Lorelei: Newborn // Philadelphia, PA Newborn Photographer

As I prepared to blog this newborn session, I looked back at the time stamp of my last post: October 2017. Wait, what? October 2017?!?!? It's been awhile, folks. Almost a HALF OF A YEAR. Sorry I've been so silent on the Interwebz lately. I took some time off last fall when our third child, Indigo, was born. And then when my husband went back to work, I had every intention of getting back to blogging but life is just super hectic with three kids under three years old (almost four, as our oldest will tell you!). Furthermore, after realizing just how hectic life is with three under three (and sleep-deprived, let's be real honest), I made the decision to not book any weddings for the foreseeable future and to focus on a limited number of weekday portrait sessions. I'm super grateful to my husband for working that daily grind so that we can have meaningful (and fun!) weekends together as a family. And I WILL return (hopefully!) to the wedding scene eventually, but for now, I want to soak up as much family time as I can. After all, they're only little once. : )

Anyway, if you're still with me (bless you)... I'm so excited to share these images with you! I traveled up to the 'burbs of Philly so I could photograph this sweet girl. I've been friends with Stephanie and her family since meeting her sister while studying abroad in college. I'm so privileged to be able to capture their families' milestones. Seems like just yesterday that I photographed her big brother Benjamin. Lorelei (love her name!) was 15 days old for her shoot. I loved her cute little lips and gorgeous smile and ARM ROLLSSSS! Enjoy some of my favorites, y'all!

The Wood Family // Frederick, Maryland Family Photographer

So very happy that I was able to sneak in a last-minute session with this family before our own little one arrives soon. Love hanging with this crew! This is my third time photographing them -- check out our other sessions HERE and HERE. This time I got to meet their newest addition, Kate, who was such a delight. Older sister Lilly kept me on my toes that morning (every parent knows that the two-year-old rules the roost!), but it was fun chasing her around. : ) I hope to continue watching them grow as a family in front of my camera -- such a pleasure!

Hank: Newborn // Frederick, Maryland Newborn Photographer

It's always a pleasure photographing the milestones of this sweet family -- we're so fortunate to call them friends. Last month, they welcomed their fourth kiddo into the mix! I got to meet adorable Hank at 16 days old and photograph him with his older siblings (who are as goofy and lovable as ever). Enjoy these precious ones!

The Blanchard Family // Rockville, MD Family Photographer

I'm on a roll, y'all... Two posts in one week! ; ) Meet the Blanchard family. Little Susannah arrived in late July. I've known Megan since I was a teenager, and I'm so happy that I got to photograph this precious, fleeting time in their lives. Enjoy some of my favorites!

Maeve: One-Year Session // Washington, DC Family Photographer

Y'all! I'm so behind on blogging right now. I accepted long ago that it's just how things are with two kiddos and one almost here! So, I'll keep this short: looove this family. : ) They bring me so much joy. This is my third session with them! This time, they asked me to do some one-year photos of their second born, Maeve. I'm not sure how it's possible that she's already one, because it seems like I just photographed this family not long ago (but it was last November - crazy how time gets away!). Anyway, I met up with ahhhhhdorable Maeve and her always-awesome parents at Rock Creek Park last month. Love this little girl's inquisitive expressions -- she had me cracking up at times. She's so sweet. Check out some faves!