The Russell Family // Baltimore, Maryland Family Photographer

A quick note about something that's been on my mind: people have asked me recently if I'm giving up photography. Absolutely not! But you see...because I now have two gorgeous little ones who basically run my life : ), I have had to scale back considerably on the amount of shooting that I do. I used to photograph 30+ weddings and 20+ sessions a year but being a mommy to our little loves is now most important in my life. I'm lucky enough to have a partner that allows me to stay at home with our kids (I realize that it is a privilege that a lot of families don't have). I will admit (like probably most SAHMs would) that it's hard sometimes having to focus all your energy on the kiddos, but these years are so important and only happen once. So to come back full circle: even though my priorities may have shifted, photography is still a big passion of mine and I plan on shooting as much as I can.

Okay, back to the photos. : ) This is another one of my faaaaavorite families. I have been lucky enough to photograph a lot of milestones for this family: Bernadette and Casey's engagement session and wedding, Harrison's newborn photos, Harrison's one-year photos and now his two-year photos. I LOVE documenting a family as they grow. Since we did this shoot in late October, the Russells have welcomed their newest son, which I will also be sharing later on : ). For this session, we met at Fort McHenry in Baltimore. It was an unseasonably warm day and Harrison was in an extra adorable mood. I just LOVE how he squeezed his mama and showered her with kisses every time I asked him to cuddle with her. Enjoy the love of this family. : )