This Real Life

COUPLES. MATERNITY. NEWBORN. FAMILY
moments that matter are worth capturing

timeless . precious . forever

Engagement sessions are so much fun for those who are newly engaged or looking to grab a few photos before their wedding to share on their save the dates or at the wedding reception! I recommend the 30 minute session for those with one outfit but if you'd like to have two outfits I would suggest the one hour! Regardless, I offer both options and on location or in studio throughout the year!
FAMILY
Families! I typically book family sessions throughout the year but MAINLY people book sessions during the holidays, which is wonderful but also a mistake. As parents, we rarely get to be in photos, and grandparents don't ever get in any photos. Schedule a family session once a year, not necessarily for Christmas or the Fall or anything like that, but if you want to you can, but its great to have at least ONE family photos from every year to look back on the growth your family is making.
MATERNITY
I absolutely LOVE maternity sessions and I encourage ALL moms to do one for each of your babies because you are only pregnant for 9 months and its such a monumental time in your life! My first pregnancy I didn't do a maternity session and I whole heartedly regret it, but for my last two pregnancies I have photos to remember my belly bump! 
BABY
Newborn and baby photography is my favorite to do because of how much fun it is to capture these amazing experiences for families! I have FIVE kids too and I love capturing all of those moments. You have lots of different options to capture the first moments of your story and I've outlined just a few of them below! Most clients book a newborn and a 1 year session so they have those two monumental moments captured professionally! 
 
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VIEW A SAMPLE LIFESTYLE OR IN-STUDIO LIFESTYLE SESSION
Best Baltimore Newborn Photographer
Best Baltimore Newborn Photographer
What's Included
All my packages include all of your edited images, the number presented is just the typical amount you are expected to receive and a minimum. You will not have to purchase any additional images following your session. They are ALL included :) 
 
The amount of images is based on the temperament of the baby and parental involvement; meaning if parents are also included in the images there will obviously be more photos delivered. I don't pick and choose the images you receive, whatever images turn out during your session are delivered to you. The only images that will not be delivered are those that are out of focus, duplicates, or otherwise not a deliverable image. You will not have to purchase any additional images after the session; however if you'd like to buy an album or canvas, those are obviously additional costs but you are welcome to print wherever you'd like with the personal use print release included with your session.
 
 
Style
Lifestyle, minimal posing, clean backdrops, baby/family focused. I really believe in capturing the entire family for newborn photos, not just the baby. So I ask that both of my parents come to the session ready for portraits as well. Please wear a neutral colored shirt (gray or beige) for the session so we can keep the focus on your faces and baby. I do a combination of LIGHT posing and lifestyle approach. We will start the session with the family and then end with a few posed photos of baby on a clean white backdrop, these are not the 'typical' newborn photos you see online. I do not do overly posed images. Baby is always clothed, wearing a white onesie or swaddled with minimal movement of them so they can be as natural as possible.
If you'd like more of the posed look I can absolutely refer you to my friend who is an amazing posed newborn photographer!
In Studio Sessions
My studio is on the third floor (stairs) only in Cockeysville Maryland at 12 Galloway Avenue Suite 3D Cockeysville MD 21030. Before arriving I ask that you feed the baby prior to coming in so they are all full and content but you will most likely be feeding them throughout the session to keep them happy! If siblings are present we will do photos with siblings first (because attention spans are real for kids) and then with the entire family followed by with the parents. I have a few neutral walls I use as backdrops with natural lighting. I try to use as much natural lighting as possible so you won't see a "typical" photography studio vibe when you walk in (its like a living room).
 
Then after those I'll have you both settle the baby and we will do a few posed photos of them, but again these are very minimally posed where baby will be laying on the bed in my studio or held in your arms. If you have a specific outfit you want them to wear please let me know! But to keep to my style it should be neutral in color and minimal with "extras".
In Home Sessions
 
Same as above but I don't any backdropswith me, I keep everything very lifestyle and true to what you have in your home. We'll do photos in three primary spaces, the nursery, the master bedroom and the living room. I ask families to have clutter picked up and keep all the windows open to allow for plenty of natural lighting. I have lighting I can bring but prefer natural lighting. These sessions are typically only 1 hour in length, once I feel like I've gotten the appropriate amount of images to capture your newborn session the session is over.
How do I get the photos?
Digital download in an online gallery. This is also great because you can share this gallery with your family and friends and they are also able to download all or any single photo from the session for free! It's all included! If they'd like to purchase prints they can do so right on the gallery site from my favorite printing company!
 
 
How to I book and pay?
You will pay a non-refundable retainer of $100 to hold your session date and time. From there you will pay the remaining balance on the day of your session in the form of cash, check or credit card. 
What Happens if we need to move our appointment?
Babies don't come when they are supposed to , most of the time. So in the event that baby is early, later, or in the NICU we can totally change and be flexible with moving your session date and your retainer will move with it.
In Studio
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Lifestyle Home
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Pricing
Up to 60 Minutes of Session Time
Includes photos with siblings + parents
Minimal Posing of Baby / Lifestyle Candid Captures
35+ Edited Images
Online Gallery with Digital Download of All Edited Images
Personal Use Print Release to Edited Images
*these sessions can be scheduled through my online studio calendar*
 
$350
Up to 60 Minutes of Session Time
Includes photos with siblings + parents
Minimal Posing of Baby / Lifestyle Candid Captures
35+ Edited Images
Online Gallery with Digital Download of All Edited Images
Personal Use Print Release to Edited Images
Will travel up to 25 miles from
12 Galloway Avenue 3D Cockeysville MD 21030
Travel fee of $50 applies to locations
further than 26 miles up to 50 miles away
$350
MATERNITY + NEWBORN
Book your newborn and maternity session together to save $50
ALBUMS + BOOKS
MINI ACCORDION BOOK $25
Small 3X3 Accordion book with up to 10 images of choice from your newborn session.
 
The Mini Album $115
Small 5X5 Ten Page / Five Spread Linen Album with up to 20 Edited Images + Free Shipping. Includes free album design and custom engraving.
The Heirloom Album $225
Large 8X8 Thirty Page Linen Cover Baby Album with up to Fifty Edited Images + Free Shipping. Includes free album design and custom engraving.

Newborn

MINIMALIST NEWBORN
Baltimore Newborn Photography
I love babies. I actually have five of my own (two sets of twins and a little singleton man who is my twin)
Birth + Fresh 48 Sessions are done at the hospital, but at the moment are not available due to COVID restrictions. 
 
Newborn Sessions are either done lifestyle at your home or in my studio located in Hunt Valley Maryland. I please ask that parents keep your outfits as neutral as possible to focus more on the baby and your family than the objects in the photo. If you're looking for minimalist, candid, emotional captures then check out more of my work below and pricing is all below too!
All newborn sessions include all of your high resolution edited images delivered digitally from the session via a private password protected online gallery. You don't have to buy any afterward, they're all yours. If you'd like to purchase prints, canvases, or albums I also offer those you can purchase separately!​
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​​"Lisa is an incredible photographer! She did a lifestyle newborn session in our home after our 2nd daughter was born and we are in love with the photos she took. She was so nice and easy-going and was really good with our 2 year old too who was not being the most cooperative.

She took a huge variety of photos in different lighting and spots in our home and captured all the precious newborn details as well as beautiful family shots and even amazing photos of our toddler that we weren't expecting. She is amazing at what she does and I feel so lucky to have been able to have her document this time for us."
-- Jessica Singeltary

short family films

add a short film to your newborn or portrait session for an additional $100

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cake

SMASH!

Your baby is turning one and you have to capture those fun moments celebrating their FIRST birthday!!
You can opt to have a full out cake smash session or just a few formal in studio photos of your little one in their favorite outfits, or you can use some of the many outfits I have in studio at no additional cost!
One Year Photos
15 Minutes of Session Time
2 Outfit Changes
In Studio
30+ Edited Images
Online Gallery with Digital Download of All Edited Images
Personal Use Release to your Edited Images
$150
CAKE SMASH
45 Minutes of Session Time
2 Outfit Changes
Cake Smash
*doesn't include the cake*
In Studio
50+ Edited Images
Online Gallery with Digital Download of All Edited Images
Personal Use Release to your Edited Images
$300
 
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Family

FAMILIES

BALTIMORE FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHY

So, I'm all about family, I mean obviously I have 5 kids, two dogs, and spend the bulk of all my time, like 99% of it, with my family. I know how difficult it is to try to wrangle and get the kids and husband and parents and everyone together to try to get a decent photo, not to mention getting SOMEONE, ANYONE to take a photo of MOM! For the love of god, take photos of the mom please!

Anyway, moving on, I love family photography because its my time to help make the parents at ease, let them know that I get it, I know how difficult it is to get everyone together to capture those memories that are SO important and go by SO fast! I try to capture at least two family portraits a year, one in the spring and one in the fall because everyone is ALWAYS changing and I feel like I'm constantly missing it because of how busy my life is. So being able to get all dressed up and head to someplace special as a family to capture those moments is truly amazing.

And I love all the chaotic mess that is family photography :)

PRICING

For families with young children, I recommend just the 30 minute session rather than the full 1 hour. If you have a larger family with 8 people or more, you definitely need a full hour.

30 MINUTE HALF SESSION

ON LOCATION OF YOUR CHOICE
WITHIN 25 MILES OF
12 GALLOWAYE AVE 21030
ONLINE GALLERY WITH PERSONAL USE RELEASE
ALL YOUR EDITED IMAGES FROM THE SESSION 
$250

1 HOUR FULL SESSION

ON LOCATION OF YOUR CHOICE
WITHIN 25 MILES OF
12 GALLOWAYE AVE 21030
ONLINE GALLERY WITH PERSONAL USE RELEASE
ALL YOUR EDITED IMAGES FROM THE SESSION 
$350

What to expect

01. Pick out your location for the session, I have a blog made for engagement sessions but you can still look through it to see if there are backdrops that match your family session goals too! Check it out HERE
 
02. Schedule it! I have weekend availability in the mornings but typically weeknights are the best for me to schedule. The best time of day has got to be sunset, so about 1 hour prior to sunset is the best time, other than that I would reccomend about 2 hours after sunrise. Obviously if none of those work we can make due with the times you have available!
 
03. In order to book, you pay a $50 deposit which is transferable to a new date if we have to reschedule for whatever reason. You'll email me and then I'll send you the invoice for deposit and a contract which outlines what is specifically included and such.
04. Come to the session, have some fun! I always ask that you wait to bribe your children until the session has started, if they think ahead of time that they are getting a treat they will only be thinking about that treat and it could overwhelm them, lol. I have 5 kids so I know how this is. If they act up or whatever then you can bribe them!!
05. Expect to receive your edited photos in a personal online gallery with free unlimited downloads (NOT WATERMARKED) within 10-15 days after your session. You'll have a full online gallery that you can share with family and friends. 
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Maternity

 

MATERNITY

BALTIMORE MATERNITY PHOTOGRAPHY

I've been pregnant three times, and only three times and even though it was rough for me the last time I enjoyed every moment of it. For my first pregnancy I didn't do maternity photos and wow... do I regret it. I did maternity photos for my second and last pregnancy and I cherish those memories so much because it does by so quickly!! I highly recommend doing them which is why I offer an affordable maternity sessions for mommas so they can preserve and cherish these moments!

PRICING

I offer two maternity session packages since they are simple and fairly easy to do in terms of posing. 

30 MINUTE SESSION

$250
ON LOCATION OF YOUR CHOICE
WITHIN 25 MILES OF 21030
ONLINE GALLERY WITH PERSONAL USE RELEASE
ALL YOUR EDITED IMAGES FROM THE SESSION 

INTIMATE MATERNITY

Some photographers call this 'maternity boudoir' but not all of these photos need to be sexy/revealing in nature which is associate with the term 'boudoir'. These are some of my favorite sessions, all done in studio or in your own home.

1 Hour Session

$350
UNLIMITED OUTFITS
IN STUDIO 12 GALLOWAY AVENUE SUITE 3D
OUTDOOR PHOTOS AVAILABLE TOO
ONLINE GALLERY WITH PERSONAL USE RELEASE
MINIMUM OF 30 EDITED HIGH RESOLUTION IMAGES
FULL PRIVACY AND CONFIDENTIALITY

capture your moments

Engagements

 
view these two real engagement galleries!

PRICING

BALTIMORE ENGAGEMENT PHOTOGRAPHY

30 MINUTE HALF SESSION

$250
ON LOCATION OF YOUR CHOICE
WITHIN 25 MILES OF
12 GALLOWAYE AVE 21030
ONLINE GALLERY WITH PERSONAL USE RELEASE
ALL YOUR EDITED IMAGES FROM THE SESSION 

1 HOUR FULL SESSION

$350
ON LOCATION OF YOUR CHOICE
WITHIN 25 MILES OF
12 GALLOWAYE AVE 21030
ONLINE GALLERY WITH PERSONAL USE RELEASE
ALL YOUR EDITED IMAGES FROM THE SESSION 

You're Engaged!

Congratulations on your engagement and deciding on your forever with each other! How amazing is that?! Seriously! It's difficult to find someone to help you with your taxes so imagine how difficult it is to find someone to live your life with! But you did it!

Now, you want to document and share with the world how super stoked you both are with an engagement shoot! You have SO many options on how to create your perfect memories from your engagement together with something on location, at your home for a lifestyle shoot, or even in studio options! My recommendation is to pick a location that is special to you both, something genuine and authentic to create a killer vibe for your photos! I've had some couples go to their favorite bar for their sessions or even a downtown coffee house! You don't have to pick a huge field in the middle of an epic sunset to make it special. Take a date night out together or head to some fun locations that you think would be perfect! If it's within my travel range or you're willing to pay a small fee for locations outside of the 30 miles radius I'm so down to capture it for you!

What to expect

my favorite locations:

JERUSALEM MILL VILLAGE tall grass fields, old mill, historic
CROMWELL VALLEY PARK* spacious grounds with fields and woods
CYLBURN ARBORETUM* historic mansion with lush gardens and trees
UNION MILLS IN WESTMINSTER fields and gardens with old barn
LOCH RAVEN RESERVOIR waterfront with pine trees and woodsy feel
PRETTYBOY RESERVOIR waterfront with pine trees and mountainous feel
NORTH POINT STATE PARK beach vibe with sand and tree cover
SHERWOOD GARDENS lush gardens, perfect for spring
ROCK STATE PARK mountainous woodsy feel with hills
THE LIRODENDRION MANSION estate property with wisteria 
HEMLOCK GORGE woodsy trails, stream river, requires 10 minute hike
DOWNTOWN FELLS POINT urban feel, waterfront with cobblestones
FEDERAL HILL urban feel, alleyways, overlooking the city
RAWLINGS CONSERVATORY* indoor greenhouse with lush foliage and jungle
OREGON RIDGE PARK outdoor park with woodsy feel, trees
*some locations require a fee and/or a permit

visit my blog to view some of my favorite locations around Baltimore for engagement sessions!

on location
PORTRAITS
Suggestions, tips and settings for your on location portrait session. Including outfit suggestions and locations in the Baltimore area.
The Best Time of Day
Golden hour is the BEST time of day to do your photos.
Which is 1 hour after sunrise or 2 hours before sunset!
If you can't do one of those, just PLEASE don't schedule a time for during the middle of the day. Noon is the worst typically in the summer because it creates harsh light and bags under your eyes.

what to wear?!

these are some of my favorite neutrals for sessions

I prefer neutral colors, so that you can keep the background in check, but if you want hella vibrant colors, go with it for sure! Meaning, don't just pick what everyone else is wearing or what you "think" you should wear. Try to let me know before hand what you are wearing and I can help you choose!

Think about the weather, if its hot out, don't wear a sweater obviously. Try to stay within your season when choosing your outfit styles!

Keep your outfits simple or go all out, whatever you do just be you!

when I take my own personal photos I keep everything neutral and natural looking because I want to remember what I was like not just how I WANTED to look.

MARYLAND WEDDING + BOUDOIR PHOTOGRAPHER

EST. 2012

BALTIMORE MARYLAND 

WEDDING + PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHER

INTERNATIONAL DESTINATION

WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

lisa robin
office hours

MONDAYS 9:30A - 12P

TUESDAY + THURSDAY 10AM-2PM

STUDIO

12 Galloway Avenue

Suite 3D

Cockeysville MD 21030

© 2020 Lisa Robin Photography, LLC