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Baltimore Mini Photography Sessions
FAMILY + MATERNITY + COUPLES + BABY

BALTIMORE FAMILY + PORTRAIT 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 :)

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Baltimore Family Photographer
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pricing

Besides newborn/toddler sessions, which can be found here, all portrait sessions are either 15, 30 minutes, or full one hour sessions. For families with young children I recommend booking the 30 minute session because kids just can't hang the full hour but need a little more time that a mini session to get comfortable. If you have 10 or more people or multiple outfits the 1 hour session is for you! I always recommend for engagement sessions to book the one hour session so you can have a formal outfit and a casual outfit. 

Baltimore Family Photographer
Baltimore Family Photographer

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Baltimore Family Photographer
Baltimore Family Photographer

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Baltimore Family Photographer
Baltimore Family Photographer

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Baltimore Family Photographer
Baltimore Family Photographer

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1/23

mini session

*Offered on select dates/times/locations only*

These sessions are perfect for those who want to capture their families but don't want to spend a long time taking photos.
All edited photos (min. of 20) are included!

15 or 20 Minutes of Session Time
Up to 25-30 edited images
Online shareable gallery of all images with digital download
Up to 8 family members

7 Day Turnaround

$150 - $195
(+tax)

30 minute session

These sessions are perfect for large families and families with toddler aged children that might need a little longer to get comfortable with picture taking! All edited photos (min. of 35) are included!

30 Minutes of Session Time
At least 35 edited images
Online shareable gallery of all images with digital download
Up to 12 family members

10 Day Turnaround

$350+tax

1 hour session

Client location choice!
Will travel up to 30 miles each way.
Clients are required to ensure proper permits for their location of choice.

These sessions are perfect for large families and those who want multiple outfit changes! All edited photos (min. of 50) are included!

Up to 1 Hour of Session Time
At least 50 edited images
Online shareable gallery of all images with digital download
Up to 17 family members

10 Day Turnaround

$525+tax

Okay awesome!!
.....
 but how do I book and what happens next?!

Choose your session time. The mini, 30 min., or 1 hour. If you're doing the mini session you can view all my available time/locations below (bottom of the page). As a reminder those are only available on select dates and times. I can't make any exceptions at this time for a separate location but if you'd like a location not listed you can book the 30 minute or 1 hour session and choose your location within 30 miles of 21030.

After you book you'll receive a contract that goes over all the details and inclusions. All sessions require a $100 non-refundable retainer that secures your time/date for your session. Then you're all done ready for your session! If you have questions about outfits you can absolutely reach out and email me and I'll help talk with you about them!

At your session I'll give you directions and pose you. I never expect that my clients will have to pose themselves. If you have any props or anything else you'd like to bring, you're totally welcome too as long as the location allows it and the items you are bringing are safe for the environment. After your session we'll part ways, I usually say "stay safe" and you head home!

Depending on how long editing takes and what your session choice includes you'll receive your images typically within 7-10 days. You'll receive them in an online gallery (here is a sample) and you can easily download all the edited high resolution images directly to your computer. You can even share the gallery with family and friends and they can download single or full galleries at no additional cost. You'll pay the balance of your session either day of or prior to receiving all your final images. 

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Baltimore Family Photographer
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my favorite neutrals

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What to wear?!

I'm all about neutral colors but love pops of color as well!! One of my favorite combos is mustard and olive!! Also, consider the location when thinking about what you're going to wear! No bright colors, we want to focus on your family not the shirt!
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"time moves pretty fast, if you don't stop and look around once and a while you could miss it"

-ferris bueller

Baltimore Family Photographer
Baltimore Family Photographer
Baltimore Family Photographer
Baltimore Family Photographer

Couples

You don't have to be engaged to have photos done with your favorite person!! Most of my clients book 1 hour sessions for their engagement photos so they can have multiple outfit changes! I also have an entire blog post devoted to my favorite locations for your engagement session around Baltimore!
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Love is
fucking
amazing.

Baltimore Family Photographer
Baltimore Maternity Photographer
Baltimore Maternity Photographer
Baltimore Maternity Photographer

maternity

I think I said earlier that I have 5 kids, but the catch is I've only been pregnant THREE times, because I have two sets of twins! I LOVED being pregnant the first two times but the last time I was super sick and threw up almost my entire pregnancy. Even though I didn't feel great I am SO HAPPY I got photos of my last two pregnancies, but totally regret not doing photos for my first set of twins! So, the moral of the story is even if you don't feel so great, or are having a tough pregnancy, DO THE PHOTOSHOOT, because you'll be happy you did later and can look back on it! It may feel like you've been pregnant forever (I remember that feeling) but when you're not, you'll look back and miss those kicks and that time you had with your little one (or ones).
Baltimore Maternity Photographer
Baltimore Maternity Photographer
Baltimore Maternity Photographer
Studio
Maternity
Not interested in going outside for your maternity session? Want something more cozy, or maybe a little more intimate? I've got a super cute studio and some maternity gowns you're more than welcome to use for your session! At no additional cost!
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Baltimore Maryland photographer
All details for newborn, baby, + toddler photography can be found here.
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family

Baltimore Maryland photographer
Baltimore Maryland photographer
Baltimore Maryland photographer
Baltimore Maryland photographer

Making your family session amazing

01. No yelling at the kids, just don't. My number one piece of advice is to just accept that kids are kids and not models. Don't expect them to smile the whole time or behave like they do photos all the time. Just be nice and go with it. I'll do the best I can to create a comfortable environment and make silly noises/jokes with the kids to help them laugh. But the second that parents yell at the kids the entire vibe kind of changes. So just try to love on them and let them be kids!

02. Choose a time that is both great for the lighting but that your kiddos can manage. Most kids do best in the morning or afternoon (after nap if they're young). But unfortunately the lighting doesn't always cooperate with their routine! Just try to take all necessary precautions when scheduling and planning for your session to make sure all the kids are happy and not super tired/hungry!

03. Winter time is cold, kids hate the cold, if you want a session outdoors in the winter you need to properly dress your kiddos so they're not crying about how cold it is the entire time. OR -- you can book and in-studio session at my cute boho studio and we can try to get a few outdoor shots at the end of your session! That way kids are comfy + warm for the majority of the photos but we can give it a go outdoors and get a few if the weather is too cold, then it's no big because we got those indoor shots!

04. Dress everyone appropriately. My vibe is 100% casual but I know some families prefer to have more formal clothes for their sessions, just try to make sure that everyone is wearing size appropriate clothing and nothing that is hurting or causing problems with anyone.


05. I don't do props, but you're more than welcome to bring some depending on how big they are and what you want to do with them! I'm environmentally conscious and I don't believe in using confetti cannons outdoors unless they are biodegradable and safe for the environment because they are too difficult and time consuming to clean up at the session. Also! NO BALLOONS outside! It's just too much of a risk for them to get sucked up into the air and gone forever into the ocean, but for real, just imagine losing the balloon during the session with your kid who REALLY wanted that balloon. No balloons. lol

06. Pick a location that is accessible to the entire family that is taking photos. I've had clients who want to go to Kilgore Falls, which is a waterfall that requires a hike to it, and they've had either elderly or young babies with them that aren't appropriately dressed for walking. Safety is the priority, not the photos, so let's not go hiking in heels with a baby in our hands lol.

Location Suggestions

SOLDIERS DELIGHT tall grasses, rolling hills, earthy vibe
Owings Mills Maryland


JERUSALEM MILL VILLAGE tall grass fields, old mill, historic
Kingsville Maryland


CROMWELL VALLEY PARK* spacious grounds with fields and woods
Towson Maryland


CYLBURN ARBORETUM* historic mansion with lush gardens and trees
Baltimore Maryland


LOCH RAVEN RESERVOIR waterfront with pine trees and woodsy feel
Towson Maryland

HAMPTON MANSION Estate, gardens, greenhouse, federal park
Towson Maryland


PRETTYBOY RESERVOIR waterfront with pine trees and mountainous feel
Parkton Maryland

 
NORTH POINT STATE PARK beach vibe with sand and tree cover
Edgemere Maryland

Masemore Road Gunpowder Access river, woods, large bridge, private
Parkton Maryland

UNION MILLS IN WESTMINSTER fields and gardens with old barn
Westminster Maryland

OREGON RIDGE PARK outdoor park with woodsy feel, trees
Cockeysville Maryland

SHERWOOD GARDENS lush gardens, perfect for spring
Baltimore Maryland

ROCK STATE PARK mountainous woodsy feel with hills
Forest Hill Maryland

THE LIRODENDRION MANSION estate property with wisteria 
Bel Air Maryland

HEMLOCK GORGE woodsy trails, stream river, requires 10 minute hike
Freeland Maryland

DOWNTOWN FELLS POINT urban feel, waterfront with cobblestones
Baltimore Maryland

FEDERAL HILL urban feel, alleyways, overlooking the city
Baltimore Maryland

RAWLINGS CONSERVATORY* indoor greenhouse with lush foliage and jungle
Baltimore Maryland *requires fee*

Patterson Park park, tall trees, pagoda, hills overlooking city
Baltimore City
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visit my blog to view some of my favorite locations around Baltimore for engagement sessions!

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.
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