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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Kaelyn + Brandon Pregnant {Lifestyle Maternity Session + Loch Raven Reservoir Maternity Photography}

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Kaelyn + Brandon Pregnant {Lifestyle Maternity Session + Loch Raven Reservoir Maternity Photography}

I just loved meeting Kaelyn and Brandon. They have been together and married for several years now now and if you spend any amount of time with them you will see that their love for each other is inevitable!

They are thrilled to be expecting not one, but TWO, baby boys this December!! They were shocked to find out that they were having twins and even more shocked to find out that they were both boys!!

Emery and Aidan are due December 20th, however, Kaelyn is almost positive they will arrive before then!!

Before I take their newborn photos, I went to the Phillips adorable home in Loch Raven Village to capture some photos of them pregnant.

We had lots of fun around their house and with their adorable labradoodle, Calvin, and then headed to Loch Raven Reservoir for some photos outdoors by the water!

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Meet Baby Hadley Grace {Baltimore, Maryland Newborn Photographer}

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Meet Baby Hadley Grace {Baltimore, Maryland Newborn Photographer}

Lindsay and Todd debated whether or not they would get newborn photos taken, and I am SO glad they decided YES! Their first baby, Hadley Grace, came earlier than expected on October 26th with a head full of beautiful red hair and gorgeous blue eyes! She was alert and super content during our session!

Her amazing flamingo-themed nursery was so well done! Everly little detail was amazing.

I loved meeting you, Lindsay and Todd! Thanks for choosing me to capture this special time in your life!! Enjoy these sweet photos!

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The Wilner Family {Centennial Park, Howard County Family Photographer}

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The Wilner Family {Centennial Park, Howard County Family Photographer}

Fall is my absolute favorite time of year to take photos! You really can’t beat the colors and the beautiful autumn sunlight!

After having to reschedule with the Wilner family because of the rain, I was so happy to have a sunny day. It happened to be the windiest day yet and also very chilly, but they somehow managed and smiled through it all!

Shannon and Sean are high school sweethearts and even from the hour I spent with them, it was so evident how much they love and care about each other. They are amazing parents to their two-year old girly, Taylor!

Apparently her school recently called Shannon to inform her that Taylor would not take her photo on picture day.. After this session with her, I am absolutely shocked! She was a saint and it was like she was made to be in front of the camera! Even through her shivers she continued to look at me and smile. Just so sweet!! We took frequent breaks so she could bundle up in her momma’s jacket to warm up :)

Enjoy these sweet Fall family photos.

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Sarah + Garrett {Maryland Agricultural Resource Council Sunflowers Engagement Session}

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Sarah + Garrett {Maryland Agricultural Resource Council Sunflowers Engagement Session}

It has taken me a while to post because this fall has been CRAZY, but this is such an exciting post for me!!

After having my photography business for a few years, I knew I wanted to get into the whole wedding world eventually. I quit my full time job in February to start doing photography only and told myself that I would begin to book weddings for 2019. I had several inquiries for 2018, but wasn’t mentally ready to accept quite yet.

I opened my inbox one morning to find a sweet message from an old middle school friend who I had also played years of lacrosse with! She explained that she had recently gotten engaged and would love to use me as their photographer. I knew it was the perfect time to dive in, so I of course said an enthusiastic “YES!!”.

Sarah and Garrett will forever be the first wedding I booked and I am so thankful it’s them! I have obviously known Sarah for a while, but it was so fun meeting Garrett as well. The two of them are so good together. They are both kind, goofy and extremely smart! We had one of the hottest, most humid nights for photos, but these two didn’t mind!

Sarah and Garrett met while volunteering at a firehouse and the rest is history. They are getting married next June at the Baltimore Museum of Industry and I am so thrilled and honored to capture their special, special day!

Keep an eye out for their wedding photos next June!

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