was SO hard keeping the secret with all the holidays!! Somehow we made it through Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New years Eve and all the holiday parties in between. I got really good at making mocktails or accepting wine and having Tommy drink while no one was watching.. ha!

We shared with both our parents asap. We told my parents with a Christmas ornament. They were 100% speechless and so so so surprised! We shared with Tommy’s parents on his dad’s birthday a few days before Christmas! My father-in-law always gives us scratch off tickets, so I have started giving him them on special occasions, too! I found these awesome scratch offs that say “We’re having a baby!!” underneath. Both my FIL and MIL were also in shock and so very excited!

THANK YOU so much to my friend Marie (from Marie Medina Photography) for taking these photos for us. She just launched a new website and needed some photos so after capturing some for her, she captured these for us! She’s amazing and perfectly captured exactly what I had in mind!

We can’t wait to meet Baby Webster this summer!

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Introducing Hallie Rae Paulovkin! {Baltimore, Maryland Birth Story and Fresh 48 Photographer}

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Introducing Hallie Rae Paulovkin! {Baltimore, Maryland Birth Story and Fresh 48 Photographer}

One month ago, Hallie Rae Paulovkin was born. Capturing her birth was by far the most memorable photography experience I’ve had to date. 

Anna Grace and her husband Kevin beautifully captured our wedding day in August of 2017 and we have remained friends since! We go to the same church and Tommy and I have gotten to spend many Sunday’s with their sweet two year old, Payton, while volunteering in the nursery!

I was absolutely thrilled to find out they were pregnant with their second and even more thrilled when AG emailed me about birth and fresh 48 photos. I knew it would be an amazing opportunity but I didn’t quite understand just how special it would be!

Hallie’s due date was Sunday, October 21st but she clearly was SUPER comfy because she didn’t make her appearance until the following Friday, October 26th!

Around 1 PM on Friday, I went to St. Joes and the waiting game began! Around 8:45 PM, Kevin called me in and after two pushes Hallie made her debut at 9:02pm!! I was in tears watching the whole thing! Childbirth is simply incredible. 

After being cleaned off, Hallie was measured and weighed, given her shots, and swaddled up tightly so Kevin and Ag could hold her!

The next day, I went back to the hospital and did some family photos of the four of them! Payton wasn’t so sure about her new role as big sister, but we managed to still get a few :)

Enjoy these photos!

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Tricia + Jake Pregnant {Hampton Mansion, Towson Maternity Photographer}

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Tricia + Jake Pregnant {Hampton Mansion, Towson Maternity Photographer}

If you follow me on any social media platform, you probably know by now that my SIL and BIL are pregnant with their first baby and due this Christmas!! December 25th really can’t get here soon enough!!

We are all so excited to meet their sweet baby boy in a few weeks. I am secretly hoping he comes early so we can meet him even sooner!

I loved being able to capture their love and excitement for each other and their precious baby. We met at Hampton Mansion a few weeks ago and had such a fun time taking these photos. There’s something so special about taking photos for family… everyone is just more comfortable and laid back!

Can’t wait to share SO many more once baby Willertz arrives!

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