i'm a family and newborn photographer based in maryland. i grew up in baltimore, spent a few years in southern md after college, and now i call the ridiculously cute coastal town of annapolis home. the kinda nomadic vibe of my 20s has me sorta rooted across the state!
i'm doing life with my sweet husband andrew - the bearded babe pictured here - and our rotty-shar pei mix baby dakota! where are my other dog moms? if you've ever used the #mydogismychild hashtag on instagram, we're gonna be friends.
i'm a crazy plant lady, with dozens of plants filling our tiny apartment. my goal is (sub)urban jungle, even though my husband doesn't share my enthusiasm. my top three pandora stations in rotation are guns n roses, hip hop bbq, and bon iver. caffeine is a non-negotiable for me, but i take my liquid energy in the form of iced tea. no coffee for me, thanks!
so, why families? because my family is so deeply a part of myself and my story! working with families in a way that only grows exponentially in value over time is my jam.
while i'm not the right photographer for everyone, if connected, emotive family portraits is your thing, i'm your girl. if you like warm, hazy sunsets while loving on your family, i'm your photographer.
32 plants and counting... don't tell andrew
these are a few of my favorite things...
four things to know about me before reaching out
when you combine my years of experience as a nanny and a pre-k/k teacher, we're talking like, 20 years. translation: i like kids, i get kids. if yours show up a little wild or shy, it's all good. just be ready to love on them the best you know how. i'll handle the rest.
is your husband not super thrilled about the idea of a family portrait session? no worries, he's not the first, and he won't be the last. give him a beer before hand, and then reassure him, he really doesn't even need to look at me if he doesn't want to!
i'll probably act a fool during our session. i like to dance (badly, though) and i laugh loudly, and i don't mind getting silly for the benefit and comfort of your babies.
in all honesty, i'm really not about the whole "everyone look at me and smile!" vibe. sure, we'll get a few with you looking at the camera because i know grandma eats it up, but... i'm way more interested in you connecting with your family! i want to see you guys laughing and snuggling up and enjoying each other's company.